hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

It is well worth the drive. It is mostly the length that makes this trail difficult. The falls were very impressive and if you are willing to get a little wet they can only truly be appreciated down at the bottom of the falls. I would also recommend taking two of the side trails, sheep cave and the overlook. Trail took about 6 1/2 hours with longer breaks at the overlook and virgin falls to enjoy the views. if you pack a flashlight and have the time sheep cave is also enjoyable to explore.

hiking
9 days ago

Did this today with my boyfriend. It was easy to find via Google Maps. The trail head was marked by a gate with red and blue on it. There wasn't much for parking at the trail head so we just parked at the gate, directly in front of it.

If it wasn't for AllTrails app, we would have for sure gotten lost as this trail wasn't clearly marked all of the way through, though there were very occasional markers of a hiker on an orange circle.

Some parts were super easy, some parts were on the strenuous side. Some were quite steep, with a few big assents. To be honest, we're both in our early 30s, over weight, and inexperienced in regards to hiking. We got out of breath a few times but it was all doable, fun, and I never once felt like I couldn't handle it.

The first vista is okay. Great view but not a big opening. The second one, however, is quite grand. Almost breath taking.

The second vista can be assessed via a gravel road, so a few people drove up while we were there, but as far as the trail goes we only saw one other hiker the entire time.

The worst part to me was the gravel road you walk down after the second vista. It was hot, and boring.

5/5. Good practice for future hikes.

Loved this hike! The waterfall is gorgeous!! Definitely a hard one, but so worth it!

hiking
21 days ago

my second time here... May was better... July was to dry...

hiking
22 days ago

The waterfalls are absolutely gorgeous and the hike to get there was a great workout. The trails were marked well but be extremely careful on the paths along the more stagnant water as I encountered several copperhead snakes. Make sure to take the detour to visit Sheeps Cave! Great hike overall!

This is an awesome trail to hike, very low traffic and the overlook at the end is quite amazing. The trail leading up to the overlook is also a joy, nothing too difficult, although it does get narrow in some places. Lots of spider webs, used a stick to help break it up. Started the hike at 9am, bugs didn't get bad until around 11a. Saw a couple turkey along the way. At the overlook we came upon a rattlesnake so be aware of that. Only reason this gets a 4/5 is because there is a tight right turn in the trail at about 2.5 that isn't very well marked. We ended up following an ATV trail for an extra mile or so before realizing our mistake. Just know that the entire trail from beginning to the overlook is marked with little hikers pinned to trees. If you no longer see the hikers, you are no longer on the trail. Once we backtracked and found the markers, we were good to go for the rest of the hike.

The views are amazing, especially in the fall. This trail has much less traffic, too, which makes for a relaxing, solitary experience. Definitely worth visiting. One point of caution: the trail isn't well-marked, so download a map in advance.

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

backpacking
27 days ago

This trail is amazing!! But definitely hard. The beginning 2 miles are wooded and downhill. The remaining 2 ish are not as wooded and the gnats are AWFUL! I had bug spray designated for small flying insects including mosquitos and those little buggers just loved buzzing right into my ears! Grrrr. But other than that, an amazing trail. The falls would be bigger right after a rain too

Great trail with lots of water features, caves and wonderful overlook at Martha's pretty point. Back country camps all over the trail. Love this place!

hiking
1 month ago