on The Potholes

hiking
2 months ago

This is the same area as Jim Jontz Fall Creek Gorge Nature Preserve: it includes the Potholes (large ovals created by glacial activity and then water wearing away at the stone), as well as the waterfalls further up the trail. There are two sets of short somewhat steep sets of stairs, but should be fine for most people and even kids. Stay on the main trail and do not take what appear to be trails that traverse dangerously close to the edges of the gorge and then disappear. You will still be able to get beautiful pictures. There is one small area between the stairways that require you to cross the stream, but even in full flow, these are more like rivulets running over stone. You don’t need to get wet.

2 months ago

Very nice short hike w/many interesting features: Potholes, waterfalls, clear water on Creek essentially running over a stone bottom, lots of deer. The heavy rains provided a lovely display, but not dangerously so-Short, easy and well suited to children. We went early in morning and it was cold enough for ground to be hard; on the way back (and much warmer) we could see it could get quite muddy.

What a gem! Potholes and a waterfall all in a short but sweet hike. 10/10 would hike again.

See also Fall Creek Gorge Nature Preserve. 10/10 would hike again.

Beautiful and unique area that's definitely worth the stop. Be prepared to get your feet wet to see some of the best views. Also, the main trail is moderate but there are alternate trails that take you closer to the canyon edges that would be considered hard.

hiking
12 days ago

10 months ago