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Great hike. A bit challenging for some at certain points. Amazing views hiking right along the edge. You cross a couple creeks but you don't get wet. A very nice waterfall I wasn't expecting as well. The best part was relaxing next to the raging water. Very high and fast with all the rain and snow so he cautious.
Nice long leisure hike. Our group went during the weekdays so there were little to none human traffic there. The hike does get narrow at some points and you are literally walking next to the edge of the cliff. Be careful and mindful. Although it has the most beautiful views one can ask for. The ladybugs were a sight for sore eyes this time of year. The hike back was a doozey for some due to the incline. Have fun and be safe. IMO, this trail will destroy you if you are not active outside of hiking.
it's a good hike, but when I went 3/12/2017 the trail was in need of some upkeep. lots of limbs over the path and overgrown plants. in some places the trail looked like it was about to wash away in the next storm. Came with my dog and we left with about 8 ticks...that I've found so far anyway. However, there were some very pretty waterfalls and vistas. the river was also on point, beautiful azure and high flow. was nice to dip my feet in before heading back to the trailhead. I'm not a quick hiker and I did this trail in about 3 hours and I did not see a single soul in or out, and this was a Sunday.
Been coming here for 10+ years so I cannot keep track of the number of times I've been to Stevens. It never gets old. It's wonderful for dogs and tail running too! If you let your dog off leash, be sure to check it for ticks. I've never got poison oak. I wash my clothes and dogs when I get home. But the ticks are repulsive. Found one on me and 1 on each dog yesterday. Luckily none were latched... the views are ridiculous and the river is raging right now so that makes up for the occasional parasite :\ Soon the canyon will be filled with an array of gorgeous wild flowers. In the summer it gets hella hot so go early and bring water. I've heard about people getting sick because of the heat and the trek uphill back to the trailhead.. this trail sure has become more popular throughout the years. Must be due to apps like these :|
Great little jaunt! Wildflowers are in bloom now and there are panoramic views peppered throughout the entire hike. Also lots of pretty little sections of trees overhanging the trail with sunlight dappling through. Lots of poison oak beginning to leaf right now. Doesn't infringe upon the trail but is just alongside, so be aware. Took a dip - totally refreshing but also mind-numbingly cold, so stay close to shore and obviously avoid the current. Nice climb back out of the canyon - great bit of cardio!
I hiked this by myself yesterday. It's true that coming back up is pretty steep, but the trail is wide enough in that area so taking a break isn't an issue. I took the hikers path across the waterfall on the way out, and crossing that spot was pretty dodgy. I had to ask a fellow hiker where the trail actually went because it wasn't clear. On the way back, I took the bikers trail across the waterfall and that was the steepest/only difficult part for me. The views were great and the water was so blue!
This was a beautiful hike. Pretty easy hike in but definitely a lung burner on the way back for moderately fit person. We crossed at least 4 creeks/waterfalls. One was a little dangerous but I felt fine crossing. We took an alternate route back since we didn't want to get our feet soaked again. Sometimes the trail is an old logging road, sometimes a hard packed dirt trail and sometimes a bit rocky.
Great trail. I did this last weekend. It is well marked and has a good size parking lot. There are some really good look outs over the river. Around the 1.5-2 mile mark there is a split in the trail. If you go straight there is a fairly difficult stream crossing. Its short but if you slip its a good 20 foot fall. With all the rain we have had it was really flowing. I would suggest taking the lower path to the right. They both meet back up in about 0.25. In the last mile there are some small cut off that let you walk down to the water. Over all great trail