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Added by Heidi Dallas

Distance: 2.1 miles roundtripElevation gain: 900 ftWaterfalls and lookout points

From the parking lot** continue down the road and across the bridge. Immediately after the bridge to your right is a set of stairs down to the trailhead. The trail starts by going under the bridge you just walked over. From here, follow around to the right, sticking close to the bridge/road you had just been on (which is now above you and to your right...you're making a U turn under the bridge, essentially). The trail truly begins here. From this point forward the trail is very easy to follow due to its high volume, although its trail markings vary from orange to black to non-existent.

The trail itself sees so much traffic that parts are even eroded, making the trail tricky at points. For this reason, very young children and dogs who are not "in shape" may not fare well. Furthermore, the rocks, particularly around the waterfalls, get very slippery and mossy. Many deaths have happened here, especially in colder icy weather, so be careful.

There are countless tiny waterfalls, as the trail sticks next to the river for the vast majority of this walk. However, there are three main falls. The second fall you can not only walk under, but there is actually a large flat rock at the top so you can "safely" stand on top of the falls. Similarly, the third fall has a path that leads to the top; however, from the top of this one you are standing next to, rather than within, the fall.

*Towards the end of the parking lot there is a cave known as Turn Hole Tunnel. This tunnel was built for a railroad that crossed the river here until about 1912, when it was abandoned. The cave is now a bit of a tourist attraction. The opening to the cave can be seen from the bridge you will cross between the parking lot and trailhead.

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