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Address: West Portal Road, Rocky Mountain National Park, CO
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Great Acclimation Hike, Especially With Kids, But NOT Flat!

We wore our kids out on a hike the previous day to the point where "hike" became a dirty word to them, so this fit the bill for a short (0.6 mile roundtrip) walk. These are not... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2016
SLWatty
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Chicago, Illinois

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

We wore our kids out on a hike the previous day to the point where "hike" became a dirty word to them, so this fit the bill for a short (0.6 mile roundtrip) walk. These are not the most impressive waterfalls you can find in the area, but they are scenic. Everything I read said this was an easy hike... More 

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Hewitt, Texas
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Reviewed 8 August 2016

This hike is near RMNP, but not in the park itself. The hike is short, but does involve a little uphill. We saw many small children and several elderly folks taking it slow and making it without too much problem. You can choose to stop at the base of the falls or go a little farther uphill for a view... More 

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Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This hike starts at the East Inlet Trailhead just north of Grand Lake. This is actually outside the RMNP gates so it could be done without paying park admission. It is a short loop trail (less than a mile) and has a small elevation change so it's a nice one to start with if you've just arrived in the area... More 

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Bloomington, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We have always looked for short hikes to waterfalls with the kids over the years, this fits the bill. Easy hike to the falls, only bummer is that you are at the top of the falls vs. the bottom, but still up close and cool to see..you can do this in under 30 minutes. We continued on the trail another... More 

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Thank Jay H
Newport, Maine
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Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is a pretty short hike into the falls. If you hike a littler further you come to a grass valley where there is often Moose to see. It's short but there is some elevation gain and uneven walking. Trekking poles are a good idea if you are old like me and have poor knees!

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2016

A review by a senior (late 70's) for seniors. Well, seniors can do this hike; the question is whether it is worth the energy to walk this .6 mile! Although the energy investment is small, so are the falls. What you see from the viewing area is water rushing through a chute. True, there's a lot of power in that... More 

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Grapevine, Texas
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

We had a group of 5 for the specified age range to make this hike. It was well worth the effort! It was not overcrowded even on the July 4th weekend. The majority of us are not in the best physical condition so we took numerous rest stops along the trail to let everyone catch a breathe. It is not... More 

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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Grand Lake is pleasant. Actually you leave the park to get here so make sure you keep your pass. But we drove from Estes Park, via Old River Fall road, to Grand Lake - 50 miles - and back again. At Grand Lake there is free wifi outside the Library and lots of touristy shops, but including some good ice... More 

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This short hike was worth the stop. We had fun taking pictures on the large rock/cliff at the start of the trail. The hike itself is very easy and the waterfall is beautiful. Easy to find and well marked.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 July 2016

Easy hike to beautiful falls. Hiked on June 7 and saw a moose on the trail and deer as well. We hiked past the falls to a meadow, which was also beautiful due to it being flooded with snow melt off.

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