hiking
2 days ago

Out to the rocks

Complete both the creek/waterfall hike and the top of the world hike,this trail is definitely not for beginners,a lot of inclines getting the the destination as well as on the way back,signs are a bit confusing at times,views are well worth the hike though but definitely a challenge getting to them,me and my hiking crew took about 9 hours to both trails that’s of course with stops in between,I would recommend to do one or the other in one day,lots of bugs out there too,there can be trafficked areas in the trail,bikers,hikers,and runners,need to pack a lot of water and extra food for energy if planned to do both trails in one day,overall it was a good trail.

hiking
2 days ago

Not for beginners.. lots of incline,signs can get a little confusing at times. Lots of different trails you can break off to. Worth the views but you are going to work for it.

hiking
2 days ago

Best part is that the trail is heavily shaded 90% of the time. Worst part is the bugs. We all came come with 10-20 mosquito bites each. If you follow the all trails map it will take you to the very top of the waterfall and the creek that feeds it. When you get to the end (at the top of the fall) you can climb up a few yards and get to some boulders where you can look out and see the actual waterfall and the valley below. Some areas were pretty steep incline. Total miles 10.5 (one wrong turn from AL the map). No ATT cell service so make sure to load the map before getting into Arnold.

hiking
bugs
3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

We completed this hike in addition to top of the world trail and the san Antonio creek falls overlook trail at 12 miles total roundtrip and exactly 7 hrs later. parked at logging museum. We did stop and eat and enjoy the amazing views but we did not take long breaks. This has lots of inclines and switchbacks so be prepared! For beginners doing this hike bring lots of water. we saw people who were struggling on the inclines and steep downgrades and emergency crews did come up for someone at one point. Pictures do not do justice for this hike by any means. we came across a few people who were lost and confused from these directions on map. not sure how so many people got lost but we ended up telling people how to get to waterfall. so make sure you do your research and download map before coming. no cell service at all. For the most part it is well shaded.

on Arnold Rim Trail

hiking
bugs
10 days ago

Great hike. Parked at logging museum and there’s also a lake/picnic area next to the museum. Hike starts out paved for about a mile until you reach SanAntonio trail, keep following that. Eventually 3ish miles in you’ll come to a fork where u can continue straight (i think thats for an overlook), or you can take the sharp right switchback to continue to the TOP of the waterfall. Not sure if there’s a trail for the lower falls but would be nice! Trail ends at the top of the falls, and you can also continue up a short rocky path to get to a higher rock area with great views. See photos! Also hike is shaded almost the entire way!

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bugs
11 days ago

I loved it... even with all the bugs during the part where you walk between the newly closely growing cedar... after the paved road ends. The dogwoods were in full bloom and t was AWESOME!!! Also there were enough people walking it to not feel alone but not enough to bother you... maybe saw 10-15 people all day ;) hung out at the lake after, all in all a lovely day

hiking
14 days ago

Actually made it to the top this time! The sign are confusing as others mentioned but just keep going up and following the arrows!

hiking
18 days ago

felt like a very long walk in the woods in my opinion as there’s so many different paths that can be confusing. When looking at the posts standing, there are actually a variety of entrances from private property I believe going into the Arnold rim trail itself. So be on the lookout of the posts and if you want to get to the overlook of the falls make sure you follow the signs of the falls. What helps is reading the posts carefully as there are some that say “not an exit” “private property”. If you end up going in those you end up not going to the overlook. So make sure to avoid that. There will be also be a part where the post says San Antonio creek. If you want to go to the creek maybe to refill water with a filter, go! However make sure you keep following the sign leading to San Antonio falls overlook. It sounds common sense with what I’m writing but the amount of different trails that come along the way just make the hike a bit confusing as I got lost a couple of times. Hope my directions help. Parked from logging museum only to make it to the overlook which is about 5 miles in from the parking lot. Took about 4 hours out and back. So completed 10 miles! Trail itself is kinda unpredictable as it’s like a rollercoaster of a hike. Many uphill and downhill and narrow trail. Do your best to practice social distancing. Bring tons of water for yourself as the creek is opposite of that of the overlook. I had about 2-3 liters. I’m 5’2 and very average in terms of day hikes but I made it!

Great hike. Mostly shady. If you want to go to the actual falls, follow San Antonio creek trail. We hiked to the overlook and it was 11 miles. Park in logging museum lot. Beautiful.

hiking
26 days ago

BEWARE: Many confusing signs, took two wrong turns in an attempt to get to the falls, when you get to the fork that says equestrian bypass, DO NOT GO TO THE RIGHT, its a DEAD END! although it is a nice picnic spot, its not the falls, go to the left. later on you'll arrive at another split, with no sign whatsoever, go to the right, its a sharp right, THAT will take you to the falls, the left will take you to the OVERLOOK, not the falls, which you'll have to climb GIANT rocks in order to even see the falls! best of luck, nice hike, kinda steep at times, I'm approaching 300 lbs but I made it, its doable.

hiking
28 days ago

fun hike lots of wild life and mushrooms. It wasn't terribly hard to do with the exception of the incline going down to the falls my toes were hurting pretty bad by the time we made it all the way down. lots of shade and relaxing.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with some challenging elevation. Highly recommend going on top of the rocks to the left of the waterfall. You’ll see a small trail before the fall.

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bugs
rocky
1 month ago

Very nice shady trail. The waterfall was amazing. You have to climb up the rocks to get there. It was a great spot for our meal. The inclines on the way back were a bit grueling but we survived. There were a good amount of people with dogs on the trail as well a some mountain bikers. I was dissapointed to see so much dog poop people didn't pick up. Rude. In all I recommend this trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike. Took a few wrong turns, as the trail markings were a little confusing at times. Lots of shade and amazing view.

hiking
1 month ago

You can turn this trail into a loop if you hang a right at the Equestrian Bypass 2.2 miles in from the Logging Museum, making it a 5.1 mile loop hike. Visit the Arnold Rim Trail website for more details. They call it the San Antonio Creek Loop. Heres the link: https://arnoldrimtrail.org/trail-information/arnold-rim-trail-map/ Great loop, but beware, you will have to cross the river on foot if you take the Equestrian Bypass. Theres no bridge or log to cross over on. We opted to take off our shoes and cross barefoot. In mid April the river came up to the top of our thighs. Cold!!! And intimidating in a thrilling way. We made it and will do it again. Altho I might bring my river sandals next time. Rocks underfoot in the river were a bit slippery and "ouchy." Overall the loop is one Ill do often. Great excercise. Plenty of good ground if youre a runner, which I am. So Ill go back. Ill just better prepare for the river crossing.

hiking
muddy
snow
1 month ago

park at the logging museum. nice wooded trail very easy to get to. there was snow and some really muddy sections. For most of the trail there are no views, but you can hear the creek. recommend doing the San Antonio creek overlook on the way back. you can continue on that trail and then it will come to a dirt road which you can take to get back to the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

It was nice trail. The view is breathtaking

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Nice trail. Rugged up and down. Can’t wait to explore more. We

hiking
2 months ago

AMAZING trail - so peaceful. Not too challenging but still a nice way to get some exercise. Went back to do it a second time, but the road to the trail is closed. Generally closed until around May 1 according to their site, depending on weather. Thought it would be open because of no snow but not the case, so definitely check before going :)

hiking
3 months ago

Good moderate trail. We started hiking at the White Pines Lake since we couldn’t find parking by the museum and the trail head. It’s a nice and shady trail with lots of smaller ups and downs. However, pretty high trafficked. I recommend going up to the Falls overlook, for a great rocky area and nice views. We backtracked after the Overlook, then we took the trail going down to the creek and the waterfall. The water flow in the creek was low when we went; the falls were nice but small. I could see this being a great waterfall, if the water flow is high. Also, I saw a lot of dogwood trees. I think this hike would be lovely in May, when the dogwoods are in bloom.

on Arnold Rim Trail

horseback riding
blowdown
3 months ago

Trees blown across trail at time of ride. Will probably be cleared rapidly.

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icy
snow
4 months ago

hiking
icy
snow
4 months ago

Great trail. I parked at the school near the museum. There was snow on the trail and you can easily get a little confused on where the trail continues in certain sections. However use the map on this app and don’t get discouraged from the trees that block the trail. I had to go under, over and around them bc they blocked some areas. But you will find a post that displays which way to go. Didn’t wear snow pants but I was ok. But definitely wear a waterproof jacket bc the snow from the branches falls off and sprinkles all over you. Be careful of snow chunks falling off the branches, it can hit you on your head. Didn’t finish the trail bc I started at 11 am and made it back at 3pm to make it before sundown.

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