Added by Nathan Szwarc
A easy trail that leads to the beautiful, mossy Baskins Creek and then too the spectacular two-tiered 40 Baskins Creek Falls.
The trail begins with a short climb, and after around a quarter of a mile, flattens out and you can get decent views to your west when the leaves are of the trees. At around one mile you will have descended to a small creek crossing. I would suggest getting your shoes a bit wet and just walking through since there are few stepping stones. However, if you are adamant about keeping your feet dry, go a bit to your left or right and you can easily skip across. About 0.1 miles later you will see a split that goes to the left towards Baskins Cemetery. Stay straight on the trail to go to Baskins Creek Falls. At around 1.3 miles, you will continue left at another unmarked split. The last bit is pretty straight down and then you are there. Make sure to walk around the falls and up on the small ledge that is right next to the falls. Going back is going to be relatively strenuous, so make sure to take a few minutes and really enjoy the falls.
As always leave the trail better than you found it and enjoy the surroundings.
- Rain jacket (if you want to get really close)
- Light Jacket
- Day Pack
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