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).
It begins with a steep descend to Sugar Creek (using stairs).
One can wade through the creek westwards about 100 yards to get a view of Silver Cascades Falls
and then turn back
in order to continue upwards into Pearl Ravine.
This is again steep and sometimes very wet. After some minor obstacles
one reaches the Maidenhair Falls.
They are small but pretty.
From there, it goes up and out.