We started this trip at the southern trail head of the Kentucky Falls trail. We made it almost 4 miles into the trail when we decided to head back. The trail is, as always a picturesque walk through Oregon wilderness, complete with ferns, old growth Doug Firs, big leaf maples, and cedars. We spotted frogs, garter snakes, and some cray fish. There was a cool spot to stop for a swim on this hot day. The water levels were considerably low, due to the lack of rain the past three months, so the falls we came across were just trickling. The trail is mostly clear and easy to navigate. The elevation changes made it quite challenging at times, but not too bad for avid hikers. We brought 6 L of water and almost drank all of it before we got back to the car.
***There is a bridge out about one mile from the southern trail head that would have shortened our visit if it weren't for the lack of rainfall. It is set to be repaired in 2016, so keep that in mind if planning a hike October 2015 - May 2016.***