hiking
1 month ago

Let me just start off by saying, the drive in is meant for people who have SUVs or trucks. We took my fiancé’s Camry and we almost got stuck. The drive down wasn’t too bad, but the drive back up the steep hill everyone mentions was rough. We got stuck about halfway up, started spinning out, so we had to back all the way back down. Luckily a guy with a tractor was coming through and dragged the road ahead of us so we could get some traction to get back up.

As far as the trail, we went early March of 2017, and it was kind of hard to find the trail head. There were some people making their way out when we got there, so we got lucky again. Once you make you way in, it opens up some. You come across a few four wheeler trails along the way. Crossing the creek was rough for us, since we were trying to keep our shoes dry and we didn’t have another pair, or any waterproof shoes. We walked barefoot across the creeks which hurt like a SOB on those rocks. Make sure you bring another pair of shoes to cross.

We made it about halfway through the trail, having crossed the creek about three times at this point. After talking to a few people who were on their way out, we decided to turn around. They all said the falls were dried up, and you have to cross the creek another 3-4 times. They also said it’s not that great compared to some of the other things you can see around the area. Tanyard loop is one of them, definitely worth the drive.

Not a terrible place if you’re trying to find something to do in the area. It’s pretty in most areas, and it’s not that difficult if you come prepared.