We picked up a brochure for the gorge at the salt mines the other day and are very glad we took the trouble to come back out here. It's a relatively short hike and totally accessible to kids (mine are 5 and 9) although some parts you may need to hold the hand on younger kids where there are some big steps and also if it's slippery, which it was today after the rain and also with the dripping from the rocks.
From the entrance point it is only five minutes walk to the Dark Gorge, which was a bit dark (!!) but beautiful. Then you pass the entrance again and can hike about thirty minutes along the gorge past some beautiful viewpoints including a bridge across the gorge. You can see rapids in several places and some small waterfalls and then at the bottom the still wide water.
It is a fun and varied hike but you need sturdy shoes as it is very uneven. There are wooden paths, stone steps, rocky bits, and also dirt paths. Also some parts on the wooden paths attached to rock outcroppings are not for the faint of heart. It looks to be very safe and well maintained; only one broken stair board and many obviously new stairs and rails in different places.
Bring snacks or eat first. They did serve some light snacks at the entrance but not sure you could make a meal of it. The bathrooms at the entrance were surprisingly clean and well equipped.
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