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Easy to just past Jawbone Flats. The trail was icy in spots (early December) and had a couple slightly sketchy creek crossings (stone hopping and 1 plank crossing above a waterfall). The solitude and views were fantastic in December.

Great hike, took a gentleman that I support out there and he had a great time. The very end of the trail right as you get to the falls is steep with parts of out washed out. As long as you are sure footed though it shouldn't be a problem. Took some great pictures.

This was such a beautiful little trail! Perfect after work hike :)

Awesome!

This hike is great! You take the opal creek trail head out and add on a little loop through the old, historic, quaint town of Jawbone Flats. I definitely recommend!

I began this week by 10am 11/11/17. The last 2.5 miles driving to the TH contains several potholes that has potential to mess up a low clearance car. The TH itself was easy to follow, switched-backed a couple times, and had views along the way to the top. The last .6 had snowpack up to ankle height. It was soft and easily manageable with boots and poles. There is a smaller goat trail at the top that can be followed for another 1.2~ miles to a higher peak that's around 4500ft. The snow gets gradually worse however, but it's a good way starting point for winter climbing. If anyone goes in the near future, I'm sure you can follow my footprints as it does feel like you're going into a more backcountry setting. In total the trip was 7.7miles in 3h 30min, but I also tracked ~2.7 to the top of Henline Mtn at around 1h 05min

Great short hike! Amazing waterfall!

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1 month ago

Just visited today with my dog. I was surprised how quickly we got to the falls. It was spectacular with some late morning sun beaming through and a rainbow running the gamut of the falls’ drop zone. My dog, who is on the larger side, had a bit of trouble negotiating a section of the trail that looks to be concrete remnants from an old bridge or something. But she was rewarded by enjoying a drink from pristine pools and a treat for bravery.

there are several falls

Awesome. Great workout and incredible views

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2 months ago

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3 months ago

Heads up for hikers: Cougar sighting by a friend on 8/30/17!

good workout to a great 360° view from the top

Trail was reasonably well marked and while you had to climb a couple logs, I would call it pretty well maintained. Battle axe creek crossing is a bit tricky, as it is not well marked and there is a camping area with several potty trails to fake you out. The whetstone peak view is pretty nice, but its a long hike for a single vista. Hiked in mid august.

Beautiful hike - such great scenery :) it was a little steep in some areas, and my Fitbit said 6.2 miles round trip, but it wasn't too bad!

This trail was well maintained and nice and easy. Waterfall is beautiful.