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Falls Trail

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Length


6.7 Miles 10.8 Kilometers


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

Shared By Mirek Wierzbicki

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Muddy - Just a bit wet and muddy from a week of rain. History

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Hike along 22 beautiful, named waterfalls.

Mirek Wierzbicki

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

The Falls Trail is closed in the winter except for properly equipped ice climbers and hikers.

Overview

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.

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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Oct 13, 2018
Joe M
Nice easy leisurely hike through 22 waterfalls. Absolutely beautiful. Lots of people.
Sep 15, 2018
Stephanie Wilson
6.7mi
Aug 5, 2018
Bill Lee
2mi
Jun 20, 2018
Jean-Marie Taylor
May 26, 2018
Darshan Karkar
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
Jun 9, 2015
Jenna Carroll
Amazing trail. We completed the entire trail and saw all the waterfalls. Very beautiful but can be very dangerous. Be prepared with hiking boots. 6.7mi

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