See, NORCAL RAFTERS do other things besides RAFTING
Come on out and join Norcal Rafters and GETCHO Hike on...this will be one of several small hikes prior to the Half Dome Hike...
HIGHLIGHTS: Moderately steep trail, leading to the 6th highest waterfall in the US.
SCENERY: 5 stars(Hiker.com rated)
DISTANCE: 9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 1670 ft
HIKE TIME: 5 hours
HIKE TYPE: Loop
Please be sure to bring $20 for your driver, lots of water, and protective clothing against poison oak, and sunscreen.
Summary: Nice hike worth repeating. There are two trails; one is 4.5 miles but not nearly as steep as the shorter, 3.3 mile trail. Everyone suggests taking the longer trail in and the shorter trail out, so I will too. By doing so you'll cross two sections of the Frey Creek Falls. There's plenty of water on the trail, but as always be sure you treat it first. The waterfall itself is killer, one of the best waterfalls outside of Yosemite. If you take the spur trail above the falls, you can actually step out and look over the edge. There are some campsites along this trail if you wish to go backpacking. Two spots on the trail you can see Bald Rock Dome (see Dome Trail - Curtain Falls hike).