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Meh. Trails not maintained, some trails have more than enough trail markers, while others have none. No crossing of large stream to get to trails on other side to make for a complete trail network. Nice little waterfalls.

first of i don't understand how people take off stars because the trail is closed, not wide, bug, muddy things like that. like these things make a trail bad. if you want a nice wide dry trail with no bugs. take a walk on a sidewalk. lol. sry, anyways after being self quarantine for pass 9 days because of the coronavirus i pick this trail because it was easy and waterfalls for my son & i to do. it was very easy at first but the alltrails map didn't help. we found red, blue & yellow makers plus unmarked trails to complicate things. also the trail disappears and reappears as you get farther into the woods. we did cross the creek twice to get to the 3rd fall because the red trail keep on disappearing. the 2nd falls is beyond the 3rd falls and we were on the left side and had to do a little bushwhacking and cross the creek one more time to get there but the falls and surroundings was worth all the trouble. since the trail wasn't clear and we had to do some bushwhacking we did pick up a dozen tricks between the 2 of us. despite the mud, disappearing trail, ticks and so on we had a lot of fun trying to find the 2nd falls. so i'm only taking off 1 star because i think the alltrails map is wrong and the venture was fun.

hiking
muddy
off trail
private property
9 days ago

I liked the features of this hike including the waterfall and bridges. Trail was not very well traveled though so sometimes difficult to follow. was also quite muddy but that's to be expected with the season. not sure how you get to the last waterfall, there is no bridge to cross and the water was far to swift to try wading, especially with my son on my back and pregnant wife!

Reopened this week.

CLOSED 3/5/2020

Closed

Beautiful trail but icy conditions today. Can’t wait to come back when the weather warms up. Went with my 8 and 10 year old...they loved it :)

entrance was blocked off with caution tape at trail head due to ice I'm assuming, but there was no notice saying why

hiking
icy
snow
1 month ago

hiking
flooded
icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
washed out
4 months ago

Early Sunday morning hike. Parking lot was plentiful. Followed the yellow loop for good view of water flow over dam and then the red / blue trails leading to the waterfall. Didn't continue to second falls as the property remains "posted" even though town/county have a acquired. Trails are well marked and maintained - will return again.

Read that the waterfalls are now blocked. Sadly im no longer interested.

hiking
private property
6 months ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
6 months ago

hiking
closed
private property
8 months ago

Loved the trail but sadly the town has sold the property at the end of the trail where there waterfall are! There was a fence and private property markers just before the waterfalls. This was a favorite part of the trail so I was very disappointed.

hiking
8 months ago

Trail is nice. The first hill down can be troublesome if muddy. Markers are easy enough to follow. People like to let their dogs off leash, despite it being an on leash trail. So be wary if you have a dog or don't like dogs.

Loose the trail marks at the end. Also, buggy.

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