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I always take the reviews with a grain of salt because experiences will differ person to person. I'm glad i did read them though and I still give this trail 5 stars because it was breathtakingly gorgeous. However, i would rate this harder than moderate only because of the elevation when heading back, narrowness of the trail itself, topped with sometimes having to climb over mother nature itself to get to the other side of the trail (youll see what I mean if you go!) :) That could be just me though! **Make sure you buy TecNu for when you shower that evening at home and you'll be good to go. There's no way around it...youll be covered in poison oak no doubt, but having TecNu to use later in the day will put your mind at ease. Bring plenty of water, bug spray if you wish, and sunscreen for good measure. I went late June and, if you go early enough, it's well shaded most of the time. P.s. drive up is scariest!

hiking
2 days ago

It's a nice trail with a lot of scenic views. It ends up near the river where you can have an awesome swim. The trail has several steep parts, but overall it's quite easy. Also, we noticed poison oak, so it's better to wear pants.

hiking
4 days ago

It was HOT, but a beautiful hike! Trails are pretty well marked. If you want to finish the whole hike take the left trail at the fork toward mile 3. Bring plenty of water especially in the summer. I drank about 84oz and we hiked from 7-11am.

mountain biking
9 days ago

Great scenery. Easy ride down to river. Not so easy coming back out.

hiking
10 days ago

Careful!!!!! There is poison oak!!!!! Its a fantastic trail and the scenery is amazing!

hiking
10 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

it's very nice

Was a great trail a little bit above moderate . definitely a challenge on the way back. Was beautiful. As others have said the trail gets a little confusing.Watch out for rattlesnakes I ran across to 3 foot One.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
17 days ago

We hiked and ran parts of the trail. We went to end of trail and cooled off in the river. A really pretty trail. Go early ...it gets very hot! Also, there was quite a bit of poison oak along the trail.

hiking
17 days ago

First trail we've ever done. We didn't make it to river or the end because it was getting hot and the whole way back is up hill. So we opted for the water falls instead

hiking
18 days ago

great trail only problem you must be prepared its all down hill to get to the water. all uphill going back. pretty hard for me.

hiking
18 days ago

Very fun and relaxing trail. Great views all around and the river at the end is such an amazing resting point.

Well I went here to trail run to the waterfall. It was great. There was a stream on the trail and a bit of mud

But the worst was at some point in time, the trail just ends at a stump. The upper trail starts leaning and banking towards the riverbed.

So I thought the riverbed would be the trail. It kinda was , then big fat rocks. That was the end. I returned. To the start

All in all. A 2 or 3 star run, but a 2 star hike. Couldn't get to the end

Also, I hear the fall is small, so...

The panhandlers are cool. They even showed me the gold they found.

Also there's a beach that's nice

hiking
21 days ago