RIO ON POOLS & FALLS
As the cool, pure water of the Rio On River runs over a moonscape of dark granite, it creates dozens of small pools and waterfalls that visitors relish swimming in. The smooth and comfortable surfaces of the water-worn rock just beg to be sunbathed upon, and jumping from boulder to boulder like the proverbial billy goat is often a favorite activity here.
There are a long series of cement steps down to the lower pools and a well worn foot path (about 150 yards long with a few ups and downs) through sand and stone to the upper pools.
Drive Time from Table Rock: 45 minutes
Adventure Level: Moderate. Anyone can view this spectacle of nature and take photos of the site, no matter what your level of fitness. To access the pools and falls for swimming, however, you must either descend many stairs (and then ascend them back up) or take on a bit of a hike with the foot path. Increase your Adventure Level by jumping from boulder to boulder to get to farther pools and falls.