As we went down the trail, after an immediate steep hill, we found ourselves leaving the paved trail and winding up immersed deeply in the woods. In the woods, we found cabins galore! A sign was listed at the convenience store on how to rent a cabin there. They were charming little cabins, and we discussed renting one, as they are cute, nice little secluded buildings scattered throughout the trees along the length of the trail.
The trail itself is 3 miles out-and-back, with the hike ending Sturtevant Falls before you loop back. Unlike many waterfalls on other trails, this one was beautiful and lush. The waterfall was flowing freely into an adorable little pond. The water of the pond was clear, so I enjoyed soaking my feet in the cool water. The walk back up was a little rough, as that final walk uphill was intense, but we left wanting to go back and try Hermit trail, the other trail right nearby this one. Again, it’s worth it to stop in and visit the little store on the way out.
All-in-all, I would highly recommend Sturtevant Falls Trail. From finding little hidden abandoned buildings to handsome little cabins, some water, and a lot of the beauty nature has to offer, it really is a perfect trail.