Fall of Song
Fall of Song is a quick and surprising detour off the winding auto road that leads to the famous mountaintop estate known as Castle in the Clouds. With tours of the magnificent castle being offered, and a restaurant open for lunch that has outdoor patio with grand views of the Lakes Region, we can understand why these falls may not necessarily be the highlight of a trip to this property. Of course, we enjoy the 40-foot tall, 2-foot wide freefalling waterfall the most, but we are clearly biased!
The recently re-opened 0.8 mile long Brook Walk continues upstream beyond Fall of Song, passing at least four other historically-named waterfalls: Bridal Veil Fall, Roaring Falls, Twin Falls, and Whittier Falls. Each of these falls struggles to match the innate beauty of the Fall of Song, but where else can you find five waterfalls in such a short distance?
There are 45-miles of additional trails located on the property, but some of these abruptly end at the borders of the castle's property. Up until 2009, many of these continued on to private lands, leading to several excellent views on nearby mountain ledges and summits. However, these connecting trails are currently closed because of illegal trail maintenance that was performed without landowner permission. This complicated issue has many significant parties involved; we hope a resolution is found soon so that these trails may be re-opened to use by respectful public visitors.
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