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10 days ago

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16 days ago

Beautiful waterfall at end of hike. Only problem is trash everywhere. Our group picked up 10 bags of trash and wish we had more bags. Unfortunately tons of graffiti and glass so be careful where you step. Please honor leave no trace and orange peels are not biodegradable!!!!

a lot a lot of rocks and graffiti but other than that after you get back to the little waterfall it's nice very small

It was a nice little family hike. We got to see Rams, a turantula and frogs. Only downside was tons of trash and graffiti.

hiking
27 days ago

It's a pleasant surprise to see a decent flow and current in the river! Though you only have to cross it once it seems like a cool place to just hang out by.

This short hike pays off well, but the trail is plagued by graffiti and trash. There are campgrounds nearby so the trail is probably pretty popular.

There are signs warning you of mountain lions closer to the water. Didn't see one myself but I don't usually see those signs unless one had been spotted recently. Take notice!

Make sure to take a carrier for your toddler or baby. We had to cross a rocky dried up river bed, then go up hill for about 1/4 mile. It can get pretty steep in some areas. The water fall was beautiful and worth the hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Getting to the waterfall was definitely worth the hike. Lots of rocks to walk over so you have to be careful. The walk to the waterfall was really cool because there were little creeks you can dip your feet in. The waterfall area was kind of small so you can't hang out for too long. Still pretty nonetheless!

Fun hike just lots of trash

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1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

It's a nice short hike, but an extreme amount of graffiti & lots of trash. Wouldn't go back

hiking
2 months ago

The falls are awesome, it's super tall and had a lot of water when we went in June. Lots of graffiti. We used our own trash bags we had on hand to gather trash out of the trail to the trash cans at the start of the hike. Lots of people and easy hike. Not a moment of solace kind of hike, which is why I give three stars. More like a Disneyland hike. Pretty short, not hard to get to but worth the trip and super cool for kids to see and get used to hiking and be happy to have found a cool waterfall in the hills. If you go past the small canyon where the falls are to the next little inlet to the left, there's another smaller falls and a great natural water slide. Be careful there though, if you break your ankle you'll need to be choppered out. It's a much harder hike with some bouldering required. The water slide was about an hour of fun for us. If you throw trash on the trail you're a jackass.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy hike, rocky start and incline finish to the waterfall. Didn't mind the graffiti but didn't like some of the trash. Good hike overall sweet spot for cool pictures and a couple hours to kill. Buy your parking permit at the ranger station before you hit the trail. it's five bucks just walk in ask for one, real easy, avoid the ticket