You cannot, currently, hike from Adams falls over to the Falls Trail, directly, due to the construction. The parking lot is only a few feet up the road, on the opposite side, to hike the falls trail.
at this sign we opted to take the moderate trail up, and the difficult trail back. I did all of this in Old Navy flip flops, with no problem. I can't say that's what I'd recommend wearing, but I'm very comfortable in them, since I prefer to be barefoot and in the water as much as possible.
steps on the trail
I loved this rock! Can you see the eye and the "smile"? It looked like a happy turtle to me. Then below is the other side of the same rock:
This is at Waters Meet. You will know you are at Waters Meet, because there are signs, and a bench. For today, we opted to turn and go back to our car. With me stopping at each waterfall, and us taking our time, we hiked this in about 2 hours.