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The view is gorgeous. The trail was easy and super peaceful but ended up with poison ivy after leaving the trail. Also when I called to see if we had to pay to park and hike the worker was rude.

Nice paved walking trail. Plenty of wildlife, good spot for bird watchers. Fun to see the trout. Beautiful views of the river.

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1 month ago

Great place to spend a couple hours, lots of history and dog friendly. Even in March it’s a beautiful place to go. Could hear the cracking of the ice on the Yosemite while looking at the caves.

Easy trail with two kids.

1 month ago

He. Flu

hiking
1 month ago

Got a little side tracked onto Prickly Pear but got back on the trail quickly! The snow pack is pretty good but the backside is loose. Beautiful day for a hike! Would definitely recommend as a good winter hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Winter hike and the trails were in good shape.

be ready to get your feet wet

hiking
1 month ago

Close to home yet this trail takes you away. Nice for early spring hike conditioning. Lots of dog walkers. Great views and wildflowers.

Great walking trail. Fun to see the fish in the hatchery. Very high traffic and lots of wind.

decent trail. You can choose from a "grassland hike" (adds .2 miles) or "badlands hike" (I liked this side better). The hike to the fossil is steep, but worth it.

Saw a couple moose and deer, nice easy walk, best at dusk to watch gorgeous sunset!

Awesome hike! Last 1.5 miles is killer...pick your own way to go! Total round trip is 13.1 miles

hiking
7 months ago

Easy access and a great spot for bird watchers!! The trail runs along the Missouri River and is paved 100% of the way.

Not much to see (views) but the history and knowledge are top notch for the traveler and adventurer!

What a beast of a trail. I live at 300' elevation and decided to tackle this monster while visiting. I've hiked all the best trails in Virginia but this was better than all of them. Wasn't that hard to reach the saddle, but proceeding right to summit was incredibly difficult. It's nothing but loose rock or rock scrambles to the summit after the first several hundred feet. I definitely wouldn't have made it without two poles. I would be very cautious while attempting, I had nobody with me and took my sweet time to ascend. Two hours from trail head to saddle. Two hours to summit. Also, the beginning of the trail confused me, stay right instead of going left up the hill. Hopefully that'll make sense when you see it. Lastly, when you reach the saddle the trail goes to the helmet and quickly declines. Instead, find the stack of stones with a stick upright in the middle. There's a trail that puts you mostly half way to the summit.

hiking
7 months ago

Good hike with absolutely beautiful scenery. The complete trail is 7.5 miles--it starts at the main trailhead at the Riceville bridge and for the most part follows Belt Creek down to Logging Creek Bridge on Logging Creek Rd (unpaved). We parked one car at the end of the trail and one at the beginning. Taking the trail one way took 4.5h which included just a little bit of time to enjoy the scenery. The trail crosses the creek 16 times--need footwear you can cross in. Pick up a trail map at the trailhead to see where to cross. The crossings are numbered and well marked. The first and last thirds of the trail are easy. The middle third is more challenging and consists of some bouldering/steep trekking involving slippery dirt, rickety old bridges with no side rails (part of the old railroad) and some areas of the creek filled with water spiders. Overall a great experience.

Would love to go back and jump from some of the cliffs. Not a difficult hike but must cross belt creek 3x.

hiking
8 months ago

Great way to get to the caves. Good views and a good climb.

It's an easy trail. Not hard at all. Great cliff jumping into the water. Usually quite a few people.

Fairly easy to the saddle. Then steeper and trail a little less clear. Fabulous views in upper half. Some loose footing in upper third. Recommend one pole for top half.

hiking
8 months ago

Gorgeous view from the top. Went in early spring and wasn't too much foot traffic. Little bit of snow to watch out for.

Great little treasure of Great Falls area. We all had an awesome time, really enjoyed the four creek crossing...a perfect way to cool down under the August sun

Overnighted at the park, early morning walk on this trail. Great for my son who is a birder, saw quite a few; mountain blue birds, rock wrens, and some others I don't remember

fyk

Great trip and access point into the Lee Metcalf on the Madison Valley side. Access at North Bear Creek TH, with a decent hike up to the lake. Great views and all around good hike. Just scratches the surface of what the Madison valley has to offer.

The view of the falls and dam plus all the. Birds around make it worth the walk

This is a really pretty trail, fun to stop by the water to have a picnic and to swim. But be warned: the water is freezing cold!

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