August 12, 2012 | Tips from Travellers >
Houston, Science, Nature or Animals
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I finally attempted to find Buck Falls again. My first attempt was a failure; I ended up taking a wrong turn, I got frustrated and ended up going home without seeing the falls. This time I asked around to find the correct path. After turning on to Buck Flats off of Highway 16, I traveled all the way to the fork in the road. From here there is a sign directing you left to the falls. Drive another 3.5km, and stay left. That was where I made my mistake on my first attempt. The road to the falls instructs you to use a radio to call up, but it isn't necessary to get to the falls. Seeing that sign the first time is what caused me to question if I was going in the right direction. If I had of stayed on the road until you get to the bridge I would have found the falls. The trail itself is found on the left side of the road just on the far side of the bridge. The trail leads right down to the water in a few areas and provides great vantage points to see the river. I loved the view, but I was too nervous to travel too deep into the forest. I saw the first two falls and could see the top of the third, but I didn't go and look for the rest. The rushing water was so peaceful to listen to and the area was beautiful and peaceful. Now that I know how to get to the falls I plan on returning but this time I'll bring more people.