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hiking
8 days ago

Okay, you can't call a walk of under a quarter of a mile a hike, but it was still fun. There was enough water flowing over the bluff that we got the triple falls instead of the double that we hear sometimes occurs. They are small in terms of water volume, but still nice and taller than many in the area. It was a nice cozy place, the stream was beautiful, and it's worth the steep drive down to get there which is admittedly the hardest thing about this one.

on Triple Falls Trail

hiking
9 days ago

Short hike but after a good rain the falls are beautiful!

hiking
10 days ago

I wouldn’t actually consider this a hike. The road down to the falls is the most intense part of the journey and maneuvering it actually takes longer than the short stroll to the falls once you make it to the bottom. I personally wouldn’t drive down to the falls without a 4WD vehicle. The falls are absolutely breathtaking and worth seeing.

Very short walk. Must catch it after a good rain and you will get to see all 3 flowing very impressively. The road down to the falls is a fun journey as well...

Great trail for watching sunsets.

hiking
24 days ago

Great hike! I went last year after a week of heavy rain. I went with my Grandpa who has had both knees replaced, we were also with a family friend who had been to the eye before. It was in the 50° with the creek moving so fast in some places that we had to go off the trail. We had no problem finding the trail until we tried to come back a different way. there is a trail that is very steep and can take you up to the top of the eye without going through it, and it keeps going up to the Buffalo River Trail. The BRT was overgrown and we could not find the trail. We made it back to the parking lot at dusk, we saw a black bear with her two cubs, they stayed in the woods and we walked slowly away. None of us had any problems wading the water, I'm 5'4 and the water was up to my mid thigh, the ropes and the cliffs didn't bother us. We knew what we were getting into, but we also knew that we had done all of it before. All of us had been caving before, in some farly difficult caves, that had more challenges than Indian Creek. Would deffently recommend going after a heavy rain to catch water flowing through the eye, but be careful the rocks will be slicker, the water higher, and faster. If you make a wrong step it is possible to end up in the Buffalo River. This is only if the creek is flooded. If there hasn't been a heavy rain. then there probably won't be any water coming out of the eye, but it is still a wonderful hike.

Very short, easy hike! Falls are beautiful. We did this last in a 4 trail day. Very wise decision. It takes longer to drive down to the trail from the highway than actually do the trail

Trail is very average down to falls. However, the falls are gorgeous

hiking
1 month ago

This is a breathtaking hike with beautiful overlooks, waterfalls, and lots of wildflowers. If you have the option, take a vehicle with four wheel drive as the drive down to kyles landing is gravel and quite steep. You’ll start the trek at the edge of kyles landing campground to take the BRT trail. You’ll come to a split, but take a left to go on BRT Steele Creek, then you’ll come to another fork in the road for BRT and ORT and you’ll want to take a left for BRT. Finally, you’ll come to the last fork and you’ll want to go on the primitive trail (should also have a white marker on the sign for Indian Creek trail), which you will stay on for the remainder of the hike. Throughout the rest of the trail there will usually be a dirt trail alongside the rock bed creek and at times the creek itself is easier to stay on and follow as the dirt trail can get very steep and narrow. Once you get to the falls, you have the option to climb up with the help of ropes to get up to the eye of the needle. It is an incredible view and worth the climb, but not for the faint of heart. I’d be careful to go during a time with lots of recent rain as even during dry seasons it can be quite muddy and slick. Overall a great hike with incredibly beautiful views all along the way!

Awesome falls, easy trail, take your time on the gravel road!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Tough but worth it.

Not the easiest to get to, but that means less people, and in my book, less is more. You're first decision is clockwise or counterclockwise. Clockwise will take you UP the road then onto the trail. The benefit being you finish on the trail. Counterclockwise you will finish on the road going down. The benefit being an easy walk downhill to finish. There is a trail to the Thunder Canyon Falls that you will miss if you are not looking. If you've read that it's slippery, it was an understatement, expect to slip and maybe you won't. Don't neglect the fire pit at the northern most portion of the trail. It's a great place to have lunch or play in the water. There is nothing spectacular about this trail but it is a solid 4 star. The distance is obviously longer if you trek back to the falls and it will take you longer than you think to get there.

hiking
1 month ago

Not really a hike but the falls are beautiful! A 4wd is definitely needed for the drive in. There is another easy trail just before the low water bridge that ends up on the river. We took that after seeing the falls and it was perfect with young kids.

hiking
1 month ago

Great view of the falls. Pretty short, but great photo opportunities.

The outing was fun but we added a couple of extra small trails off to the side on to our loop. The cave and cemetary were the highlight of Cecil Cove.

Thunder Canyon falls is beautiful. I went when it was frozen and it was just wonderful. The hike is long but simple. Getting there on the road can be tricky if it has rained!

Easy and beautiful especially in spring!

This is great little trail with an awesome waterfall! The trail is an old road until you get to the creek. I recommend going after a good rain.

hiking
2 months ago

the drive was rough... it's 2 miles straight down. make sure you cool your breaks halfway down. the trail was shot buy worth the drive. the falls were awesome

hiking
2 months ago

The hike can be moderate to difficult depending on which path you take. There’s no grand view but worth the hike. We went when the water was low /none. Super easy to lose the trail your on, but follow the creek and you’ll find your way.

hiking
2 months ago

Best place around the Ponca area I’ve seen so far. Challenging, crazy at times, and worth every bit. Lots of bouldering, scrambling, spidermanning through and over rocks along the creek. The water was pretty low but still enough to make waterfallls and swimming holes. We got up to the eye and it was super slick and wet all along the way. Made it a little more fun and challenging. The rope parts up to the cave and lookout are key and thankful for whoever put them up! We will go back and tool around more after a good rain

hiking
3 months ago

Took the loop to the trail to thunder canyon falls last week. It was very peaceful and the falls were just gorgeous. I will definitely be going again to explore more.

hiking
3 months ago

I hiked this trail today and it was incredible! Getting to the Eye of the Needle was a challenge but I took my time and held on to the ropes that help guide you up and down the side of the cliff. Also I’m glad I became Pro on this All Trails App because it guided me along with GPS and got me where I needed to be because the trail is not marked.

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this trail on 12/29. What an amazing trail!

Great hike with amazing views. The North view was especially beautiful. Well kept trail with some cool stops on the way up. We will be back!

the road down to the trail is pretty steep. we took a 2 wheel drive Honda pilot down to it and had no problem getting back up the road. recommend going to falls after a lot of rain. easy hike though.

hiking
4 months ago

Awesomeness!

Very accessible and two great views - north and south sides of the mountain. The first 10-15 minutes are grueling but after that it is pretty flat. It was very enjoyable for me and my old dog. The leaves have all fallen so the views were great!

Hiked Round Top today and it was beautiful weather and views. The distance from the parking lot up the Crouse trail, around switchbacks, two loops and one spur trail and back to the parking lot was 3.8 miles. The trail map was difficult to interpret at first and we weren't really sure if there was one trail or two until we finished the second loop. There is one trail but several options of directions to take. There are no blazes, but this trail is so well worn that none were necessary and at junctions there were great signs. South fork was by far the most beautiful view!

I haven't been in the spring, so I don't know how grown up it gets. But, right now as of nov 24. Is the best time to go. There were lots of ppl there as well but not so overcrowded you can't enjoy it. Just means the trail was good and packed down. The views are awesome and the plane crash was.., idk. I felt kinda sad about it. I think the crash happened in 1946. Overall a nice and peaceful adventure!

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