Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Arlington with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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8 days ago

Gravel roads for most of the path so a little difficult for strollers but otherwise a good hike and nice loop.

14 days ago

Went this past Saturday and it was such a beautiful day! Got there around 9:40am and there were a good amount of cars. The trail is well groomed! It was a great hike and an adventure for our 4 year old! The waterfall is beautiful and it is a must to climb down to the bottom. Our trip was around an 8 mile round trip. Found a cute secluded area to have lunch by the water. Would definitely do it again! Happy we drove my Jeep though. The road to the trail has A LOT of potholes! There’s not way to avoid them so drive slow.

1 month ago

I went this past Sunday. it rained all day Saturday so the waterfalls were fantastic. The river was high and as equally wonderful. The trail was very went in places and incredibly muddy the further you went. I ended up doing seven miles roundtrip instead of eight. Can't wait to do it again! be prepared to go under trees and go over a few.
The road to the trail is pretty awful. be prepared to go slow. The potholes will swallow everything (small children, cars, etc). Don't let that discourage you.


Great hike! Amazing waterfalls, beautiful mossy trees, fun bridges to cross, and is just gorgeous!
I would recommend going now thru spring so you can see the raging river and gushing waterfalls before they dry up by summer. Hike is mostly level with gradual incline, with a few steeper up and down inclines.
We only hiked 3/4 of the way today, as we hit snow towards the summit of the hike, and most of the beautiful scenery was where we were with not much better views towards the top.
The roads getting to the trailhead were nothing but potholes! The potholes can’t be avoided and take up the entire road; just drive slow and you’ll get through them. Definitely will go again!

2 months ago

Awesome trail with some spectacular waterfalls!

02/22 The recent snows make getting to the trailhead unlikely for anyone who doesn’t have 4WD or chains and a bit of clearance. The potholes are pretty brutal, I doubt a car would make it even without the snow.

As for the trail, there’s 8-10 inches on most of it with a decent boot path. An otherwise easy hike is made a little more difficult in the snow, the up side was that I had the entire place to myself :) I got a late start and didn’t want to be hiking back in the dark, so I can’t attest to the reward at the end. However, I was rewarded with a number of large, partially frozen waterfalls along the way, as well as other pretty sights. This is one I’ll definitely come back to when I have more time or once the snow has melted.

Super easy but immensely enjoyable trail with options to venture into mildly more demanding actions, like going down the the shore of the falls. I took two kids; 10 and 8 years old with me and they loved the Falls and seemed to find the difficulty of the trail in line with their desires.
Tried to go nearly a year ago and got stuck in snow on the slightly perilous drive to the trail head. So it was nice to finally see this one today.
Population traffic was healthy but not Rattlesnake Ledge absurd.

nice hike, awesome falls....especially in a downpour. worth going for a rainy easy hike.

Great easy walk. The falls are nice and are pretty early on. Light crampons would have been helpful for several slick spots but mostly easily doable in regular snow boots. Lots of potholes on the road leading to the trailhead.

One of the easiest longest hikes I've done. Thought that there was going to be more to see at the top but the elevation gain wasn't rough. It was more of a good nice walk in nature. Easy for families, pets, and friends. Alot of room to walk. Once you hit the lake with the big boulders you're at the destination. I've hiked 9 miles on this going off trail just to explore and look for more excitement but didn't seem to see much. it's an easy shot straight there and back. camping is permitted as well.

6 months ago

Great on a blue sky fall day

I love this trail. It's always in good shape and it's a great quick and easy hike for kids :)


8 months ago

Good for a quick walk. Close.

8 months ago

This is the best rainy day hike ever! It gets five stars only when its wet and rainy and you really need to hike somewhere. Nice trail along the river with all sorts of water falls and lush green colors. The trail just ends as it goes no where so turning around early is not a big deal. Save this one for a wet day

Excellent trail for toddlers. Wide trail with plenty of shade. Although wide, the trail does have a steep drop off the side in many areas so we just kept our 2 year old on the inside. It's a bit of a scramble with toddlers down to the water but manageable, in particular with a hiking pole. Traffic on the trail was not much, we only encountered a handful of other hikers.

To the first set of water falls is definitely easy! I would recommend for younger kids and families. Which is about 1.5 miles in. I understand the rating of easy with that. Anything beyond that though definitely gets harder!

Definitely wouldn't rate this Trail as "easy" compared to most of the trails rated as the same on here. Best part of the trail is the falls but that's only 1.5 miles in, the rest of the trail past a certain point was overgrown and there was no definitive end but did lead to the river which I can assume was the end as we had walked way past the 4.4 miles point for the out and back trek.

9 months ago

We drove 2 hours to get here and it was worth it!! What a beautiful place! We took 4 kids ranging from 7-13. They all loved it! It took us about 3 hours to hike. It was a little much for my 62 year old dad but he accomplished it and feels great about it! We will definitely be back!

Trail is overgrown, we lost it few times. And it is steep. There is no streams to filter water from, so carry plenty.

9 months ago

Warning: several car windows were smashed in at the trailhead. We decided not to stay because of it. Very disappointing because we planned to backpack in and stay the night. I did call the police to report. So sad for the 5 or so cars that were vandalized.

fyi there are 4 cars with Windows smashed out at the trailhead parking, we opted to not stay

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10 months ago

Rad trail. Perfect weather. Double waterfall. Got here with my dogs around 330, everyone was coming down for the day, so it was perfect! Didn't do the whole trail but made it to the most important part! We well be back to conquer the whole trail next time! :)

It's so beautiful here! If you're looking for a challenge then look elsewhere, but if you just want to see a couple pretty waterfalls and have a nice walk this is a good spot.

Loved it!

kid friendly. my two year old had a blast.

Came back out here today with my friend Jaime. We fell about 1/4 - 1/3 of a mile short of the "flat" part we read that would make a good place to stop and rest before heading back down. It wasn't the fact that the trail narrowed excessively, it was the nettles that were along it. We accomplished what we set out to do. We were at the top, we could see Whitehorse and the valley below. The was only one sketchy slide area. It was doable, but proceed with caution.

10 months ago

Super easy day hike. The best part is the first set of waterfalls about a mile in (be sure to take the path down). The only down side was the last .6 miles were so overgrown we didn't make it to Boulder Ford Campsite. The 3+ mile dirt/gravel road to the trailhead is very pot hole ridden so drive slow. If you have kids or older dogs, it's a great hike.

10 months ago

We loved it. Beautiful hike and easy for the kids. There is a tree down in one spot that you have to climb over to get to the falls. The waterfall area is gorgeous!

This is a great, mostly flat wide trail. great for walking the dogs or a nice big loop. I did the entire loop and it was 6.5 miles and took me about an hour and a half. the folks at the S.A.C will let you use their restroom if you need a pit stop as well, otherwise you are out of luck. there are few bathrooms along the route. one at the park maybe.

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