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what an amazing experience. will be my go to when I want a quick nature fix

1 day ago

The hike is actual two hikes in one. The hike to the trail up the fire road is wide and easy. There are shady groves along the way in case you need rest on hot day. When you get to the mouth of Eaton Canyon that's where the fun starts. You will cross the the creek a number of time as you wind up the canyon. You have to do some rock climbing because you will have to go over outcroppings of boulders. Once you reach the falls, it will be worth it. If you have shaky balance I would strongly recommend hiking poles. Also exercise patients as you will encounter folks coming in and out of the canyon. Over all the hike is great for the first time hiker, casual hiker, or hikers with some trails and miles under their belt.

Perfect for the occasional hiker.

2 days ago

This trail is rigorous! We hadn’t hiked in a very long time, and this trail was a fun and challenging return to one of our favorite pastimes. Make sure you’re okay with getting your feet wet because crossing over some parts of the water was tricky! My dog loved it too!

It brings a lot of memories ;)

Beautiful shady trail that is mostly flat or close to flat, takes you up to small falls and then if you scamper up some rocks, you can get to the larger falls. As of April 18,2018 waterfall was full. Did this hike on a Wed and plenty of people out so I would imagine it’s packed on weekends. One main trailhead starts you off. We came to a form and made the mistake to go right up Walnut Canyon. That was a HARD vertical climb on switchbacks. Finally realized we we’re going the wrong way, so we went back down and took the flatter trail down to falls. I would say waterfall trail is EASY in terms of exertion level but need a little technical skill for crossing stream and using rocks to walk across.

7 days ago

Beautiful covered moderate hike, but full of mountain bikers who don’t yield to hikers. Maybe there’s a time that they don’t go bonsai down, but at least 30 down on a Sunday morning at 9 am. Too bad, use to be a lovely shaded hike, but some bikers don’t say thanks to your shimming to the side and a couple may run you down. Ten years ago awesome, now it should just be a bikers trail because it’s dangerous for hikers.

Damm fammm dammm

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9 days ago

This is a nicely paved road suitable for biking, jogging and walking. Partially shaded, with restroom facilities not too far off the track. Check the calendar and watch out for the Flea Market. That won't preclude the use of the loop but it does make parking different - not impossible - just different.

Unfortunately, there seem to be quite a few rude and selfish pedestrians (jogging and/or walking) that seem to think that cyclists are not welcome on the loop. Funny because the loop started out as a cycling venue. Let's all share the road!

Near the end of the parking lot, once you pass under the bridge (I was going the wrong way I guess, I went clockwise), there’s a little dirt path that beers downhill. Take that to see some nice scenery, there’s a creek, and lush grass, takes you under the freeway underpass. Everyone is friendly, and it was not very busy. Enjoyable and perfect weather. Going down the path gives you speckled shade. Will definitely do this again.

11 days ago

Well it was a great trail. Can’t complain Iraq has better trails with some more adventure. For the people complaining about the trail I will politely say go screw your self and your little minds. Remember it’s a hiking trail that is moderate and not every trail is gonna be too your needs be happy Mother Nature doesn’t kill you or eat you alive. If you want a clean trail keep it clean if you want it to be less hard then it is then take your head out of your butt. Especially you Spanish speaking lady. Don’t go unless you are ready for it. Dumbasses

Easy trail. Small waterfall into shallow pool, good for kids and dogs to take a dip.

17 days ago

I loved the waterfall. The trail had a lot of creek crossings so don’t wear shoes you won’t want to get wet. Lots of dog poop on the trail, which is inexcusable considering there are baggies provided at the beginning of the trail. Got there early, trail had a couple of other groups on it. On the way out, there were massive groups of school kids and nature walks and the parking lot was full. Also, no one wants to hear your phone blasting your crap music. Turn it off!

Loved the water and rocks! Enjoyed the waterfall at the end, of course.

simplemente hermoso un lugar muy agradable...

Fun hike with a busy stream, several waterfalls (maybe more than usual due to the extra rain we've gotten this year?), various terrain, street parking. Starts off with steep-ish fire road descent, crosses a bridge, down a dirt path, then along the creek bottom to the big waterfall at the end. Lots of rock-hopping creek crossings and climbing over/around rocks. Out and back type of trail, so everything in reverse, including the steep-ish ascent back up at the end. We went on a Sunday afternoon and it was very busy with people of all ages (little kids to seniors) and several dogs. Should be ok for everyone if you take your time. This was my first hike and it was a little challenging in places, but in a good way.

23 days ago

Great trail if you get there early. Next time will go down the side entrance before the gates open. I'd do it again to explore Henniger Flats and Echo Mtn, but the main trail gets too crowded to really enjoy it. Constant people around and a lot of discarded trash and animal feces owners don't pick up. Beautiful hike ruined by people. Would rate a 5/5 if it weren't for that.

Loved taking the trail. However it’s very crowded at times. I recommend finding the smaller trails on the side to get some more intimate walking areas.

30 days ago

Go UNDER the bridge trail to get to the waterfall. With spring run-off your shoes WILL get wet crossing the stream (multiple crossings to get there & back). Parking overflow is down & right as you come down the entrance road. Restroom inside Nature Center. Crowded trail but worth it.

hermoso río y bonita cascada ! Solo que es muy concurrido .

1 month ago

Wide trails!

1 month ago

Great winter/spring hike in cooler weather.

I loved it! Only hiked for 6 miles but it was worth it, mostly uphill so not for beginners, it’s great for building up stamina for more difficult hikes. I’d definitely recommend it.

1 month ago

Loved it! Especially in the rain

1 month ago

I imagine it may be nicer during the week, but very crowded on a Sunday morning, even in early February. We picked up lots of trash (wrappers and empty chip bags) near the base of the waterfall :(

Quick hike with my dog. Beautiful waterfall at the end of the trail but there is some scrambling and crossing of streams. Overall, I enjoyed this hike in the middle of the week starting at about 11am and at the end of February! Not too hot!

2 months ago

Hmm...I only clock about 6 miles up to Henninger based on where I start I’m assuming. Not much scenery and no shade. If you want to build your tolerance of going up hill, I’d recommend this hike. Otherwise, there are other hikes that have a lot more going on (optically).

Can get very crowded. Get there early morning or late in the day to avoid the crowd.

Great hike, kid friendly, beautiful waterfall at the end.

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