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Stewart Falls Trail

Stewart Falls Trail did not disappoint! This hike is classified as a moderate hike, but in my opinion, it’s more of a challenging hike because of the terrain and up and down hill, both ways. The falls at the end are so worth the effort tho! The trail is 2 miles each way with an elevation gain of 650ft. If you’re going on the weekend, plan on it being very busy! I was actually shocked at how many people were on the trail.

I’ve wanted to hike to the falls since last year and I’m so glad we did….even if I thought otherwise hiking out. I was so excited our son went with us, so fun to spend time with our youngest outdoors! Check out our other adventure in our Adventure Journal.

There’s a $10 fee to park at the trailhead but free parking is available on the street below the station. I was grateful for the trailhead restroom before we headed off into the wilderness.

Must haves:

  • Money/Card for parking
  • Bring water! 20oz wasn’t enough!
  • Shoes with tread, it’s very dusty and slippery at times.
  • Snacks; fruit snacks, jerky, granola bar, grapes, etc.
  • Sunscreen
  • Visor/Hat/Sunglasses

The views! The views made up for the heat, dust, thirst, and sweat! I was in awe every time I saw into the distance and I felt so much gratitude for being able to experience so much beauty the trail! One of our Midlife goals is to use our body’s to see and do all the things and this trail gave me all the feels for our goals.

Finally! After a loooong 2 miles, we see a bit of Stewart Falls! I was so excited to get to the falls to feel the spray on my hot and dusty body! At this point, I believe our son was already at the falls so we were playing catch up with his young long legs.

Let me just say the spray from the falls made it very windy and cold! I loved it! This pic doesn’t do it justice, it was amazing! I felt so accomplished and strong! I’d definitely do this hike again!

Told ya, a very dusty trail! This is the aftermath of 4 miles on the Stewart Falls Trail. At one point I slipped off some big rocks and grabbed the nearest lady to catch my fall. I was very grateful she was there, haha! Needless to say, I’m in the market for new shoes!

We stopped at Hokulia Shaved Ice on our way home! So refreshing! I ordered Tigers Blood and Pinacolada with a Snow Cap drizzle (sweetened condensed milk) and coconut flakes. Yes please! This was the first time with a snow cap and I could have another right now!

Well, that’s it! Another fun Midlife Adventure in the books!

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