This is a great hike with very little change in elevation. Although we just completed the first two miles of the hike, it was breathtaking - the rock formations along the trail, the meandering creek, blue green Midnight Hole, and finally cooly refreshing Mouse Creek Falls. We always spend time searching for wildflowers and photographing along the way so our completion times are very individual. If you stroll along like we do, you can complete this part of the trail in 60 minutes. We stay at Mystic Mountain Cabin in Maggie Valley, a vacation rental, when hiking in the area.