DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
616 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

waterfall

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

Went with my 5 year old. This was his third hike, first with any significant elevation gain. He was not happy about hiking uphill, but I somehow got him to the trailhead for Black Rock falls and he gladly hiked up to see the waterfall. He was happy from that point forward. I recommend going the south fork of the waterfall loop first, since it gets the kids in the thick of the creek and offers more interesting terrain from the start. Another recommendation: bring extra socks and water shoes! My son got this shoes soaked.
Last warning from me: be prepared for lots of poison oak! It's all over the place and creeps on the trail at times. Pants are recommended for this reason.