Due to the Spring storms in the area, the 1st mile section was closed off due to fallen trees. We did slip through and managed to move around the tress, but that section is not unused or taken care of, so it is overgrown. You do need repellent as there are a lot of mosquitos and ticks. Once through the 1st mile the trail opened up and was very nice up to the falls. We stopped there and turned around because the trail past the falls was strewn with fallen trees.