Parfrey's Glen State Natural Area reviews
So beautiful! The trail is a short, easy one with fairly level terrain. However, it’s so peaceful walking along the stream and seeing the stone bluffs on either side of you. The best part of the... more »
This little hike is pretty fun for a family. We took our 3 and 5 year olds and they had a blast. Bring rubber boots or sandals so that you and the kids can walk in the water. The trail intersects the stream in several places so there are opportunities to go in and do some exploring. The deepest the stream ever got was maybe 18" with most parts being under 6" deep. There are really some cool features along the trail like cliffs, ravines, and wildflowers. The last 400' or so of the trail are the most difficult (nearly treacherous) and the kids needed help to get over some of the large boulders. The waterfall at the end isn't really that big. Maybe a 7' drop or so. The good part is really the hike through the woods.
What spectacular place to visit. Short hike for a nice reward. It's a noticeable temperature change when you start to walk between the rock walls. The first part of the trail it was 90 degrees and humid. Felt a little like an air conditioned hike once you reached the rock walls. Absolute natural beauty. Well worth your time
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