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cinny0823
Nashville, TN67 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Couples
Excited since there were 3 observation decks. Only problem was trail is VERY steep and with high steps and roots all the way it was a difficult trek. Also the falls were not as spectacular as I had hoped. Actually passed an elderly lady with a walking stick starting this with her family and advised her not to do it when she asked.
Written June 30, 2024
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beccabunny59
Macon, GA257 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
I’ll rate this stunning waterfall a 5 and my level of preparedness/athletic ability a 4. These reviews had us scared to death! For nothing! The trail is remarkably accessible. Yes, there are some tree roots. Ummm, we’re in the woods, so that’s a thing here! It was nice and cool in April. We did apply sunscreen and bug spray prior but I don’t think it was needed. I didn’t notice any bugs and the trail was mostly in deep shade. Reassess based on the time of year you hike though. Always important to check for and repel ticks especially. We were mostly alone; we passed a handful of folks. Very quiet, peaceful, and the waterfall is just beautiful, very impressive, each view better than the last! I actually preferred the walk up because my footing was sure-er climbing steps vs. descending steps. Great booty workout! I wore my adidas sneakers which were fine on a primarily dry trail. If it had been wet, I’d recommend boots with grippy soles. A walking stick helps a lot. Drink plenty of water, rest at each lookout, and don’t be in a hurry. Take a snack like a granola bar. We used All Trails as a map and it has 3 main lookouts marked. I’m not sure who is hauling those 8 x 8s down there! But thank you! It’s looking great and making it easier to avoid roots and tripping. The hike up and down, some 700 feet in elevation, was easy for our cocker spaniel. We would do it again!
Written April 19, 2024
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Sucurro
Dike, TX23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Absolutely stunning hike to a breathtaking waterfall! The entire trek downhill is a feast for the eyes, with 4-5 scenic stops along the way. However, be prepared for a challenging return trip uphill, especially if you’re not in top shape. While the trail offers picturesque views, it’s not for the faint of heart due to poorly placed steps and roots.
Despite this, the beauty of the waterfall and ongoing improvements make it a moderate but rewarding adventure for seasoned hikers. Highly recommend, but with a caution to prepare for a workout!
Written April 14, 2024
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melissasmaynard
Houston, TX5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Friends
I’d like to provide this review as a warning to all those who think they might be in shape, are about to start a fitness journey, or may be enticed by fit friends who refer to this hike as a ‘you can do it’ excursion. It very much is not. I began this weekend for one of my best friends with optimism. After two days of drinking and carbing, my optimism was quickly dashed by our Saturday itinerary. I arrived at Glen Falls in leggings, a shirt with my name on it (later a good idea in the event the rescue team had to identify my body), and a backpack that contained my rescue inhaler but no water (rookie mistake). I believed the fall rating of ‘moderate’ to be slightly more than minimal effort. As I began my hike, I noticed there were a lot of stairs and roots I had to traverse and kept thinking to myself, this decline might be a hard incline on the way back, but nevertheless I continued to the falls with my friends. We came to a falls look out which I believed to be the end about ten minutes in but quickly realized this was the first stop point and there were two others to follow. We passed two dad-aged gentlemen who gave warnings of continuing no more but I thought to myself, I’m ‘young and hip’ I can finish this hike for the gram. Little did I know I should have halted my journey at boomer’s rock. About ten minutes after receiving said warning, I tripped on a root and ate dirt, sliding across the trail as if I was a star MLB player, scraping my knees, hands, and bruising my right boob. Strangers asked my friends if they should stop to help. Poorly holding back laughter, they rightfully declined, as they knew my ego might be bruised more. I continued on my hike, battered and bruised when just five minutes later, a yellow jacket decided to visit my armpit. I again freaked out, slapped it away and continued to the second look point. It was there that I announced to my friends that I’d be turning around to slowly make my way back to the car. I wished them luck to the final fall look point and began my long journey back. I stopped no less than 10 times, leaning on trees, using my rescue inhaler at least twice, and fielding smiles and questions from strangers like ‘how are you doing’ and ‘where are your friends?’ Dying I said, and I don’t want to talk about it I muttered. For a few minutes I thought I might die on that mountain, in an ill-fit t-shirt, inhaler in hand, but I pulled it together and thought about the sparkling wine I'd get to imbibe in if I made it back alive. After 35 minutes and a paused Apple Watch (FYI when you eat dirt it pauses your progress) I made it to the car. If you’re approaching 40, out of shape, or have "fit friends" who provide you with positive affirmation no matter how ill informed, I suggest avoiding glen falls at all costs. Google image has lovely pictures that are just as nice as those you would take on your own and you’ll save a Sunday of swollen knees, sore arms, and a BPM over 90. Good luck.
Written August 7, 2023
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Shannon C
St. Petersburg, United States27 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Both trails offer a completely different feel. If you follow the main entrance to the post slightly ahead with "Glen Falls," the railroad tie steps bring you to several observation decks. Phenomenal views! Some parts of the trail were wet from the falls, but very do-able on a moderate level.

The other path to the right at the entrance has steps downward to see the bottom of the falls (babbling brook feel). It is less traveled and slightly more than moderate. When you see the painted blue spot on the tree, turn around. We kept going, which was enjoyable and challenging, but the path takes you further away from the water.
Written June 30, 2023
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DougJ25
New York City, NY1,118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
Moderate hike, mostly with that classification due to the number and amount of steps. Well worth for four observation decks to look at the waterfalls. All four decks provide various angles that are different, but you appreciate them in totality.

Free parking at the trail head. Plan 1.5-2 hours for the hike.
Written June 3, 2023
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CyclingGirl99
Greenville, SC26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Very nice morning hike here in September. Waterfalls were impressive, and hike was easy to moderate in difficulty.
Written October 3, 2022
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Janice R
billerica, United States14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
We hiked Glen Falls which was incredibly beautiful. Unfortunately, the weather was not. It poured rain but we visited the four major fall points anyway. Not much you can do about mother nature.
Written September 27, 2022
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CCFESD
Jacksonville, FL42 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Couples
The trail has many stairs which I hope help prevent erosion on this somewhat steep, very popular trail. The timbers are 10+ inches high, slightly more where there is erosion so poles are helpful. We admired each of the three lookouts. Took us 1.5 hrs in to third overlook and back. Although relatively short, this hike has some steep spots. I would not recommend it for anyone with issues with knees or hips.
Written August 27, 2022
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nicoleke
Washington DC, DC73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Lovely down-and-up walk that lets you enjoy waterfalls in several different spots. Not difficult, but would be for folks with bad knees.
Written June 24, 2022
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