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Perfect place for a day hike with the family. Other than a few steep climbs, not a bad trek at all— plus the AMAZING views will keep you pretty distracted, and triggers a strong sense of motivation to explore more! We went in mid March 2018 while it was a bit chilly & snowy and had a blast!

1 day ago

Beautiful fall.

1 day ago

Love this trail! Not sure I would say easy especially the very end of trail but can be done!

1 day ago

To top of fall is a short walk, to get to bottom of falls takes a little rock scrambling and coming back up is fun!

This trail is great if you can get past the garbage, clothes, and glass at the beginning. So many little falls, cascades, and fun swimming spots. Love the diversity of this trail. Interstate noise can be heard but just tune it out and enjoy the beautiful creek!

First part of Trail is nice, the last half of trail is very rocky, very slick, narrow, and tough! I do not recommend this for newbies, young children, or anyone with knee issues. The last half is not very well marked, needs a few more trail markers.

Easy hike till very end at Falls, cross creek two times. But if you put in the effort and climb above this fall, there is a bigger one above it that is beautiful.

Really, three things stuck out. First, portions of the trail are very poorly marked. Second, the loop portion of the trail is poorly maintained. Third, a portion of the trail doubles as an ATV trail and was little more than deep, muddy ruts.

No thanks.

Good local walking trail -especially in the off-season when traffic isn't so heavy.

Amazing trail! It was a great short hike to our day. We had 6 of us on the walk including an 8 year and a 7 year old who absolutely loved the trail and of course the falls. It is definitely a moderate trail so be ready for some roots and rocks!

This was a very easy trail, but there were a lot of tree roots to be aware of. I was able to easily carry my 3 month old in a sling. We did not start at the official trailhead, we picked up the trail in the campground, but it was still very well marked the whole way and from where we started, it took us about an hour and a half. We will defiantly be doing this trail again.

This is a mountain biking trail so hikers make sure to be aware of your surroundings so you can hear the bikers coming. There were about 3 spots with severe flood damage so be careful to follow the new paths. Great trail overall!

Great short hike with awesome waterfalls and an amazing view at the top. I’ve known about this trail for a long time and have seen the peak from the interstate thousands of times but I only finally got around to doing it today. And now I can’t wait to go back. There was very little trash on the trail but I could see where it is probably much more popular in the summer. The climb after the foot bridge is short but gets the heart going. Highly recommend for a great, quick hike.

2 days ago

Short hike. Water flowing nicely. Definitely NOT Hard as AllTrails rated. A little steep in some places but not difficult at all. Several nice cascades. Parking is available for only one car at the trailhead.

Really enjoyed it!

Excellent trail!! Lots of climbing and huge rock formations the entire way. Almost 1.5 moles towards the end the up hill battle ends. Great workout for the legs. If you are into rappelling, be sure to bring your gear. Lots of great places for it.

This is a pretty nice trail with plenty of parking, but you don't want to go after it's rained. There are a lot of areas that get muddy.

It was a nice trail, went by myself and it took me about 4 days. It is definitely tough though, be prepared for steep inclines

This is a steep decent down to beautiful waterfalls. Also continued on to Boardwalk Falls. Loved the trail and Falls. Neat metal staircase you descend beside bluff. Rocky, rooty, a Little muddy. Much fun!!

Went through Stone Door into the gorge. Very rocky, but once down there, wildflowers were everywhere! Beautiful The bolder filled creek was dry, but hiked to a Ranger falls anyway. It was running great, with a small rainbow at bottom. It goes underground, that’s why you see no water in creek bed. Going on along BCG Trail, I came upon another smaller waterfall. It also runs back underground, as does Big Creek, which you will see for the remainder of the hike out of gorge. Very rocky climb out to the rim. Rim trail has a few nice overlooks. I would rate this moderate, with steep climb at end. Don’t wear flip-flops!!

Fun little day hike with nice views

My husband & I did this trail with our 4 kiddos on the last day of our 5-day vacation to Tennessee. We totally saved the best day for last. Loved this Park & this trail as well as Blue Hole Trail.

3 days ago

Great half-day hike. Not difficult, but harder than its 5.5 mile and 1600 feet of elevation would have you think. Steady climb that is rewarding with a great waterfall payoff. Hit the waterfall just after midday to get some of the best photos with the sun at your back but be careful to not arrive too late as parking is limited. I added an extra quarter to a half mile having to park farther down the road. Lots of people parked along the road, with no real fear of towing as long as you got far enough off the road.

One of the best one day hikes I have taken. Came out a little over ten miles on my calculation. The slope goes up but never too steep. When you get to Alum Cave, turn around, the view is from the cave not into the cave.

This trail is odd - some places the trail is narrow - other places you are on the road - some parts are fairly steep too -- and better have your alltrails map - it is very poorly marked -- however, the scenery is great and the lake is beautiful. We mapped it at 4.72 mi. Would def do it again. Dogs are fine on this one - many opportunities to get in the water.

Closed Dec 1-March 31. Wish the app told me this after I drove 2 hours to get here!

3 days ago

Had a little trouble finding the trailhead not enough signs. The hiking trail was great and Jacks River Falls was absolutely beautiful! Moderate hike describes it about right.

3 days ago

it's really NOT that easy for first time hikers but so beautiful .. definitely going again

Nice hike with some steep sections but not too hard wouldn’t have miles adding the cave loop

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