Great trail for a good workout. Not too shabby views. Waterfall? More of a dam. Saw lots of liters...empty water bottles galore and even empty snack bags by the waterfall/dam. I didn’t have a bag so couldn’t pick anything up. Please please pack in , pack out! Disgusted by those who left garbage.

Trail is perfect for it so lots of bike coming down. Would recommend finding some where else to hike.

Awesome winter trail. Lots poison oak, great hidden falls to swim in summer

hiking
3 days ago

Great Hike! Takes about 3 hrs.

Great trail! Very well maintained and is wide so great for practicing social distancing.

Instead of starting at Cool we opted to begin the hike at the bottom of the Training Hill path in order to tackle the elevation first. There is parking along the road but it can be busy on weekends. Training Hill is pretty tough but once you get to the top it flattens out. Some of the trails are labeled and others are not but we had service for most of the hike. Also at the top the trails narrowed and were overgrown so pants may be recommended, as well as this is where you were the most exposed to the sun. We stopped at Cool halfway and restrooms were available (at the head of Knickerbocker trail), and there is also a general store and pizza ;)

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rocky
3 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Always incredible! Thank god it’s open

on Salt Creek Loop

hiking
4 days ago

Long downhill, most of it on a paved road, which was hot. Then you get a brief view of the river and then the trail becomes single-track, but what goes down must go up. The switchbacks are a killer. You climb 900 or so ft. in just a mile. Trail back to starting point is pretty. Don't think I would do this one again.

Just completed this hike last Saturday, and boy oh boy is it an obstacle for someone who hasn’t worked out in a while. We took the forest hill rd that led us there. The road was blocked so we found the little parking lot right before and parked there, others parked on side of cliff. So Going downhill to the waterfall was a breeze, we had to ask others which way to stay on track. My suggestion is to Follow the paved road, not the gravel road. It was 3 miles down to the waterfall and it was beautiful. Coming back up was all inclined hills. It took the wind out of me. But it was a definite work out. Took me 5 days to recover from aches. But I’m glad I accomplished it. Don’t think I’ll ever do again, but that’s me. Very beautiful scenery and so much nature. There are other little trails along the way. Might want to wear some sunblock, still have a mean sunburn all over shoulders. But then again we started at 12 and left at 4. Also the mosquitos are vicious. Might need bug spray.

Great hike. Went clockwise and was happy with the choice. There are some pretty steep and rutted sections that i was glad i was going down and not up. Definitely wear pants to protect from all the poison oak. There is a lot of overgrowth, could barley see the waterfall because of it. What I could see was really pretty tho and the river is gorgeous. Was great for a hot day, most of the hike is in the shade.

Just did this trail this morning and the All Trails app takes you the wrong way that DOES NOT lead you to a waterfall. When you first start and get to a fork in the trail, GO LEFT. We went right because the app says that’s the trail to take but it only leads you to floating bathrooms on the water. The trail to the right is good for a nice workout. All decline on the way down and incline on the way up, nice scenery and view of the water but no waterfall.

Did this trail last Sat. A couple of things. First off the park Ranger didn’t allow anyone to drive in and park. So we had to park on HWY and walk in which added an additional 1 mile. Then we were met by the Masses of people that came out due to state restrictions open. We also where NOT allowed to bring our pup down to the falls for some rando me reason, so we had to turn around and take the other trail which was all downhill and led us to old Foresthill road. At this point we realized that we need to somehow head back up to Foresthill Bridge but by then it was already about 90 and we had ran out of water. We attempted to walk back up by taking a trail that led us to a point unable to climb. By then I almost fainted and we ended up calling an UBeR to take us back to car. Probably won’t do this hike again.

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over grown
10 days ago

Way too much poison oak

Beautiful trail! I was a little bummed that there was no access to the river due to overgrowth/no trail but there was a waterfall on the way up that was breathtaking <3

6.14 miles. Mostly flat and shaded. About 3 miles in, there is a 1000 feet elevation gain for the next mile (cardiac hill), then downhill and back to starting point. Nice mellow hike except for the hill.

Easy nice walk down to the water. Be ready for the burn on the way back up.

hiking
13 days ago

Small waterfalls at the end of trail. But very difficult to find as overgrown trees & branches everywhere! Lots of poison oaks & hubby got a tick bite! Was ok , don’t think it was worth it !

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over grown
17 days ago

Nicely shaded and almost jungle-like (for the foothills at least), felt tropical with the humidity for first two miles or so. No issues with creek crossings. Good climb back uphill. Overgrown in parts and LOTS of poison oak. Parking might be an issue if you’re not there early.

Easy trail. Down hill the whole way down to a small waterhole. All uphill the way back. Not too much to see, a couple vista points. Overall a nice walk.

Had to do this hike twice to reach the waterfall, there is a fork, if you go right at the fork and take a dirt trail that trail goes downhill, at the bottom of this you’ll find floating bathrooms, bugs, mosquitos and spider webs and that’s it. If you go left and follow the pavement you’ll find the waterfall at the bottom, the way back is all uphill so be ready for that bum to burn!

All downhill in the beginning, but not too steep. All uphill back. About 1/3 of the trail was shaded (around 2pm) the rest was full sun

Wear long pants, trail is narrow with over growth. There’s a lot of different paths to take along the way, some lead you to water so you have to back track and go a different route. Hidden gems along the way, pretty views, streams, etc. not much shade in some areas, lots of horse poop.

The walk down was nice but going back up was mostly the hard part.

Steep climb if you take the loop counter clockwise. I recommend walking the loop clock wise for an easier hike. Beautiful small waterfalls, views of no hands bridge and America River.

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rocky
1 month ago

Great hike, the main trail is closed but surrounding trails are open. Just use those trails to this one and you’ll get to the waterfall dam. Worth the hike, started around 530 and back to the car around 8ish. Weather was perfect and no one was there because it was later in the day

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