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1 day ago

Great hike with the family

This was pretty easy trail with A great place to swim and cool off little steep coming out but was good exercise plan on doing this one again . i got rained on but was ok because i jumped in the water to cool off it is shallow but deep farther out you go so make sure if you take children has someone who can swim well .

The pros on this trail are fairly easy. 1. It's one of the very few trails that (after going down some "real" stairs) you start at the bottom of the water fall. No steep descent followed up a steep ascent. 2. Rock Island has various activities within the park. You can swim and go hiking on multiple trails. 3. Indoor bathrooms at the welcome center. This is huge when you travel with children. 4. If you do have children, you'll be happy that there are relatively few parts on the trail where you hug along a cliff. 5.The water fall is right there as soon as you get out of your car.

The con - The water fall is right there as soon as you get out of your car. You are basically left with a nature walk out, away from the water fall and back to the waterfall. There are many times where you stop and think "Wait. Where are we going?" If you contrast to a trail like the Grundy Day Loop, there you see water activity all along the path. Here you're pretty much walking among the trees.

I will go to Rock Island again, but I wouldn't go any farther than the water fall on this trail again.

Beautiful & has plenty of rest stops for someone in my shape.

This was a very easy trail to see some magnificent waterfalls. Well worth the short hike.

Beautiful & has plenty of rest stops for someone in my shape.