Great hike overall and challenging. Trail markings were good to go. Bring lots of water and snacks. The whole 8 miles took us just shy of 5 hours.

I wouldn’t rate this easy. This was definitely moderate if not a bit strenuous. Beautiful waterfall which we saw in the first 10 min - that’s nice to see. We didn’t make it to the Highlands. We will attempt it again now that we know it is a bit longer than intended. Lots of long stretches of downhill or uphill rocky terrain. Nicely marked!!

Well-marked trail that I would classify as a bit more moderate than easy. A nice view. Narrow trail that was fun for the kids (7 and 13). Quiet and peaceful trail with very few people.

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rocky
scramble
3 days ago

This was a very scenic trail only issue was you have to make sure to pay attention to the trail markers seems that a lot of people can easily get lost. We encountered two groups of separate people who were lost. But overall very nice hike no too easy not to hard I would rate this as moderate. Also, the distance listed above is 7.8 or 7 something it ended up being around 9 miles for the listed trail.

Beautiful trail went counter clockwise it was view after view then the other half back to the start was a great workout will be back again

This hike was absolutely stunning and definitely had its hard climbs . However , like some reviews previously said the trail markers are not always visible and are very confusing at times . We ended up wondering off trail of the map on AllTrails , I’ll post a photo of what hike we did (blue trail is what we ended up doing) ... which ended up being closer to 8.5 miles . I also took a photo of the trail map at the starting point of the pool and I’m posting it here under photos . Having that map helped us SO much especially when it comes to the colors of the markers. Started at pool : Green to otter hole Blue AND terquoise after otter waterfall (on right) White - when turns yellow quick ignore and follow white to the right ... sound of water on R Follow white L (loser) White .... to red and white circle which leads to yellow arrow Make L at tree with a lot of markers - up and follow yelp and white circle To yellow white to green Green to white and orange - to the pool To orange white and green back to start

Love this trail it has everything in one, beautiful, nice view, snakes, waterfalls and more.

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muddy
private property
rocky
9 days ago

This is such a great hike! The view from the top is amazing, trail is a bit confusing (use the map from All Trails), and the level is pretty moderate — a good two-hour workout.

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rocky
scramble
9 days ago

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful, fun scrambles, a little bit of everything you would want in a hike

This really is as good as it gets. A nice, steady climb through a lush trail with beautiful calming streams and little waterfalls throughout. Not too crowded, a good amount of parking on the street at the trail head.

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bugs
muddy
rocky
14 days ago

We got lost a bunch but still a good hike!

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over grown
14 days ago

Moderate trail that is overgrown in many areas with 3’ high blue berry bushes right over the trail. Bushes constantly rubbing against your legs. Nice trail, however. Saw 2 fresh bear scats right on the trail. Please note that you can not drive to the trailhead, unlike what is identified under the driving directions. You have to park on a dirt road 1/3 mile from the trailhead and walk down a closed and not maintained dirt road to reach the trailhead.

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