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This is my favorite hike. We were lucky to go right after a rain. The view of the falls from the top was beautiful but nothing compared to seeing them up close from the bottom. Worth every bit of the muddy slide down and the muddied scramble up. This trail definitely earns it's difficulty rating for that though.

Nice trail on a clear day has some awesome views.

hiking
16 days ago

Would have been better to wait for leaf off for better valley views. Dry this time of year (late September) so take plenty of water. Listening to elk bugle at night was the highlight for me.

hiking
23 days ago

Views hindered by overgrowth trail not maintained. Crash site was neat. Glad we didn't give up it is there and clearly marked and easy to see.

This trail is best hiked when there has been some rain and there is plenty of water. Allow for extra time and be ready to explore side paths in order to find extra features. I missed the waterfall because I missed the path that branches off of the main trail. I was hiking too fast and never saw the cemetery. There is a large cave, but again you have to leave the main trail on a side path to find it. None of these features are marked so you really have to look for them. In order to complete the loop you must stay on the main trail until you reach a gravel road, then take a left on the gravel road to return to the trailhead. Check out the large sink hole on your right as you hike the gravel road back.

Really nice trail but like everyone said it is not for the casual hiker. It will kick your butt coming back up the traverse. Leaves are just starting to turn soo 2 weeks from now it should really be nice. Planning on heading back in early November foe some cooler temps.

I love this place been there 3 times all ready

hiking
1 month ago