The hike to Cedar Cliff Falls and Lower Dry Run Falls requires many miles of off trail hiking. Hiking through the brush along a stream bed proved more difficult than originally believed. Water dripped on my clothes as I trudged through the brush that had been soaked from storms the previous night.
I finally arrived at the top of the Cedar Cliff Cascades. The cascades (about 80 feet of tumbling water) flow directly into Cedar Cliff Falls, which fall about 120 feet down a sheer cliff.
Cedar Cliff Falls was not viewable from the edge of the cliff, so a descent was necessary. The right side of the falls provided a less steep descent, but this was still quite steep. A complete view of the falls was not available due to the spring foliage, but the massiveness of the waterfall was quite evident. I climbed up the steeper left side of the canyon after photographing the falls and headed over several ridges toward Dry Run.
I arrived at Dry Run and crossed over the spur creek that fed into Dry Run. I climbed past two smaller waterfalls before I arrived at the base of the massive Lower Dry Run Falls. The falls shoot down a channel and fan out over the rocks in a spectacular 150 foot or more fall.
The climb back up the Dry Run fire road was steep and hard. But I eventually arrived at the fire road so I could complete the final leg of the journey. The hike up the fire road was much easier than any of the off-trail portions of the hike. I briefly spotted a black bear about 30 yards away. He ran off and disappeared from sight in a matter of seconds. I finally arrived at the overlook only to discover that my car had been struck by a RV and no one left a note. Oh well, c’est la vie.