A Beautiful Canyon.The Right Fork is a beautiful canyon, though it takes considerable effort to get to the best parts, the waterfalls. While the Left Fork requires 2 hours of rugged hiking up a streambed to get to The Subway, the Right Fork takes about twice the effort to get to the first waterfall, though the hike itself is quite nice. Once there, the Right Fork offers several nice waterfalls and an interesting section of canyon. A massive fire in June 2006 scorched the first two miles of this hike, and that section can be very unpleasant, and the trail difficult to follow.
The Right Fork from the Bottom makes a good off-trail backpack trip. The Right Fork through-hike is a wonderful, two-day canyoneering route requiring rappels and swims.
There is a great deal of poison ivy in the Right Fork. Fresh flowing water is available the full length of this hike, and requires filtering.
If done as a backpack trip, plan on staying close to Double Falls, and exploring without heavy packs past there.