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

Nice trail, potentially great for trail running but a lot of logging in the area which ruined it a bit. The waterfall was worth it though.

Probably a little more challenging than moderate. Only dogs who are good at hiking and climbing. Some parts are pretty steep BOOTS ARE A MUST

Yellow trail, to red to blue. It was a nice walk.

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bugs
8 minutes ago

This trail was absolutely amazing!!!! Water, green lush plants, flowers, butterflies, and sunshine. Perfect. We got out early, took our time to appreciate each falls, and ID some new flowers. Took others advice to bring bug spray and had no issue. We found two ticks on us during the hike, so make sure to do your tick check! We went counterclockwise, (so steep hike up at the end because we like that!) and entirely enjoyed ourselves. Not difficult at all and loaded with shade. Can’t wait to do it again.

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9 minutes ago

Awesome trail; I loved this hike! Hiked on Saturday 5/30. Up Mud Brook and down Caribou. No markers really but the trail is pretty easy to follow. The first ~1.8 miles is pretty gradual and then it climbs! Beautiful 360° views at the summit.

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rocky
19 minutes ago

Wow! Nice view a bit of snow and mud today. Come back soon.

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rocky
19 minutes ago

Absolutely gorgeous and very easy trail. A lot of small waterfalls and several gorgeous creek areas. Serene and majestic. Please do this hike. It’s worth it!

Completed 5/30. Did the loop counter clockwise, highly recommend that route. Counterclockwise is a shorter summit but STEEP. Arrived at 6 am and the parking was at capacity. Heard some hikers commenting that they noticed “to many people in tennis shoes, it’s not worth dealing with them”. The trails and parks are for everyone, leave that pretentious attitude at home. Anyways it was bad at all once you started making your way up. We even had the devils backbone to ourselves. Btw, there’s nothing sketchy about it. Especially when there’s no snow. Closer to the summit got cold and WINDY. Bring appropriate layers. BRING POLES! After knocking off some much longer hikes I made the mistake of thinking I didn’t need me. That was dumb. Don’t be me. Bring poles, go counter clockwise and enjoy. Happy trekking!

hiking
21 minutes ago

It was a great trail but strenuous. Fairly easy down 3-4 miles to the falls, but heading back up is very tough being you’re going up 1,700 feet of elevation. Follow the red markers on the trees is key to not getting lost! Would not recommend after it rains.

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over grown
24 minutes ago

This trail was a lot of fun. NOTE: Do not miss the grotto. It is 2.5 miles into the trail and apparently Grotto means waterfall on this trail. There aren’t a lot of great views outside of the waterfall but it’s well worth it. I have hiked a lot of moderate trails and this is by far the most difficult. I would say this should have been rated as difficult.

Gorgeous hike. We intended to only hike to the mill and then back but decided to continue with the loop and didn’t regret it. Beautiful Aspen groves, bubbling streams and fantastic overlooks-this trail didn’t disappoint. Be prepared to share the trail with a lot of mountain bikers-wasn’t a problem though. Get there by 8:30 to get a parking spot in the lot-as it gets crowded after that.

Great views. There is lake access for swimming and water activities. Due to covid, trails are done in the clockwise direction which ensures relatively less traffic. It is an easy and nice trail.

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27 minutes ago

Clear path. Great for families. Very busy and crowded.

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28 minutes ago

Great hike!

Coal creek was an awesome trail. We did the primrose loop too. If you’re not familiar with the loops and the trails, be sure to download the map ahead of time. Very good trail to social distance most of the way through. Very very muddy. Highly recommend waterproof hiking boots as I saw some groups struggling without good boots trancing through the mud.

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rocky
35 minutes ago

Amazing had a great time! The decline to the falls was a little rough coming back up but besides that was a great hike!!!

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fee
rocky
40 minutes ago

Great trail with beautiful scenery. Loop trail was open today 5/31, and it was extremely crowded at 12:30pm. Tons of families, dogs, and traffic.

hiking
40 minutes ago

Súper recommend, It was something I wasn’t expecting The waterfalls and the pools ! Oh yeah parking was packed and no dogs allow inside the waterfalls and pools

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45 minutes ago

Don’t go on this trail if you want to see the waterfall right now. The waterfall area is under construction and a big disappointment. This trail, although short treats you to a large 500ft elevation gain. This trail does lead to the Fire Tower trail if you want to take that route like we did. Be ready to huff and puff.

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muddy
48 minutes ago

I went here with a couple of friends and there was a $3 fee per people which isn’t bad at all for all that there is to do. I will say that it’s very difficult to navigate without a map. My friends and I got a little lost while we were hiking. Also make sure if you’re thinking about going down a hill that’s a little muddy that you look around for a staircase because I did not I went down the hill and I hiked the rest of the time absolutely covered in mud. It’s a beautiful trail and it’s amazing how peaceful it is up on the cliff! 10/10 would recommend to someone wanting to go hiking!

This hike is so beautiful! Redwoods, wildflowers, small waterfalls, bridges, a ladder, and the beach. It's like being in 4 different places at once. It was 62 and perfect today. There was some fog which added to the beauty of the hike. After our hike, we grabbed a bite to eat at the little restaurant and ate on the picnic tables before heading to the beach for a quick break. Fair warning tho, for those looking to go, as of today, the trailhead parking is closed. It's all street parking so get there early to find a spot. We parked near the post office and at 8 am, there was hardly any parking left. By the time we were leaving, at 2:30 pm, people were fighting over spots.

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muddy
51 minutes ago

This is part of France Park and it’s just $3 per person. It was amazing to hiking up to the waterfall. However, while I was there I was getting closer to the waterfall and a snake got close to me and freaked me out :) All in all though it was just amazing!

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muddy
53 minutes ago

Hiked early morning May 30th, before the large crowds arrived later in the day. Was muddy in some areas due to the rain but other than that it was a great hike! Definitely got my heart rate up and the view was amazing. My dog had a great time as well. Highly recommend.

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rocky
55 minutes ago

Love this trail! Parking was a little bit confusing - they closed off the main parking lot so people were scrambling a bit. Recommend getting there before 10-10:30 on the weekend. The trail was lovely and didn’t really see many people. Well marked. Most were lounging on the rocks near the creek and not necessarily walking. Like other reviews mentioned, parts of the trail were moderate to hard with climbing over rocks. Will go again!

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