Rated as Spectacular in the guides, the short, easy walk to Twin Falls makes them frequently visited. Reedy Cove Creek provides a gorgeous vista as the water come over the 100 foot rock face. Then the creek accumulates and shoots down an impressive sluice into one of the best base pools you’ve ever seen.
However, Reedy Cove Creek doesn’t use all of its beauty up on the falls and the sluice. There are significant water features upstream. There are 3 ways to see them. First, there is a trail head at Camp McCall. Second, the trail head for Twin Falls Trail is found on Cleo Chapman Highway (you pass this on the way to the private nature preserve containing Twin Falls). Third, you can take the easy walk to the viewing platform in the preserve then scramble up the left side of the creek to the face of the walls and climb a rooty, steep, difficult trail to the top. Some ropes have been installed to assist in the ascent.
Once at the top, you can get close to the very lip of the plunge and get a good photo. From there, move to your left and find a way across the creek to the trail on the other side. There are several places to do this. You’ll see several rails from the old railroad that once ran above the falls. Actually, the trail follows the old roadbed. The bends in the old rails were made by the power of water pushing trees and debris against the rails over the years.
Once across the creek, you’ll be on the trail. This is Twin Falls Trail, about 1.5 miles from the trail head you saw on Cleo Chapman Highway. The trail starts out very nice but quickly deteriorates between the creek and the rock face as the old roadbed has washed. In spots it is wet, slippery, and difficult going. But for about the first 300 yards, you can get a great view of the continuous run of waterslides, tiers, and sluices and the creek gets a long running start before the leap over the falls.
It is a tough little climb to get to the top of the waterfall but worth it to see that Reedy Cove Creek doesn’t confine its grandeur to the Twin Falls.