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A really cool and easy trail with lots to see. The trail did abruptly stop at one point and there were a bunch of fallen trees. We walked through some thick brush and found our way around which led us to a field of wildflowers. Totally worth getting off the beaten path.

hiking
2 days ago

It's a nice little hike close to home. the trail is well taken care of so if your looking for a quiet leasurely hike with some nice views try it out.

Awesome change in elevation, well maintained trails. Short but strenuous

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful hiking trail with lots of rock cliffs, waterfalls as well as different birds to watch. I recommend this trail :)

Lovely scenery. Easy walking trail. My dog loved it.

Some moderate to steep climbs. A few very muddy spots. Overall was very peaceful, with some great views of Tom Wallace Lake. Enjoyed this trail and will Hike/Run on it again.

Great trail, moderate skill level,bring plenty of water the inclines on a hot day will leave you parched.

challenging, beautiful, peaceful

So sad to see all the cut down trees now. You can see buildings and clearings throughout most of the trail :-(

The trail is now open. I went for a hike here yesterday. The trail is fairly simple, there is one hill that requires a little effort, but overall, a very leisurely hike. Spring blooms are looking nice there, and plenty of wildlife out and about.

Nice, quality hike. Not very challenging, elevation gains aren’t too severe.

Agree with everyone else on this trail. Nice trail to saunter on and enjoy the scenery all along the way. It is odd that the trail marking ends above the falls. Once you get to the falls area, continue past it and you will find the scramble down. Not easy, but very doable. Note that this trail marking is the later access, and you actually pass the true trailhead to get here. It is not marked on the road, but there are usually vehicles parked here. Just use the GPS markings. The trail, including the scramble down to the falls is 1.5 miles out, making an out and back of 3 miles. I have had this issue a couple times with AllTrails, where the stated distance is not accurate. I believe mainly because it uses too few points to map the trail.

hiking
15 days ago

Don't bother with the loop, just hike out and back. It is less than a mile to the falls and gives you a good stair step workout. You basically climb up to an amazing view of inspiring Cumberland Falls and climb back down to the beautiful Eagle Falls. Take your time and explore around the falls. Then hike the mile back. It is a great short day hike.

hiking
17 days ago

Nice short trail. Wife and I did it in 20 mins while waiting on a cave tour to start. Definitely recommend if you have time to kill.

hiking
17 days ago

Hiked the trail last weekend and it was great. Definitely recommend getting a permit for Horn Hollow Cave from the gift shop and checking it out, it's about the half way point on the back side of the trail.

hiking
19 days ago

Easy, brief hike with great views of the town.

Do not get trail map at state park. Too many map errors. Trail only open to park-sponsored tours, because they are trying to limit white nose disease among the resident bat population. Cave easily visible from the road but map shows it in the opposite direction. Signs posted prohibiting entry. Best to view from the road.

Really enjoyable hike. It was a bit muddy in spots from all of the rain but still safe

Beautiful trail. From the gravel road to the trail to the waterfall it was beautiful. So much to see on this trail, it is a heavily trafficked trail. The hike is steep and slippery in some places, narrow in other places, with many little creek crossings. Even though this trail is short in length it is a trail to take your time and allow alot of time. Rock formation, swimming holes, and rhododendron covered trail makes this trail one of our favorites. Please watch small children and pets a few places with steep embankments and not much room for error. Very well marked trail until the very end. Happy Hiking!

This is a beautiful hike! We were here with 3 adults and 3 kids, ages 11 and 5. Not very long. Some uphill sections that weren't too bad. Very muddy due to lots of recent rain. Be prepared if you plan to hike after wet weather. We were very pleasantly surprised by the hidden arch and gorgeous waterfall at the end!! This is a new favorite in the Gorge!!

Awesome hike! Very muddy after a big rain. Took the shortcut which had one big climb.

Beautiful!! We were there after two straight days of spring rain and it was really muddy. Wear water resistant shoes if you know it’ll be muddy. I would classify this as a moderate trail for older people who aren’t in shape.

hiking
24 days ago

My 3 and 5 year old sons loved this hike. At roughly 2 miles it was the perfect length for them. With small elevation changes and lots to see they had a blast. I enjoyed it as well!

Loved it

hiking
29 days ago

Went after rain, very muddy. Gorgeous views especially with all the leaves off the trees.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike, good place to swim in the summer.

hiking
1 month ago

Rates more than moderate with the endless stairs, and irregular rock climbs. Watch for low overhang headaches.See it at this time of year because many of the gorge views will be gone once the leaves erupt.

took the OG up and to the lodge on the way back down. wasn't as natural on the way up or down but the views are still worth it.

This trail was beautiful! Hiked with a group of friends and really enjoyed the scenery. As soon as it gets tiring you are rewarded with awesome views!

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