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Tough climb in places, but the falls are beautiful.

The initial portion of the climb can be very steep. About 2 miles up the trail is a 60 foot... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
wmlifsey
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North Carolina
Booth Falls

It took me two hours to get to the waterfall. The hike there was moderate but the rest of the hike... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nydia N
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Six-mile hiking trail climbs 3,000 feet in elevation as it passes varied scenery including lakes, waterfalls and aspen forests.
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  • Average3%
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The initial portion of the climb can be very steep. About 2 miles up the trail is a 60 foot waterfall, but you must be very close to the stream to view it.

Thank wmlifsey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It took me two hours to get to the waterfall. The hike there was moderate but the rest of the hike to the lake was hard. It took me 4 hours total to get to the lake but wow...it was worth it. It's beautiful! It...More

Thank Nydia N
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Its a long hike, uphill. But man is it worth it. The destination is the prize but youll be greeted by endless views of incredible autum scenes as you climb, making the entire thing a beautiful journey. Bring water and comfortable shoes. Rain jacket and...More

1  Thank Justin A
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

I was very hesitant to do this hike, but peer pressure got me out of my comfort zone and up to a beautiful water fall. Given the elevation climb, take the hike slowly, and take many short "catch your breath" breaks. It isn't a hike...More

Thank Tamara H
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Do the whole thing! You've traveled all this way, and may not be here again. The trail actually runs up to Booth Lake. Booth Falls is about half way. Don't cheat yourself. While the Falls is a great place to stop after a nice little...More

2  Thank seethedolphins
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful falls to see but they are so close to the Vail Ski Area that the trail is packed , not my idea of a wilderness hike. Parking is limited. Be there at 7:30am or after 5pm Keep going to the lake( 4 more miles...More

Thank sunnyskier
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful trek through aspen groves and conifers, some rocky areas. Definitely a climb. Fall refreshing, able to wander down. Arrive early for parking (which is minimal) or take vail shuttle.

Thank Emilie G
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This is an immediate steady climb for the first mile, with rocks to add to the challenge! There are moments of more gradual challenges, but it is uphill all the way to the Booth Falls. Once the falls can be heard off to the left,...More

1  Thank LUchicago
Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

It was a great time and the leaves had started to turn so it was absolutely beautiful. Being from the hill country in TX and in okay shape I didn't expect this little hike to be that hard. This was marked as a moderate hike....More

1  Thank KB-TTU
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Beautiful hike but there are plenty of other gorgeous hikes in the Vail Valley. This one has a lot of uphill, parking can be a challenge and the trail gets a lot of use. If you want a hike with fewer people on the trail...More

2  Thank mountainmom5
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Wanda W
17 July 2017|
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Response from Julianna J | Reviewed this property |
My husband hiked this trail last September and said in was beautiful. The leaves were turning. It can be chilly in the early morning, but usually in the 65- 70s if sun is out by noon.
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travelerwith4
17 May 2017|
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Response from JessiAnn85 | Reviewed this property |
As long as there is no snow or rain then I'm sure you can. We hiked in October and the ground was nice and dry. It's not a super difficult hike.
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Inuit84
6 December 2016|
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Response from Jamie P | Reviewed this property |
No. Sorry so late to respond. Should be great to spike hike or snowshoe this time of year.
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