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“Breathtaking!”

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

A friend of a friend recommended this trail to us however we haven't done our due diligence before this hike. We came not knowing anything of this trail. Horsetail Falls is nothing short of beautiful! The view, the sound of the creek running and the earthy scent of pine trees makes all the hard work well worth it! What I enjoyed and hated most altogether is that the trails aren't clearly marked. We've climbed up and gotten lost twice almost quitting because each time, the climb was steep that got us already so tired. Luckily, 3 young men who knew exactly where the trail is, came to our rescue. What would've been a moderate hike became a difficult one for us because of the wrong false trails we followed. Along the way, you will see 2 or more smaller cascades of clear water. All is immediately forgive though as soon as we reached the bottom of the water falls. There's a few pools of very clear water that our company dove into. The was cold but they seem to enjoy the quick swim. The 3 young men almost talked us into hiking about 40 mins more towards the lake at the top of the waterfalls. We agreed however was immediately discouraged at the steepness of the climb heading there. We simply weren't prepared to make that extra climb.

I thoroughly enjoyed this hike! The almost trail-less experience made me feel as though I'm discovering a magical place for the very first time! I love the challenge of the hike and I especially enjoyed the clear Creek and water falls! Plus, it wasn't crowded at all!

P.S. Bring extra water and snacks! I highly recommend NOT going here when it's raining or if it rained the day before. The hike involves going through huge granite that I imagine can be slippery at times. There is a $5 parking fee. Dogs are allowed off leash however not encouraged.

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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

I have never been to a large hiking trail and waterfall before so I was excited to take on the challenge. I would advise traveling with people you know in case of dehydration or you get hurt. But it's a beautiful site to go to. I travelled with my boyfriend and his family. There are small swimming holes, make sure to bring extra clothes! I would definitely go back.

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Reviewed 29 November 2015

Be sure to bring snacks and your camera.. This a moderate hike that provides its best views and experience in the Spring when the snow is melting.

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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile
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