This trail is not recommended for small children or elderly. you have to cross several deep creek crossings to get to the falls. I'm giving 4 starts because the trail needs a lot of maintenance. There are parts of the trail that is washed out and almost gone or gone completely. It was a nice challenging hike. We probably would have not taken the dog if we knew how hairy some of the trail was but we did make it. Our dog has traveled trails all his life.