So I have to give this trail a mixed review. The first 3 miles or so were great, mixed forest, old and new, hills, streams, and well marked trails. But instead of a loop, I feel it could have been an out and back, because the last 3 miles that make it a loop, is all road. Sure it's a seasonal stone road with no traffic, but really not what I consider a hike in the woods. On an aside, when we hit that road, we mistakenly crossed it and continued on a marked trail, down hill, cross a stream, and came to a cool clearing with a stone fire pit and stone bench. Really cool spot, totally worth the extra 20 minutes.

small trickle of water
NOT a loop, it's an out and back.

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2 months ago

Not much to commend this trail aside from solitude, length, and elevation change, but there is plenty of all three to be had. Something different to do on a nice day when you know even the Morgan Hill trails are going to be swamped.

hiking
Saturday, May 23, 2015

I found this to be an easy hike through some beautiful woods! I found a light volume of water flowing over the falls! There was enough water to make the hike worth it and rewarding! Would love to see these falls with a large volume of water falling! A very peaceful and quiet place!

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

hiking
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Great spring hike with a taste of lingering winter. The seasonal use Stoney Brook Rd. was partially accessible. I had to walk about a half mile to the trail head. Portions of the road were still ice covered, as much as 7 inches in some places. The first part of the trail to the falls were beautiful and no snow. As I rounded the hill and hit the north side, I ran into snow. In some places it was at least a foot deep and made walking a bit tough.

As you round the other side of the hill, the snow is gone and soon you will meet up with the trickling of the creek that grows and grows until you hit the falls. There is a SHARP drop from the top of the falls so be careful taking a look or taking pictures. It could be hazardous.

Hikers are asked not to go farther than the falls as the rest is private property. So that makes this an out and back hike for most unless you can navigate the woods and bushwack back to Stoney Brook rd. with a compass or gps unit. Great hike, have fun.

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Saturday, May 25, 2013

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Monday, November 19, 2012