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not a good track. just tried this hike and ended up going our own way. the trail throw Raymond Fisher Campground is closed due to high bear activity so you can't get to half of the hike. so we hiked to Chestnut Mt and back to the turn off for the leg that goes to Hoursehair River. Started off ok but 1/3 the way down, where the trail is supposed to split, it doesn't. but we kept going and still saw some great falls. then we trek'd back up to see Rainbow Falls for lunch. 9.8 miles total.

The trail runs between the visitor center and the picnic area, with most of the elevation change (what little there is) between the overlook and the picnic area. The view from the overlook of the distant lakes and mountains is pretty and worth the short hike. However, the nearby lines detract somewhat from the atmosphere.

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11 months ago

This is a short hike from the picnic area down a somewhat steep and well maintained trail to a viewing platform. The view is nice, but Bearwallow Falls itself is not that impressive, especially given the distance from the end of the trail.

Friday, September 08, 2017

I'd say easy to moderate as Trail is well maintained and easy to walk. Hike up is more moderate.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

short and steep

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Bearwallow Overlook is another must when you are in Gorges State Park. This trailhead is right on the other side of the parking lot from the Upper Bearwallow Falls Trail. This trail is a bit longer and the elevation change is more gradual than the falls trail. This hike ends with a beautiful view of the mountains with lakes as far as you can see. This is another quick hike that is very child friendly.

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Friday, March 10, 2017

The Bearwallow falls trails has changed a bit in recent past. The trail has been shortened to just over 0.4 miles. This is a quick hike with a beautiful view. The trip to the falls has a steady declined slope and since it is a there and back trip, your return hike is all up hill. Since the hike is short though it isn't to tough. If you are in Gorges State Park this is a must. It took my family about 30 minutes to complete with a 4 year old hiking and a 3 year old on my back.

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