The hike to the waterfall is easy as you walk up an unpaved road to get there. If you take the other trails that veer off from the left of the unpaved road, it's a steep climb right from the beginning. Be sure to take the Memorial Trail as that has the great vistas. However, the other trail was not well marked at all and hard to follow.

Beautiful walk. Great to take your dog.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail is well maintained going up but the loop section coming back now it is not well-maintained. Really keep your wits about you to look for the trail markers and the blue blazes.

Newman Marsh trail portion closed for erosion control (6/29/17).. nice trail, beautiful vista on observation hill. A bit tough to follow at some points.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail was decent, albeit sometimes tough to follow. We walked clockwise. Markings on the first part alternated between green and blue. One nice vista and humorous signs pointing the direction to "Vistas" and "Additional Vistas". After a bit the blazes took us away from the mapped trail so I began relying on the app more than I would like. Trail (at this point marked with green blazes) ended at the cul-de-sac of a maintenance road. Bear right at the first intersection. This leads to the ski trail which is marked with blazes. After that trail dumps you into a clearing, the trail continues between two big rocks. Just after you climb the small hill, you should see the remains of an old chimney to your right. The trail is now unmarked; follow beside the river until you look down on the pretty waterfall. About face. The walk down to the river is steep and, if it is wet, very slick. Enjoy the waterfall, maybe take a swim, and then continue along the path. Very quickly you will find yourself on the service road again and headed down to the parking lot.

Enjoyable hike and not very crowded. I'd do it again.

3 months ago

Beautiful water fall. Easy trail/ road to walk up for the first 1.5 miles. Trails well marked

I took my little nephew and niece and they both did an awesome on the hike. It a beautiful place and it great for kids they had a blast.

5 months ago