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So I listened to Elaine's advise from a previous review and I am so glad I did. GO UP the cliff and over to the falls, not the other way around. There is a lot of loose dirt and rocks and now that peak foliage has past the ground is covered with leaves making foot placement is unreliable. Plus you'll get the hard climb out of the way first and have an easy descent. Gorgeous views, not too packed this time of year, took me 3.5 hours but I hike slow and take lots of pictures :)

14 hours ago

We hiked up the Frankenstein cliff trail then over to Arethusa Falls via the Bemis falls trail. Glad we went up the cliff trail first since as other reviewers have pointed out the soil is loose and sandy. The trail on the way up is very pretty and the views from the cliff are great. The yellow dot trail down to the Falls is steep but not scary, I never used my poles or did the sit and slide. The smaller falls and pools are a bonus and would be nice to cool of in on a hot day. Total time from parking lot and back was just over 4 hours. I am a 57 year old woman in good shape.

I had a great morning on this trail. It was wide and open most of the way to the cascades. The cascades were lovely, despite our very dry fall. I went along to the pond and loved the steep scramble and then the gradual walk to the pond. Great trail when you are in the mood for something different then peak bagging. I dreamed of seeing a moose by the pond (saw lots of moose prints)! We will be back. Great trail.

Great hike. Inexperienced should start on the Falls side and finish with the Cliff trail decent. Trust me you'll be happy you did.

3 days ago

Solid trail. Lots of awesome dogs. Great views from summit.

4 days ago

Very difficult loose rock steep worth the hike come prepared