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So beautiful here. Wish I could have seen more but I will be back for sure!

off road driving
5 days ago

The entrance of the trail cannot be found . At the end of the road you will enter into a private road where is one lane only and some construction.

7 days ago

The best part about his hike is the hiking itself. Maybe I went at the wrong time or just missed out on the awesome view like in the pictures but what I saw is just a little waterfall behind fallen trees and mud slides. The start of the hike is easy but as you get through midway it starts to be a bit tougher. Tougher as in that you have to go off trail and connect trails because of fallen trees and mud slides that destroyed the trail. Other than that the trail was good. Chances are I won't be doing his one again.

Today was the second time I've tried this hike, completed it today and made it to Maple Falls. It's beautiful, but somewhat difficult due obstacles on the trail. The bridge is washed out still so there's a sketchy detour up and around right before where the bridge was. Do not recommend for kids at all really, until it gets a little more cleared up. Overall, the weather was perfect and nice waterfall/scenery!

21 days ago

23 days ago

Not very well maintained as of 7/1/17 and very overgrown with poison oak. Otherwise a cool trail. Only 1.5 miles per Nisene Marks map.

Nice walk but be careful of a few landslides/obstacles on trail

1 month ago

on Terrace Trail

1 month ago

As previously stated, the "trail was difficult to follow near the stream. There were many fallen trees crossing the narrow path near the stream and an overgrowth of bushes."