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Wow, I had no idea there is an old mining town on the other end of the Stevens Trail! It is a bit of a long drive out to the trail head on a very windy one lane road. The trailhead itself feels like it is somewhat in someone's back yard--it felt a little awkward being a first timer and being new to the east side of the trail. Very good vigorous hike though with a beautiful spot on he river at the bottom the could provide good swimming. The trail itself has eroded in some places and requires some sure footing at points so be careful.

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7 days ago

This was my very first hike very beautiful scenery I really wanted to see the waterfall but it was dried up we didn't make it down to the water because it seemed like the trail that my friends took at one time was not visible and we didn't want to take a risk and get lost the hike down was pretty easy but going back up very challenging I had a good workout I had a good time I would definitely come back here again

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8 days ago

The river was beautiful aqua color with good access to swimming holes. Accompanied by local golden retriever. Hiked under canopy of trees.

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8 days ago

Be careful not to get lost, there are too many trail routes to choose from. I liked the scenery and even thought there are a lot of steep narrow areas, I tried not to look down and went all the way to the river which was pretty and relaxing, but on the way up it was way harder and we ended up getting lost ( a homeless older guy scared my friend and she was walking way too fast) we should have stayed on our left trail up above, a straight path but took the right and had to climb big rocks and ended up on by the train track and a residential area, had to get a ride from a car going by because we were so tired and could not go back for another mile, We were all the way off. I think they should put more signs up or yellow bright tape to indicate where to go, because when we got lost I was really pooped out.

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27 days ago

I enjoyed the scenery on the way out a little too much. As a result, I got behind. Trail running the way back was a real good time.
It's possible to go off trail and spend some nice time by the river. There was a good amount of shaded area but there was also a portion where one is under the sun.

Great hiking trail. It was beautiful the entire way, great swimming hole on the bottom... Penny the trail guide-dog kept us company most of the way. I would definitely recommend.

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29 days ago

Great trail! Good distance for a day hike with some great views and secluded areas of the river are available. I'll definitely hike it again!

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1 month ago

This was a beautiful trail and a fun challenge. I didn't go the entire way because of the steep drop-off at one point of the trail and I am a baby when it comes to heights. I tried twice but just couldn't get my feet to move any further. I will attempt it again another time.

This trail has a great mix of forested areas and great views when the tree coverage breaks up.
I took my dog and he had the time of his life. I wish we could have made it to the river because that would really have blown his mind.