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Very nice hike. The falls are beautiful, even in September. The first part of the trail is an old logging road, so it is still somewhat paved, but the rest is dirt. Much of the route follows the creek, so it is very lush with plenty of ferns and flowers. We hiked on a weekday and saw about 20 people total, so not a busy trail. Most people seem to take the most direct out and back route to the falls. We did a loop to add additional distance and hardly saw anyone on the secondary trails. Our favorite part of the hike was along the north trail - you have some elevation gain, but it's not difficult, and then once you are up on the hill, it is a very easy and relaxing hike through the forest.

hiking
5 days ago

Ran this a couple times, peaceful and pretty

No bugs. Well maintained trails. Lovely forest.

for its sheer beauty!

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail with a lot of wildlife.

trail running
1 month ago

gorgeous trail that follows river, mostly flat. would be five stars except sections of trail veer away from river and are less scenic.

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