This trail is well worth the work involved. Be prepared to spend the day here! this hike is not for the faint of heart. You're looking at 6km up and then 6km down. If the trail is wet at all you will want to make some extra time to ensure safety. Hiking boots are highly suggested - I wouldn't recommend running shoes for this one.
I have been here both in the summer and in the fall- The photo is from the fall - well worth the wait :)
Carl V. on Sand River Trail
Great place! We loved the hike and playing in the Sand River rapids and whirlpools!
We did this trail in late May 2013, very nice trail, well kept. Very easy to do, perfect for the young kids to try out hiking. The Sand River at this time of year is at full force raging with a lot of running water, many picture perfect areas. They updated the restrooms, very nice and clean.