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Great little mostly paved trail. Killer views near the top. Watch for bears, though.

Great hike! The trail is black top and is very easy. We hiked on a Sunday early afternoon and it was very crowded. The falls are beautiful but there were at least 75-100 people there. We continued past the falls. The black top ended and so did the crowds. On the way back we saw a very young black bear cub. Beautiful day and views.

hiking
3 days ago

Okay hike. Completely paved, which can be nice but also less exciting. There were tons of people there when we went but understandably so: the falls were gorgeous! There is even a little path to talk to get a lower vantage point of the falls.

Worth every step!

This is a paved trail, great views just very busy in the summer

hiking
4 days ago

Easy hike but very busy

Great easy hike!!!

hiking
5 days ago

Got there by 9 AM and parked easily. Easy hike but rained the entire way back. Great waterfall and saw a Bear cub on the trail on the way back.

hiking
10 days ago

Wonderful, easy hike! We chose this as our family hike as my mother-in-law has a bad knee and we had three kids in tow. Beautiful scenic views and the waterfall at the end was awesome! My 6yo enjoyed playing in it! Definitely not a challenge by any means but still a lovely hike!

Amazing very beautiful waterfall took my grandson he is 8 and he loved it will be doing this trail again

I loved this trail, the views were great and the trail was nicely paved however, it is an uphill climb that may be hard for some as it can be steep. Definitely worth the climb!

We went on a Sunday and the trail was very busy. This is not a difficult hike. There were people in flip flops pushing strollers. The waterfall is beautiful and worth the hike

hiking
23 days ago

Easy uphill hike with an amazing waterfall.

walking
24 days ago

A nice little hike with one very awesome view of some beautiful mountain scenery, rocks, some little falls, and one very nice bigger waterfall.
We heard some had seen a bear and snake, and we did have a rattlesnake cross our path on the way back so do be careful.

hiking
24 days ago

good trail. beautiful falls.

hiking
24 days ago

Very nice

hiking
25 days ago

This trail is listed as easy, I suppose because it is all paved. Please note that you are definitely hiking up hill for this hike, which can be a challenge for some. We saw a small black bear near the Trailhead. A few great views toward the top, and the waterfall is stunning at the end! Very busy trail, so if you’re looking for quiet, this isn’t one to try.

hiking
25 days ago

Great trail! Easy for kids and lots of water to play in at the falls!

Nice easy trail. Good morning hike.

Really pretty hike. Saw a black bear cub on the hike less than 15 feet off the trail.

Beautiful trail It is all uphill, so not really for those who have difficulty walking. We loved it and are looking forward to hiking it again.

Great trail. Astonishing views, and fascinating flora on the other side.

hiking
29 days ago

It’s very slick coming back on part of the paved trail. I prefer gravel or dirt trails but paved it better for kids. Both of my kids fell. I fell with my 3 year old on my shoulders due to slick pavement. But worth the hike there and back. Does get crowded in the early afternoon. Morning is less crowded.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail. Nice and quiet early in the morning. No issues for our crew of 9 with 5 kids (ages 6 to 14). Personally not a fan of paved hikes, but easy for all levels. Nice waterfall.

hiking
1 month ago

Great waterfall hike with small children!

Way too crowded!

Very good trail for the family. We have three 7 year olds and they did fantastic. At the waterfalls you can go down to the bottom. They discourage it but if you use common sense it makes the trail that much better! We loved it! On the way out we saw a black bear that made the trail that much better.

hiking
1 month ago

Very beautiful trail ! It is easy but not a well paved trail. But the waterfall in the end is amazing

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike, moderate climb, beautiful waterfall.

hiking
1 month ago

We did this trail in March. It was a beautiful trail but it gets pretty steep for small children. I was constantly having to keep them close so they wouldn’t slip down the mountain. Besides that the waterfall was beautiful. ❤️

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