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This was a little hard to find but definitively worth searching for! Easy trail, dog friendly and pretty falls! I’m assuming there maybe multiple entrances. I recommend to look for a parking lot off of 41. We went a few weeks ago (end of May) and the weather was perfect!

It was a beautiful hike up to the waterfall. Tried to get to second waterfall but my dog would not cross the log! We went early got crowed by 10.

training hike no time to stop and take pics.

Falls were full of water and lots of wildflowers. The trail has been cleared of all down trees except for one near the beginning. We started from Cedar Valley side and ended up going all the way to Sugar Pine because we walked past the trail to Red Rock falls (looking for larger falls) . We did stop on way back and nice place to sit and relax. We had no problem getting over the creek that had the log with the rope and even saw a sure footed golden retriever walk across. Bring bug spray!

This trail was gorgeous! The first waterfall is spectacular, but the hike up to the second is beautiful as well. Only downside was the mosquitos that would descend every time we stopped, so take your bug spray. Otherwise I can not recommend this trail enough. The falls were roaring! The river was so full you have to cross a log with a rope above the first falls but the upper part of trail is worth it and is very different than the bottom. Also saw lots of wildflowers throughout.

We loved the trail. If you are attractive to mosquitos bring repellent. The waterfalls were beautiful. Saw a fair amount of people, some dogs. The log crossing with the rope was up, so it must have been fixed since previous reviews. Trail is a bit longer than stated. I think our recording was 6.1 miles total.

There used to be a very sturdy log bridge at the Hwy 41 trailhead. My friend & I hiked from the Sugar Pine Trailhead to the Hwy 41 trailhead but stayed on far side. We hiked out and back. Then if one wanted, move car to the Hwy 41 trailhead & hike the trail toward Corlieu Falls & Cedar Valley staying on highway side of Lewis Creek. I do not know a way one could hike from Sugar Pine end to the Cedar Valley end without crossing on the log with the rope without moving the car. We do not know why the sturdy log bridge with a flat walking surface and wooden handrail was removed or not replaced.

hiking
1 month ago

Tried to get to this yesterday May 11 and couldn’t even get to the trailhead because of the snow. Might have been crossable in a 4wd car. It started about 12 miles from the trailhead. Recommend waiting a couple of weeks unless you have snowshoes and 4wd

Parked at second trail head off 41 and went up to Red Rock Falls first then came down to Corlieu Falls to end the hike. Amazing falls. Not very difficult to get too. Is there any other way to cross creek easier than the log with rope to get to Red Rock Falls? Would love to take my son with me next time just looking for an easier way to cross.

Very nice and beautiful! Though there are fallen trees you can see effort being made to clear them. The waterfalls were very pretty. Make sure you have mosquito repellent!

As of today, most of the trees are cleared. A group with chainsaws came through and cleared it on my way back for this hike. Also, many people were confused but go left at the sign instead of right if you take the entrance right off of 41. Cross the tree with the rope.

off road driving
1 month ago

Fire road loop go by waterfall

off road driving
1 month ago

Most difficult

lots of fallen trees blocking trail

I normally love this hike, but there are dozens of fallen trees across the trail right now. It's still passable, but it's in a strong need of maintenance.

tons of people. like, unreal number lots of fallen trees that made it difficult with deuter & osprey child carriers

off road driving
1 month ago

Did this trail in April. The big fire roads were all open however smaller trails were closed and trees were blocking trail. Me as my buddy went in dirt bikes and still had a blast just wished the smaller trails were open

Awesome trail! We only hiked to the Corlieu Falls. Beautiful Falls!!! Beautiful scenery!! Trailhead off of 41 was easy to find. We found the trail easy to follow. Alot of fallen trees across the trail which we all found an adventure and fun!! Plenty of places to stop and enjoy the scenery and more importantly to catch our breath. We would definitely complete this trail the next time we are in the area. Highly recommended!!!

Beautiful waterfall and area in general. Lots of downed trees to climb over or under. The ticks are definitely out already. Enjoy!

The weather was perfect so that helped. mix of flat, uphill, and lots of scenic views. I took my 8 and 6 year old boys. I was a little nervous going up the side of mtn with them, just went slow. We made it to the waterfall but I think there was still more to hike. Other than that, great trail!!

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off trail
scramble
snow
2 months ago

Many moon ago (26yrs), experiences this area with Southern Yosemite Mountain Guides that only been in business for 3yrs. Our group of 7 and two young hardy Monster guides treck this 4 nighter/ 5 day’er backpacking adventure that never fell short of spectacular, for example enjoying a golden trout cut-up into sushi from this alpine lake. Outstanding view of Mount Whitney,Sideview of Half Dome not to leave out the Stargazing at night!

Great trail, with beautiful waterfalls. Lots of down trees, but easy to navigate around them.

Nice hike, 20 downed trees along the route but are easy to maneuver over or around. Great view of the waterfall and overlooking the forest.

I love this hike!!! Parked at Cedar Valley trail head. It was hard to follow the trail at points because there are so many trees & branches down. The falls were BEAUTIFUL!!! Well worth climbing over, under and around felled trees.

NOTE: the distance and route has been updated for this trail with my recording. Distance is much more accurate but note that the trail now skips Chain Lakes as I did not visit that section! There’s still a yellow waypoint and it’s easy to walk along the trail and get there.

UPDATE: Found a tick on my back the day after doing this hike. Removed it but had to go to urgent care for a preventative antibiotic. Use really good repellant and do a thorough check after hiking! Lyme disease is no joke Really nice trail! Starting from the south entrance, lots of downed trees (fun to climb over and under!). The first waterfall is gorgeous!!! A little beyond that, the river was too high to cross if you stayed on the trail. We were able to hike a bit north of the trail and found a place to cross, thanks to a downed tree, plus some well placed rocks (slippery - be careful!). Also, the end of this particular hike is not marked at all. Because the actual trail on the ground continues, we only found out by checking the AllTrails map that we were well past the Lewis Creek Trail and near Sugar Pine. Made for a longer hike than planned but it was a great day!

Great trail a lot of trees down

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