Hidden Falls (Gorges)

Height: 10 feet
Trail Type: Dirt
Hike Distance:  1.2 miles
Difficulty: 7
Beauty: 1

Overview:

Hidden Falls isn’t an official waterfall on the park map, but it’s a small detour along the way to Rainbow Falls. The falls drop over a slanted rock ledge for a few feet before continuing down the Thompson River.

Directions:

Same as for Upper Bearwallow Falls. When you arrive at the visitor’s center, stay straight and drive to the obvious parking area on the left.

Hike Description:

The hike descends gradually down the ridge before coming to a T-junction. Going left takes you to a campsite. Turn right and follow the orange blazes to Rainbow Falls. You’ll eventually leave park property and enter National Forest property. That’s not a big deal, really.

The trail continues to descend until you cross a small creek and a campsite. Keep an eye out for one of the very obvious scramble paths leading down to the river. There will be a large boulder to stand on to view the falls upstream.