Explorer | 20 pts
I hike this trail every Spring and Summer and it is especially nice if there has been a decent amount of rainfall through the Spring. The hike from the parking area ($2 fee) is very moderate and follows the creek to where the maintained trail ends at a nice sized waterfall. It is a short hike but a nice option is to start your hike from the Nature Trail rather than the final parking area at the end of the gravel road that leads you in. After reaching the end of the maintained trail, there is always the option of pushing on. There appears to be a split in the trail past the waterfall. One trail crosses the creek and puts you on the left side of the creek and the second trail is quite steep and winds up and down the right side of the creek. Both routes require crossing over and under fallen trees often. It's a tough hike on this part of the trail but you definitely will have it all to yourself.