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Loved it! 4.2 miles down to the falls which were amazing. Hiked it on Feb 13th and didn’t see one person. Beautiful hike but the hike back up was a challenge took about an hour and a half. Well worth it!

Trail running from Pine TH to Highline trail intersection and back. Great day hike for locals.

Hiking down to the falls you can easily see what all the hype is about. We saw only one other party that day on the way out, so we were fortunate to have the place to ourselves. In the summertime this hike is restricted to a permit for parking your car. Do your research before showing up. There were signs in multiple places how 200 people need medical and rescue every year coming back up trail. Personally I think you have to be very out of shape to not complete this hike.

Hiked this trail from Pine TH to Geronimo TH around 8 miles one-way and turned around. I’m not a huge fan of walking the same trail in and out, but I did not have the time or gear to go the full 51 miles.

I did this trail on January 31st. It is an amazing trail. Of course pretty easy going down the mountain. There was snow at the top when we started. It gets rocky going down. The whole time thinking going back was going to be tough. I took my two dogs. Pit bull mixes and they're great hikers so they made the hike ok. But I wouldn't recommend taking dogs who don't hike a lot or in the summer. It took about an hour to get down to the falls. I was there all alone for about 2 hours. Was warm and hot in the canyon so I was able to swim which was awesome. The place is definitely a reward and worth the hike back up. I broke this down into 1 mile pieces and took a little break. Take your time going up, it's no joke.

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21 days ago

Overall was a great trail. At first you sense how easy this trail seems to be but don’t be fooled. The decent to the waterfall was fairly simple with few exceptions and equates to about 6 miles. Although the sign says this trail doesn’t reach the waterfall, it does. The trek up from the creek is pretty intense and in the winter with snow/ice it made for a challenging time. Plan ahead and make sure you can handle the ascent; it’s no joke.

We backpacked this with the baby on our back. nice and easy day hike. It was very shaded and the rocks, the creek, the falls, and swimming holes were gorgeous.
!! BUT!!! The Deal Breaker...
Although it was pretty, this trail is highly trafficked by college kids. We saw naked people, and lots of craziness. Once we were at the creek, it was CROWDED. We swam for a bit, but felt weird with our 2 year old under the circumstances.
I might consider going in the late fall when there is no swimming, so it might be less trafficked.

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1 month ago

This is a very enjoyable trail but be careful and do NOT get lulled into a false sense of confidence because it's downhill the entire time. If you are going in warm/hot weather, chances are you will get to the spring, cool off, become all relaxed, and then have a suffer-fest on the hike back out. The return hike is about 4 miles of steady elevation gain, so be prepared! The gain is gradual in most places, which is good, but also be prepared for a little bit of rock scrambling in places where the trail has a lot of loose rocks.

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1 month ago

Really nice hike! Great views, and nice waterfall at the end. One note: at the trailhead, there are big signs saying the trail does NOT lead to the waterfall. That is not true. The trail leads to the waterfall! Not sure why they lie... maybe the rest of the info on the sign is made up as well...

The trailhead isn’t not marked and parking is weird. We went in October and the leaves were absolutely beautiful at this time of year.

This trail is awesome! I have done it in the summer as well as the winter. The trail is crowded in the summer but worth it for the swim. We only encountered four other people on the trail this time, which was great. The hike is pretty easy going down but be prepared for the hike back up. Bring a lot of water and make sure you have proper footwear. This is also a great hike to take dogs as my dog thoroughly enjoyed it

Loved this hike! Definitely be sure to bring plenty of water and snacks. Plan for this to be more of a day trip than just a hike. If I were to do it again I would get there as soon as the trailhead opens, hang out a majority of the day, and hike back up as the sun sets.

You can also fill your water back up at the spring so don't forget to do that before you head back up!

Great waterfall and rocky terrain is fun to hike

Do not underestimate this trail! It was about 70 degrees when we went all the way to the falls, which required 60+ oz of water for each person, good shoes, and about 3.5 hours of hiking plus 1 hour of stopping for breaks. We logged 9 miles total. The decline is intense and there is little shade after the first mile and a half. When you get to the riverbed at the bottom, continue to either the Springs or the Toilet Bowl (waterfall). The Springs path is beautiful and goes along the creek, but of course if you've made it that far, you'll want to see the falls as well. There were still lots of golden oak leaves this weekend all along the trail, but it's mostly desert shrubbery and super dusty/rocky alternating terrain until you get to the river at the very end. The trail is well marked the whole way. There were very few people on the trail and permits aren't required, but get there early to beat the beat and get the falls to yourself for a while. Well worth the hike, but please be prepared for how difficult it is!

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3 months ago

Great trail. Took about 4 hrs round trip to complete. Spots for camping along the way.

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3 months ago

amazing trail

Awesome destination, perfect late October hike and swim, water is a great cool temperature. Bring water shoes to navigate slippery rocks.

Did 7 miles from Horton to Derrick. Spectacular Fall colors. Love this one!

3 months ago

Loved this trail. Did get a little confusing with the red flags towards the climb heading to Cinch Hook. Right now.... AMAZING Fall colors in some canyon areas. Just an all around nice hike. Views are beautiful.

Started this from the east end (260 Trailhead) and only went in until I hit Drew Trail 291. Lovely hike with a variety of gullies and views. Much easier than Military Sinkhole Trail, which also starts at the 260 Trailhead.

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