hiking
9 hours ago

Nice shady trail that is somewhat damp to wet along the way. Several crick crossings that are not too challenging. You can stay dry but you will probably get a little muddy. Real nice waterfall reward that the trail actually crosses. Recommend

Wonderful trail - went around 5 and only saw one other family. A bit muddy but worth it to see the falls and good informative signs on the trail.

easy loop, beautiful views!

hiking
muddy
3 days ago

Really beautiful and amazing. Fell in absolute love. Reminded me a bit of Brasstown Waterfall Series if you have done that before but with two bigger more beautiful waterfalls then Brasstown. Fairly easy trail, I thought, just lots of stairs so if you’re just getting into hiking or just getting back into shape it can feel a bit rough on the walk back up. Fairly muddy when you get to the second waterfall but there has been a lot of rain recently. Great trail for kids and dogs.

Great short trail - parking says closed and meter is out - but we were fine parking there on a weekday morning

Great view at the end. No views in-between. Trip out felt moderate but the trip back was challenging.

hiking
5 days ago

Shaded trail that goes down to the base of waterfall. Very relaxing!

Tons of people good hike great views. Still says closed but know one cares crowded

Great hike that took about 2 hours in and out and was 4.3 miles once we took the side trails for the views. There are 3 side trails on the way that have great views with the last being the best. Make sure to look for them as they aren’t marked and not heavily trafficked. These are the only views on the hike as you can’t see them directly off the trail but they are beautiful. Trail is part of Yellow Mountain trail and continues past where the All trails one end so make sure you pay attention. There is no view at the end of the hike just on top of the mountain. Had a little over 1,000 elevation gain, it was a good workout.

hiking
muddy
8 days ago

This was a great culminating hike after doing a bunch of hikes this week! It had a bit of the challenge of all the hikes - steep inclines, mud, roots, rocks. No view as a reward at the end but overall rewarding. We hiked this with our kids 7 and 10 - and dog. We are in our 40s. Going out was much harder than returning. My 7 year old got winded on some of the last inclines and this was the first hike where he got winded. Other trails we did this week: - Sunset Rock - Secret Trails - Dry Falls - Glenn Falls - Whiteside Mountain - Sklitters Creek? (?) - Botanical Garden We wanted to take the full challenge of the full 12 miles but glad we started with this one. Of note, parking is across from the trailhead and it feels like you are entering from the middle of the road. Overall our family enjoyed the challenge, scenery, and beauty of this one - even without the incredible views or waterfalls of some of the other hikes.

hiking
closed
9 days ago

We tried to go but roads were closed We did the Skitty Creek Trail instead.

hiking
9 days ago

We went on a Saturday which was probably a mistake. I would think this would be much more enjoyable without big crowds but there was a big crowd. Feels more like a walk to a waterfall than a hike. Definitely a fun one to do with another hike planned.

hiking
9 days ago

We had a fun time on this trail with our kids and dogs. It was a good way to start doing hikes in Highlands as it was an easier one with a great reward at the top with the awesome views and fun rock feature. It also helped that when we went it was pretty sparse.

Wow! What a beautiful trail. The incline is steep. We went the road way the way up and the trails way going down. I highly recommend that. Seeing the beauty of the trails was amazing! And a little easier to appreciate on the way down. Folks did okay - not great- on social distancing here. If you care about that. We definitely try to maintain and give people a good distance. Kids loved it (7 and 10). For our dog on the way back there were some grated, see through stairs that scared her (understandably). Otherwise, she was great.

hiking
blowdown
muddy
rocky
10 days ago

I imagine this hike varies depending on the weather the days and weeks before. Highlands has had almost 2 weeks of rain so the hike was very muddy and there were some freshly fallen trees and limbs adding to the challenge. The waterfall is incredible and the hike is beautiful. I don’t love stairs on hikes so the stairs made it harder for me. That said, overall this family of 4 (kids 7 and 10) plus dog had fun. Our son had fun taking the “shortcuts” along the way. It was getting dark, rainy and foggy and there was a lot of debris and trees down from recent storms so we only went a bit up from the 4th waterfall viewing before we turned back around.

blowdown
muddy
11 days ago

So glad we got to do this trail without too many people around. The park is closed. When we arrived there were no cars and by the time we left, about 15 others were there so I guess we started a trend. However, we only ran into a few other individuals while on trail that came from a different start point. Note on the trail map there there is a short trail off this loop where other parking is available. You could do the full loop from here without going through the park or just do a short out and back that would be a lot easier of a hike. The loop had a lot of variety. The part down to the falls (from the .8 mark sign) was pretty soggy and you couldn't cross the creek in front of the falls without getting your feet wet. The falls themselves were just OK. The fallen tree definitely blocks a good view of the falls.

Great hike to make an easy day out of. A handful of great view spots to sit and enjoy. There were sporadic storms in the area so we sat at the top of Jones and watched them go by before heading over to Whiterock. The hike was fun, in the easy side, and full of different plants. Whiterock's views were breathtaking. And plenty of space to spread out away from others. While enjoying lunch, we took in the sights and sounds and at one point heard a pack of coyotes in the distance. Saw another couple bring a bottle of wine to the top and I definitely think that'll be our plan next trip. Hike was easy enough for our two small pups to manage but also decent workout. Definitely want to come back to camp on the Bartram trail.

Great hike. The drive up was also very beautiful. 4 wheel drive isn’t necessary but always nice to have. The gravel road is nicely graded and maintained. The trail is spectacular. Loved the educational signs about the native vegetation. The view at White Rock was magnificent. We stayed and had a nice lunch soaking up the amazing view. Easy out and back

hiking
muddy
12 days ago

Nice waterfalls. Entire trail shaded

Loved my 1st time on this trail!! Beautiful hike and spectacular views!!

hiking
13 days ago

Great little stroll down to (and behind) watefalls. Perfect for a family outing

Highly recommend! Great hike for its distance with plenty of elevation to challenge yourself. The dogs loved it too!

hiking
blowdown
19 days ago

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