I went on the quick, muddy hike to Tarzan Falls a couple of months ago. Once you spot the multiple pairs of shoes hanging from the power lines, you’ve arrived! Even though this is an extremely easy hike, try to stay on the path because there are sudden drops and lots of mud. At one point, I had to crouch and slide down a muddy hill because I had absolutely no traction on my shoes. I stepped in mud that came up to my ankle! Definitely bring your hiking boots, bug spray, sun block, water and a swim suit. Although, the water looked a bit too murky for me so I decided not to swim.
During the hike, Peter and I were talking about how all our friends and family back home think we’re living in some jungle, 3rd world country with crazy animals. We then started talking about the animals in Guam, including wild boars and what to do if we come across one. While I was laughing and mocking my friends (sorry!) I heard a rustling in the bushes. It sounded like it was getting closer and following me. I slowly turned around and saw a large bush moving wildly. I froze in my place as an animal jumped out of the bushes and came racing toward me! I yelled for Peter! At first I couldn’t recognize it, but as the animal came pouncing closer I realized….it was just a happy dog! I felt pretty stupid. My legs were shaky after that!
I’m from Oregon, so I’ve seen some really beautiful waterfalls. Tarzan Falls is very tame compared to the other falls I’ve seen. Still beautiful, the surrounding jungle just adds to its beauty.
I recommend this hike to everyone. If you visit Guam, this is a must see! 🙂