Excellent trail, the water fall at the end of the trail is so worth the trip!

hiking
30 days ago

I liked the 1 mile hike up to the falls, but the preceding 2mike hike on the W River trail was a bit boring, tho the view of the river was nice.

Went hiking here Columbus weekend. So beautiful!

Nice walk up to the Falls. Many breaks for this flatlander. Very pretty trail.

I've hiked this trail more times than I can count and it never gets old!! The first two miles are flat, easy and beautiful with the West River at your left keeping you company. There are so many cool geological formations and glacial deposits to marvel at!! Take the Hamilton Falls trail on the right which is about a mile upwards. This is a steady climb and can be rocky and rooty, so watch your footing. If you're here in the Spring, be cautious of the little orange salamanders on the trail. Hiking on weekdays here is nice, way less people. You will see a sign stating more than 10 people have died in the falls, it's more like 14 or 15 now, including a young man who died late this summer. Take this seriously. Respect nature and stay out of the upper pools and don't climb up the falls...I've seen people slip and have close calls. Enjoy the beauty around you...it is so abundant!!

2.6

Great day and great hike. Four of us brought our two dogs. Challenging to falls but well worth the hike. So beautiful!

hiking
8 months ago

3 miles
easy 2 miles
moderate last mile to the falls

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Easy to moderate hike. Very nice view along the hike

Easy to moderate hike

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Thursday, June 16, 2016

The end of the hold is great but the first 2 miles are just along a flat wide boring old logging trail. Not exciting or challenging. The falls are spectacular and the ascent exciting!