Hike Horsetail Falls Trail

Follow along Blackstone Road to reach the scenic, two-mile-long Horsetail Falls Trail that is located just south of Whittier. Groomed trails that wind through towering spruce trails make the journey just as exciting as the destination. Fitting for all activity levels, this leisurely hike gently ascends the Blackstone Ridge to reach coveted views of the crashing Horsetail Falls. Along the way, travelers soak in views of sunken meadows, the scenic Cove Creek and many smaller waterfalls. Visitors with mobility limitations can watch the rushing waters from an easily accessible roadside pullout. Although the trail begins with views looking up to the waterfall, more experienced climbers can continue on to scale the top of Blackstone Ridge for views overlooking Horsetail Falls spilling into Whittier Creek. Frequently visited, this highly groomed, low-elevation trail does not require a guide for exploration.

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