Join your fellow Boomers for a hike along the Falls Branch trail located in Lake Catherine State park at 10:00 AM. Bring a picnic lunch for after the hike!
The trail begins near the campground and winds through the pine/hardwood forest of the park, crossing Little Canyon Creek several times. It eventually leads to a seasonal scenic waterfall on Falls Creek and works its way back to the trail head.
The trail is about 2 miles long and will take 1 1/2 to 2 hours to hike. This trail is more difficult than our usual hikes. There are lots of steps up hill and down, and some areas have difficult footing. The good news is that views make it all worthwhile.
The park is south and east of Hot Springs, about an hour drive from the village.
Instructions to the trail:
Take HWY 7 south to the Gulpha Gorge road and turn left through the Gorge. Continue to Bus 70 (E Grand Ave.) Merge onto E Grand and follow it to Malvern Ave. (Bus 270)
Turn left on Malvern and follow it to Carpenter Dam Rd. Turn right (south) and go about 2 miles south to 290. This road is about 1000 ft past the entrance to Garvan Gardens.
Turn left (east) on 290 and follow it until it ends at highway 171. Turn left and follow this east past until you enter the park. Continue on this road and follow the signs to Camp area C and the Amphitheater. The trail head is just past the Amphitheater.
See below for the map of the park.
All Boomers members are welcome to come along! We do ask that you register so that we know who is coming and who we should notify if there is a weather delay. If there is a delay, you will receive an email by 7:30 am.
This event is exclusive to Boomers Rock members and their guests.
For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 346-666-0626.
Boomers Rock is a 501(c)7 non-profit organization.