Distance Hiked: 13 km
Total Time on Hike: 5 hrs 30 min
Trail Rating: Moderate (with definite tricky bits)
Getting There: Nile Creek Trail offers two main access points. We entered via Charleston Road, off of Highway 19A. That allows for a full 11+ km hike to the falls. If wanting to shorten this trek, you could enter off of Highway 19 (roadside parking only).
For today’s hike, our friend, Louise, joined us. It was great to have her company and her perspective. On the way to this hike, we once again experienced a traffic jam.
Nile Creek Trail is a beautiful forested hike. It includes much natural debris along its paths. There are several muddy areas, numerous downed trees used for water crossings, rope bridges and much up and down. This trail may not be the best fit for the timid hiker, or those with mobility or balance difficulties. That being said, it is a lush and stunning trail with five gorgeous waterfalls. It is definitely worth the challenges that it presents.
Hiking boots and poles are recommended…as is plenty of water and a significant snack. Give yourself ample time to complete the full 11 – 13 km. You’ll want to linger!
See you on the trail again tomorrow.