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Walking on this trail is something that my granddaughter Natalia and I enjoy a lot. We did it again in a beautiful day, fresh weather although it was almost the month of may. This time the waterfall had very little water, but nice to see and enjoy climbing the rocks .Ideal hike with beautiful views to do with the family, we will definitely visit it again.
Beautiful hike through forest and boulders down to the stream and then up to the falls. Went on a Thursday afternoon and didn't see another soul, but did see a couple of deer! With a few exceptions, the elevation change is gradual making the hike back invigorating but not difficult.
I am assuming this place is a wonderful place for birding during winter migration, as the signs in the park explain. The "trail" is a ~3 mile loop meant for driving(15mph) or hiking and is flat terrain with little shade. There are some small trails with viewing platforms for bird watching along the way, as well as plenty of places for picnicking and outdoor bathrooms, as well. I know I came in off season but saw some killdeer, roadrunner and wrens!
Angeloseph T. on Kiwanis Cabin via South Crest Trail
Spectacular views at the start of the trail (by the restaurant) and at the cabin! You can see the top of the tram from the cabin as well. The slushy snow and fallen trees kept it challenging to stay on the trail at first (in April), but the views were well worth it! Would definitely do again but would probably wait until summer.