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Great hike!

Had an awesome hike with my friends! The views were great and the hike provided a solid workout... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hollis P
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Happy Hike

This hike was just over 2 miles to the top of the falls. Round trip it took just over 2 hours... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Susan T
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Mars, Pennsylvania, United States
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Six-mile hiking trail climbs 3,000 feet in elevation as it passes varied scenery including lakes, waterfalls and aspen forests.
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  • Average3%
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"great hike"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had an awesome hike with my friends! The views were great and the hike provided a solid workout. There were plenty of great spots where you can hop off the trail end enjoy the river and scenery in privacy.

Thank Hollis P
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This hike was just over 2 miles to the top of the falls. Round trip it took just over 2 hours. That’s with stops for picture taking. The hike is strenuous at times and I wouldn’t rate it easy but not hard either. I saw...More

Thank Susan T
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This hike was recommended to us, and we also read about it here on Trip Advisor. It was a great hike - very beautiful! We did not go past the falls to the lake, but we found the falls, and the hike to the falls...More

Thank Kathy R
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Reviewed 4 days ago

As an avid hiker, I loved this trail - but only because I went all the way to Booth Lake. While the lake itself was still mostly frozen, the surrounding mountains made it feel like an Alpine cathedral and the views going down were spectacular....More

Thank Mike W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful hike. can make it up and down in about 2.5 hours if you're a reasonable hiker. Waterproof boots recommended, as near the top you cross some creeks (my brother did it in sneakers, though, and managed ok) and there's a little snow.

2  Thank Revsaw
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a strenuous hike. Make no mistake. The altitude will get you and so will the step incline at the beginning. It takes a good 2 hours to get to the falls as the trail is difficult. It takes a monster effort to get...More

2  Thank mike c
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

his is a very popular trail so expect to not be hiking alone. A pretty good climb up to the falls. You can continue on to Booth Lake which is another 2 miles beyond the falls. Our 5-year-old, with some complaining, made it up to...More

Thank Mark B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked this trail on a weekday, hoping to avoid the crowds. It was still busy. The falls are beautiful and well worth the two mile hike. Part of the hike is easy and part more challenging with uphill segments. Beautiful the entire length of...More

1  Thank Azsunshinelover
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hike is moderate, and begins with a lot of elevation. It becomes easier in middle and then harder in the end as well. Overall, not very difficult to do. One negative would be that the finale is not as rewarding, because their is no...More

2  Thank Rohan C
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Reviewed May 14, 2018

Coming from sealevel we were a little wearing about the steep climb, but it is gradual enough! Pretty views of waterfalls on the way up, you do have to cross 2 small streams (my feet got wet) and go from solid terrain to snow (depending...More

2  Thank Julie S
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Corey L
June 12, 2018|
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Response from mike c | Reviewed this property |
we did see a black bear in the meadow about 3/4 of the way up, but typically they are more interested in eating berries and not people
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Wanda W
July 16, 2017|
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Response from Julianna J | Reviewed this property |
My husband hiked this trail last September and said in was beautiful. The leaves were turning. It can be chilly in the early morning, but usually in the 65- 70s if sun is out by noon.
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travelerwith4
May 16, 2017|
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Response from JessiAnn85 | Reviewed this property |
As long as there is no snow or rain then I'm sure you can. We hiked in October and the ground was nice and dry. It's not a super difficult hike.
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