For a shorter hike, Gloria Falls is a big payoff. The trail crosses a couple quaint bridges before leading you through a forest of towering pines and ending with a dramatic cascading waterfall. The sheer volume of water that moves through these falls is an impressive sight. Such a refreshing hike on a hot day!
The majority of this trail is an easy incline until the very end when there is a short steep portion followed by a little climb to get down to the base of the falls.
We recommend hiking this in the Spring/Summer/Fall seasons. Technically this trail is open in the Winter, but the falls are covered in snow, the trail is more difficult to follow and you will be sharing the trail with cross-country skiers! If you do decide to venture here in the Winter, make sure to check avalanche conditions ahead of time.