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A nice, moderate trail to the crag. I went late afternoon after doing an even harder trail earlier in the day, so coming back out just about did me in. Whitaker Point and the other rock formations along the bluff are very beautiful and makes the hike well worth the effort.

Great for a day outing. Beautiful scenery!!

on White Rock Rim Trail

7 days ago

Love this trail. It is extremely busy during peak Summer months but it is easy enouth to take the kids and is always a beautiful sight. I recommend going In the rainy season as it is definitely less impressive when the falls are dry.

It is best to wait to see Glory Hole Falls until after a good rain. The most difficult part of this trail might be finding a decent place to park along highway 16/21. There's no sign on the road indicating the trail head. The trail into the falls starts out nicely but then progressively gets more narrow and difficult as you walk down. If it has been raining then you should get to see a good stream of water pouring through the hole in the ceiling of the rock overhang that is Glory Hole Falls. If not, then you will get to see a hole in the ceiling of the rock overhang. Once you are finished then you have to climb back out the trail you came down to get here. It is not an impossible trail, but you will feel better about it if the water is actually flowing at the falls.

Gunner Pool to Barkshed. Good hike. Nice scenery. Overgrown in some areas but very manageable. Did not see another person on hike. Campgrounds at Gunner and Barkshed are great! Well taken care of!

12 days ago

Nice easy hike. Great views, make sure to take the time to explore the bluff shelters/caves.

Easy hike. Nice views.

Great views, moderate hike, the only problem was getting to the trailhead- road from Boxley is 6 miles gravel, steep, and needed grading, but my civic made it in one piece. First half of the trail is easy downhill then flat once you get to the cliffs. Lots of cut-through trails have destroyed the area when you get to the loop.

The footpath leading to the falls is well-used; in some places you are walking on river rocks, so hard-soled shoes are handy on this trail. It is easy to navigate, even at night, which we did. My children loved swimming in the falls, skipping stones, and playing along the river while I waited for nightfall to take pictures of the spectacular stars above the falls. One of my favorite places for stargazing!