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Loved this hike! Very pretty waterfalls.

Very nice enjoyable hike. I would consider this easy. perfect for my 2 and 6yr old. they loved it! both walked the entire time. not very crowded.

like this hike is down the rd.. I love it for the incline. if u want to work on ur butt. this is the hike. short and sweet and def to the point

We had a very nice hike on a hot day, so hanging out near the waterfalls and river was a good way to stay cool. I see some posts stating that this should be a Moderate hike, and I somewhat agree. Although 5 of us adults had few problems completing the hike, the trail and steps are steep and irregular.

My adult daughter and I took this hike and felt that due to the steepness of part of the trail it should be listed as a moderate level hike. The area is a nice old growth forest with two waterfalls. According to my phone app the hike was about 3.5 miles long with 20 flights of stairs. The waterfalls are worth the hike, but the park needs restrooms in both parking lots and there were a few places where steps needed to be repaired. A map of the park would be nice, but the trail is will marked and the lower parking lot has a map to look at. The lower lot has picnic tables and a restroom. There is no fresh water available in the park. Besides the hike there is nothing to do except picnic and enjoy the old growth trees. Water level was low for mid-July. There were a few places where people were playing in the water and swimming, but this was mostly a shallow creek due to the water level this year. I wouldn’t go out of my way to return here, but the falls are worth the trip.. The park would draw much bigger crowds if Silver Falls Park weren’t so close by. Not being crowed though is a plus for this park. I’d rate it a 3.5 Park because of the waterfalls, old growth forest and not being crowded.

It has easy parts and hard parts. Good for all ages. Not wheelchair accessible. Great hike. Beautiful waterfalls.

Easy quick hike when you need a little Mother Nature after a day at work.

Love McDowell Creek. Great simple hike for the family with gorgeous scenery.

short lil hike. good for kiddos. stairs can be slippery in wet season. both falls are pretty..

Great first hike to do!

very beautiful

favorite place to go if I have free time haha

This was a great loop for our 4 & 6 year olds. I loved that it was not crowded like other places with numerous falls. The kids enjoyed the falls and the trails.

Such a wonderful little hike with amazing waterfall views. My five year old said "this is the the heart of nature!" I think she's right.

Great loop trail at any time of the year, though some of the wooden steps and walkways can become slippery in wet weather.

This is a wonderful hike! Did it once before about three years ago and I’m amazed at all the upgrades they’ve made. Lots of beautiful views. A little more crowded then it was three years ago, but still a great hike. Family friendly and dog friendly. Will definitely go again in the future.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike! If you have limitations the Royal Terrace trail is extremely steep and there are a lot of steep stairs.
The majestic trail is beautiful!

Kid friendly. Perfect for a family with little kids.

A great hike with some pretty cool views. We only ran into a few people but for the most part it was a peaceful hike. We had three kids with us and and they ran themselves into the ground.

I heard that this was a well-trafficked trail, so I decided to hike it solo several weeks ago. It is an absolute stunner; however, I had a pretty scary experience. The trail crosses over a single lane road to the waterfall and then loops back around. Unfortunately, after seeing the waterfall I couldn't find where the trail picked up again, so I reluctantly walked down the road to find the place I had initially come from. A pick up truck with 3 men passed, all of whom cat-called, but then I saw that the truck was gearing to turn back around. I ran and slid down a slope and hid as the truck rolled by again. Eventually, I decided to get back up to the road and was able to find the trail but this was super scary. The trail was not as populated as I thought it was going to be, and I really thought those men were going to hurt me. As beautiful as the hike & waterfall is, please be careful if you decide to go alone.

I just went there today. Clean bathrooms. No mosquito. It's so beyond beautiful. It's was fun day.

Great hike. Well groomed. Plenty of views along path. Great stops for having lunch

4/21/2018
It is great for kids.. it was beautiful!.. and I’m going to go back this week to do it again!

This is a somewhat short and easy hike. There were a couple cool bridges and catwalks in front of the two falls on trail offering spectacular views of them. The trail was a bit muddy in spots and had some snow along the edges, but the only difficult part was the stone steps. I decided to do the route in reverse so I hit the stairs on the way down. May be easier to go up the stairs than down. There are some picnic tables and firepits down by the river. You can make a day of it and have some lunch alongside the river in a beautifully green surrounding.

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4 months ago

Great hike ( short though ) but fairly easy. Only partially difficult part is the stairs to Royal Terrace Falls which are a bit steep and slippery. The drive isn’t bad at either ( few pot holes here and there )

Mini Silver falls! Easy almost two mile hike. I decided to go left at the lower falls and save the stairs till the way back. It might have been easier to hit the stairs first. I thought with the snow on the ground in late March they might be slippery, but weren't. Amazing full falls at this time of year. As I noticed by other pics, that other times the flow is quite a bit less. Must go during melting season. Great hike!

Disappointing. The trail is definitely not for the very young, the very old, or anyone with mobility issues. The trails are very steep and not well maintained. It looks like there was cinder/gravel on the trails at one point but in many (most) places that surface has been ground into the dirt and what is on top is really slimy mud. In one steep place we saw before we gave up and turned back there were 3 foot skid marks. Also the "steps" near the upper parking area are not at all what the county park shows on the website. These were made of stones, apparently quite a while ago. The "steps" have broken up and resettled into a very uneven course. In places the next step is more than knee high. At the lower parking lot, there is indeed a waterfall, but there is so much brush in the way that it is not at all visible. We walked downstream a ways to see if there was a point at which it could be viewed and did not find any place where the waterfall was visible. It is really too bad they didn't locate the bridge that crosses the creek 20 feet below the falls instead of 20 feet above the falls. You can see where the water goes over, but no view of the falls proper. The area itself is quite nice. Perhaps the county can find some money for needed maintenance.

This place is nice it's a cute small simple trail that's family friendly we found it randomly while looking for another trail we couldn't find in the area so that was strange lol.

Nice trail system for picnicking and waterfall hikes. Well maintained county park with restrooms and wooden stairs and viewing platforms . Family friendly

Great hike with some beautiful water falls. Picnic tables, bathroom, and grills at the trailhead

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