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I'd hike the White Oak side only, but that loop is a challenge if you do want to experience the whole thing. Well marked trail, a lot of stopping points, you may need them! :)

Great trail! Went on a Thursday and not crowded at all. Believe the reviews, it is HARD! Definitely recommend going counter-clockwise, both views and footing are better. Did this with my dog, and he stopped at every swimming spot, stopped for lunch and we finished in 5 hours.

Hiked the Fire Trail to Big Survey Trail and then reconnected with Fire Trail all the way back to the swimming area. Great hike but saw a lost dog up the side of the mountain with no owner. When I asked the guard about it, he said nobody had reported a dog missing. Hope he's OK since there was nobody around and he was very skittish and wouldn't come to us.

Made a loop with these trails and the AT, salamander, and lower hawksbill trails. Be sure to park in the upper white oak lot to avoid paying $10 a person. Awesome waterfalls and an amazing view. Depending on which way you go cedar run to hawksbill peak is a brutal incline but well worth it. Plenty of camping on the AT. The whole loop we did was about 16 miles. Also lots of water along the way and one unprotected spring on the AT. If you plan to camp close to the summit be sure to fill up on cedar run or white oak first.

We are 60 yrs old and hike a lot. Started 0730 at the Weekly Hallow parking lot doing White Oak trail side of loop first. Beautiful hike and falls! Saw a Rattlesnake in yellow phase curled on narrow trail so watch where you put your feet! It was unfazed by us so we just stepped aside of it. By the time we started down Cedar Run we met people also hiking and playing in the water. They were all ages ( one was 75) so don't be deterred by scary reviews. Find your pace, know your limits, wear proper foot wear and take water. Several negatives are, people pitching tents in middle of trail, people leaving trash and clothing behind and aggressive dogs off leash.

The amount of waterfalls and cascades was awesome! Great hike.

Nice little loop. Can be kind of busy in the middle of the day, but overall good view.

Great hike, we parked at the top and hiked White Oak Canyon first. The Cedar Run way is steeper but shorter (3.6 miles) while White Oak Canyon is longer but not as steep. Pick which way works best for you - it is a strenuous loop. The waterfalls are great, especially on the White Oak Canyon side. There are dozens of great swimming areas and a few slides.

More strenuous than we expected. Saw a copperhead. Started down Cedar Run then up White Oak. Would just do White Oak from Limberlost trailhead as an out and back to enjoy all the waterfalls next time and remember a swimsuit and towel. Although there is a beautiful pool with a natural water slide on Cedar Run you would mis

Really enjoyed this hike. Good views, couple of pools where you can cool down. Overall great hike.