This is a great hike for kids who have experience in hiking. This is a two mile hike in and back trail. Well not really a trail, that is the hard part at first. Get an adventure pass and park on Lytle Creek Road where you see this below (2 mountains and lots of rocks in between). You will see a dirt parking lot where other cars park to access the creek. Once parked make your way down and pass the creek itself. Be careful with little ones as it can get deep. Use your best judgment in crossing. For us it was easy, we found a low spot and just used our hiking poles and rocks to cross. We left the parking area at 11:30am to give you a time frame.
The hike at this point is all rocks and all sun. You want to be at the south mountain as this is where the entrance is (left of you). You will walk for a long time it will seem like cause the rocks really do slow you down. As you see other hikers just reconfirm with them the way to the falls to feel more secure and know that you are not just walking the wrong way.
You will then come to small trail that if you didn't pay attention you could easily pass. You will see a rock spray painted with a black arrow on it. Other rocks have graffiti on them. We got to this area at 12:15pm.
Once you follow the trail you will start hearing the water. You will climb over some more rocks and just follow the sound. Again a lot of graffiti and trash. Try not to cry on your way up.
Then it seems like you just turn the corner and there it is. A tall waterfall! We arrived at 12:30pm. We took a break from the sun and ate lunch there. Enjoyed the falls. The right bottom picture is from me crossing over to the other side of the falls. Just be careful cause it is slippery. This is a great hike during late winter early spring.