The Slippery Rock Gorge trail is among one of my favorite trails in the state! There is always something new and it’s fun to explore when the seasons change. Winter/Spring/Fall/Summer each bring their own beauty and aesthetics to the trail. We had a mild winter this year. I was both happy for this and sad in a way. This photo was taken the day after Christmas 2015. It was really warm that day and a little rainy. It was the perfect spring-y weather and I was happy to get out.
This trail has so much to offer. It’s a challenging hike that has many nooks and crannies along the way. I wanted to make it out to the previous furtherest spot I have before. In that spot is a little waterfall, tucked behind the trail that you can easily miss if not paying attention. I like that spot in the hillside. There is a fallen tree and hidden waterfall that is visually pleasing and challenging to photograph. I did make it there and was able to take a photo that I am much happier with then the one I got last time. On the way back I decided to follow the creek instead of the trail. I knew where it would lead and there is a vast area along the creek to explore. Along the way I found a series of cascades that I’ve never explored before. They were all within a mile along the same route and lead to an area where I knew I wanted to have lunch. I like flat cascades like these. They always make neat shapes in the creek as the water flows over the rocks. I spend some time here with these and I am quite happy with how they turned out. I also matched a personal goal hitting this spot. Slippery Rock Gorge is a long trail so I was happy to know I can make it to this spot and next time it will be motivation to go further.