Notch Trail

After meandering through a canyon, this trail climbs a log ladder and follows a ledge to “the Notch” for a dramatic view of the White River Valley.
Trail begins at the south end of the Door and Window parking area. Watch for drop-offs. Not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights. Treacherous during or after heavy rains.

Trail Elevation:
Trail Difficulty: Difficult, Moderate
Trail Distance: 1.5 miles/2.4 km (round trip)

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