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easy short loop. just keep to the right at the intersections to make a loop. the last lil stretch is back on the main road.

hiking
20 days ago

Great little trail.... when you get to the Green River Narrows trail take the route to the right.... takes you to the Green River.... great area to have a snack or lunch l... if you're lucky you will catch a kayaker making his/her way down the center chute!

Solid hike ,lots to look at, several waterfalls to look at on the way down and large boulders to chill on at the base .

You'll get a good workout on the hike out.

Beautiful trail, I recommend the rope trail down to the falls. Hiked this in the rain. It was a small challenge with the ground and rocks being slick but had lots of fun! I loved the adventure and beautiful scenery.

You get there via the Pulliam Trail. You know your there when you hear the loud rushing of water. It is unmarked but easy to find... then head down, really straight down. Not recommended for young kids as it can be dangerous for them and elderly. Great views at the bottom and what looks like a deep swimming hole. Then you have to get back up. I had to forget about using trekking poles and use the ropes provided... more of a scramble. Fun and challenging.

Great trail and moderate hike. The end of the trail is a little underwhelming. The green river is nice but I would recommend going down the green river the steeper way. The ones you see in the pictures with ropes to help out. This was strenuous and sketchy but it adds some much needed adventure.

I tried finding this trail today and could not find it. Any tips on how to find it from the road?

2 months ago

backpacking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This is basically a connecting trail making a simple loop connecting two other, longer trails in the Green River Game Lands. Not bad for a short hike to get out of the house. Better as part of a longer hike planned across the game lands. The trail keepers have done an outstanding job on the markings of the Green River area trails, so that's no longer an issue. This is a hunting area. WEAR ORANGE. But I see other hikers on the Pulliam every time I hike here. Personally, I use the Rock Hop off of Pulliam, but turn right on Bishop Branch and then connect with Bear Branch back to Pulliam. This is a much longer, at times tricky, loop hike - but I really like it.

hiking
3 months ago

This is one of my favorite hikes. I love to take the steep trail down to the Narrows. It is quite a challenge and the ropes provided help keep you from falling. My dog lives it as well. Most weekends you can watch skilled paddlers go through the Gorilla and the other various rapids. Best to go with another person to help you cross the rushing waters at bottom.