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The super dangerous trail is closed, but if you are willing to hike 3+ miles... you can still get to the top of the falls. Highly recommended, but be ready for a real hike.

My daughter and I started from the park office to make this hike longer. It was beautiful and well marked. Not as easy as it is described. There is a lot of uphill climbing, fallen trees across the trail and some very slippery, muddy spots. Overall, it is a gorgeous hike.

hiking
22 hours ago

Fairly challenging hike, offering a nice variety of different terrains. There were a couple muddy spots along the stream, but overall the trail was in great condition. Saw a few different types of snakes along the way. Definitely will come back again!

on High Cliffs

hiking
22 hours ago

I love this trail so beautiful

on High Rocks

hiking
22 hours ago

I loooove high rocks. Everytime I go to visit friends in PA I ask for us to go here. such a beautiful park

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
1 day ago

hiking
over grown
rocky
1 day ago

Overall, it was a very pleasant hike. I would recommend going counter clockwise on the North Trail so you get to the overlook at the end of the hike - a nice reward to cap the day. Use caution on days that it has just rained, as one of the creeks doesn’t have a bridge, and unless you have high waterproof boots, your feet will get soaked. The trail is also a bit overgrown in the Northernmost region, and very poorly marked, so definitely keep your wits about you.

hiking
1 day ago

While not all stretches of this trail are difficult, if you do the whole thing (especially as out and back), I would definitely rate it as hard (but great workout). There are numerous switchbacks which in some spots are very rocky and sloped. I still would take any number of switchbacks vs straight up ascent. Also several scenic streams. The trail is very similar to the Conestoga Trail across the river with lots of up/down into stream areas (Conestoga side has more/better lookouts though, while Mason-Dixon just has the Urey viewpoint.). Like another reviewer mentioned, the blue blazes are pretty faded and or lacking in the stretch from north starting point to Wilson Run stream. Several times did I continue in error to find I completely missed a turn at a switchback (only a few feet though). They are more prominent after the stream the rest of the way south. Also...spiderwebs, yes indeed! Most of this trail does not seem to get much traffic and thus you get much spider silk to the face. Most were smaller single strands and not like the full web. Have been on other trails where the spiders seemed to setup entire web targeted perfectly so your face catches all including the spider. If you do out-and-back you can look forward to much less on return trip. The Otter Creek stream is a much larger one and very pretty, but unfortunately the scenery is littered with lots of large random items/trash from a bad flood (boat, flatbed trailers, TVs, crushed sheds, all kinds of stuff all over the place). Never seen so many large millipedes on a single trail before. So. Many. Millipedes. All between the north starting point and Wilson Run stream...every other step, at least 1 or multiple right in the middle of the darn trail or rocks where I needed to step. Used to be a rare thing to see them, but no more!

hiking
1 day ago

Nice trail with good scenery and some water falls. Well kept and steps to make it a bit easier. The observatory and the overlook trail have some amazing views.

I give it a 4, theres more there than meets the eye. The trail is set for a good leisurely stroll. Its well kept with benches to sit if you like. What gave it +1 for me is the hidden waterfall I found off the "beaten path" It may be rush run, I dont know.

Really fun hike! As others said, the initial mile is a lot of incline, but once you get to the Scenic Route split (highly recommend the Scenic Route) it flattens out. The South Trail near the end of this route is where all the boulders are - it’s a challenging mile but well worth it for the views. I didn’t see anyone else on the Scenic or South trail but there’s a good number of people on the main Appalachian Trail.

hiking
blowdown
bugs
muddy
1 day ago

very rocky trail. beautiful views, much moss, ferns, and mushrooms. ran into about 20 people but it was a nice satyrday in may. not sure if it is typical of the rest of the AT or not...but I better start climbing the stairs at work! to the left is gentle switch backs...to the right, tough for a newby like me, but I made it!

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

love it

Trail head is across the street from the ranger’s station across the busy street at the base of the bridge. It can be muddy at the beginning. The view is worth seeing! You can climb to the top of the fire tower which is very close to the scenic point.

Muddy in spots, nice trail with some bits of elevation but not hard for most. Combination of woods, fields and streams.

hiking
bugs
muddy
off trail
1 day ago

Got lost, fell in mud, spilled all my water. But perfect weather and serene. So, good day?

hiking
over grown
1 day ago

Trail ended in someone's back alley

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

This Trail has limited parking, however when you pull up it has a beautiful serene gravel Trail. walking it is almost like it hasn't been formed into a real Trail, but it has a little bit of everything. It throws you off a little when you walk past someone's house and it feels like private property but if you continue walking straight you'll meet a path after you cross over the street and then you have to cross another Street go on a road for a little bit and then you will finally come to a bridge. If you look closely you can find a lot of little wild life. Overall, a nice trail that has a little bit of everything.

hiking
rocky
washed out
1 day ago

hiking
muddy
over grown
washed out
1 day ago

It was pretty straight forward path. It was easy, unfortunately not too exciting. It weaves close to residential areas, which surprised me. I would only do it again to get the exercise.

hiking
off trail
over grown
1 day ago

hiking
blowdown
over grown
1 day ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
1 day ago

Very well taken care of, scenic,recommend this hike

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
rocky
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Nice easy hike on a nice spring day. latrine is nasty - go behind a tree

Not much of a hike. More like a walk on a very long wooden deck with a gazillion stairs. The waterfalls were nice but hard to enjoy with so many people around.

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