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21 hours ago

By far my favorite!

backpacking
6 days ago

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!

Didn't go all the way to Raven's Point due to time, but will definitely be back! One of the most beautiful hikes in the State.

So.....I hiked the Fiery Gizzard to Raven Point last week with my 15 year old granddaughter. I'm 66 and i fairly decent shape, and she is TOTALLY athletic. That being said...I kicked our butts big-time. We did the Fiery Gizzard out and came back via the Dog Hole trail; when you read that the boulder field is tough going....believe it. Beautiful hiking, but as rough a trail as you could picture negotiating for 3-4 miles. There were several downed trees across the trail after we got deep in, but we managed to work around them and forge ahead. The climb out of the gorge is indeed steep and tough, although I'm pretty sure it would be less so if not for having to get there on the boulder field. Came back by way of the Dog Hole trail......total out and back was about 6 1/2 hours. Drop-dead gorgeous hike. Yes, kicked out butts...but would not trade the experience for anything and will definitely go back for a through hike from Foster Falls to Grundy. DON'T SKIP THIS ONE!!

One of my favorite places around! The cave is the best part, I would suggest going with a group through the cave and have plenty of water and flash lights. I had a blast!

Short hike with heavy traffic. Traffic being people on the trail and cars driving by. Makes for an easy hike on a trail with no blazes

hiking
13 days ago

Awesome place. A bit of a vigorous trek to the waterfall. Make sure you wear appropriate shoes due to loose rock. Very worth it though

hiking
17 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

The trail is poorly marked in some areas and we lost it at a couple points. The waterfall isn't very rewarding after a long hike, especially after experiencing the majesty of Laurel Falls.

One of my favorite trails