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Amazing hike to top of waterfall and carefully walked to edge. Yes there was poison oak but wear long sleeves and pants in trail. Buy the poison Ivy/oak wipes on Amazon to carry in your backpack. I accidentally brushed up against some and the wipes work perfect.

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bugs
rocky
1 day ago

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bugs
muddy
rocky
2 days ago

long trail.....but worth it. water on the falls is really flowing right now. Poison oak everywhere on the trail...
tons of wildflowers in bloom right now.

We had such an amazing day on this beautiful trail. The only negative part is there is a TON of poison oak along the edges of the path so watch yourself. Totally worth the drive out there. We went counterclockwise but I’m not sure if it really matters. Don’t do an out an back though, the loop is worth it! ENJOY

hiking
3 days ago

i did this hike in summer 2013. still one of my all time favorites. it’s a hard hike out. in the summer it very hot. knowing i’d be the only hiker on this trail because of its location i dropped extra water bottles on the trail down. so glad i did they were life saving on the way out. but once at the bottom the river is amazing. the boulders are the size of houses and busses. i took my dog with me. she needed help at a few tricky spots but nothing she and i aren’t used too. we encountered a bear at the river. he was busy eating something just 300-400 feet from us. we quietly turned and went about our business. i suggest anybody doing this hike drop water bottles in a few spots on the way down and be very careful. it’s remote and there is no signal and no other hikers. but it’s well worth the effort.

hiking
3 days ago

i did this hike in summer 2013. still one of my all time favorites. it’s a hard hike out. in the summer it very hot. knowing i’d be the only hiker on this trail because of its location i dropped extra water bottles on the trail down. so glad i did they were life saving on the way out. but once at the bottom the river is amazing. the boulders are the size of houses and busses. i took my dog with me. she needed help at a few tricky spots but nothing she and i aren’t used too. we encountered a bear at the river. he was busy eating something just 300-400 feet from us. we quietly turned and went about our business. i suggest anybody doing this hike drop water bottles in a few spots on the way down and be very careful. it’s remote and there is no signal and no other hikers. but it’s well worth the effort.

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5 days ago

Didn’t have time to actually do this hike, as I was just passing through the area. But was able to grab a photo. Looks like a quick/short trail for the dogs and kids to stretch their legs while passing through. Will stop next time! This area is beautiful.❤️

Beautiful. I highly recommend. The part that was very disheartening was seeing 2 diapers left on the trail and campers by the parking lot leaving lots of trash

We did the loop counter clockwise. And we decided that it was a boring hike ( not much to see until you get to the falls) with too many loud disrespectful people. It was Sunday morning. We started at 9am and were done by 1pm. It Looked like there were people illegally camping close to the trail head and leaving trash behind. Please please pick up your tissues, and other litter to keep the trail clean. And yes there were a few logs on the trail which makes the trail a bit interesting. My dog picked up 5 ticks also. But again it’s spring and that’s where ticks live so if you are afraid of them don’t bring your dogs and don’t come on the trails. A reminder for visitors in the nature ... keep your conversation quiet because most of the hikers come to the nature to escape the noise and the chatter. Please respect the wilderness and the peace there. Thank you. And yes lots of poison oak.

The trail was great besides the left fork being a little washed out. Most of the trail is a nice and steady hike.

Great trail. Long but totally doable. Clockwise trail is rougher and challenging and not for the non hiker. Waterfall was raging. Didn’t go near the top as the trail doesn’t loop around at the top. Cool spot though. Road in was long. Blackberries A little overgrown but no biggie. Lots of poison oak. We enjoyed it!!

Awesome hike in a super cool place. The rock formations are amazing. But the trail is not well-marked and it is super easy to get off trail. If it weren't for GPS I would've gotten good and lost. On the return portion of the loop there is a very sheer rock wall face that will make you think you're losing your mind. Just breathe, drink water, steel yourself for the exertion and then CLIMB! Once you're over the ridge it is much easier going the rest of the way back. Bring plenty of water.

The trails need work! The upper trail is not too bad, some trees across the trail. The lower trail needs a lot of work. The ticks are bad out there but the falls were beautiful.

hiking
11 days ago

Winner all the way around...beautiful forest settings, lovely vistas, waterfalls as advertised. Moderate as listed. Take your snack or sandwich to the overlook for a dining spot with an unbeatable view. Did it clockwise and all very manageable. Have a great time.

This never gets old, you can visit this place a million times and see it like new each time. We take everyone here and it’s for all fitness levels! I don’t recommend the dog, seems like a good idea but the granite is really harsh on their feet, can make them bleed. We have taken the dog before, but really limits your ability to explore. Views are amazing and there’s endless things to do!

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rocky
17 days ago

*** PLEASE TAKE TICK PRECAUTIONS***
This hike was beautiful! Definitely take the higher trail (there will be a fork in the trail about 5 minutes in, go right) as the lower is washed out right now. However, we are from Nevada and did not realize we needed to take tick precautions as we have never even seen one before. We brought our dog, a fluffy Shepherd/Husky mix. He had a blast, but within 3 days we found over 14 ticks on him (he is so fluffy we did not notice) It was awful to try and bathe him in tick shampoo and pull them off. They were also black foot (deer) ticks, which have a pretty high odds of having disease. We did not see them at all until they were largely engorged. Please spray / wash your dog in tick repellent before hand, and look them up and down thoroughly after! I would not want any dog to go through what he did with it. Looking back, we would rather have just not brought him at all if we had known. My fiancé and I were fine and did not have any on us. Overall amazing hike, but just please please be careful.

washed out
20 days ago

we chose to head to the right at the first split and it was great, trail was solid. Once we made it through the overlook and back to start the rest of the loop we found the trail to be deteriorating. Sections of the trail were washed out or cover by a few inch deep stream of water. The falls were roaring and overall it was good saunter.

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful view, rocky and kind of steep climb on some places but if you look around you can normally find somewhere that is less steep. Windy road to get here but worth it!! Could bring a picnic and towel to sit and stay for a bit. Some
Shade can be found behind the large rocks out there!! NEAT-ure!!!

Gorgeous day today! Loved the hike to the falls. The water was jammin’ everywhere! We did the entire loop counter clockwise which made the last 3 miles a hell of a workout! (Hurt so good!) If you prefer the easier way we suggest going clockwise. There’s some water running in spots and a few trees/tree branches on the trail, but nothing that can’t be easily navigated over/around. Falls were gorgeous! Have fun!

*Tick precautions should be taken seriously. Found 7 on my dog as we hiked.

It was a beautiful day for a nice hike! We decided on the counter clockwise route which made for an easy hike to the falls, but an ass kicker on the route back. Also, if you’re susceptible to heat, I suggest going early in the day.

What a great hike! We went on a glorious late March Saturday and it was pretty highly trafficked but still very pleasant. This is a seven mile long loop with a .5 mile out-and-back to Feather Falls attached. The hike is largely through cool, shaded forrest but still provides some stunning views, and the trail to the falls terminates in a round viewing deck nestled into the canyon at just the perfect height to view the falls. The falls themselves are breathtaking and really crown the experience nicely.

Finished this trail. It was beautiful and worth the hike. I forgot to hit pause when we stopped to eat lunch.

There were parts of the trail that were washed out. Definitely a nice hike.

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rocky
28 days ago

Wish I didn’t have to have a membership to visit

Beautiful day, beautiful hike. Too early for wildflowers; we saw three. The falls were spectacular. Fey Falls was the most impressive I’ve ever seen it, and of course, Feather Falls was awesome. If not for Fey Falls, I would have out-and-backed on the Lower Trail and skipped the arduous Upper Trail.

I hiked this today and it's a beautiful scenery! The lower trail though is significantly tougher than the lower trail even though it says its shorter. The upper trail is pretty easy but its 4 miles. I wouldn't recommend taking small children.

Such a beautiful trail! Took advice and went clockwise. There was some flooding but it wasn’t bad and made for more fun for the dogs! The waterfall was spectacular! Just be aware of ticks! It’s damn in the think forest so our dog and I got a few!!

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snow
1 month ago

We took everyone's suggestion and went clockwise. Was a really lovely hike. We went mid-Feb and there was some snow but it was a very clear day. Had to watch for ice on the bridges and the observation point. Continued on to the falls themselves- got to get super close which was exhilarating. Lots of fun!

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