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hiking
blowdown
over grown
rocky
4 months ago

This is rated moderate, but due to rocky and slippery conditions It’s a hard moderate. Some blowdown to cross. The trail is closed above the first falls due to a slide as of July 3rd 2019. About 2.3 miles in. The first falls are very nice and worth the effort.

Awesome hike! Lots of rocks and they are slippery, so be careful. Beautiful scenery and the water is absolutely gorgeous. The waterfalls are beautiful and you can swim in several areas. Loved this!

We were able to hike all the way to the middle falls with no problem, there are paths to go around the fallen trees. Another hiker mentioned that there was a hornets nest on the middle bridge, we took a can of wasp and hornet killer and emptied it on the nest… There are still hornets left, but hopefully we killed a lot of them. The hornets were swarming everywhere, fortunately we did not get stung. The trail just passed the middle Falls is washed out and I would not recommend trying to navigate it to get to the upper Falls. We walked 5.2 miles round-trip going to the middle falls. The trail is beautiful and very scenic, I highly recommend this hike, not a lot of ups and downs on the trail, easy to navigate but the rocks can be very slippery because of the high level of humidity in the air. Overall, I would rate it an 8+ out of 10, definitely going to do it again.

hiking
bugs
closed
washed out
4 months ago

Most of the trail is closed due to trees down across the trail just past the 2nd bridge. There is a huge hornets nest under the rail on the 2nd bridge and we all got stung several times trying to walk back across the bridge once we saw the trail was washed out. It was a decent walk and pretty views of water.

One of my absolute favorite hikes ever! Plenty of photo opportunities and places where u can actually get into the water and swim around the falls. I have gone twice and will definitely be going again when it warms up to play in the water!

hiking
over grown
washed out
5 months ago

Beautiful trail, lots of sights to see. Needs some maintenance.

hiking
bridge out
closed
7 months ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
washed out
9 months ago

After the observation deck at the 2.6 mile mark the bank has fell off the path to walk was only about as wide as one shoe

hiking
10 months ago

Awesome trail! Challenging but not super difficult. Be careful... the trail is washed out in a few spots creating some hazardous stretches. One of the best creeks I have ever seen. The bridges were a pleasant surprise.

awesome hiked it 11/11/18 little rough in places but was a great day

nature trips
Tue Sep 04 2018

Great out and back. Amazing gorge with cool rock formations. Most people only hike the lower and upper ends, so otherwise we had the trail to ourselves. (Reminded me of Linville Gorge, NC)

Great hike. Most of the trail is near the river. It has some beautiful views.

cool hike waterfalls bridge crossings awesome hike

Nice easy in & out hike. All 3 Falls were beautiful! Dog friendly. Be aware that near the last/largest Fall the hillside trail has slid off & you literally have a foots width ( I wear a womens 9) to stand on to make it to the viewing platform and on to the bottom of this Fall.

Great low-traffic trail with many points of interest. Enough challenge to make an interesting hike without being inordinately difficult. Be careful of portions of trail that have you stepping from rock to rock, things can get a bit slippery and wobbly in places. Probably not the best trail for very young children. Lots of interesting mushrooms, mosses, and vegitation to notice along the way along with the rippling water and rock formations.

Wonderful falls, great pool at the upper falls.

Beautiful waterfalls throughout the trail. A small portion of the trail has been washed out but is passable if careful. The National Park service has posted signs that the trail is closed from that point onward, as they haven’t been able to repair it. Still definitely worth the trip!

I have hiked this trail a number of times over the years. It is beautiful & very scenic. Also has several waterfalls along the trail & has been a popular place to cool off during the summer for years. The most visited falls is also the biggest & offers a good size swimming hole. If you park at the top just outside Coeburn, VA you can reach this falls in about 5 min. The other trail head is at hanging rock between Dungannon, VA & Coeburn, Va this falls will be the last one u come to. Some places are a little steep and can be slick. But over all this is a must do trail.

Sat Mar 03 2018

***WARNING*** ***DANGER*** As of 3/3/18 there was a mud slide near the viewing platform of the main falls. The trail has been washed away leaving a 40 foot drop mud slide ledge. If hiking from Hanging Rock viewing upper falls will be very difficult or very dangerous. If hiking from northern trail head you will not be able to make it to base of main falls without a very dangerous shimmy across a 40 foot drop or a strenuous re-route through loose leaf covered boulders and thick mountain laurel. Repair of this section will be very difficult to achieve also.

hiking
Thu Sep 28 2017

it was good hike, best to go early in the morning .Rocky terain. the trail breaks off a few times but that's not necessarily a bad thing. the scenery is great all the way the the falls.

walking
Mon Sep 18 2017

Clear trail, lots of running water to listen to, not ideal for trail running though as it has many slippery points, jagged edges, and roots

great hike with 2 beautiful falls and lots of smaller casades. trail follows the creek the whole way. went in late August and variety of wild mushrooms.

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