loved this hike .my father and a couple buddies plus myself just completed the loop ,loved every minute

hiking
5 months ago

Lots of trails in this area and lots of possible variants around here. With spurs out to High Rock, High Falls and Cat Mtn my GPS read just shy of 20 miles. I like to save Cat Mtn for last so I do this counter clockwise. As others have said it is wet and usually buggy. Traffic is moderate on nice weekends and virtually non-existent during the week or off season.

Very easy hike with nice views

Everyone kept telling me that Lampson Falls was under a mile but I knew it was way longer. Turns out that THIS is the trail I was talking about. About 3 miles of pretty easy going with about 1% being "moderate". Some skinny, sloped spots that are centimeters from the river's edge make it officially iffy for older dogs, in my opinion.

hiking
6 months ago

Great time, short trail great for family. good access for all until just before the falls. Then good for those able to walk. Wide trail good for those in wheelchair for most of the trail.

Please wear long pants and waterproof shoes. Bring bugs spray.
It is a cool trail just a little too wet.
It's a hard trail for me especially going up to cat mountain....
Going to cat mountain and then high fall and back the same way is about 16.3 miles.

Family friendly!

Had some great sights and was well maintained. Weather caused me to shorten my trip to an out and back to Janack's Landing along the eastern edge of the trail. Janack's Landing had a nice lean to and a beautiful view of the lake. Only bad thing was that the trail was extremely muddy and underwater in some areas, so expect to get your feet wet or bring waterproof boots.

hiking
Thursday, October 13, 2016

It's a good for a family trip. Only 1 mile walk leads you to the Fall.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Loved it!!!

hiking
Friday, August 12, 2016

I would hardly call this a moderate hike. It's easily accessible by all and it isn't even a mile round trip. But having said that views are amazing. And if you make the trip in the warm months bring a swim suit and hop in!

walking
Tuesday, August 09, 2016

We have been going here for years. Its an easy walk in great for kids and pets.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

Beautiful and easy hike.

hiking
Thursday, April 07, 2016

This is a really fun, very easy trail. I did it as an overnight in mid-July 2015. The western half of the trail was EXTREMELY wet. My feet were soaked for at least 8-10 miles. We did the loop clockwise and started on a late Friday afternoon. We spent the night at Janacks Landing on the shores of Cranberry Lake and finished the hike on the second day. Janacks is a great campground. The lean-to is in excellent shape and there are 3 or 4 other tent sites within 50 yards.

If I were to do the hike again, I would take 2 full days so I could get in some fishing. I would stay at High Falls camp where there is another great lean-to and several tent sites. There is one camp right below the falls that is amazing. We swam in the pools at the top of the falls and the water was glorious.

The hike is definitely doable in 1 day, but not if you want to be able to stop and "smell the roses". I'd recommend 2 days just to not feel rushed at the 4 or 5 really pretty locations on the trail.

This link to YouTube is a great video about the Loop Trail.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVS1LAsxnM0&app=desktop

Things to remember - 1. Prepare for wet feet. 2. Bring bug spray 3. Bring an ultralight trout rod if you like to fish.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

I believe we did more than just going into the falls. We walked in, signed the visitor book then followed a wide trail to the falls. My Garmin has recorded a 3.24 mile loop. We walked out on the wooden platform they have for viewing the falls then walked back to the trail and continued to the left (not going back to the park lot). I looked at the map on my Garmin and the falls are at about a half mile. There are yellow trail mark circles on the trees we followed it continued north before going west at the 1.5 mile mark. NW a bit till you came out on another good view of the river. This is where you turn South and the trail got a little sparse. It's right on the edges of the river so your view is beautiful- keep an eye out for trail marker signs. We almost missed them at one point. Also it's winter time that we did this, careful of ice. You move away from the river and cut through some really gorgeous pine trees. The real gem is when you hear the falls again at the 2.5 mile mark. A great spot to have a bite to eat and watch the falls. There is a beach up a quarter mile from there and you climb up to find yourself back at the viewing platform.

walking
Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Flat walk in, gorgeous falls with a nice little beach area.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

Directions are wrong. It's 3 to 61 to S shore drive.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

This trail is great, but would be more fun taking multiple days to complete it. One part of the trail was pretty much under water, this was fairly close to the end/beginning of the trail (depending on which trail head you start on). Overall very beautiful.

hiking
Tuesday, July 28, 2015

It was an easy hike. The falls were beautiful. Parts of the trail were very over grown, only about half the trail was crushed gravel. Would definitely visit again.

hiking
Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Very easy, relatively flat trail with nice view of the falls.

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