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Beautiful, shaded and Easy even for the average hiker.

backpacking
26 days ago

There is a significant piece of this trail which is overgrown and hard to navigate between the dam and the Cow Camp. Hikers beware! Other than that, this is pure awesomeness. Just be prepared to fight brush for several miles if going from the Dam to Sword Lake, for example. My GPS said we hiked 17 miles, and it took 12 hours!

hiking
27 days ago

Beautiful hike, definitely moderate and may be difficult for beginners. San Antonio Falls overlook is beautiful but the actual SAF are easily missed if you don't go beyond the initial rocks. The trail down to the creek can be easily missed, but ask others on the hike and from my experience, everyone was friendly and willing to give you directions. I did both the hike up the SAF (ART overlook) and down to the stream and ended up doing 11 miles. Worth it! Very important, buy insect repellent (mosquitoes are aggressive lol) and of course, sunblock.

Really enjoyed this hike. First stopped at the north trail but decided quickly that it was too crowded. Drove a few minutes to the south trail and there was two cars there! We basically had the whole trail to ourselves (which we love). Beautiful sites to see and I loved all the dogwood blossoms throughout hike! I would definitely recommend it.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful. It smells amazing and it reminds us of how small humans are lol

Beautiful single track trails, with some amazing views and waterfall. Great for training or hiking.

Love this trail. There are many side trails and entrances which make it easy to get disoriented. Luckily there are always a lot of hikers, at least on the weekends.

I'm sure it would have been great had it been open. Closed.

Great trail! It ended up being almost 8.5 miles round trip if you go all the way to the creek.

trail running
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4 months ago

very easy, the trees are amazing.