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Great trail. Parking could be a problem in the summer. The road where you turn for the trailhead is a parking area for an Episcopal church in Valle Crucis. Parking is very limited. It was fine in March, but probably not in the summer months. The trail is well maintained and the falls are beautiful!
Hiked it yesterday for the first time, overall it's a great trail! It was very muddy but it stopped being muddy towards the top. The views were simply amazing. Wouldn't call the waterfall a waterfall. But other than that I completely recommend this trail. The last stretch really works your legs.