This is a 3.3 out-and-back trail in the Buffalo Wilderness area. The waterfall is one of the most gorgeous falls I’ve ever seen. Read on for more details because this is not a marked trail.
- This trail is NOT marked at all. You must bring a map, I downloaded the AllTrails Map onto my phone since there was no cell service & the last 1/3 of the trails is all bushwhacking. We just followed footprints, the map, & what we hoped was good common sense of where a canyon would be. And we found it!
- The road getting there is 5 miles of gravel with some sketch houses but there’s also some beautiful farms. The gravel road is rough & there is a water crossing on the bridge. See item 3.
- There’s several water crossings, one by car, the rest by foot. Plan accordingly, check the weather for rain so you aren’t trapped behind rising water, it started raining on our way out (it was over fast & we were beyond all the water crossing save one.) I hiked the entire time in my sandals & was very glad I did.
- Would I take my kids? Yes. **BUT**, I have had this trail saved forever & never took them because of the navigating I would have to do. I would for sure go back now that I know where I’m going. The trail is SLICK once you get back in the canyon, but I believe my kids could handle it. They are experienced hikers, they’re older, & I trust they’d how to get there. You know your own kids, their limitations (and yours), so make your decision on your own based on what you feel is best.
- Was I blown away by the falls? YES! Couldn’t believe it was there when we came up on it. I freaked out! And while I was excitedly freaking out, I slipped twice. So make sure you pay attention while you are in awe of the falls!