The walk-hike takes you over several bridges and on the way you are likely to see quite a number of rock climbers. More on the weekends. It is open enough that you can see up the cliffs and rocks and mountains as you are walking. It is not that far to the falls at the top end – a nice space for a picnic or to relax for a while. You can climb up onto a rock there (you’ll see) to get a better look at the falls.
On the other side of the river in this beautiful grotto is a steep trail leading to the top. I put a couple of 200 pound rocks in the river to make crossing a little easier and as I wanted a little more of a challenge climbed to the top of that trail. There are a lot of loose rocks at the bottom section. And it is steep enough that any rain at all would make it all but impossible to go the rest of the way as it would be too steep and muddy. One does have to think about getting back down. I have no idea how really to estimate heights but I figure it was a 200-300 foot climb. I was not sure at first if the trail would go anywhere or if it would be one of those that petered out or just kept going and going on forever. But it did get me to the top and it was, except for the trees, quite the view.
Numerous paths at the top that would take you in almost any direction that I deigned not to take.
We hung around for a while in the grotto – ate our lunch – it being a weekday was not terribly busy.
This is a great walk if you have smaller kids or are looking for an easy or short hike with some very nice scenery.
The ‘clearing’ at the end of the trail