Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Washington Valley Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

on Buttermilk Falls

14 days ago

Nice short trail a little challenging at spots but nothing to serious. Little children on the trail. would do it again especially for a short hike.

This hike has a bit of everything . Muddy paths, rocky paths, gravel paths and tight closed in paths. A hard wood forest ,a cedar tree grove ,a reservoir and a stream . Not to mention a small 10 foot scramble at the start .

3 months ago

Very nice hike, partly paved, then dirt & stone. From where we entered, access to the falls is a view from the cliffs, Looked for a path down to the falls and found none. Also it appears that there was a recent larger fire in the woods as there are burnt trees on forest floor and there still is the smell of a fire. Over all it was a very nice hike.


fun hike and pretty easy

9 months ago

Decent trail and water fall

11 months ago

I first stopped at the Chimney Rock entrance and realized I was on the total opposite end of the park than buttermilk falls. I drove over to the other slide and found the entrance. The small toad to the parking lot is small (one way only really) and full of HUGH pot holes (be careful). Small hike down a paved walk to see the overlook of the materials plant. Then about another 1/4 down the hill to the falls. Falls are beautiful. Tried to complete the trail but was very very muddy from the recent weather.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Great hike...not sure if I would consider it a hard hike but a high end moderate. Lots of deer if you are quiet and keep your eyes peeled.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Have to hop a fence to get to the dam. "Path" is an old roadway for the quarry workers. Fun if you want to go bridge jumping..

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Great trail, not really challenging but it's good to warm up and practice here.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Not to be confused with "Watchung Mountain." Directions from the App may not route correctly (Apple Maps took the drive into and adjacent apartment community). Appears trail starts in Chimney Rock Park. Check park schedule: evening of visit was wall-to-wall with little league games (no parking, noisy, over-crowded). Did not get to trail because of this. Will not try again.

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

This trail is not difficult for hiking in fact its rather easy. The trail starts at a baseball park in a parking lot, then goes through a frisbee golf course. Then the trail leads you across a main road in a slight incline then down again. We wound up getting a bit lost since we had to go across another road. After that the trail was easily followed and eventually lead to another parking lot and you guessed it another road. You finish off walking behind people's back yard and then finnaly ....another road. Wasn't difficult for hiking. I could see this being a great mountain biking spot

Thursday, March 09, 2017

nice hike trails are well marked compared to other places I've been

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Does anyone have correct address ?

Friday, February 24, 2017

I liked it, definitely do it again.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

A lot of fun though not well marked.

Monday, September 05, 2016

Address is incorrect.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

I loved the hike!!

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

A decent, pretty flat hike. There are a lot of different trails to choose from, but I'd be careful to follow the tracker because many of the trails aren't well marked, as others have said. The view of the reservoir is nice, with a lot of rocky overlooks to sit and relax on while enjoying the scenery.

Nice trail. No markings makes it hard to know where you're going.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

One of my favorite places to visit. There are a lot of neat little areas that are just so nice to sit in and soak up the view. The trails are not marked very well, but if you have a day to just explore, this park is a nice one to do so.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Nice leisure trail out and back from Washington Valley parking lot, out around the reservoir. Pretty flat out and obviously a popular mountain biking trail.

My track is only with the help if this app and GPS, because this trail is poorly marked. There were many forks that were unmarked throughout this track. One turn was through a broken down metal fence which looked sketchy. Would do it again, but only with All Trails tracker.

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