Hen Wallow Falls
Height of Falls: 90'
Round-Trip Hike: 4.4 mi.
Difficulty: Average / Half-Day
Hen Wallow Falls may not look like much at the top, as it is only two feet wide at its apex of Hen Wallow Creek. As it flows down its entire 90-foot length, however, it eventually fans out to 20 feet at its base. That base is often home to salamanders. During very cold winter weather, the waterfall can even freeze into a beautiful, icy column.
The trip to Hen Hallow Falls consists of a walk through hemlock and rhododendron forest. A signed side trail leads to the base of the falls by way of steep switchbacks. The hike to the falls is 4.4 miles round trip and is generally considered moderate in difficulty. It usually takes between three and four hours to hike to the waterfall and back.
Hen Wallow Falls is located on a short side trail off Gabes Mountain Trail. Hikers who choose to continue beyond the falls on Gabes Mountain Trail can experience an impressive old-growth forest.