I hiked the Echo Canyon trail and it was certainly more of a climb than a hike! I usually like to hike in less crowded areas, but this experience was actually really neat! Everyone is so pleasant and encouraging when you pass by, some people are even helpful in the tough areas. It's definitely a strenuous hike and you gain quite a bit of elevation in a very short distance, but it's well worth the view at the summit! This is now one of my new favorite trails, I will be back for sure!
Beautiful hike. Difficult incline for a mile stretch. If you don't feel you can do the entire thing, there is a hand rail installed to help get to the first break point about half way up which offers a very nice view. Needed a moderate amount of hand usage going up and even more going down. Happy hiking!
Very tough, not for the weak! Definitely for experienced hikers. Literally on your hands and knees at some parts...but the view is totally worth it in the end. Bring PLENTY of water and snacks if needed. Probably not a good idea to hike this trail in 90+ degree weather.
Fantastic hike for anyone but I loved it as a non- local visiting from Washington state. A lot of hand and feet work so balance is helpful on this one for sure. Parking is horrible for this trail. So go early like I did (7am) or late in the day. It's a busy trail is an understatement.