DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
144 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

hiking
3 months ago

Enjoyed the hike very much and would love to go again in the warmer months to cool off in the Big Creek. The paths were well traveled, but we went long stretches without seeing markers to show that you are continuing on the right path. The waterfalls and grottos were a nice pit stop along the way. The markers going up to the first shelter were more frequent, but once the vegetation grows further into the season, they may also be tougher to see. The view is beautiful at the backpackers shelter. We met a group there that was going to camp there over night. The temps dipped into the low 20s! That’s dedication! It’s a must-do Trail if you’re camping at the park and want to get out further and enjoy a nature hike.