Devil's Bathtub & Waterfall, The

Length: 7.2 miles round trip (optional 1.8 additional miles (or more) up one way)

Difficulty: difficult

Trailhead: From Ft. Blackmore, head north on Rte 619, turning left at the junction of Rte 619 and Rte 657 to stay on Rte 619. Soon thereafter, take FS road 2631 to the left and bear up the hill to the parking area. (FS road 2631 may not be suitable for two wheel drive vehicles.) Total distance from Ft. Blackmore is about 5 miles.  To reach the other trailhead at the end of Straight Fork Ridge, follow Rte 619 north from Ft. Blackmore for 11.5 miles, winding up the side of High Knob. Turn left onto Rte 237/Big Cherry Reservoir Rd. and drive another 4 miles to the trailhead.

Facilities: none  Devil’s

Fork Loop Trail is perfect for the true backcountry enthusiasts who are willing to get their feet wet. All hikers should be prepared to scramble over boulders, and should plan their visit during relatively low water conditions. The highlight of the trail is the spectacular Devil’s Bathtub, a naturally smooth swimming hole which is enjoyed by nearby residents on hot summer days.