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just hiked it, We had just a lot of rain in the area so the waterfalls were roaring but water was muddy. I took several side trails and really pretty .

hiking
21 hours ago

Great photo ops here! The trail up to the main falls gets narrow at one point, but manageable. Can't wait to go back.

This is a hard run but the view is worth it

Did it today within 2 hours to the summit. Short, not really scenic but steadily steep so it's good training. On top is a lookout tower.

hiking
23 hours ago

Great trail. Simple and well maintained. Very easy, the trail it’s self wasn’t spectacular but there were several pretty views. Would and probably will do again.

super fun pretty and easy hike. had to cross over the river and some places to stay on the trail because it was so high but that made the hike even better!

The views were spectacular and the climb wasn’t as bad as I thought. I lucked out with perfect weather (65 and sunny)! Pretty slow burn with some short steep sections nearing the top. About 4 up and 3 down. Watch those knees on the decent! 100% worth it

Moderate lollipop w Black Mt. Loop Tr. Well marked & maintained trail. Park @ trailhead for Grassy Cove. Cross rd & walk east .25 mi to trailhead. Easy walk through hardwood forest. At 1.6 mi begin mod switchbacks to the top @ 3 mi. Cool ascent through rocks w stairs @ the top. Hiked clockwise on Loop Tr. This is an easy addition. Recommend. The views & hiking around the southern bluffs are the payoff on this hike. 8.1 mi. Fun afternoon.

Big disappointment because it has so much potential. It’s neat to have a nice hiking trails so close to downtown and the quarry views are fantastic. Recently the city invested a lot of money in sprucing up the main parks over look and the old fort Dickerson Civil War fort. But it’s odd that this trail doesn’t connect to the park. At least not officially. There are some unofficial trails that do connect to the park and there’s a lot of potential if they were well-kept. But, unfortunately, they are trashy and you pass by more than one homeless camp along the way. The city really needs to invest in making a complete loop around the quarry and back to the park while cleaning up and policing the park a little better. If they do that, I would give this five stars.

Hiked Feb. 17 2018. With all of the rain the creeks and water falls were awesome. Trail to ourselves. Found the old car and found the falls at four miles. Had to really watch for the trail to the falls. Not marked at all. New favorite hike.

Easy relatively flat hike along the bluffs of Black Mt. Well marked.. Hiked w Black Mt Tr. Really nice views S & E from the Southern bluffs. Hiking along the bluffs a lot of fun. Some bouldering sites. Enjoyable hike.

I run about once a week for conditioning and this was a great challenge for me. Fair and fun.

hiking
1 day ago

Easy. Well maintained & marked. Footing solid even after a rain. Nice walk along a pretty stream. Falls at the end. Will get your feet wet when crossing the branch at the end. Return via South Mac Tr to vary the scenery.

Great trail, clean, with beautiful falls. The blue hole is nice and past Greeter there is another falls cal led Boardtree that is beautiful as well.

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.

I think it’s rated difficult more for the distance. It slowly ascends for the first half up 5 miles but it’s never super steep. Steepest part is probably around 2.4 miles up these stairs to this cool overhang section. We did the 10.3 miles (my watch had more like 11.5 but totally could be off) with 2 adults and a light pack in 3:36 - stopping for lunch pee breaks and some photos :) we did jog on the way back a bit. Trail was super beautiful with stream next to It half the time and then very cool changes in scenery and terrain up to Le Conte camp. We were expecting the end to be a mountain head but It seemed to be about 5.5 miles up to Le Conte lodge and from there you could take a myriad of other trails, so we assumed that was roughly the turning point. We went when It was about 50 so super enjoyable and not slippery. I could see this being scary and dangerous when icy. Overall highly recommend !

Creek was way up and raging we felt it was to dangerous to cross so we only got to hike half of the trail. The trail follows the creek at one point it was a little difficult to navigate / climb the rocks.. I will try agin later in the year after the creek drops. And yes like the other reviews there are a lot of baseball size rocks on the trail but we didn’t find them that hard to hike.

Good trail you’ll have to deal with hiking up the mountain but it’s not to bad all in all good hike. We hiked this in mid February and saw lots of bear scat on the trail

Great trail - not quite 6 miles...need to be in fair shape for this one - views are great and the dam is great for pictures. Parking limited and bathrooms by the beach closed in the winter.

Enjoy abundant cascades early in the hike. We hiked in February after several days of rain, so the water was dramatic. The bare winter trees allow views of crags well above the stream. Some mud. Some trail water. But our feet stayed dry. The last falls come bursting through a towering (man-made but who cares) slot. After the falls you cross on a charming footbridge and switch your way up to the impressive, rocky summit ridge. This clear day gave us views of the Smokies on the east horizon and I-75 to the west below. Some trash, yes. Some graffiti, yes. Ignore it and enjoy this scenic, compact hike.

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