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Pretty steep initally for about 10 to 15 minutes then it becomes a nice moderate incline. Quick hike. took me about half an hour to get to the top. Beauitful views. Lots of cool mushrooms around. Worth it.

By far my favorite hike. In the world. The terrain is always changing and it's so fun to find all the arches. The trail is hard to determine at points but look for the cairns and worn paths on the rock and you should be able to figure it out. There is some climbing involved. Absolutely beautiful trail though. Go early and pack enough water.

Beautiful trail! I got lost several times as the trail is not marked much if at all, and freshly fallen leaves covered what remains of the trail. Camped in the cave/overhang and really enjoyed the views of the lake. I had company as one of the local dogs came sniffing around and joined me for dinner, then came back in the morning and seriously led me back to my car. Sweet sweet dog, it must belong to one of the locals as it had a bright orange collar on it that said “I live here, Cove hollow.” Definitely will be back, next time with a compass!

If you do the small trails off the loop the mileage will be more. We went clockwise and encountered a tough spot 3/4 of the way. A rope would make that easier for less agile folks. We had a great hike and loved it.

hiking
21 hours ago

This trail is pretty awesome and difficult in the sense that you have to pay attention to where you're stepping all the time. Some parts were a bit difficult to maneuver and I didn't even attempt climbing the rope at the end ,but my boyfriend made it up to the top. We went on a Tuesday in September and we were the only ones on the trail the whole time. Keeping that in mind, there are a lot of spider webs when you're the only one on the trail. We will be returning to this trail as it was very interesting.

hiking
22 hours ago

We really enjoyed the hike. Challenging toward the top and not that crowded during the week. Will defiantly go back!

Good place to check out the waves, incredibly blue water, and its pretty much an extension of the China Walls. As mentioned, it's not a trail!

4/5 because it's not a trail, but I would suggest friends to check this out if they came to Oahu.

Great trails! Many cliff overlooks, a few areas of steep bluff trails, and a lot of beautiful nature. I went a few days after heavy rain and only found a couple of small muddy areas. Met only 3 other people while on the trail, extremely quiet and peaceful! Would not recommend small children, some areas of trails are narrow at some areas of bluffs.

Does anyone want to buy my reservation? Oct 21-23 weather isn’t looking good and I’m not willing to take any chances. Did this hike last year and was reallly looking forward to it. 4802905744

nice little hike through the woods and by a beautiful river. stopped when we got to a bunch of trees that were down, but now realizing we could have climbed over and gone further, will go back to check it out. probably wouldn't drive a long distance to do this hike.

What a perfect trail for families with kids or older adults! Plenty of rocky spots and mini caves for our preteens to climb while waiting for the little ones to catch up. Lots of areas with gently flowing water, so pack a change of shoes for everyone. We found unusual mushrooms and cool small creatures.

Amazing views, difficult trail.

Went at sunset and it was amazing!

great hike! sooo much to see. did the hike clockwise, which i recommend especially with kids. the lower loop has so much history and the upper loop has great views.

Fun little outing! We did this after Steamboat Rock. Interesting rock formations and history. Would be good for family's.

Serene and perfect for a weekend afternoon

This is a difficult hike up the falls, especially if it has rained the day before. Absolutely gorgeous falls as it has been a rainy summer. Plenty of places to get in trouble but well worth it. Go to the left trail loop to start as it is the most difficult. Enjoy!

Snow, ice, and mud, but a great hike! Somehow I didn't make it to the falls, the trail just ended at the river. I'll go back in the summer and see where I went wrong. The road is closed so you have to hike in from the main road.

Did this trek on Saturday, 10/6. Flat trail with some serious mud holes. Jeep Wranglers and other 4WD vehicles were on the trail as well. The trail goes along the coast and the views are spectacular. Only one section where you had to go uphill because the trail/road had fallen into the sea.

The road to get to the trailhead is rough and parking is limited but for the sights you encounter on this trail those are a small price to pay. Shining example of what the Natural State has to offer.

hiking
1 day ago

Maybe because my expectations weren't high but I ended up loving this trail. It has a beautiful natural bridge, waterfall and cave. Would return in a heartbeat.

Best trail I’ve been on in a long time!

Georgia state parks never cease to amaze me. This trail was absolutely beautiful and a wonderful hike right on the creeks edge

hiking
2 days ago

the trail was really nice and our dogs loved it ! wide path !

Great little hike

What a hike. I went this Sunday, October 14th, and the trail was pretty crowded. Parts of it were significantly muddy and rocky parts were basically a creek, with water flowing over the rocks on an incline, so I would recommend waterproof shoes if you're going after a heavy rain. The views were incredible, and I was thoroughly exhausted by the end of the hike. If you are going, I recommend looking at Hike the Hudson Valley's trail guide, as it's very helpful to get a visual look at each turn to get you from the parking lot through the entire hike.
For probably half of the hike, I was walking alone (solo hike but I kept running into people) with a smile on my face. I stopped often to admire the fall foliage (near peak right now! Golden leaves abound!) and pine trees along the quartz rocks. From the start at the lake back to the same spot it took me about 4 1/2 hours.

A well balanced trail, with a beautiful hike along a creek at the base, really awesome rock features along the way, and amazing views at the top. A hiking stick does help as it's pretty slick on the inclines/declines. As well, wear some layers given the elevation change as it can cool down quite a bit at the top if the sun is covered by the clouds. And, do yourself a favor and hike the extra .7-1 mile to Myrtles Point. The view there are unbridled. One of my favorite trails I've done even next to some great trails in RMNP and Zion!

Who doesn’t love MCNP?!? Just go, enjoy, take the kids! Depending on your tour as to the length you’ll be in the cave. Do them all it’s worth it! Just remember to buy your tickets way in advance of your planned visit to ensure you’ll have a spot you want!

walking
2 days ago

Come on now! If you don’t know the significance of this place gtfoh!!! If you’re into spelunking of course it is your Mecca! Pretty easy jaunt! Keep kids and pets in check though since it’s kind of a scared spot for some of us!

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