This is such a wonderful place. It's the second time we have made the hike. Once in November, covered in new snow fall, and now in April, covered in ice (yes, you need spikes on your shoes). We did not know we would encounter ice, so in our hiking boots we went. The trail is fabulous though. There are short walks through the woods, along the cliffs, down beside the canyon walls with the water rushing below. At the end of the trail (lower falls), you enter a small cave, and out the other side, can hear the power of the tumbling falls. A little further up the trail, you get to enjoy the magic of the upper falls. There's a platform that takes you out for a full view of the falls and the wonderful bright green body of water.
Both times, we have been unable to continue to the ink pots further up the trail. But, it's on my bucket list... Next time... to the ink pots we go.
Take plenty of water and a picnic. Enjoy the many benches along the trail. It's not a long walk, but you could easily make a full day out of this trip. Love it!
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