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So far my favorite hiking trail! So many cool and beautiful landscapes to the falls. Worth the hike and the drive there. I’ll go again.

24 days ago

The hike to Laurel Falls was well worth crossing the river where the bridge is out. They are currently working on it. With all the rain we have received during this season, the amount of water that is falling is incredible. Like other reviews I have read, I was super glad that I wore hiking pants. You have to climb over a few trees and the bugs and poison ivy is bad this time of year. I doused myself in bug spray before heading out. Laurel Falls trail is clearly marked although Snow falls trail gets really tricky in several spots. I finally arrived to a trail marker with an arrow pointing up and then there is no clear path of which way to go after that. So I never made it to see Snow falls. The hiking trail itself and the beauty you see along the river and the bridge across was worth the attempt to find it though. I will definitely return for more beautiful hikes. I can’t wait to get pics of laurel falls in each season.

Great hike! Only thing I would change if I could do it over is wear pants... lots of poison ivy this time of year! I covered myself in bug spray but my boyfriend had a few ticks on him

Fun hike full of challenges

Worth a 2.5 hour drive, and we didn't even finish it. Water was high and there's no bridge. Talked to a guy in the TTA today and he said they aren't replacing the bridge because of safety concerns. We both thought it funny since it's even more sketchy to cross the creek on rocks.

Either way, I'll be returning for a solo run soon so I can complete the trail without leaving anyone behind.

Well worth it, regardless of the weather. I had almost no landscape view, but was still amazed with how amazing the overlook rocks, river and waterfalls were in the fog.

love this trail. it's right down the street from our house. we go and hike some part of it about once a week. the trail is sometimes a little tricky to find, so keep your eyes peeled for the white plate trail markers!

Great day hike! Be aware that there's no official crossing at the water. However, follow the pink flags down to a few logs laid across the water for your best bet at crossing. Take your time and you will be fine!

If you gained anything from this info, please pay it forward by picking up your trash and leaving no trace.

I like this trail a lot. Plenty of parking, paved walking trail that has a short stretch through the woods and alongside a lake. There were lots of dogwoods along the path. Pet friendly, doggie bags provided, a couple of playgrounds and swings. Lovely trip.

Prettiest hike ever.

Most beautiful hike ever! Not very well marked so we got off trail a little but the scenery was beyond worth it!!! My favorite place to go!

Fantastic falls!! Made the trip when my dad was in town and we always do an annual hike. I had heard this was a good hike. I would say it is moderate but then again it was in February and wasn't hot out. I can see this being difficult in the summer heat. Make the time to go to the top. There isn't a really good view of the falls from there but the climb up and views are worth it.

Good trail with great scenery. Hiked it on weekend and had a fair amount of traffic.

Hiked both 1/31/18. Laurel trail segment is well marked with white metal trail markers. The bridge is down, but the stream is easy to cross. Look for pink tape marked route 150 yards prior to the bridge leading to the logs. Snow falls segment is also clearly marked with painted white rectangles on trees. Recommend turning left at top to visit buzzard overlook, Just 15 minutes extra round trip. Dunn overlook is very scenic. To see the snow falls you must cross Morgan Creek. So prepare to get wet. Overall the hike is fantastic. Not strenuous, but if you do both 10+ miles.

Love this hike. Someone has remarked the trail which made it much easier to follow. Laurel Falls is something to see right now with all the ice. I would definitely not call this hard but at the top end of moderate.

beautiful and the kids loved it!

Long, moderate to strenuous hike. This was actually to Buzzard Point via the Snow Falls Trail. When you get up to the top where you walk between the two huge rocks, take a left and it takes you to Buzzard Point. Stunning views!

Well worth the hike after the easy part. Once you get past the downed bridge (man made tree trunk bridge available) the path is a bit difficult to follow at times. Steep descents on the way back down.

Hiked 12/31/17

well worth effort!! We've lived here for 10 years-- finally understood what everybody else was talking about it was 10 out of 10 Stars rocks and boulders the size of two-story buildings do yourself a favor and keep going past the easy piece it's well worth it

Absolutly beautiful hike. one of my favorites so far.

It was so beautiful. TONS of waterfalls and an abandoned mine shaft. I definitely explored that. So beautiful and I really liked it. Only problem was that the 50 foot bridge was gone due to a tree, so I had to climb a tree to get to the other side of the trail. Which means going over a river that's meant for white water rafting. BUT I still give it a 8/10, because it was so beautiful and the abandoned mine shaft.

9 months ago

This is a must-see trail, especially now that the trees are turning. Make sure to follow the trail all the way to the dirt road where you take a left for buzzard point for unbeatable views of the valley!

A great trail! Bridge is still out, but used two trees that were laid down in order to cross. Visited the Falls after heavy rainfall and it was spectacular. Some slippery rocks and steep descents but overall a non-strenuous hike.

Great hike!
- Easy to lose the trail in a few spots.
- 3.5' trail width with steep drop in several areas.
- not ideal for kids who need support (13+ recommended age, unless experienced)
- Plan trip with plenty of time. Most of trail lays between two ridges so dark sets in a little earlier.

- also good spots for: camping, backpacking, rappelling, climbing.

does anyone know if the bridge is still out?

walking
11 months ago

This trail was a pleasant surprise. it starts in a park and then winds along a river and lake. There were some nice wildflowers along the flat, paved path. Partly shaded and rest rooms available.

Beautiful trail, but very hard to follow. Markers and trail are not marked properly. No water hardly at the falls.

hiking
Friday, August 04, 2017

is the bridge still out?

Really nice from start to finish.

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

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