Great place but you have to break the rules

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User: Daniel N - 4/4/2009

Location: Chalk Ridge Falls Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 2.50 Miles  Elapsed Time: 45 minutes


We took our son hiking with us and were going to play at the waterfalls (which were beautiful) but there was a family of twelve being loud and obnoxious. We went of the trail and crossed the barrier and I am so glad we did. The bridge is down and it is disappointing that the Corps of Engineers has done nothing about it. However, after fording the river we followed the trail to a very cool and very secluded cliff face with caves and trails. We went down to the river and hung out on the sandbars with our toes in the water and it was a great time. By the time we got back to the waterfall the group had gone and we were able to enjoy the waterfalls and creek and Brendan was able to splash around and play.

Area around Chalk Ridge Falls Park
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