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Total Log Entries: 1 (Rank: 444th) [List Them] [Map Them]
Total Distance: 1.30 Miles (Rank: 845th)
Average Distance: 1.30 Miles

Average Rating: (3.75)
Average Difficulty: (2.56)
Average Solitude: (3.92)

Earliest Log Entry: 2/16/2009
Latest Log Entry: 2/16/2009

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Above the waterfall

Pools of standing water, trapped above the waterfall. [Commons Ford - Waterfall Trail]

Log Entries

Pleasant mini trek
Commons Ford - Waterfall Trail - 2/16/2009  [View Log Page]
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 1.30 Miles Duration: 45 minutes
If you head north from the parking area, you'll end up at the manicured recreation area with a volleyball net and boating dock. This would be great for a family reunion or picnic, but it's a separate destination from the waterfall trail.

The "waterfall" trail, which is south of the parking area, is very short and easy. You have to head down the road in a generally west direction to find the trailhead. We had the whole trail to ourselves on the way in, but crossed paths with about 20 young Cub Scouts and their parents on the way out (happily). I joked to one of the parents that it was "perfect timing."

The water was very low, making the waterfall more of a water trickle. It was still fun to look around and hang out, but there is pretty much only one opening at the end of the trail, so had we be just an hour later, it would have been one big happy family with the Cub Scouts and us. That is to say, this is not like Sculpture Falls, where there are numerous nooks and crannies to sequester yourself away. Still, very much worth it for a quick "do."