My mom and I hiked this trail and continued on after we saw the actual Mima falls. The trail changed from mima falls east to mima falls west. My mom and I ended up hiking 14 miles round trip because we went on mima falls west. Unless you want to hike for 5 hours... don't take mima falls west!! The initial short hike to mima falls was fun though! I would recommend mountain biking if you want to do the whole thing
Great overall hike. Starting out on gravel for approximately 1.5-2 miles but then once you get onto the trail to the waterfalls, it is absolutely beautiful. Not many hikers on the trail. Trails can be very muddy and slick. The waterfall is absolutely stunning.
My friend and I took our 4 kiddos (tandem carrying) to the falls yesterday. It probably would have been a good hike had it not rained the whole time. Lots of puddles and mud. The falls were okay and I'm so glad there was 1 picnic table to eat our lunch at. We ended up taking the east trailhead at the upper lot and we took the first left and then the second left which took us to the falls We didn't do the loop as this was long enough with carrying our kiddos. This there and back was around 4.9 miles I think.