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Has anyone found neat little spots along the trail worth checking out?

I have done the trail a few times, but I've mostly been burning around in a couple of days. Tis trip we are taking 3 days just to hang out and relax between Albert pike and winding stairs.

I would love to find a couple of special places to visit.

I've read about the hot springs, then something about a stone house or something. But I'm not sure if that is a literal house or the name for a rock formation. I've also read about the cave. There is that shallow cave like overhang just at winding stairs (above e trail) where the trail bends back (I think west) but is there another one worn checking out?

Anyways, thanks in advance?

Looking forward to this trip, less the 2 feet of snow we had last year! Fun, but chilly!
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My reply would be neither.  Take them to the Caney Creek Wilderness just down the road from the FS RD 106 trail head.  Go from the East Trail head to Katy Falls and back.  Approx. 4.5 miles.  Plenty of good clear clean water, a 35 foot water fall and beautiful bluffs.

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My reply would be neither.  Take them to the Caney Creek Wilderness just down the road from the FS RD 106 trail head.  Go from the East Trail head to Katy Falls and back.  Approx. 4.5 miles.  Plenty of good clear clean water, a 35 foot water fall and beautiful bluffs.

If you take them they will come back!

I agree.  The scenic values of the wilderness area are much higher than the ERL (I haven't been to L. Blakely).  The hike is fairly easy and they will love spending some time at the falls.

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