Hiked today with our Irish wolfhound and our little mix pup. With all the rain the trail is mostly mud and puddles with parts of the trail running with water. I would recommend waterproof boots for sure. One of the bridges with the handrail is very narrow and could use some of the metal netting/grip. Our wolfound almost fell off and we had to traverse through the rushing water and up the embankment. Im not sure we will do the hike again with him in the rain. We did pass several people with dogs. All were leashed as ours were except for one. Fortunately the owner had very good verbal command of his dog. Looking forward to the spring and summer to revisit this hike or on a dry day. Overall very beautiful and lush.
Hiked the trail for the second time this year. Lots of trees down from recent storms. Along with lots of water on trail the bridges are very slippery so use hand rails when available. Did not see any of the traction wire noted in other posts. I still enjoy this trail due to history and the kiln.
Adventurous trail for all skill levels!! Well maintained, secluded trail on the outskirts of Granite Falls. Was not able to "check in " online with this app. Rocky in some areas with lifted roots on trail. Many fun bridges and trees to cross under and over. Definitely worth the 7 miles.