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19 hours ago

Nice paved trail. Easy short hike with a beautiful view.

Couple of ice spots on the trail today so watch your step.

Started hiking at 12p with snow flurries and reached rainbows at 1:20 in 1/2ft of snow/15 degree temp. We stopped for a million pictures, spent 15 frozen minutes at the falls and returned back tonour car at 2:40. I can’t say how the hike is in warmer temps but this made for an unbelievably breathtaking winter hike. The snowy falls was nothing short of breathtaking. We loved every second of this 5.5mile hike and would do it again in second. This would be a great hike route to le conte as well if you’ve already seen alum cave. Parking was easy, trail well maintained, not steep at all. Saw every level of fitness hiking even in the rough winter weather

hiking
2 days ago

Great trail with majestic views about 1/2 mile in. Beautiful in the snow but be sure to wear good waterproof hiking boots as it has a few small streams to cross. Falls are impressive. A few trees have fallen over trail.

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rocky
3 days ago

Absolutely beautiful waterfall at the end. The trail offers its fair share of tree roots and rocks. Definitely make sure you have one adult per child under 5. We took a couple of three year olds that needed to be carried in spots. The five year olds were fine, but reckless abandonment will have consequences with the steep falls off the sides of the trail. This will go down on our list as a reasonably quick in and out to take family and friends to that are in town visiting.

So beautiful. Not a lot of traffic we saw only 1 other person on our way out! Be prepared to cross a river!!

Amazing hike! It’s not too long of a hike and it’s on a paved trail with dirt trails coming and going from it. The falls are amazing and your able to get right up too them. There’s a upper and lower fall. You can get down to the lower part but you have to be careful with the rocks! Beautiful views!

hiking
6 days ago

One of my favorites and close to home. great hike!

Very rocky terrain but definitely has some good views.

Be sure to look into the lakes open dates! December through April the only open the gates for the first and the last Saturday’s of month. And

hiking
9 days ago

Amazing reward at the end of the hike.

10 days ago

Beautiful waterfall!!! The trail leads along the river!!!
Well worth the hike.

hiking
10 days ago

Amazing, beautiful, breathtaking. I’d say easy to moderate. Not for young children.

Moderate hike; Falls were beautiful

hiking
11 days ago

Beautiful hike, wear hiking boots not tennis shoes! Bring water and a snack for when you get to the falls, it is well worth the hike. We live in Iowa and the trail was difficult for us but we made it!

hiking
11 days ago

This is a beautiful trail, kid friendly. Short with some elevation gain. The waterfalls make it all worth it, we spent about an hour taking pictures and splashing in the pool at the bottom.

Waterfall is best part no surprise but hike is busy because it’s paved with all levels able to enjoy it. Mostly tree high Mountain View

hiking
11 days ago

It's a nice looking (though not very dramatic) water fall at the top of a fairly large ascent. The trail is easy in the sense that it's well paved, without any rocks to climb over. Just keep in mind that you are basically walking a ramp to the equivalency of the top of a thirty foot building.

It was great to see, along with all of the other folks hanging out up there, but I don't feel the need to ever return.

Hiked on New Year's Day. A little muddy but overall in good condition. Falls were flowing beautifully. A great short hike.

nice short trail. easy walking.

Be sure to check if certain parts of the trail are closed due to weather or trees down. Certainly a gorgeous hike anytime of the year. Less traveled in winter it seems.

hiking
14 days ago

This was a pretty great trail! As someone who is highly active, coming back up had my heart rate going. There are lots of spots with really great scenery. There are some pretty cool high spots where you can look out and see way down and then some nice low spots. The waterfall is worth the hike in my opinion. We had a 7 year old and a 3 year old with us. The hike down was a bit slow for us because he walked the whole way but coming back up we backpacked him.

very easy hike I walked a 2 year old anyone could do it beautiful trail nice view

the walk to the falls is beautiful and fun to do easy enough to do with children

hiking
15 days ago

Great trail, moderate difficulty. Creek all the way along the trail so it makes for great views all the way through. There's a great spot- rock formation that makes about a perfect bench- about 1/2 to 3/4ths of the way through to have a sit and snack. Destination is beautiful and well worth the hike. Went in January and there weren't many other hikers.

hiking
15 days ago

Easy to access trail ending with a beautiful waterfall with lots of areas to hammock and enjoy the upper and lower falls. Usually fairly crowded given the easy access but lots of lesser traveled spur trails to access from all sides of the trail. Sandy pines to rhododendron - beautiful!

This is my 4th time doing this hike since it opened and while the trail markers have gotten so much better since opening — it seems that recent rains have washed out some of the trails and made them also very muddy and slippery so where good shoes and be cautious. That being said the waterfalls were gorgeous today!

I usually take doghole up to ravenspoint on the way up and fiery gizzard trail onthe way back from ravens point to break it up a little or vice versus. We did doghole to ravens up today and fiery gizzard back and like I mentioned above— it was very very muddy and slippery so if you go in the next few days be cautious and watch trail markers—but this is hands down one of my favorites and always will be.

great hike and beautiful features. Was more difficult than expected but worth it.

hiking
16 days ago

Pretty easy trail with nominal elevation gain. Although, this is more of a summer trail, as there are 2 creek crossings. Winter weather and cold water don't mix well. But, was a nice hike none the less. The valley that it's in can be a little cool but it's not bad at all.

16 days ago

Enjoyed this trail and the hike behind the falls.

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