Explore the most popular walking trails near Lakemont with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Awesome views. Well marked. No pets down, across, and up the gorge.

Small hike but really nice!!

A lot of stairs but enjoyed and love how my legs felt after good work out for them! Would not take my dog to this! The stairs are not paw friendly and the also say they are not aloud of the floor of the gorge!

I love this trail. If you plan on hiking the gorge floor to sliding rock, get there early as they only give out 100 permits a day.

Great views and area, but was disappointed with how short the trail around the gorge was. The only difficulty was coming back up the numerous steps. Local farm to table restaurants in Clayton made up for the lack of challenge.

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1 month ago

An easy hike to a beautiful waterfall.

Beautiful scenery but take note: this trail on the app is not talking about the gorge floor. Hiking the loop across the suspension bridge is a lot of steps but nothing is better (but more difficult) here than the gorge floor leading up Sliding Rock Trail. Took my husband and I about 3.5 hours to hike (and climb and wade in freezing water) from the Jane Hurt Yarn Interpretive Center then down to the suspension bridge then further down to the gorge floor (no pets allowed on the gorge floor) then across the rocks and along the rocks all the way to Bridal Veil Falls. The real challenge is the 45 degree angle climb up Sliding Rock Trail for about .25 miles and then up to the South Rim trail and across the bridge and North Rim Trail back to the center. Difficult but so worth it! Permit is required to go down to the gorge floor (only 100 given out each day).

Beautiful scenery from both sides. Quite the workout if you decide to hike the trails from one side to the other. Take the stairs all the way down to the bridge, cross it, then come back up the stairs on the other side. It was abt 11,000 steps trail and steps.

Breathtakingly beautiful. There’s even stairs!

hiking
1 month ago

great trail and view.would rate it above easy though.

It was a nice trail with views and the suspension bridge was fun. Besides the stairs down to the bridge and up the other side, it was a very easy trail. Good views and a nice family loop trail. I took my 3 nieces ages 7,10, and 11. They hiked to loop with no problems. I would hike it again.

We love this for small children.

Enjoyable short trail. Beautiful area

Beautiful trail with some fun rock hopping. The trail goes pretty vertical on the south side of the gorge. Gorge floor permit is a MUST, as the floor was my favorite part of the hike.

Up close and personal. Gorgeous waterfall. April

Great time, a tough one but feels great afterwards.

Very easy trail, not much of a hike, but definitely one of the best falls in the state. Well worth it. Amazing.

I wouldn't give this an easy as the very beginning is climbing man made stairs in the side of a steep hill. the path is very unstable over tree roots & slippery rocks. It was well worth the the short answer distance to the beautiful falls. this app is awesome at helping to get directions & selecting the proper vehicle to take. The last 3 miles is dirt road through 2 creeks so if your in a car you could get water in your vehicle if it's been raining. Trucks & SUVs are better suited. Beautiful ride too.

Daughter was in a leg cast just in time for vacation so I needed some trails that were paved or easy to maneuver with our jogging stroller. This did the trick. We were able to hike along the river while the rest of our party did the stairs to the bottom of the gorge.

We wanted to do the entire loop, and web site says dog friendly. However dogs are not allowed on stair down to the gorge. My son and I did the stairs and my Husband has to stay with dog. That was very disappointing. We did do the north and south rim and both were nice walks dog friendly and beautiful views. Would like to do it again without the dog, but not sure I can do stairs again tomorrow. Only giving 4 stars, because info was wrong and not totally dog friendly.

hiking
2 months ago

Angel Falls and the smaller Panther Falls are the hidden gems of this area. Very close to the crowded Minnehaha Falls but with much less traffic. A very easy trail to follow along the creek.

Family location. Not really a hike but the falls are beautiful and worth the trip. Very busy on weekends and during tourist season.

Great day hike, EXTREMELY busy and lots of kids. $5 parking with lots of available spots. If you take the stairs then you get a great workout with beautiful views, definitely bring lots of water and snacks. Don't recommend if you have bad knees. The only trail that requires a gorge floor permit is Sliding Rock, and they weren't even giving out permits the day I went.

went here in 2009. beautiful dramatic scenery. easy trail

Easy walk if you stay on the rim trail above the canyon. The stairs are no joke if you venture into the canyon. If you go in, don’t stop at the bridge. Go on down to hurricane falls. Fantastic views and atmosphere.

Beautiful waterfalls. I come here mainly to use the stairs for exercise purposes. You’ll need to get there early to get a Gorge pass as they only allow 100 people into the gorge at any given time. Gorge is only open half the year so make sure you’re planning accordingly if you do decide you want to visit inside the Gorge. Inside the gorge you will find, sliding rock. There are also nearby campsites with electricity.

Easy trail. Great views. If you choose to go down to Hurricane Falls, you’ve got 1,062 steep stairs there and back.

lots and lots of stairs but worth the views

Was a great hike lot of stairs. Very beautiful worth every step!!!

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