very easy trail. I would suggest to wear water proof shoes with traction because the falls cause parts of the trail to be very muddy. Especially the part that goes behind the water fall. I went there in the fall time, so a lot of the foliage had no leaves. But, I would imagine it would be absolutely beautiful in late spring and early summer.
Like many have said, the first section of this hike to the falls is quite easy and very reasonable even with a dog. That's when the fun ends because the remaining 1/4 of the hike distance gains double the hike elevation. The part remaining after the falls is on par with mailbox and took me double the time to reach the summit. When I hiked there was snow obstructing the trail but once you reach that point it's all up hill.
I ended up lost going down as a result of the conditions but was able to find my way down the longer way which had quite a good amount of snow covering it. The long way down was an old logging road which has some great views of the valley as well as some interesting rock formations in the cut out walls. The long way down was much nicer on my knees but it did increase the total distance of the hike to near 12mi so be aware of that.
Amazing trail with phenomenal views of the 2 waterfalls. Be careful on cold icy days, the trail can be completely frozen, so traction footwear is a must on those days. On days that are wet, the trail can get very muddy. There are some gains in elevation, but nothing too crazy. The views of the waterfall is amazing, it's worth all the hiking. Once you reach the first big waterfall, enjoy it and keep going for about a few hundred feet, there will be another waterfall.