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Falls Trail

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Length

6.7 Miles 10.8 Kilometers


Elevation

1,025' 312 m

Ascent

-1,024' -312 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

69%

Max Grade (34°)

2,227' 679 m

High

1,270' 387 m

Low

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All Clear 25 days ago
Mostly Dry, Some Mud History

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Hike along 22 beautiful, named waterfalls.

Mirek Wierzbicki

Overview

The Falls Trail is closed in the winter except for properly equipped ice climbers and hikers.
With beautiful views of 22 waterfalls, this is a strenuous hike with about 6.7 miles with a lot of steps (up and down). Wear good hiking shoes. Don't forget your camera and maybe a tripod. Be careful and use common sense.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Waterfall — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: Leashed

Description

The Falls Trail is 6.7 miles long and begins at Highway 118. From the trailhead, head north for one mile. The trail splits to Upper and Lower. Lower is close to the creek and more difficult. Both the Lower and Upper branches of the trail reunite at the first waterfall, Murray Reynolds Falls (16').

There are two more waterfalls before the trail splits at Waters Meet (1.75 miles). Now you can go straight and take Ganoga Glen for 1.25 miles with nine waterfalls or turn right to cross the bridge to start the ascent of Glen Leigh—0.94 miles long with eight waterfalls.

Falls Trail overlaps with the Highland Trail for a little over a mile. This section of trail is mostly level through the woods. If you are thinking of hiking the Falls Trail during the winter season (roughly mid-November to mid-April), don’t go without crampons, ropes, and an ice ax. The ice on the trail is no joke.

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Mar 25, 2018
Joe Heintz
Trail mostly snow with occasional rock and ice above river confluence. Microspikes recommended but not required to do trail if experienced. 6.7mi

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