Whew! This trail was intense, but so worth it! It was steep and rocky, with many parts being sandy as well, which made it quite slippery. Shoes with grippy traction and a trekking pole or some sort of walking stick were a blessing, especially on the way back down. Definitely try to start the hike early, so you can spend more time chillin and appreciating all the beauty at the Point, the creek, and/or the falls overlook, and not have to finish your hike down in the dark. We started around 12:15pm, but we still did a lot of chillin and taking in the views, so we found ourselves hiking in the dark for the last 45 mins or so, and finished around 8:50pm. That’s also because we took our sweet time on our way down the switchbacks (slowly but surely! better to be safe than sorry). I recommend bringing a headlamp or a flashlight if you’re not able to start early. Bring plenty of snacks, water, and some type of electrolyte mix. You’ll be glad you did! Have fun and be safe!
!!! Not sure if this trail is always crowded, but we went during the national park week fee-free day, and it was packed. There weren’t as many people past the upper falls overlook and the creek, but it could have just been due to the time we made it up there. Also, hellaaaaa people weren’t wearing masks. I don’t understand why people can’t put or keep their masks on, even if it’s just when passing others. !!!