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Nice hike with good tread and a beautiful creek. The falls are lovely. The creek crossings were about mid-calf on the day I went, but that, of course, also meant the falls were flowing full. I had them to myself for an hour this morning--refreshing. Easy access to trailhead, but, yes, there is limited parking. This trail is also reviewed by others as "Clemmer Trail" and "Rainbow Falls," but they are all the same trail which is marked as Scenic Spur, Trail 78 by the Forest Service. Great place for a hike, a swim, a family outing--yes, I could see a dog having a blast on 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!
I hiked the trail, to Benton falls, today. this is a beautiful, waterfall. the trail is a well keep trail. I hiked about, a mile and half, past the falls.the trail remained, in good condition. there are a lot if people, on this trail. I saw more than 20 people on the trail.
We are on the greenway all over town all the time. They are great! They are all paved which makes it perfect for a bike ride, walking or jogging. There are restrooms and water fountains along the way and places to picnic. Just make sure you use your etiquette and announce when you come up to pass someone and don't fly around blind corners. There may be someone on the path. There have been people road biking using the greenway as if they are on the road. They go way too fast where people are walking and having a good time with their children.
Other than the road bikers, the greenways are great!
This trail is not a good biking trail. It is not maintained at all. The trail is covered in sticks and logs, and the leaf path makes it hard to get any traction. There were some points where I would lose the trail because it is barely visible. We ended up getting on the blue hiking trail to ride back which was better groomed but too steep to bike. So we pushed the bikes up and rode back down which was doable but very tough. This is a great hiking trail with beautiful scenery, but I would never bring my bike back here unless the trail was cleared.