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With Fall around the corner, it is time to revisit a few friends. One of the less traveled trails in Shades State Park is the loop #2 in the eastern part of the park (but still west of Pine Hills Nature Preserve).

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It begins with a steep descend to Sugar Creek (using stairs).

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One can wade through the creek westwards about 100 yards to get a view of Silver Cascades Falls

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and then turn back

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in order to continue upwards into Pearl Ravine.

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This is again steep and sometimes very wet. After some minor obstacles

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one reaches the Maidenhair Falls.

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They are small but pretty.

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From there, it goes up and out.

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