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on Copperas Falls

hiking
16 hours ago

I would recommend this hike. This trail is not marked, so we did have a little trouble finding it. The start of the trail is right at the bridge by the canoe launch area. You cross the creek several times and you have to go over multiple fallen trees. The falls are like a hidden treasure & the hike there is pretty cool too.

Great hike, challenging but worth the effort. We went counter clockwise as it starts heading towards the arch, which makes this a loop and not an out and back. Arch is great, If you go out there be sure to climb to the top and enjoy the nice 360 vista view. From there headed towards Courthouse Rock. Can be climbed to the summit but a fall would likely be fatal. Aux Ridge is spectacular, with several great views along the way. Pack a few snacks and plenty of water. T

Loved it. Easy hike, we had to cross the creek about 5 times so plan for possible wet shoes if it’s rained in the last day or two, which is what we lucked into. This is a hidden gem! Didn’t pass anyone on this one, totally off the radar. Been to the Gorge 4 times now and just found this trail. One of our favorites in the area. Make time for this one if there’s been any rain.

I loved this trail!! Did it as a backpacking trail!!

I ❤️ this trail!

What a perfect trail for families with kids or older adults! Plenty of rocky spots and mini caves for our preteens to climb while waiting for the little ones to catch up. Lots of areas with gently flowing water, so pack a change of shoes for everyone. We found unusual mushrooms and cool small creatures.

Amazing views of the gorge from the Sky Bridge and surrounding trail! An easy loop for me and my dog - although I did have to carry him up the few metal steps. :) I would do this hike again and bring others!

very nice trail and the arch is impressive

hiking
4 days ago

great trail with rewarding views. connect it with auxier ridge trail to get a much longer and more rewarding hike

Great loop trail with a variety of views. My first at RRG and a good way to start the day. Went clockwise, which made it a tougher last leg. Our dog enjoyed it, too!

Excellent views - went clockwise and it was easy to miss the turn back but good workout and a lovely stream to cool yourself off in

gorgeous trail but do not skip out on going down into the gorge like some people do. you will miss some gorgeous scenery

Pictures of the place are more impressive than the site itself! Very easy in and out. Was very crowded when I was there and very noisy. I would say go see it with your own eyes. Was a pun photo opp for us!

Very easy small hike! Beautiful flora & fauna! Views are amazing and just a fun place to visit! Highly recommend!

This place is beautiful! I will definitely be back! The walk down was very easy! The out a little bit more as all down/ups can be. So worth the hike! It was very crowded being the height of fall foliage. The water was surprisingly not as cold as expected! Oddly, most folks including my electrical devices froze and lost power trying to take pictures of Rock Bridge?!? Can not wait to go back in warm weather! Kids are welcome if you must... I love meeting the fur babies along the way(psst bring the doggies they’ll love it!)

walking
7 days ago

The views! Super easy my grandma in her walker could do this trail! It’s the drive back the 5 mile dirt road! Easy enough except for the rather large wash out approx a half mile in! If you drive a Prius might I suggest you don’t go mudding through said puddle! Dude if you subscribe drop a note in here so we know you made it out! ❤️ your jumper cable friends

This is an amazing hike! Do not let the easy start fool you! There is stairs, sketchy half spiral boxy? Stairs. Steep footings down, coming back up I definitely felt more secure! I’m 46 in moderate shape I found it mildly challenging. Other hikers brought children, personally I wouldn’t but be the judge of your children’s abilities. But I highly recommend this because the arch is one of the most beautiful I’ve ever witnessed!

hiking
7 days ago

Nice hike!

Hike is beautiful with big open trails, beauty all along the path. The finale is the waterfall at the end with the luxury of a comfortable bench on a platform to enjoy the view.

See Chris Seanard’s review. Would recommend close toed shoes for this trail.

Great trail! The right onto the unmarked Indian staircase ascent is easy to miss. We noted a thin cord tied to a frail, dried out root that appeared to be placed to assist descent and ascent from the frog head feature. Use of this cord may confirm an application for a Darwin Award. Also, the cloud splitter trail is sketchy but easy to locate with the help of AllTrails. Exercise extreme caution in less than perfect conditions. I was appalled by the traverse rope (it’s broken anyway) and the 2 cords for the crack ascent. There is no way they are rated for body weight and completely inappropriate. This climb could really use some static line. We chose not to summit cloud splitter due to unsafe weather/ rock conditions and lack of appropriate gear. Otherwise, the features were super cool to explore and the view was gorgeous. It would be even better if the NPS accepted the heavy traffic of this trail and installed via ferrata hardware and warning signs if there are liability concerns.

Did this trail in conjunction with Indian staircase but I feel it prudent to review this section as an isolated trail: the cloud splitter trail is sketchy but easy to locate with the help of AllTrails. Exercise extreme caution in less than perfect conditions. I was appalled by the traverse rope (it’s broken anyway) and the 2 cords for the crack ascent. There is no way they are rated for body weight and completely inappropriate. This climb could really use some static line. We chose not to summit cloud splitter due to unsafe weather/ rock conditions and lack of appropriate gear. Otherwise, the features were super cool to explore and the view was gorgeous. It would be even better if the NPS accepted the heavy traffic of this trail and installed via ferrata hardware and warning signs if there are liability concerns.

I would agree that this trail is hard...hard to stay interested in. It’s an ok walk through the woods, but not very interesting compared to other trails in the area. We lost interest after about 2.5 miles and found another trail with more interesting features.
There was cool lunch spot near the river at about 2.5 miles.

Great trip in the woods with really interesting rock features.

Fun trail. A bit muddy by the creek but the ridge was gorgeous and double arch fun to explore. We elongated the trail by hiking to star gap arch off the dirt road

My absolute favorite trail! I didn’t notice any litter on my hike, as others have stated. It’s just the right elevation to get your heart pumping but the waterfall is perfect. My dogs and I enjoyed cooling off. Steps can be slippery when wet but this is one I would do over and over if time allowed.

The best view!! I am Terrified of heights but the bridge is wide enough that I felt safe, even with my dogs by my side. Warning to anyone with dogs- the stairs are open iron grids and my dogs did NOT enjoy it on their paws. Other than that, no complaints! There was an amazing breeze on top of the bridge.

I loved this trail loop! Having just left New England, this trail was some much needed peace and quiet. I saw a total of 2 groups (one group of three young adults, and another consisting of a father and three young children.) The scenery was a gorgeous array of geological formations, second growth forest, and ridge line canopy. The leaves were just starting to change leaving splashes of yellow and red dotting the forest floor. The way out of the valley, from under the arch definitely had me sweating but the cool breeze blowing on the ridge and the stunning views made the work well worth it.

Excellent in all categories, except heavily trafficked. Litter along the trail is inevitable, so carry a trash bag.

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