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hiking
2 hours ago

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
23 hours 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
3 days ago

Amazing reward at the end of the hike.

4 days ago

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

hiking
4 days ago

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

Moderate hike; Falls were beautiful

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
5 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
5 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.

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
9 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
9 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
10 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.

10 days ago

Enjoyed this trail and the hike behind the falls.

Was extremely wet when we went. Would not recommend to beginner hikers. At one point we had to use a rope I just happened to have in pack because the trail had been so worn down and destroyed by previous hikers that morning. Very rewarding though if you make it to ravens point and finish the loop.
With that being said best 11.5 miles of my life.

hiking
10 days ago

Awesome hike!! We went during January so Roaring Fork motor nature trail was closed and we did the whole loop around. It is definitely moderate to difficult at times. Very lightly traveled trail with very nice rewards of mountain overlooks, creek bottoms and waterfalls.

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10 days ago

Very nice hike, very busy even though we went early. The waterfall is smaller than imagined but very nice area to sit and take the view in.

I went when it was very wet and the fiery gizzard was pretty brutal, but totally worth it. I took fiery gizzard to ravens point and then the dog hole trail back down. The scenery is awesome.

hiking
11 days ago

A really fun hike with some great scenery. I would recommend starting the hike early around 7 o’clock maybe 8 o’clock; this is what I did and I had the whole trail to myself until I was on my way down.

hiking
12 days ago

Great hike for beginners. Not too difficult but enough to make you feel like you’ve accomplished something. Has multiple spots for hammocking and the falls are great to take a quick dip into. Awesome for a warm summer day!

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