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Peter J (Pedro) Medina reviewed Hornbecks Creek (Indian Ladders) Trail
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Hiking

Awesome! Finding the path after the 1st waterfall was great! A re-peat of a hike

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HikingGreat!

This trail was amazing! First mile is very easy to the first waterfall. Many noted (and it’s true) that it’s hard to find the trail to go beyond the first waterfall. If you go about 25’ back on the trail from the first waterfall, to your left uphill is a trail up and it is SO WORTH IT!! It takes you another mile under and over fallen trees, up steep inclines and along many other waterfalls along the way. I will absolutely be back to enjoy this hike again. So good!

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Hiking

Nice well maintained trail to the first waterfall. I wasn’t able to find where trail continues from there.

Christine Antonia reviewed Hornbecks Creek (Indian Ladders) Trail
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Amazing !!!

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Out here over a year ago so just adding it into the list. Easy walk - flat trail and boardwalks. Waterfall is quite pretty.

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Hiking

Excellent. Only went to the first waterfall and back. That’s the easy part of the trail. Well worth it.

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Hiking

Great short run for maximum waterfall sites

Stephen McDonald reviewed Hornbecks Creek (Indian Ladders) Trail
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HikingRockyScramble

Absolutely splendid hike to the first waterfall! Be very careful, beyond the first waterfall the trail becomes very difficult. It is very rocky, you will scramble and rely on roots, branches and even a well placed rope to pull yourself up and balance yourself on the way down; there are lots of fallen trees, you will crawl under trees and you will climb over trees, and it gets very muddy in parts. I had gloves but I wish I had my winter spikes for some parts.

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Hiking

We took the trail up to the first waterfall and swam in the pool there with our 2 dogs. The trail was clear, wide and of packed dirt and rock. The several bridges were well maintained.

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Hiking

Bulk of the trail is great and well cared for. The last .5 mile from the falls to the road is much harder to navigate and not maintained as well. Could use better markings. Went on a weekday in the morning. Had the place almost to ourselves until around 11, then it started becoming more crowded.

Vanessa Olaechea reviewed Thunder Swamp Trail
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Rocky

This is a hiking trail only. Very rocky. We when with our bicycles and it was a complete lost of time. The App directions are completely off.

Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 13, 2020
Hiking

This is less a trail and more of a walk, but we loved it! The drive from the parking (we went a few weeks ago and the road was closed due to covid), so this added about a mile but a wonderful walk. Really easy trail, but beautiful view ! Loved it

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Hiking

Loved it. Lake at bottom of waterfall was crowded.

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Hiking

didn’t do the whole trail. just up to the first waterfall with my 3 year old. waterfall was nice, good for swimming but not enough space to sit/lay your things down. especially not when it’s crowded. would be have been better if there were less people.. but still pretty nonetheless

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HikingRocky

The trail is super easy until you reach the first waterfall. The steepest part is from the first waterfall to the rest of the trail. When wet, it is very hard to climb. After you get past that part, it is definitely moderate to hard and the trail is a lot thinner than what you had been walking on. Worth going all the way because just before you reach the road end there is another gorgeous waterfall.

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HikingClosed

Not a trail but a very nicely made boardwalk up to the two falls - Silverthread and Dingmans. Parking is at the road entrance and you have to WALK all the way up to the visitors center. Quite a long ways to walk some more to see the falls. The falls are worth it though, and be sure to climb the stairs to see from the top of the falls too!

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HikingBugsMuddy

Great trail overall! 20-25 minute hike from the parking lot to the first waterfall. Completed this hike with our 3 month old, 2 year old, 9 year old & our dog. Once we got to the fist fall we walked across in the water for more room because the side where the trail leads to was a bit tight with the amount of people. The kids had a great time jumping off the rope. Make sure to bring water shoes, bathing suit, sunblock, and a change of clothes.

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Hiking

Great trial! At the end there is a water fall that you can swim in.

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HikingBugsOver grown

I imagine this trail varies a lot depending upon the season. In early summer you start on an ATV trail which isn’t great, and the spur off of it isn’t identifiable so I ended up walking an extra mile up the ATV trail to the main loop in the forest. Thunderswamp trail was a bit overgrown but not unmanageable. Lots of broken and loose slate so look out for snakes in the heat. Going around the Thinderswamp to the south was also fine. The loop back was impassable without long pants and a willingness to wade through waist high grass. We took the road and passed on the ticks.

Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 4, 2020
Hiking

This trail is super easy from the road it’s 1.2 miles in to get to the falls and the swimming hole. The water was just the right temperature. My 7 year olds did it just fine.

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Hiking

Second time here. It is a very nice path. Your actual trail is confined to walking on a deck. The parking lot at the visitor center is closed. It is a 1.2 mile hike to the center up hill from 209. If your worried about social distancing bring masks. July 4th, and your on top of people everywhere you turn.

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Hiking

We just completed this trail with our 10 and 7 year old who loved the experience. Our thoughts: -This was a great trail but you should definitely wear sneakers or hiking boots (no flip flop/sandals) and bring a swimsuit. -Once you reach the waterfall, there is an incline with awful erosion and fallen trees. It is intimidating (if not scary) for kids — but — it is worth continuing as the hike does get easier and continually more lovely (as long as you don’t mind going over and under fallen tree trunks). -There are benches at various spots along the way, good for a stream-side picnic. -We saw five toads.

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i enjoyed this relatively flat hike. The wooden benches, plank bridges, and creek made this a great little hike. Be aware, if you start at the parking lot closest to the trail it is not 3.7

Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJune 26, 2020
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Lovely - Easy - Shaded - Dog Friendly - Bring a bathing suit Worth the trip BUT rec. arriving early/weekdays to ensure parking and solitude. Quiet on a Thursday morning around 11am. It was about a 30-minute relatively mild hike, with a few awesome but narrow bridges to reach the waterfall. Just two other women were there, enjoying and sitting on the fallen tree, legs dipped into the water. On the way out (a few hours later) much more people were arriving. *The rock section where you can hang is rather small, so for those who want to maintain social distancing practices, you may want to wear a mask or avoid this trail at peak hours.* Rock are slippery when first entering the water- watershoes would be helpful but rec. sneakers for the walk. Did not venture past first waterfall due to having the dogs with us today. It is not obviously marked. Bring $1 CASH to get through bridge. Worth it- the trails are maintained beautifully. Take only photos. Leave only footprints. BLM.

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