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Waterfalls everywhere!! Water running hard from recent rains. Great trail. Lots to see-flowers, butterflies, beautiful mushrooms, and too many waterfalls to count!! Indian Flats Falls was really nice with strong flow. Great spot for lunch!! Took us 4 hours and 15 minutes round trip not counting stop at Falls. Don't miss this one!!
Loved this hike! Took a rookie backpacker to break in and it was a perfect first timer! My only complaint is that the 50' metal bridge that crosses Laurle Creek all the guides talk about is no longer there and we were very confused with no bridge and no blazes visible on the other side. One guide suggested exploring the first section (mining area) on the way in so you are not too tired to explore on the way out. We did it on the way in AND the way out and still felt like we could have explored more so be sure to not pass right by this wonderful area. I uploaded some images we took. April is perfect with cool nights, not so hot days, wild flowers everywhere, falls with good amounts of water, enough greenery to add to the beauty but not enough to hinder views of the falls, and dogwoods in full bloom. The trail was easy to follow most of the time but with so many spur trails, don't let down your guard and neglect watching for white blazes. Rock scrambles can get tricky but so worth it!
wonderful hike with wild flowers, cascades, brook and rainbow trout in stream, beautiful waterfalls, and no big elevation changes. We hiked it with our 7year old and he loved getting to cross the stream over rocks and logs. We werent expecting to have to cross over the stream 17 times one way but it was still fun! It was unmarked so finding the traill head was a bit confusing but once you get to the gravel road follow that up towards the right and it deadends where you will follow the blue blazed trail.
Really enjoyed this trail, it's rated moderate because of the length the incline isn't bad at all. Wear hiking boots as there are lots of rocks in places. Get there early. We took 3 hour 38 minutes with a little break at the top. The falls aren't sign posted. You come to a wall and can turn righ or left take the little trail on the right, it's narrow but takes you down to the fall. Lovely trail lots to see along the way.
This was a great hike, I'm not a fan with sharing trails with horses personally. The first 1.3 miles is on a trail that horseback riders frequent on. After that it's pure wilderness to yourself. I would suggest this hike from winter to early spring due to foliage. I still had to push through some and it was at the minimal. The trail may slightly disappear during the summer but as long as you keep following up Chigger Branch you are going to find this awesome cascade.