Todd Linke

I am a person who loves to get the most out of every minute of life! I am a high school science teacher, and I'm big into healthy living. I'm vegan, play tennis socially and competitively, frequent the gym, and of course I'm an adventure seeker.

Easy and (mostly) Flat

This was a pleasant hike, mostly flat and very easy. I started at the trailhead at Camino del Sur and Park Village Rd. The hike from the parking area on the North Trail was flat and mostly straight along the creek for the first 2 miles. Once you approach the waterfalls, there is a slight elevation gain and a chance for some rock scrambling…but be careful because the rocks are rather smooth and slippery. Continuing on for another half mile or so, you will come to Carson's Crossing, at which point you can cross the creek and head back via the South Trail. You will experience more of an elevation gain along this side as you hike back up to the waterfall for a viewing from the other side. After that, take the singletrack trail along the creek and cross back over at Carson's Crossing and use the North Trail to get back to the trailhead. This hike got me about 10,000 steps, just over 5 miles, and took just over an hour and a half. It's a good hike to do on your own for some solo time, or to chat with a friend.