We arrived around 9am on a Sunday morning. There were only 2 other cars there. The journey in on that pothole riddled road was just as much of an adventure as the trail itself! You've got to take that road slow and easy. The hike itself was fabulous. We had a 5 and 7 year old, and they loved exploring down by the river at the falls. You're rewarded with two beautiful falls fairly early on, and the rest is just a nice trek through forest aside the river. You pop out at a nice place to take a break and enjoy the river before turning back. There were a few muddy areas to navigate and fallen trees to maneuver around, but we actually like that kind of additional fun! Wonderful hike, but horrendous road to get there.

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bugs
4 days ago

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muddy
over grown
rocky
4 days ago

Overall a great trail for beginners, a bit narrow at spots near the start and end of the trail. This was a great trail for a day trip as it only took around 2 hours to complete. Had a blast and ate lunch at the end of the trail next to a clear river! Only encountered a small garden snake and some mosquitos nothing too bad. The parking was very disorganized but luckily only 3-5 cars are parked at any given time. If parking is full you could easily park at the nearby gas station and trek to the start of the trail. Beware of the mud in the parking though as it can be a bit thick. 4/5 overall rating could be wider at times.

awesome hike! very scenic, doing this one again! do not attempt road to get to trailhead in a car, horrible potholes!

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rocky
5 days ago

The drive to the trail was super bumpy but the trail was super pretty.

hiking
6 days ago

Fantastic forest, river hike - however, the gravel road to get there is terrible!

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bugs
muddy
7 days ago

So many potholes on the road up, it was terrible. But the trail itself was beautiful and not crowded.

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10 days ago

* FECes rant Everything everyone else says is correct ... this is a gorgeous hike, a favorite, and the road up is rough (even with high clearance). Please don’t ruin it by leaving poop and/or TP all over the trail. Someone left dog feces (I hope) on the narrow scramble trail down to the first falls. My 6 year old stepped in it. It stunk and poop got everywhere to the way down. We found a different trail to make our way back up because sometimes you need your hands for that. Disappointing and irresponsible. Clean up after yourselves and your canine companion.

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blowdown
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
11 days ago

Like the other reviewers stated, the potholes getting here are no joke. You could take a bath in one of these craters. I recommend you have a car with some height to it. We went out with some sprinkling rain which may have helped keep any bugs at bay. The cloud cover was perfect for this long hike. It's only about a mile to the big waterfall but we hiked the full 5 miles to the end thinking that was where the real waterfall was, but it was just a nice campground. Lots of rocks and roots to climb over (and real muddy in some spots) but it was fairly easy going with only a few steep grades to overcome. This is one of my favorite hikes now. I can't wait to go back.

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muddy
13 days ago

When I read that there were an absurd amount of potholes on the road driving up to the trailhead I assumed everybody was being dramatic BUT LET ME TELL YOU, THE POTHOLES ARE NO JOKE. I drive a Jeep so I was fine but I can’t imagine a small car getting up there. Also, nobody mentioned that these potholes on the gravel road last for four miles....... so once you turn off of state route 530, you still have about 25 minutes of driving on a gravel road full of intense potholes. Besides that part, the double waterfalls are beautiful. I went on 6/18/20 and it was beautiful weather, very hot, and only crossed paths with about 12 other people. The main falls are only 1.5 miles up and my friend and I decided to stay there because it was so pretty. The hike was a tad bit muddy but what hike isn’t? All in all, easy peasy hike, just be prepared for the potholes :)

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muddy
13 days ago

The trail was great, you can see the water falls after a brief hike of 1.5 miles from the parking area. However, in order to get the trailhead, there are 30 mins drive with TERRIBLE huge holes on rocky grave road! It is hurting my car!!

blowdown
muddy
over grown
scramble
snow
14 days ago

6-17-20. Headed up after work with my coworker for a scouting mission to assess conditions. got to trailhead around 5pm. pretty muddy at first. lots of storm downed trees over trail. Slick as snot in places due to mud and smooth granite. Started to hit snow around 3000 ft. Put on crampons shorty thereafter. Snow was pretty soft at first, firmed up by the time we needed it to as we traversed the snow field toward the ridge. Signs of rockfall out on the snow field at 2.5-3 miles in. Made it to the ridge (3.2 miles at about 5k ft) at 8:30pm. Probably would have been too soft earlier in the day. Probably only a couple more weeks in the window for a good summit push. Breathtaking views. Would be a great, challenging one day climb or a nice watch sunset from summit, bivy at the saddle sorta adventure. don't attempt without crampons, iceaxes and glacier gear for the summit push. could see crevaces starting to open.

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muddy
over grown
17 days ago

Easy hike in the woods on a very wet day. Be sure to follow the road to the very end (go past the school bus turnaround) and turn left onto the dirt road that will take you to the TH.

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muddy
21 days ago

Road was as everyone states - bad. Trail to the main waterfall was in good shape and the waterfall view was amazing. Beyond the waterfalls the remainder of the hike to the river was very muddy with lots of downed trees - fun for older kids but was very tough for our younger kids.

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muddy
rocky
24 days ago

This trail was one of the longest hikes that I have gone!! Best part of the trail is the waterfall that is about .5 miles from the parking area. Overall this hike is good but really muddy and the driveway is filled with potholes. Would not recommend taking running or low top shoes since the trail is really muddy. :)

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25 days ago

Trail was pretty muddy and the road to the trailhead was full of potholes, but still a good hike. The waterfalls are fantastic

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blowdown
muddy
off trail
29 days ago

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