Explore the most popular river trails near Oneida with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
5 days ago

The hike was 2.2 miles but felt like forever! The beginning of the trial was alright but then it got boring. Also the end result wasn’t really worth the hike in the first place. My friends and I went on August 2nd and in result to that one of them got Rocky Mountain spotty fever,( which is deadly if not caught early). We all got ate up my several seed ticks. It’s not a terrible trail but I won’t be going back.

hiking
7 days ago

my family and I had a magnificent time. wonderful views at the bridge. take plenty of water it gets hot. I wouldn't call the trail easy either. would love to do it again sometime but I want to try some other trails in the area first.

backpacking
11 days ago

This trail is absolutely amazing and beautiful. The overlook is stunning and it makes the climb totally worth it. However, make sure to be extremely careful and to look out for potentially dangerous animals. My friends and I camped overnight in a campsite near the main overlook and we spotted a mountain lion that hissed and growled at us on the way back to the campsite from the overlook. The next morning we saw 2 Black bear cubs and their mom as well as a few snakes.

Hiked Angel Falls Overlook and the Grand Gap Loop over two days. There is a perfect camping spot where Angel Falls Overlook Trail intersects with the Grand Gap Loop Trail. It is behind the sign at the top of the hill. There is no water on the trail after the small rock shelf that you hike which has a cable attached. Make sure you fill up your water there. We used a mini sawyer filter. Camp site is about .5 mile past the ladder and rock shell cable are. Stumbled on a black bear twice while hiking this trail so beware. Beautiful views at the two overlooks to the right of the intersection mentioned previously. All in all a great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! Make sure you pay attention to the trail signs. At some point the trail looks like it goes straight or up a set of rock stairs. Go up the rock stairs! However, you can get some great pictures going the other way, but the trail does not connect there. The railroad bridge at the end is totally worth it!

Nice easy trail while camping and geocaching at Bandy Creek last week.

backpacking
2 months ago

on O & W Railroad Trail

scenic driving
2 months ago

We drove the old train bed to the bridge. Beautiful and in the boonies. Take your time driving because you will miss great views. Look left & right. Narrow train bed with holes here and there. Do not need 4 wheel drive.

backpacking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

I really like this trail. A good portion of it is along the Rock Creek. A couple nice camping spots on the water. Good for a one nighter.

2 months ago

awesome hike along a creek. great camp sites along creek, too.

Beautiful views, rock faces and flowers

backpacking
4 months ago

Great day hike! Streams and rocks made it more adventurous but still friendly for all ages. Beautiful views and flowers would be beautiful in the spring.

gorgeous view at the overlook. worth the climb. whole trail is well worth the hike. a little bit of everything.

Great trail. Can get kinda confusing with the lack of markers. The view and the trek up the ridge are gorgeous. The bridge to get to the overlook is broken and the “alternate route” was a swim through a 5ft deep creek. So get ready for a cold wade. Overall great hike.

hiking
6 months ago

Moderate. Well blazed & maintained. Hiked counterclockwise. Begins easily through mixed forest. Descends to creek side past a few rock houses. Long rolling section along the water is very pretty/peaceful. A bridge is out along the creek but no trouble going around. Leave creek w moderate uphill. Finishes on the road w approx. .5 mi back to trailhead. Bit of a drive to get to this trail but worth it.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked to Devil's Den & completed Leatherwood Loop Tr on the way back. 8 mi. Majority is easy. Mod .6 mi section beyond the bridge to Devil's Den but this is the best section. Trail is well marked & maintained. Really nice waterfalls just before the bridge & .2 mi before Devil's Den. The O & W bridge is historical. Devil's Den a nice geo feature & camping site. An enjoyable afternoon.

Easy most of the way on well maintained riverside trail. Moderate section beyond the bridge up to Devil's Cave & switchbacks up to the lookout. Historical bridge. Nice waterfall just before the bridge & really special waterfall .2 before you get to the cave. Cave is a neat geo feature. Leatherwood lookout just ok but the loop features a nice forest hike with small falls. 8 miles.

Loliipop out & back combo w Grand Gap Tr-12.4mi. Easy. Well marked & maintained. Bridge over Fall Branch broken but can still use. Superb section from Fall Branch up to the plateau-interesting rock features. Several pretty waterfalls & some great vistas from outcrops on the rim. A very enjoyable hike.

5 stars for the view and workout. Trail needs some work. The leatherwood ford and another bridge on the trail are damaged. It wasn't 10 miles, maybe 6.

Great trail! Clearly marked! Perfect campsite on the water 1 mile in.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Cool trail with nice vistas.

10 months ago

I disagree with the "easy" rating. Starts out nicely enough but many rocks and roots make it challenging. I am disappointed that I needed to turn back but safety first.

backpacking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

Great hike! Good for camping and getting away from everyone.

hiking
Wednesday, June 21, 2017

This was A good trail to hike little rocky was pretty easy . Would definetly do again

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Went this morning with a plan to do 2 miles to the bridge, cross it and eat. Trail was nice, wide enough not to be walking in poison ivy. Plans sometimes change. Wildflowers were finished early this year. Bridge is in need of repair. About 1/5 was damaged from flooding. Still passable we were told from fellow hikers. Forest service notified. Will plan to return next year earlier for wildflower viewing. Hiking boots recommended, muddy today. Enjoy!

Monday, May 01, 2017

Great beginners trail. Easy hike. Nice campsites.

Stunning view of the falls. I suggest you go down to the river to get the full gander.

hiking
Monday, April 10, 2017

beautiful

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