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This is not a well marked trail and is dangerous. I did slip and fall approx 4 feet to the creek bed, so you need to be very careful with your footing.

The trail itself is very narrow, unmarked, and not manicured. For my style of hiking, that was a plus. The falls are scenic and you can clearly tell why it was a slate quarry long ago. Best hidden surprise was the cave, south of the lower falls on top of the cliff.

Fantastic little trail that leads to pretty waterfalls. My dogs and I had a blast playing in the water this morning. I couldn’t believe we were the only ones there. Truly a hidden gem. We’ll definitely be back!!

All by myself it was a short but extremely pleasant hike with the exception of the litter thrown about but those who claim to love the outdoors and treat it with total disrespect.

Absolutely gorgeous in the winter.

Trail was extremely sketchy in late november. It look like parts of it were about to be eroded. I felt unsafe. I do not recommend.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

The upper portion of a relatively unknown trail and falls. You could continue the out and back trail from the lower 2 falls but everything I read online suggested to go back to your car after the first two falls and drive to this upper one. This is so simple it's ridiculous park get out go down about a 1/10 of a mile on a better trail that the lower two falls and you're at the upper falls. Piece of cake. Out of the three I found this to be the least impressive waterfall but maybe I just have high standards now after seeing so many.

While I gave this 3 stars compared to the 4 stars for the upper falls, the two bottom falls here are far superior it's just that trail it self is grown in pretty bad in spots and getting down to the bottom of the first falls and coming back up for that matter is quite difficult. I had read of a washed out portion between the two falls where you needed to use a rope to get by, while the rope is still there. National parks sured up the trail and reinforced it so the rope is not needed. The second falls is the largest of the three and quite accessible to get up to and just touch it. The parking areas for these trails are tiny only 3 cars max but I don't think many people go here. Heck I created the trail for AllTrails.