10 days ago

Awesome trail. One of, if not the most beautiful trails we’ve hike on the east coast. And we’ve hiked a lot. Similar to Otter Creek, but not as remote. We only passed two or three small groups. Lots of water crossings, but that was fun. We’re glad the trail isn’t more “domesticated.” Better maintained. As it is It gave us much more of a true nature experience. We saw a mother bear and her cub. We saluted and kept going. Fast.

We had allotted 4 hours and due to all the stream crossings we were behind by about 45 minutes so we decided to hike to the end on the trail and then back to parking via the gravel road. The long uphill hike took about 1-1/2 hours. We arrived precisely 4 hours after our start. If you can’t do the whole trail, at least drive down the road to near the end to some pullouts. The most awesome falls are down there. Loved it and we’ll return.