This family-friendly hike is not only scenic year-round, but is popular for its dismalites (glowworms) in the summertime.

This is a short and pretty trail, great for the whole family. Glowworms, called dismalites, are a special attraction in the summer.

There is a $10 fee for adults, $6.75 for kids. Dogs are allowed on leash.

Photo Credit: sara'mer

Pack List

  • Park fee
  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Sun protection
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RT Distance 1 Miles
Elevation Gain 296 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer, Autumn
Trail Type Loop
Features
Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Waterfall

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You Pay For Broken Hike

The fee has gone up!! Went with my college aged daughter on this hike because it was on her bucket list. After 3 days of hiking the beautiful Sipsey Wilderness waterfall hikes this was embarrassingly bad. The trail is full of commercial signs in bright letters and the water crossings were broken so you could only cross in water shoes. Several people were on the trail with us and were all disappointed. The waterfall is at the ice cream shop at the parking lot and man-made with concrete blocks. We went in the Spring.

Short and sweet

This is a small hike, about a mile. It's such a beautiful place but it's very crowded during the weekends. It also costs $10/person which, I think, is ridiculous.


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