hiking
4 days ago

fly fishing
14 days ago

Lost my wedding ring at the falls.
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well worth the hike! had to cross the creek multiple times and it got pretty deep, but the views were amazing

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This trail was great!! The falls were amazing :)

hiking
3 months ago

Hands down, the best falls. A tiny bit of a scramble to get back out of the valley if coming from the cemetery route and you will be getting wet coming from the campground trail, but 100% worth the effort to see those gorgeous falls! We have visited in late fall and very early spring and would like to go back once the trees have buds in mid spring.

hiking
3 months ago

Two river crossings on the trail, the second we were not able to stay dry. The falls were worth every mile

Visited today only to find the trail was closed today due to a wildfire. No indication of how long it will be closed for. I'll reassess the rating when I actually get to hike this trail.

backpacking
5 months ago

Go all the way toward the end of the campsite, in between two camps there is a little path going down to the creek. After the crossing, there should be a sign pointing to the falls. I would take the lesser worn trail going UP the hill rather than going straight which runs along the river. After that, trail isn't that bad at all.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail. Not very well marked. This is a extremely strenuous trail especially going up to the caves. Every step was worth it though. Absolutely beautiful. Even got to see to otters playing in the creek!

So very hard to get to, but beautiful! Take a GPS device

hiking
9 months ago

Just moved to the Branson area and did some of the Buffalo River trails on Thursday, and yesterday my sister in law and I were so excited to do this trail at Twin Falls! The 7.8 mile trek sounded perfect for us, and moving from Colorado I'm a somewhat seasoned hiker. We got to the trail head directed by the ranger from the campground as there are no maps from the campground and poor signage, finally found the entrance, where there was again no map, of course no cell service, and the registration box was covered in a nest of sorts. There is a map board, but inside no map. We had downloaded the routes from past hikers on here and it seemed throughout our hike we were on the "trails" they had tracked but there was absolutely no indication that it was a trail. Technicality aside, just no markings and poorly maintained if at all throughout. We were completely off the mark or is it really that no one has been on this trail in such a long time? Took our dogs, which usually turns out well as its great for them and mine has done many Colorado mountains, also loves the water which was beautiful there. About 1.1 miles into our hike, we were feeling frustrated to not find the trail and were navigating through a boulder field by the river trying to get to what seems like a fork in what should be a trail to head up to the larger water fall and do the bulk of the distance for this hike, and the dog jumped onto the rock ahead of me only to stir up a GIANT timber rattle snake, which scared the life out of me and stood its 7" rattle up to ward us away, which worked well, as we screamed, and turned around immediately to head out. Even if I personally could have gotten myself together, there was no way we could go around it because of the terrain and shape of the trail. We tried to hike up to the crest line and scrambled up an incline to see if somehow we had completely missed the boat or markings as to this trail, but found nothing and felt defeated enough to turn around and get out after only 1 mile. This has never happened to me before, not only have I never encountered a snake of this type or size, but I have never felt so lost by the lack of marking or indication as to where a trail was or should have been. HELP?! Id only go back here (as it was beautiful) if someone showed me the way, and I don't mind the technicality of the hike, but not knowing where to go or even where to head although I had the tracker and seemed right on top of other hikers' trails was too dangerous, not to mention the wildlife and lack of any help should we have been bitten.

Cross a small stream to stay south of Richland creek to find the trail. The trail is rugged but easy to follow and takes about 1-1.5 hours to get to a campsite. Find a away to cross Richland creek at the campsite, which may be difficult unless you just take a plunge and swim when the creek is high. Once you cross the creek follow a small stream to the double waterfalls. Also cross the creek and follow Richland creek to a smaller waterfall. Well worth your time, I have camped here twice. The first time we got mixed up and crossed Richland creek at the trail head, which put us on the north side of the creek. Do not hike on the north side, it is nearly impossible and dangerous to make it. If you hike up on top of the double waterfalls you can hike straight up the mountain between the two streams to find the sand stone castle, which is worth the steep incline if you have time. The campsite at the trail head is primitive with some fire rings and an out house.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Such a beautiful waterfall in gorgeous Richland Creek! There is a well beaten down trail to it and Richland Falls. Lots of ups and downs in the valleys but not a difficult hike. I will be going back in the fall!

Friday, May 06, 2016