The hike is 1.3 miles uphill (yes, all the way) on a dirt path with roots and rocks. Pretty tough for flatlanders from FL. Downhill wasn't that easy either. The falls are really pretty though. The water was about 60 degrees when we were there at the end of May. Instant air conditioning. I took my shoes off and stepped in and that gave an instant cool down after the hike up. There are lots of boulders around to sit on and have lunch or a snack on if you brought some.
Recommend hiking sticks if you are uneasy at all and a camel pack for water. Shoes with good traction too because it is very slick under and around the falls. And you cross a small stream about 4 times on the way up (rock hopping to get over).
Parking was not easy to come by, probably at any time of day. There is a small lot with restrooms just before the falls and then another one or two small lots after the falls.
I think we spent almost 3 hours between the hiking and hanging out at the falls.
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