Our daughter wanted us to see this when we went to visit her at Virginia Tech. We chose the more difficult of the two trails. It was very rocky and muddy in spots but not hard to navigate. Some of the rocks move when you step on them, but as long as you're watching your feet it's no big deal. The falls are truly amazing and well worth the trip. I'd say it took us about an hour (and we stopped to take pictures and pet passing dogs). Some people were swimming at the falls but the water is cold. We took the easier path back to the parking lot. Just a word of advice, it's "easier" a flat path with gravel but the hill is still steep and wouldn't be good for someone who has problems walking.