Sugar Creek Glen Campground
This is an unusual entry, as it is a private campground, but they do allow you to purchase a day pass to explore their waterfall trail, and they don’t prohibit swimming in the falls.
The entire trail is basically a creek walk through the falls, so this hike is moderate for adults, but slippery and lots of climbing for children. There are lots of small shallow falls along the way that you could dip in, maybe 3 feet at the deepest, but with clear turquoise water.
At the end of the trail you come to a large tiered waterfall, which has a pool at the middle level with a rope swing, and then another waterfall and pool above that. Getting to the rope swing is a precarious, but short hike, and that we would rate as difficult. At the top of the fall is a hand painted sign for a diner, so you might actually be able to walk to it from there…? Dogs are allowed on trail, but it is strenuous and the dog should be in good shape. Our dog hurt his leg on this trail.
The campground is under new ownership so disregard negative Trip Advisor reviews. It is really refreshing to be allowed to explore a series of waterfalls organically and at your own risk, and the new owners seem nice.
- 20-40 min.
- +42 29.173, -77 43.976
- Moderate to Difficult
- (585) 335-6294