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Long, tedious, and boring walk through the woods and grassy meadows to a most epic waterfall. Totally worth it, though next time I'd definitely pick a trailhead closer to the falls themselves. It rivals 3 Sisters in awesomeness, without the white knuckle drive and precarious descent/ascent. If you want to take someone to a waterfall that doesn't have the agility to do the ones out east, this is the spot. If you're with someone who's coordinated, go for a little bouldering jaunt from the top of the falls down to the bottom. Loads of fun. On the weekends I'm sure there's tons of dudes flying past on mountain bikes at mach 10, so I'd pick an off peak time to go, if you march the whole thing out and back from Black Mountain Road. Enjoy!

mountain biking
10 days ago

Good short trail. Took my small dog and she had no problem finishing this trail. Good for something quick and easy.

Bridge right over the water. Very scenic and beautiful. Easy walk and great for cyclists too.