The walls of the canyon are layered in moss that glistens with the moisture. Through out the trail the canyon is visible from few spots but, if your daring and adventurous enough the water level of the canyon is pretty low and with hiking sandals you can wade up it for a half of mile or so. Pony tail falls are absolutely magical. Through out the centuries the ground has eroded leaving an organic cavern beneath for travelers to weave around, and behind the spray. I'd advice sturdy hiking shoes for this venture, unlike my experience today with my tennis shoes. Also, pack a pair of hiking sandals in a pack for an extra experience. Is this trail stroller friendly, no. Although, I did see two hiking dads with a pack of kids under the age of 5!
Make sure to check back for photos of the full hike in a couple weeks. Part two is twice as amazing!
Want some more north west adventure ideas? Check out these!
No. 1 - Eagle Creek, OR
No. 2 - Paradise, Mt. Rainer WA