2 months ago

There is a cairn where the Jouflas trail meets the McDonald trail (on the left), at the area where you can see down into a rock crevice, and it's the only visible indication of where to go. BE AWARE - this leads you off this trail and onto the Jouflas trail. We followed this and wound up getting off the trail and lost... there were a series of off-trail cairns that led us down a non-trail path, which was really annoying!!!! I guess that shows this happens a lot, so watch out! We weren't able to complete the hike. Luckily, we connected to the Jouflas trail and looped back around to get a great view from above, but we were hoping to hike in the creek, and get to the water. We were able to see another group make the same mistake and lead them toward the correct trail though, so at least we prevented others from doing the same. Pretty trail and area, but have to give it 1 star because of the misdirection on the trail.