Kyle Bloomer

Beautiful Trail w/ Cool History

First, I would highly encourage reading the historical signs found along the way. Knowing that you are walking trails along a cliff face that have been used since before the colonization of North America creates a feeling of connection to the land and its history. Though going off the trails is advised against by the park (just plugging this as a disclaimer), my friend and I found some cool short climbing spots with more spectacular views of the forest below. If you're willing to get a little dirty, you will get a lot more out of this trail than most do as it is a popular tourist destination for locals looking to go on an easy hike along a regularly maintained trail. We went in July, so the waterfalls along the trail were mostly dry but still beautiful where they ran. Definitely going to visit again in early spring to get the most of them.

Great Beginner Trail

A friend and I just went on this trail as our first hiking trip of many we want to take. Definitely a good trail for beginners, it offered a good starting workout for us as we are trying to be more active and build up our strength. The trail itself is very pretty, it's a bit rocky at some parts so other beginners should watch their step. Bring bug spray, there are many spots with standing water (aka beautiful marshes) beside the trail that the bugs love. The view from the fire tower is breathtaking. 360 degree endless views, and a gorgeous sunset. It's a very popular trail destination, so expect to share the tower with other hikers. From personal experience, I would say this trail is a great teacher for beginners of the rewards that come from a good long hike.