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trail running
1 day ago

I use this trail 3-5 times a week to run or hike with my dogs. It is not a bad trail at all and I have got some beautiful pictures from it. It can get very muddy and overgrown but that's half the fun I think. There are a couple different trails to take depending on what you want to do. The creek can be a fun place to take kids or dogs as well. Watch out for deer and horses too

Enjoyed it. Was more easy than moderate with exception of the big hill on backside (orange trail). Couldn’t get to he waterfall because it was across the creek and it was 30 degrees outside but could see it from a distance and hear it. Will be back in summer.

great trail but not clearly marked.

The trail was fairly easy; but has amazing views! I highly recommend it. Many areas to stop for a rest or just to take in the amazing energy there.

1 day ago

My daughter and I enjoyed the nice easy stroll. This trail has nice little water falls and you could swim in the river off a big rock. We enjoyed it!

2 days ago

Hike here weekly. Just enough to get the heart rate up and enjoy being out.

very nice trail! and really cool waterfall.

Some one has their cat on a leash. Very cool.

trail running
3 days ago

No dogs allowed but great short hike/running trail.

Lots of hills.

5 days ago

Did the Natural Arch trail only and then went to the Panoramic Tail and did it both great and well worth the effort, amazing views.

Ok hike. Pretty but nothing exceptional.

Beautiful and pretty easy. Not much up and down. Even prettier if you continue past the falls to where the creek meets the river.

Amazing views, not too difficult. Just too many people, but still worth it.

Fairly easy hike and well worth the view! There’s quite a few stairs to get to the arch, but overall not too bad! We also took 3 dogs and didn’t have any issues getting them there.

me my wife and 7 year old hiked this trail, I am a complete beginner and I weigh over 300lbs. going down was no problem at all but coming back up was a complete killer for me, my wife and child struggled a little bit but there are benches every so often so you can rest. looking forward to hitting it again next year after I lose a few more pounds!!!

7 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous falls. A hidden gem! Far bigger than I expected, and in a gorgeous clearing. Granted it had just rained a lot, so the falls were probably bigger than in dry seasons. Easy to get behind the falls and up on top. The trail is just vague paths made by other people. Be prepared to get your feet wet, you cross the creek 10 or so times depending on which paths you take. It's too deep to avoid wet boots! But very worth it.

From the parking, go past the one lane Bridge, past the bathroom, and down the road 50 steps or so to the right is the trailhead. If you follow the creek, you can't miss the falls. There are many paths, my advice is to take the most straightforward one, even if you have to cross the creek. Your feet are gonna get wet no matter what, and you come to a lot of dead ends if you don't follow the creek closely. Gorgeous hike, not very strenuous. A little over a mile and a half one way.

7 days ago

Great trail with many photo opportunities and like the last review seemed longer than it was marked, possibly because of so many places to explore

7 days ago

Probably the most beautiful trail I’ve done. I adore Carter Caves.

7 days ago

Beautiful display - loved the hike. Even on the stairs, I was surprised they were there, but didn’t find them too difficult. Only complaint is that the trail was extremely muddy.

We completed this hike today. Perfect weather. I think we only encounter 5 or 6 people on the whole trail. We hung out for sunset on Cloudsplitter. Very windy up there, but well worth the view. Dark as all get out going down. Headlamps are a must. The trail was very well marked despite all the leaves on ththe ground. Muddy though.

7 days ago

We took the Yost to Michell Hill trail. It’s about 4 miles total trip of both trails. Beautiful views and would highly recommend it. Couple of steep hills but nothing to bad!

7 days ago

We took the Yost Trail to the Mitchell Hill trail. Total miles was around 4 miles. We ventured off trail a bit when we saw what looked to be an abandoned car. It was so cool to find this! Would love to know the story behind it. The lake was absolutely beautiful and had picnic tables and benches to relax on, next time we will pack a lunch. Trail isn’t to difficult, just a few steap hills but nothing terrible. Overall we had a wonderful hike and beautiful weather on this December day!

Nice December hike but I’m glad I was using All Trails. It got us back on the trail a few times. The trail markings aren’t too good. There’s a lot of deadfall on the trails due to a recent ice storm but manageable. We plan on coming back to hike other trails. There’s much more to explore there.

Good hike after the rain

Beautiful trail with a little bit of everything. we will definitely be back when things are in bloom.

Fun but be ready if you’re not used to such vertical climbs!

nice walk

This trail was awesome. I’m new at this. So loved it. Scenery was awesome

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