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Beautiful trail. A little more strenuous than it's moderate rating but definitely enjoyable. Will certainly be back.

Anyone know the story behind the old car in the back section of the loop?

14 hours ago

Beautiful waterfall but be prepared for a steep hill and a bit of climbing. My 8 year old didn't have a problem but my 4 year old needed a fair amount of help. Still worth it. Very pretty.

Easy to access via a paved trail. There's a dirt path that leads down to the creek and then back to the waterfall. Easy walk for my 4 and 8 year old.

18 hours ago

Awesome view!

This is why I hike! Great trail, lots of uphill but nothing technically challenging. Glorious view at the top.

fun hike with young boys today. Beautiful falls and creek.

1 day ago

I completed this trail this weekend. The hike in was easy going for me. The hike back to the car was tough, but was exactly the challenge that I was looking for. As others have commented, there was a lot of trash, but it was mostly in the first 2 miles from the Welcome Center.

Great trail with lots of fantastic views and varied terrain. Starts along the auxier ridge, goes to courthouse rock (climb up the thru the crack onto the top of the formation if you're daring enough!), descends along Auxier Branch trail following a beautiful stream, climbs back up to Double Arch (one of the best views in the entire gorge), then goes back to the parking lot along the ridge line road (closed to vehicles). ~8 miles, a bit strenuous, but well worth the effort!

Awesome Trails!! Amazing views and awesome overlooks of the beautiful mountains.

It's a pleasant trail but badly in need of maintenance - although the "closed" boardwalk section was easily passable. I would agree with other reviewers that this is an easy trail, not moderate.

1 day ago

Nice place to hike. I wouldn’t recommend if you are bringing young children due to the steep drop offs.