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I've been hiking to the Narrows for 45 years. Every trip is more awesome than the last.

Great hike with a wonderful view. Pretty tough though. My 7yro made it up with plenty of breaks.

hiking
1 month ago

What a great hike to watch the Green River kayak race! Worth the time to experience

hiking
1 month ago

Great short hike. The climb down to the water and back up will get you sweating but is definitely worth it. Not sure moderate is the right classification.

hiking
1 month ago

I have hiked this a few times. With less foliage on the plants you get better views of Pulliam Creek. I took my 3 kids today ages 4-9 and they loved the creek crossing and the ropes. They are strong hikers and did well but this did test them, as far as strength and length of time out. I’m proud of them. The steep part can be made without the ropes but they did help the kids and maybe by just in the fun if using them.

Lots of fun and lots of levels. The trails were all well-traveled but not crowded. First time (in a long time) hikers from out of town and we first did the Little Glassy Mountain trail (which goes up and over before coming back down to meet the Menninger loop) and, still feeling energetic, decided to give Big Glassy a go. It was nicely challenging with well-spaced rest spots, clean benches for chilling as needed. Nice open sky from the top. View isn’t exactly expansive, there are treetops about at eye level, but the feeling of space is immense. Very peaceful. Would like to hike this again!

Easy hike a little confusing on trail path

hiking
1 month ago

I did this hike last week. I had my 4 legged hiking buddy along. She was able to do everything with ease. There was one rock i had to lift her over going up and down.

It took less than 30 minutes to get to the turn for the narrows so we hiked past it to the next turn off that went to the river. I dont recall the name of the trail now but it is on the map. It led to a beautiful area that I am glad we got to see. No one was there. Yay! So if you are concerned about the scramble down to the narrows, just keep going down to the next trail. Both areas were beautiful and I would most likely go to both again. Im not sure how to share pictures after the fact so I guess you will just have to go take your own. :)
Happy hiking

Easy but with a nice view

hiking
2 months ago

Hike this trail 4-5 times a week. It’s a gem.

trail running
2 months ago

Great park. 1.5 around the outer loop but then there are these cut thrus that can give you some variety and more mileage and keeps you from getting bored.

Great hike! If you’re looking for a good workout with views as your payoff in the end, this will deliver. I also agree with other reviews - advisable for people who are already physically fit and I don’t recommend bringing a dog, even though they’re allowed. I rate this in the “difficult” spectrum.

hiking
3 months ago

Directions are a little misleading. Once you turn on to Big Hungry Rd., you cross one bridge before you get to the trail head. You also about 4 miles before you get to the trail head. The trail itself is fantastic and the narrows are beautiful. If you go in a Saturday there will probably be kayakers running the rapids. Hike a little ways up river and you get some excellent views of rapids and small waterfalls.

hiking
3 months ago

TLDR: Do the trail! But wear shoes with good tread, and DON’T BRING OLDER DOGS!!

Beautiful trail, I absolutely loved it BUT it is not as dog friendly as the moderate rating and other comments had me thinking it was. All 3 dogs were fine until that last bit with the long, steep rope-aided scramble down to the falls. My younger, 40lb dog with boundless energy did totally fine, however the tiny dog needed a lot of help, and the old 60lb dog called it quits 3/4 of the way down the scramble. She goes with me on all my hikes and does tend to slow down a bit towards the end, but she has never put the breaks on like that before. We were lucky enough to be the only people on the trail today so I set her up with a bowl of water and went the last bit with just the 40lb dog. Tiny dog and his mom waited for us towards the bottom of the scramble rather than her trying to navigate all the way down to the falls while carrying him (and in basic running shoes with no real traction). The falls are BEAUTIFUL and I tried to convince her otherwise but she’s not an avid hiker and that scramble section is REAL Y’ALL! And it’s longer than it seems in the pictures. There are maybe 4 or 5 ropes to help you on the way down, thank goodness, but there are spaces between them too, and some particularly steep drops.

My old girl only made it back up with lots of me pushing her and lifting her over big roots. She collapsed and wouldn’t get back up at one point. If it weren’t for the deep section of stream right off the trail about a mile or so later (where she was able to lay submerged in cool flowing water for a full 10 minutes) then I truly don’t think she would have made it back to the car.

Gorgeous views though! I plan on going back soon, without the dogs. I never did cross the final plank onto the big rock at the falls area, because I was worried younger dog would get swept away by the current if he jumped in the water.

nice view from the top.

Great hike, about a Mile and a half each way. Trail was well marked, some steep parts. Totally worth it when you get to seethe view.

beautiful walk. a little mud, but overall gravel and sand very easy. walked about 730pm, not crowded. worth the trip from Tennessee.

easy but interesting and beautiful.

walking
4 months ago

An easy meandering walk path in the middle of a beautiful park. Lots to see from wildlife to the bent trees to the river. Restrooms at the park, playground and more trails just built. Total about 3 miles of gravel trails.

A moderate hike with a great view at the end of the trail. The end of the trail offers an opportunity to sit and relax on the top of the rock.

Its a decent trail but of youre looking for an isolated hike with challenges this isnt it. It is full of families and people that look at your dog like its the devil itself. But a great view from the top and very kid friendly.

This is an amazing little hike. Great for dogs and hikers, even bikers. I didn’t bring anything with me. Besides a dog leash. Some might want to bring a little snack, water etc. The end is beautiful. Great swimming spots scattered around. The end is worth it! There are a few different paths you can take. So read up on where you want to go. BE IN SHAPE. Know your body. This isn’t a trail for people who are new to physical activity. Or people who have never seen a real “mountain trail”.

Enjoy it! It’s mind clearing and a great workout.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike! The trail down to the Narrows is definitely not for everyone but the view is worth it. Be very careful if the trail is wet (be very careful anyway. Be extra careful if it’s wet). The pink flagging does not appear to be there to mark the trail branching downwards off the Pulliam Creek trail but it’s very apparent—a packed clay path that has clearly been regularly used.

hiking
4 months ago

awesome trail! the descent down to the green river is a little tough but the ropes help a lot, and coming back up isn't too bad. the views of the river are amazing and you will probably see some brave kayakers sending the falls!

hiking
4 months ago

Great little hike. We were in and out in 2 hours, which included a dip in the (cold!) amazingly fresh water pools by the falls. The rapids/waterfall at the end are definitely worth it, and the descent in and out of the narrows is challenging enough you feel like you got a workout! The rest of the trail was very well-maintained and relatively flat, so might be great for a trail run, with a swimming break in the middle. FYI there was a sign posted that said the trail is closed Mon-Thurs for trail maintenance, but since we’d already driven all the way there, we ignored it. Saw one couple the entire time so it wasn’t crowded at all.

Great hike down to the narrows, but be ready to scramble to the bottom. Definitely at the top of my list!

Impressive view of the Green River Narrows! From the trailhead, it’s just under 2 miles to the steep dirt path that leads down to the narrows. The path will be on your right. We walked right past it and didn’t realize it until we eventually got to another trail and turned back around. The actual trail is pretty easy...BUT as for the path that leads down to the narrows, holy moly! There are multiple ropes to hold on to but it is VERY VERY STEEP! Be prepared to go very slow on the way down and to sweat your booty off on the way back up!!! Take your time!! We enjoyed the views of the narrows and watched the kayakers.
Great trip! If you don’t plan on doing the trek down to the narrows, I’d probably skip this trail...it’s buggy, cob webby, and not all that exciting otherwise.

Nice trail - fun to see the goats

hiking
5 months ago

We hiked this trail with another family yesterday. If you stay on the trail itself it is moderate and kid friendly. If you take the rouge trail down to the narrows it is extremely difficult. There are ropes tied to trees to help you down and up. We had 5 kids complete that ages 14-8. Our 8 year old completed the whole thing with a lot of help from her Dad. Once down to the narrows you can sit and watch the kayakers tackling the Green River and there are numerous swimming holes. We will do this trail again some day but probably not include that rogue trail as it was intense and probably not safe to do with kids. We are glad to have done it but that is probably a one and done for us. Lol

hiking
5 months ago

This is a great hike but the trails are tough with a lot of them washed out from the spring rains. Also note the ticks are extremely bad with some of the trails overgrown. Our dog came off the trails with over 20 ticks and a couple of us had a couple too. As long as you prepare you’ll enjoy this hike. Also be careful trails in some cases are not marked well.

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