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cind of hard but it was amazing

mini adventure and pretty falls

hiking
13 days ago

From the roadside parking, descend to the creek floor and hike upstream. You have to cross the creek below, walk through rock filled creek bed and reach the other side of the hill. A small hiking trail will be visible that climbs up the hill for a quarter of a mile. Took us 45 to 60 minutes from parking.

hiking
16 days ago

The waterfall at the end of the trail was beautiful, (like something from a fairytale) but the amount of trash and graffiti was pretty off-putting. Finding the path was also a bit difficult at first. To get to the waterfall: cross the streams, then walk into the barren rock desert. You wont see much for awhile, but once you see a large solid rock part of the hillside and if you look very closely you should see some water spewing down up in the hills to the left. Keep walking, and you should see a trail to your left. Walk up there (be careful, there's lots of mosquitoes so bring bug spray or you won't have a very good time up there)

Keep walking up the winding trail, and eventually you should find yourself at the end of the path and the roaring waterfall should be directly in front of you.

Best trail to get to icehouse saddle. Very remote. It's hard to keep the trail after the last river crossing, so use a GPS if you have it. There were tons of mosquitoes when I went, so bring bug juice or nets. My dog's paws were very sore the next days, so I don't recommend dogs over 40 lbs on the trail. There have been a decent amount of rockslides across the trail so watch your step.

So beautiful but it's sad that there's trash along the trail

hiking
24 days ago

If you are going out to do an easy short hike this is a hike for you if you don't care about all the graffiti and trash. Graffiti changes hourly. You may even get to see someone in action like I did. FYI, same guy who was doing ugly artwork, no talent, also was assaulting women on the trail. Yes it was a busy weekend.
Be careful, be aware, and take your trash with home with you.
The waterfall is nice, if you can make it past the 1st one you may like to venture to the above creek etc. just be really careful if you aren't a balanced somewhat experience hiker.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

A nice hike and waterfall at the end. Make sure to wear good shoes as you walk on almost all rocks for most of it.

moderate hike. one of my faves by far! the waterfall is amazing. just make sure you keep track of where you park your car as its easy to get a lil lost. you got to also make sure you follow the graffiti rocks to get to the water fall.