Great day hike. Going to the falls first is a good idea. You will face the hardest part of the hike on those 5 miles. The only part I disliked was a slight walk on the road from the fire tower to the overlook. Let’s face it....people can’t drive lol. After the overlook you go straight down hill...don’t run down. Missed the turn not realizing it was mid hill. No big deal you can walk the cabin road to entrance or cross the river. The last 5 is a nice trek besides the river. The hardest part on the last stretch is the stairs back to the parking at the dam. Warning my watch said it was closer to 12 miles not 10.