The dirt road to this location is a little hard to spot. Google Maps lists it as Haystack Road, but we didn’t see any signs. If you’re coming from the South on Route 3, you can find the road by looking for a sign that says, “National Forest Ahead,” and then the road is on the right, BEFORE the sign that says you’re leaving the national forest. You’ll drive past a bunch of free primitive camping sites, and just keep following the road to the end, which is maybe 2 miles. Park in the small lot just past a short bridge.
At the bridge there is a small trail that goes downstream, and if you follow it for about 2 to 3 minutes, you’ll start seeing flat rocks and you can stop here or continue down the path a minute or two down to the larger pool. There are lots of little slides where the rocks are carved out, and pools you can sit in. One of the falls is a giant slab and the water flows off of it, and the water here is probably about 4 to 5 ft deep. The main pool has a small waterfall that flows down into a gouged out section, then broadens into a large pool that is probably 3 to 4 feet deep. It is hard to tell from the pictures how deep the water is because it is so clear. This is a gorgeous area, but our photos don’t really do it justice.
We got poison ivy at this location, because the entrance to the trail is overgrown.
- 5-10 min.
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