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2 days ago

Definitely a short hike. I parked in the state game lands lot on behrens road, the trail was just like everyone says, short, but worth it for the view. you have to keep an eye out for the yellow diamond marker on the tree indicating the trail for tank hollow.

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2 days ago

Excellent , aggressive hike. Beautiful falls and views. Follow red blaze down

Glen Onoko Falls is the place where hiking and climbing start to merge. There is quite a lot of rock scrambling, especially around the Falls area. Bring heavy duty hiking boots because the entire trail is pretty rocky. I had so much fun and would definitely hike it again. Its a very challenging and engaging trail and the waterfalls were beautiful!

Beautiful scenery. Although the ground was dry the day we hiked, I can understand how it would be slippery on wet or damp days. Take away – worked on overcoming my fear of heights on this trail!

Loved it! Was pretty easy to hike, and the view was so majestic!

This was difficult especially for first time but worth the effort for the views. Be careful ...It is not well marked.I went at 7am no one there but by the time I was done parking lot full...

This is a beautiful trail. Pretty hard but well worth the hike. Last time we hiked it we did get detoured by a bear :)

My recommendation is to gather as much information as you can about this trail prior to going, because it is not well marked. Read up on blog posts written by people who have hiked Glen Onoko and choose how you want to complete this trail, because it can either be incredibly hard or moderate.

My review is based on the more challenging way of completing this trail.

Be prepared to use your hands and knees to climb, crawl, and pull yourself up big, slippery boulders. You *can* get away with wearing non-hiking boots (my husband wore his sneakers), but make sure they have good traction, otherwise, you will slip and injure yourself.

As someone who has hiked several trails, I personally believe this should be rated as "HARD". While it is only 3 miles long, there is a lot of rock scrambling, poorly marked trails, and slippery surfaces. Overall, it's a challenging, but worthwhile hike with a beautiful waterfall and lookout point to look forward to :)