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Nice short level hike to a tall waterfall. easy but kind of steep going up and there is a small waterfall and pool to cross at the top. the trail continues to a third waterfall, and makes a nice loop with pine ridge or harpers creek.

Moderate hike, glad it wasn’t steep the whole way. Beautiful falls but difficult rope climb down to the base of the falls. A lot of people were swimming there and some even slid down one of the lower falls.

Nice trail. Nice view of waterfall. If you want to go farther take the MST onward

literally almost lost my life And my dogs life's. tails is not marked!!!!!;
stay away!!!! please

Good trail with very nice views. Trail is fairly clear and marked up to waterfall. When you are driving to this location its hard to find. Google just marked a spot i couldnt get to. So when you are going down the dirt road you cross a 1 lane bridge. About a mile down there is a horseshoe parkinglot. The trail head is there and marked with a sign!! Follow orange blaze...then follow orange white blaze. when you get to the top of the hill you see MST to right. Only follow if your staying on the loop. Stay st on orange blaze to go to waterfall. Trail does have wash out in spots but overall I thought was decently marked and there was a clear path!

nice short walk to pretty falls. Backtrack to the campground and continue out (mst/orange) beautiful views, multiple river crossings, and the reward of the much more challenging south harpers creek falls. trail is 5.5 end to end but after the so. falls, loop back around via raiders camp trail for 2 more waterfalls. lovely area

This little gem was very fun! It has all the adventure.. follow the orange trail markers. The trail gets narrow and steep in spots but if you follow the trail to the left you will come to 2 areas when you can use a rope to get right on the water. Be careful the rocks ARE slippery even if they look dry. ( the trail to the right takes you up to a nice view of the falls but then the trail just ends.) very narrow).

Beautiful diverse terrain

hiking
4 months ago

Any hike by water and ending with a waterfall and swim gets a good review from me! Beautiful hike along a wild river (after a mile, or so) . Saw no one else the whole time- peaceful! No really steep areas except the little descent to the fall from the trail. Slow incline the last mile back up, but not bad!

One of the most beautiful waterfalls we have seen yet!

hiking
8 months ago

Another of the many trails in the area that features a great waterfall and swimming hole.

Peaceful hike! Loved having a big pool to swim in after the hike. There are two ropes - a big white one at trail’s end to the upper part between two Falls, and a smaller blue rope a tad before the end of the trail that leads to the base of the lower Falls. I had my dog with me so didn’t attempt the white rope (mostly steep rock and was cautious for my dog ), but we were definitely able to go down to the the lower Falls . I had to help my dog up the bottom rocks back to the trail, and he did fine. I am counting the days to go back and swim- with family this time!

See Kristin Black Yoxall’s review for trail directions.

Remote and beautiful with multiple river crossings to challenge your balance and the effectiveness of your boot tread! Jumping rock to rock was fun and wet at times! Often you are on the edge single file with a steep drop-off above the river. We are not blind nor are we stupid- the trail is poorly marked! Yes, lots of great white trail markers but none where you make the turn to come back around the second part of the loop towards post hike happy hour tailgate-style! So... we ended up on Lost Cove for a while- great name btw! Future great swimming holes! The gravel road to get there was scenic in its own rite! Fun day, enjoy!

Stop by the Wilson Creek Visitors Center for a great topographic map of the valley, and some good pointers to stay on trail. This trail shares part of the MST so keep to the orange blazes. There is a rope down a steep rock face to the base of the falls, but I didn't attempt it as I was alone and it was very slick. Enjoy!

3 tier water fall. Would download the map and mobile app from AllTrails if you get lost easy. This waterfall may be my new favorite.

Great hike along some beautiful waterfalls with lots of swimming spots. Not marked very well and really easy to off on the MST and not on timber ridge.

Amazing waterfall! Not marked very well so keep your eyes peeled for the trail

hiking
10 months ago

Great hike - oh what a day! 100% worth the rocky road drive, heart pounding hike, and rope traverse down to the water. Made wonderful family memories today! Could have done without seeing the snake, but he was a baby and scurried away so no worries! (thank goodness!)

hiking
11 months ago

Decent trail. Not marked well at all. Very wet and slippery in places. Stay straight at first fork. Second fork go right. Third fork stay straight and the falls will be not far past last fork. I didn't go down the rope because i had my two year old on my back. We went back further down stream and played there. Water was ice cold and refreshing! Was very hot and humid and buggy today. Road the trailhead is on is gravel.

great place

Great hike. The path is not clearly marked in the open area, so stay to the trail that leads to the right up the hill. Beautiful waterfalls at the end. It's the perfect spot to cool off. The rope repel into the falls is adventurous.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Definitely a pot of gold worth seeking at the end of this rainbow! The falls are simply amazing. The first quarter of a mile is an uphill climb but the trail levels out and is no problem. The trail is skinny and not marked at all so stay on the path. I took my 3 daughters, all under 10 years old and they all did the trail with ease.

hiking
Monday, July 17, 2017

Hike was nice. Rocky and steep in some parts but the falls are worth it

Monday, July 03, 2017

We hiked this trail today. It was great. The kids loved being able to swim when we reached the falls. The rocks are slippery at the waters edge and make sure to use the rope going down and up from the falls.

hiking
Sunday, June 11, 2017

Loved this hike. Very steep climb in the beginning but so worth it when you reach the falls. Absolutely beautiful and extremely deep swimming hole. It's one of my favorite hikes.

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

My favorite trail!!! Gorgeous loop with a pretty overlook view and gorgeous river/waterfall scenery.

hiking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trail was a little unclear at first, but ended up being an amazing trail with plenty of spots beside the river, also has a remarkable waterfall!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

This hike is not for faint of heart. If hiked clockwise the last 2 miles are very steep up with the last mile also being very step down. It would appear that soil erosion has caused part of the problem because there isn't much to grip going down. The Lost Cove trail can be difficult to find on your right when you near the end of the Timber Ridge Trl at the top of the mountain. Be patient, it's there, it just doesn't get much use and starts you straight down the mountain.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

view at the waterfalls is worth it.

backpacking
Friday, April 21, 2017

nice little hike in with the first part being a rough uphill climb especially with lots of gear. after that it's a fairly simple steady hike following the river. multiple good spots to camp along the way but would recommend the first campsites past the falls. very nice spot on the river with a sandy beach and fire ring, as well as a short walk following the river to the falls, be careful not to go over though. the first falls is a horseshoe shape and falls about 10 feet Into a deep pool with about 30 feet of water before the 30 foot falls. very nice places to sit and meditate or medicate ☘right by the falls. all in all great trip to a beautiful spot.
dropped a camo portable speaker down the big falls, let's see if you can find it...

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