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hiking
14 hours ago

Nice hike!

hiking
2 months ago

If there hasn't been a lot of rainfall lately, the falls won't be much of a falls. In that case, it's more about the journey than the destination. There are a lot of fallen trees to go over/under, and since it is an unofficial trail it feels a bit more like you are just exploring in the woods. We hiked on a Saturday after camping nearby. We saw about a dozen other people on the trail as we went. I will probably come back sometime when there is more water flow.

hiking
3 months ago

Pretty straight forward. Has 2 paths that run almost parallel and cross each other at times, so even while on the creek just look left or right and pick a path or hike it's entirety as a "loop". The waterfall isn't that great but I'm sure it has better days.

Did this trail this past Sunday morning. Easy to find once I got parked in the parking area by the bridge. No trail markers but was able to locate with no problem. I was worried the falls would not be running because the stream was dry. It was running but not much. Beautiful area to hike back to.

hiking
3 months ago

Great Trail! Highly recommend.

hiking
3 months ago

It was very tough hike getting back there. The trail is loaded with copperheads and rattlesnakes. The waterfall was a mere drip drop. It was not worth risking my life with all the poisonous snakes. No thanks.

hiking
3 months ago

Very nice trail. Pretty easy to follow. The waterfalls are not plentiful this time of year but still worth it. Watch your step our dog was bitten by a copperhead and we had to get to a vet fast.

hiking
3 months ago

The water falls are nice and and it is a good walk. Definitely on and off of the creek and it can be confusing at times as to where the trail goes. Traffic is going to be picking up now through the rest of the summer.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun, easy trail - not marked. You must cross the creek several times. The first half mile the creek was dry. Many social trails, I picked the ones of least resistance and stayed near the creek. The falls were trickling and the pool was muddy brown. My dogs had a blast and we didn't encounter anyone until the hike out.

Throughly enjoyed hiking the trail. Didn't see anyone until we were almost back to the trailhead. From a photography standpoint, the falls is a little difficult to photograph because it is not very thick. However, there is a small set of waterfalls that are very photogenic along with the creek and the large bolders

Wow! anyone using the app for directions to trailhead though beware.... trail does not start from there. Be prepared to get wet!

This hike was crazy insane fun! It was raining and foggy but it did not stop several people from hiking the trail that day :) I really enjoyed this hike, crossing the Creek several times.

hiking
4 months ago

Such a great hike. Location here is a little misleading. Go to the parking lot with the bathroom right beside the one lane bridge. Trail is a little farther down from the bridge on the right. Basically just follow the creek until you get to the falls. Trail isn’t right beside the creek the whole time but it is always in sight.
Beautiful place and it really feels like hiking through a jungle, or at least what jungles look like in movies and tv. Definitely bring bug spray. It had rained a few days before we went and the falls was flowing pretty good but if it hadn’t rained I’m not sure there would have been anything but maybe a trickle. It is much higher up then I thought it was going to be which was a great surprise. There is a trail to the right that goes around to the top but we didn’t go around so not how that trail is. The trail to the falls is a pretty easy walk. Does cross he creek several time so be prepared to get a little wet. We will definitely be going back!

hiking
4 months ago

I really enjoyed this trail and found it to be much different than the others in RRG. This trail runs along the creek for the most part and is very lush, attracting frogs, insects, and beautiful flora and vines that gives you a unique feeling that you’re somewhere more like a jungle. Finding the trail can be a head scratcher, this app brings you somewhere before the actual trailhead but you’re close. Continue over the bridge and you’ll see a popular parking lot with a bathroom on your right. Best to park there. Then on foot continue down the road about 50 steps and on your right will be an unmarked trail, which is the correct one. You can’t get lost on this trail if you use the creek as your guide. The trail does traverse the creek a few times, but fortunately for us the water was low enough that rock bridges/logs were popping out of the water and used for crossing. There are also several downed trees to climb over but the trail does remain visible almost the whole time. The waterfall itself is super cool and taller than I expected. Word to the wise: Bring bug spray!

hiking
4 months ago

One of the RRG’s best kept secrets. If you are looking for a few hours on the trail, away from the more popular, crowded spots, this is the hike for you. Deep in the creek, you definitely feel like you are in a tropical rainforest. The trail fades in and out, depending on the water levels, but just follow the creek and be prepared to cross several times (choose footwear accordingly). There were a few spots with downed trees blocking portions of the trial, but nothing unnavigable, just mildly inconvenient. The waterfall looks best after a good rainfall (or during), and conversely, may only be a trickle in drier periods. If you are feeling adventurous, you can climb up the side of the cave to the top of the waterfall. Be careful, as the rocks are slick up there! I parked at the Copperas Creek kayak put-in parking lot and walked away from the one lane bridge, along 715/ the Red River (downriver) until I came to the trailhead. Plenty of parking spots, bathrooms, maps and park bulletins.

hiking
5 months ago

Gorgeous waterfall with easy access to the top and a nice pool at the bottom

Beautiful setting following the creek to the waterfall! Our dogs loved it too! Trail head is past the parking lot on the right and obvious. The wild flowers were still blooming too. Minimal elevation gain.

hiking
5 months ago

Amazing forest setting! Trail was hard to pick up sometimes but it made it more fun that way. Crossing the stream multiple times was an adventure. The waterfall at the end was so worth it. Rain didn’t keep us down! Would hike this again!

hiking
5 months ago

Relatively flat trail with very nice waterfall at the end. You have to criss-cross the stream about 10 times along the way. If you go behind the falls and walk up to the right over the rocks the trail continues and you can go up on top of the falls.

hiking
5 months ago

A really amazing day for hiking! A little uncertain of the trail head--you have to walk about 20 paces down the road past the parking are to find the trail on the right--but once you're on the trail it was pretty easy going. A few areas where the trail is uncertain, but well trodden through most of the hike. Just follow the creek and it leads you to the falls. Well worth the time!

Great views! Enjoyable creating some of your own paths and making decisions as you go.

hiking
5 months ago

A beautiful hike with gorgeous rock faces. The closer you get to the falls, the less apparent the trail becomes. Just follow the creek, the reward is worth it.

hiking
6 months ago

Fun trail with lots of creek crossings. Can be hard to follow with lots of down trees blocking the path. The view is worth the effort. Just follow the creek.

Wow! What a great day! Beautiful lush scenery, and a gorgeous waterfall. Very little elevation change, and mostly easy terrain. Most of the state is under flood warnings right now, so there were some muddy scrambles, and the water level was high at creek crossings, but the trade off was the falls roaring and impressive. As others have said the trail is not marked. But don't let that deter you - you basically follow the creek out and back. There is no way to get lost. You will cross the creek many times (for us 11-12 each way), and pick up the trail on the other side. With all this rain, we were knee deep (that's probably not typical), but definitely keep that in mind when choosing footwear. Our crew included dogs, kids, babies, a couple babies still in bellies, and a guy fresh off of knee surgery -- and it was very manageable. About 3 hours with lots of stops for photo oops.

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike and stunning views.

hiking
8 months ago

This is an easy hike great for kids. It isn’t a marked trail but fairly easy to follow. No marked trailhead either. If you seem to loose the trail, it’s probably on the other side of the creek. As always, parking in the Gorge is a nightmare.

Great easy hike for kids my 3 yr old grandson hike in and back out no joke he loved it

hiking
8 months ago

A little awkward to find but its across from the car entrance to the canoe launch. Its such a fun hike but truly is unmarked and easy to get lost. When we went there was still snow on the ground so it was easy to follow the trail because the footprints were on the ground. You DO have to cross the creek OFTEN, luckily it was still decently frozen when we were there. I would recommend another pair of shoes/socks. It was beautiful and well worth the hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Parked right off 715, Trail begins a few paces to the left of the parking area (if your back is to the road). The creek is low right now so 4 of us made the trek back to the falls without having to change shoes. Would still recommend a change if you’re camping since it’s so muddy. Camped overnight next to the creek about a 5 min walk from the falls. It is very damp and wet so be prepare to hike up top of the falls to find some dry fire supplies. All trails map was helpful when questioning which direction to go if you can read the topo map. Overall a fun little overnight, would recommend going in the spring when the creeks and falls are more active.

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