Pulling into the trailhead at 7am - the parking lot was already half full.
The trail starts to the left of these signs reminding you that dogs aren't allowed.
Working our way up the small switchbacks. We can see that we were all covered head to toe in rain gear.
Looking across to where the trail leads.
At about 0.6 miles you will reach Bells Canyon Reservoir. This is a great spot to take the little hikers, and just explore around here.
Once you reach the reservoir, head left up the wide old, dirt road. A few minutes up this road, look to your left for the Bells Canyon Trail sign, and take this. The clouds were really starting to sock in the canyon.
Cross the bridge. I always make fun of this bridge saying, "I guess the forest service had to make some cuts and not finish the other railing on the bridge!" haha
It was raining so hard the trail turned into a river!
Still smiling even with the rain.
Stopping to admire the beautiful, raging stream.
After you cross this little stream along the trail (which seems to run year-round), the trail split will be to your left. If you head right, the trail begins to get even steeper, and you know you went too far.
Hike your way down to the base of the falls. Be careful, as everything is slippery and wet, especially during a rainstorm! This is where you want to keep a good eye on kids.
Bells Canyon Waterfall was raging!