The Greatest Hike Ever
So Much Beauty Awaits You...
Words cannot do Chantry Falls the justice they deserve, and you'd have to see it to actually believe it, but I'm going to do my best to convince you that you absolutely need to make the hike out. I mean, just look at how beautiful it is!
On the Trail
Every step of this hike is full of beauty and wonder, and not for a second will you be wishing that you hadn't come. You know those hikes where the "destination" isn't really showing up until seven miles in? This isn't one of those, less than half a mile into your hike and the glory of nature is screaming in your face.
No matter whether you want to stop and enjoy a little picnic at the public tables made available right in the middle of the hike, or you would rather create your own secret area a bit off trail, this hike has all you are looking for.
Short and Easy With a Big Payout
I tell everyone that this hike is really short and easy, it is only 3.3 miles, but the truth is that the end of the hike is the hardest due to the massive hill you have to make it up. This trail is certainly not for the mobility-impaired unless you have an off-road wheelchair or some other form of transportation and someone very strong to help you maneuver. For some, it can take an hour or more to push yourself up this "hill from hell" and many find themselves mobility-impaired for days after without a prior handicap.
If you think you can handle that hill, though, then you are in for the gift that keeps on giving the entire hike. I would highly suggest going on a day after it rains, and bring some swimming attire and towels, because you can go in the pooling at the bottom of the falls and have a gorgeous photo shoot. The payout of such a shoot, or just being there to experience this sight, is bigger than most other hiking excursions I have been on.
Hoping to See You Out There!
If you ever find yourself out and about, looking for a great hike, and decide this is right up your alley then come and let me know! Before you head out, however, make sure you pick up all relevant passes and permits. If you'd rather head straight on out then make sure you bring a bit of cash, about twenty bucks in small bills for parking and donations. Always remember that these parks depend more upon your donations than they can depend on the state, so give whenever you can!
As is always the rule, remember, "Leave no trace," because you wouldn't want someone coming in your house and throwing trash, screaming in your face, and harassing you. Nature feels the same way. Hoping to see you out there soon!