I went there with my brother and sister in law back in 1984. It was an interesting hike in, part of the trail had been knocked out by a boulder from above. The trail itself once you got to the cliffs was along the cliffs above the stream below the falls and fairly narrow so I can see why they closed it. The falls were lovely and the pool below the falls was wonderful for swimming. There was a grotto behind the falls with a stone ledge one could get up on. It was a lovely place but considering the danger in getting there I doubt I would ever do it again even if they reopened it. There is nowhere to go if anything from above starts to fall and no overhangs to shelter under. The pass is just too narrow.
This post was in response to Sacred Falls