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17 hours ago

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19 hours ago

This trail is definitely for very experienced adventurers or, those who think they are like me. lol definitely fun!

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20 hours ago

Went with a friend this morning. This is by far the best hike I've done so far in az.

That said, I would not recommend this for anyone that is not in decent shape or lacks proper footwear. This is not an easy stroll, much of the back half of it is hand over hand and true climbing. Be smart and know your limits, no one wants to pay for a helicopter down.

The back half is also interestingly marked, All roads lead to Rome, but some are certainly easier that others. Look for white paint on the rocks left by other hikers. Plan on this taking 4-5 hours, and bring water.

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22 hours ago

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22 hours ago

Beautiful views. Lots of flowers. Take the cut off if want an easier hike, loop up to the rocks if want a harder hike.

Not as hard as advertised
Perfect to see wildflowers
Ok for a family hike

23 hours ago

It's difficult and crowded
But it's my third best spot to hike on a lazy Saturday morning

hiking
23 hours ago

Great hike, difficult and strenuous. Need plenty of water and it's best during winter and spring. What I dislike is the distance from parking lots to actual trail, and it also gets crowded. The views are worth the effort and it's a nice reward.

hiking
23 hours ago

Such an incredibly beautiful hike, my personal favorite I have done in AZ. This hike is no joke and is really hard, but worth every minute. Make sure you bring enough water!

Huge disappointment. This trail is about as difficult as mall-walking. I've climbed stepladders that were more difficult.

The trail just peters out at the end. No sense of accomplishment. In the alternative, rather than following this trail into the valley where it peters out, I recommend continuing straight along the ridge line to the big pine tree toward the needle. Still not challenging, but at least you get a sense of accomplishment.

I would only recommend this trail if you want to take your grandma on a nature walk (she could probably drive her rascal on most of this trail), and you're willing to go on a weekday when there may be parking.

This trail's rating urgently needs to be changed to easy or medium. Nothing difficult or technical about it anywhere.

In the alternative, If you want something in this area that's a little more challenging, I recommend Wave Cave Trail. It's shorter but more difficult, and the cave at the end is totally worth it.

Having said all that, there were nice views and good scenery. Just don't expect a challenge.

hiking
1 day ago

This is by far my favorite trail, it is for sure difficult but once you get to the top it couldn't be more worth it !

hiking
1 day ago

Easy trail to get to and decent for beginners. Scenery depends on the day and if it has rained or not recently.