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Good small hike. Drive up till the trail head and back is worth doing the hike!
Did the hike during light rain which made the path even prettier.

we found this when someone walking back from the trail told us about it . its a waterfall you do not want to miss loved it

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8 hours ago

Not a real long hike, but very beautiful views when you get to the end of it.

I did an out and back. Steep grades at the trailheads. Not as long as advertised but if measured by steps maybe. Trees down blocking path on north end. Had to bushwhack some to complete it. Poison ivy and mosquitos. Repellent and breakaway pants rids those problems.

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22 hours ago

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1 day ago

A short loop that is good for kids. Look for frogs and other wildlife in the small pond at the former quarry. I had some trouble staying on the trail not far beyond the quarry (traveling clockwise) due to a recent controlled burn. I added a few tenths of a mile and ended up following the park road part of the way back.

An excellent all-around hike. Great terrain variety, almost everything you can imagine on one hike except waterfalls. (The midpoint of the Merritt Ridge loop drops you to a surprisingly remote spot on the lake.)

Did this hike during a rain storm and late so the trail was empty and the falls had extra volume.
Had a blast on this hike.

This is actually the Rainbow Falls and Bullhead loop trail. I have done this a few times. There are little to no views along Rainbow. The falls are a joke. I have visited them in snow, sun and rain and it has never been Impressive. There are several really nice views coming down Bullhead and I definitely recommend going up Rainbow and down Bullhead.

Great hike with multiple scenic views. Check out the cliff tops once you get to the top. Worth it!