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hiking
12 days ago

Awesome hike and gorgeous waterfall at the end. Great area for camping at the base and a trail to the top of the falls for a refreshing jump. Would definitely recommend!

hiking
27 days ago

Its a short trip, but well worth it. Didn't think the hike down was as intense as everyone made it sound. It is steep, but if you have good shoes or boots, it's no problem. If you end up walking in the water, have good should since slim is on many of the rocks.

it's a fun trip and here is a video of our trip if you like to see how worth it it is.

https://youtu.be/fTiKsXxb1RI

hiking
30 days ago

Cliff jumping!

Super steep trail down and back up completely worth it

Hard but worth it!

hiking
1 month ago

A steep decent and a rigorous climb up but well worth it. Amazing waterfalls, a whole lot of fun.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike is very steep. Like when I read it was steep it doesn’t compare. I had Bambi legs the whole time. It is awesome at the falls and jumping off is exhilarating. But jump at your own risk!! I would do it again, but not anytime soon.

Can be a bit of a treacherous descent and a hard climb out, but well worth the effort.

One of the shortest, but most difficult hikes we've taken. Straight up and down, but the falls and swimming hole were worth every step!

hiking
2 months ago

About half way down you will question whether or not it’s worth it. It is.

hiking
2 months ago

Make sure you screenshot or have a hard copy of directions to get there as there is no cell service most of the way. The trail is very steep and can be done in chocos but I would not recommend it. It is beautiful once you get to the bottom and definitely a challenge but very fun.

rock climbing
2 months ago

hard going down and up but when you get down and to the falls it's worth it

also watch the drive going up to the parking, lots of deep holes. we bottomed out our Chevy Cruze

Hard going down, but worth it all! You can even jump off the first waterfall!

This is a pretty extensive hike. It should actually be placed in the hard column. Especially if you start on the Watauga Dam side. If you do this point to point start on the Hwy 91 side. Did see a bear and a cub so beware.

hiking
3 months ago

The falls are beautiful, the hike down is as rough as people say it is. Wear good shoes and bring some shoes to swim in!

Short but very hard. Great swimming area at the falls.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Trail quite washed out, parking, too. Once you get down, it is nice—just not sure it is worth the struggle.

hiking
4 months ago

Very short, but a difficult hike. Definitely not a trail for anyone that has problems with very steep hillsides. Wear good shoes and enjoy the beauty!

hiking
5 months ago

I've heard about compressions for years but finally made it out. The waterfall seems a lot bigger in person than in pictures. The hike itself is pretty brutal on the way back up but it's short. Nice swimming holes and places to hangout. Totally worth it

This trail was as hard as the review say. After hiking this, I was completely stiff and sore the next day due to how steep, it was almost like rock climbing. Other than that, completely worth it! Absolutely beautiful hike and waterfall.

The hike was fun but my friends and I brushed against a plant called Giant Hogweed. I did a ton of research because I got 3rd degree burns from this plant across my half of my shin. I would advise to AVOID this trail or be extremely careful. Someone needs to go out there and take care of this plant. I'm scarred to this day and still sensitive when I put my socks on. The pain was unbearable, stuck indoors for 2 weeks straight. Blisters the size of a baseball on my leg. And this location is the only place in the area that this stuff has been reported. I would have reported it but I don't know where I brushed against the plant. All I know is that I was hiking on this trail with my friends and I noticed weird burns on my legs later that night. Two days later my leg was covered in tiny EXTREMELY painful blisters. By day 6 my entire leg was purple and blue and swollen I had no idea what had happened and I had to visit 6 different doctors. It was 14 days before I came outside for the first time. Took 3 months to get rid of the blisters. I am scared and sensitive to this day. PLEASE AVOID THIS TRAIL!!!!!!!!!!

I hiked this in under 6.5 hrs. Great views. It's a good day hike for an experienced hiker or broken into two days for individuals wanting to take it easy.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, September 27, 2017

this hike should be labeled as hard. it so steep coming down and going back up. it's not marked very well at all. a resident had to put a sign in their own yard to show people which way to go towards the falls. the only reason I'm giving this trail a 4 is because of the waterfall

hiking
Sunday, September 24, 2017

Beautiful spot, hike is pretty short but many will find it challenging. Very steep descent toward waterfall, wet rocks around falls - watch your step and keep phones and cameras in bags. Waterfall is beautiful, water is on the chilly side. It's deep enough for jumping from the top (I would say more than 8ft deep on the left hand side of the waterfall), although it's slippery. Get enough grip to push yourself off the rock and you are good to go. There is another smaller waterfall on top, and both can be climbed from the bottom, there are two sets of ropes to help with the steep rocks. To climb the second one, you actually have to get in the water/well, so bring spare set of clothes and possibly a towel.

Now, it seems to me like a lot of college students like to hang around there (it's pretty close to app state) and I couldn't believe how much trash was left behind. Not saying it's all students, but there's a good chance they were. I like to call them hashtag hikers. Empty beer cans and bags of chips, toilet paper, I even saw laundry basket laying there. I assume most of the people will clean up after themselves, please do!

Besides that, totally worth visiting if you are in the neighborhood, you will have fun couple of hours.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Beautiful waterfall. Hike isn't long but is very steep.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Went last weekend right after a lot of rainfall so the water was really flowing. The trail isn't terribly difficult though I would suggest shoes with good tread. Be watchful for yellow jacket bees nests as we saw 3 nests in the ground along the trail. Luckily we didn't get stung but some folks nearby did. We slid off the falls and the water was swift so be sure you are a good swimmer if you decide to do this. Overall an excellent hike and the waterfalls are amazing!!

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Crazy good

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Very good overall but the climb down the trail was slippery and dangerous.

Would suggest caution especially when wet and if you do not have some level of experience.

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