This is almost exactly the same White River hike that we do in summer and winter, but on this visit we won't be crossing the river—the water will still be too cold to comfortably walk through.
The hike starts at a small scenic area that is the starting point of this hike. We'll follow the park trails down to the riverside, walking down through a canyon.
We’ll be following the river as it winds through a deep and wide canyon with numerous forks and steep rocky cliffs, making this an extremely picturesque hike that is easy to finish.
Just after halfway on the hike we'll stop by a ford in the river for a lunch break. It's up to you if you want to paddle in the water—we think it might still be a little cold!
You'll see the running river, leafy green trees by the riverside, impressive tall and steep cliffs made from massive slabs of rock and boulders, and hopefully the local family of herons that nest high up in the cliffs.