This stunning hike has become one of my all time favorites with beautiful trees and stream crossings leading to a gorgeous waterfall.
Overview~ Distance: 8.4 miles roundtrip Difficulty Level: moderate Approximate Time: 4-6 hours Pet Friendly: yes Crowd Levels: low Best season to go: Spring and early Summer
What to bring~ 1. Lunch: once you reach the waterfall there is a lovely viewing area perfect for eating lunch and enjoying the view. 2. Plenty of water: this hike is quite long so make sure to bring lots of water. 3. Camera: to capture photos of the stunning waterfall.
How to get there~ Once you’ve parked in the designated parking lot, you’ll see the paved trailhead toward the back right of the lot. Continue on the trail for roughly a mile until you reach a sign informing you there are two routes to the waterfall: going right will lead a longer distance, but has less incline and a more maintained trail; going left has more incline, more rough terrain, and a less maintained trail leading you over many fallen trees, washed out portions of the trail, and stream crossings. So, as the saying goes ‘pick your poison.’ I enjoy going Left first when I have more energy and am feeling more adventurous on the way back, as I start to tire and crave a more relaxing hike, I take the longer route. Either way you go, after about four miles of hiking, you’ll reach the waterfall. Enjoy every minute there as you’ll never want to leaave!