DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
741 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
5 months ago

Decided to hike this trail, thinking it was the trail to Van Hook Falls. Wrong. I was on the wrong side of the river! Anyways, I was about 2.5 Miles into the hike before realizing that information. So instead of turning around, I continued the trail through competition. The trail isn’t difficult until you turn left and head up the mountain. Then, I had to stop several times for a breath and a prayer! This is really only my second trail hike, and the first one was just two days ago! My complaint about this trail is that the markers need updated and the painted ones need fresh paint. There are a couple of spots totally not marked and had it not been for another couple on the trail, I would have gotten lost. It took me 3 hours of nearly continuous hiking to complete. I only stopped for a couple minutes at a time for a rest and then for some photos. The overlook was worth the effort and I would definitely hike this trail again.