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Beautiful view, icy trail

The falls were beautiful and I would say worth the track up the mountain. We were not properly... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Denham Springs, Louisiana
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leg day

For all you gym goers - this is your leg day! As other reviewers have noted, this is a 2.8 mile... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The falls were beautiful and I would say worth the track up the mountain. We were not properly equipped on Christmas Day for the hike. We had on tennis shoes and were slipping all over the place. Walking sticks were a necessity on this day....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 395teris
Reviewed 27 November 2018

For all you gym goers - this is your leg day! As other reviewers have noted, this is a 2.8 mile hike pretty much straight up and then 2.8 back down. It has very few places on the trail that are level. My brother in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 November 2018 via mobile

We had been there in 2 nd week of November when the falls were ending, saw the nice fall colours with smoky forest as it was raining too

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

I had read some of the reviews before my husband and I went. It is a steep 2.5 mile up. There is a river you can see along the way up with some little falls to see. It was muddy in parts because it had...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Michelle F
Reviewed 9 November 2018

We really love this trail, but do not go if it is icy, below 35, or has been raining a lot. It will really slow your hike down and the trail becomes dangerous in multiple locations. Go when it is sunny and dry...enjoy!

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank MasterP007
Reviewed 3 November 2018

Very beautiful place and very interesting hiking trail. It took us about 4 hours to hike there and come back. When we started there was a rain falling constantly. Because we've checked the weather we knew that rain will stop in couple of hours. That's...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank romanpiekosz
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We went on the hiking a little bit late. Started around 3:30pm and didn't realize it takes longer. the creek along the road is nice. the hike is basically in the forest without direct sun. But it took us 2 hours to get 1.5 mile...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Fay W
Reviewed 18 October 2018 via mobile

This was an awesome hike, the falls was awesome, seen a small bear at the end of trail. This is not the easiest trial but when you reach the top it’s well worth the effort.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank carlc627
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

Someone told us this hike was not too bad. Well if you’re a championship hiker in peak physical condition then yes it was not too bad. Unfortunately none of us in our party was in peak physical condition. It starts out with a slight incline....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hoosier63
Reviewed 15 October 2018 via mobile

This is an elevation of 1500 plus. The difficulty is listed as moderate but it’s a should be moderately hard. The waterfall is beautiful and the sites along the way are worth the hike.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Pets are not allowed on this trail.
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Response from tlco1 | Reviewed this property |
This trail starts out along a creek but then diverges into the forest with lots of switchbacks. I was just there about 3 or 4 months ago and it was our 2nd time to the falls. The first time we took the hike our youngest... More