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Short hike, both falls are gorgeous. Easy and fun.

Great for kids!

mountain biking
2 days ago

Beautiful view! Great hike for a good short cardio workout. Definitely will go again on a less cloudy day!

camping
19 days ago

Great clean campground. Outhouse and hand-pump water. Sites were very private. Trail was well kept and easy to follow. Great viewing platforms. Only down side is you can here some traffic but it was not a bother.
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A couple of good exposed rock vista's along and just below the Ridge 1.5m up the Ap. Trail. Trail head on hwy. 60 has facilities and parking.

Hiked this SOBO with a friend from work. My GF was hiking Blood with her ladies hiking group, so she dropped us off at Hogpen Gap with plans to meet her at the Byron Reece parking area.

The descent from Wildcat into Tesnatee Gap is quite steep and you would be well advised to bring some trekking poles.

Coming out of Tesnatee you will hit a 600' ascent to the Cowrock Mountain overlook. It's not a hard section as there are numerous switchbacks to help ease the elevation gain. Be sure to rest a few minutes and take in the view when you get to the overlook There are also a couple more views to the south (left if SOBO) just after Cowrock.

You will be walking on a fairly narrow ridgeline for part of the way which offers a great North and South view.

Be sure to relax and have a Pizza at Mountain Crossings when you reach Neel's Gap. You'll also get a chance to walk the only part of the AT which passes through a building. Sign the log on the left as you pass through.

Great short hike.

Did the Upper and Lower falls trails on Easter Sunday. Upper Trail is pretty, and the falls are nice. Lower trail is a little steeper and they are quite a bit less impressive. All in all, a good walk, decent scenery, pretty little campground area.

Fantastic view from Preachers Rock!