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This was a nice easy hike with our 6year old for the most part! We somehow got off the loop though as we ended at a rock point that we wouldn't have ever gotten off of. We turned around and walked back which made the hike 3.6 miles. We had the GPS on so not sure why it took us where it did . It was a beautiful scenery . We went in February so all plants were dead but lots of rock formations to look at and animal foot prints. The lion statue at the top was exciting for our 6 year old too. We are visiting from California so we will never come back to this spot but if I was a local I would do it again
This is an easy spot to get to. I usually park by the mailboxes on Camino la Tierra and walk or run in from there. Would love to bike back here. The trails are well-marked and the maps make it easy to find your way around. I rarely see more than a couple other people on this trail system, even on a weekend.
Walked about halfway to the gorge from the trailhead on Trader's trail. I think this would be fun on a MTB. It was a nice, leisurely stroll and not challenging at all. The views are nice. If we'd had more time we would have gone all the way down to the river--I estimate that would be 1 hr in and 1 hr out.
Did this on Feb-20 and it was amazing. There was a patch of 20 yards of packed icy snow but was passable without poles or snow shoes. The views are worth the moderately strenuous effort to reach the top. The trail is very well-marked and is easy to follow. This is a good hike for novice hikers interested in pushing their limits.
Sheila J. on Alkali Flat Trail
Take all of the warning signs seriously. Do not hike when it is really warm. Bring lots of water. Wear sunglasses. If you cant see the next marker turn back. Enjoy the experience. It is truely unique.
Did the slot canyon loop first. Walking thru canyons were fun. Steep part, just before the top a little tough but once at top views were spectacular! On way out took the cave loop. I like this part because not many people on trail...very tranquil. Cave was cool to see, yet you really couldn't go in it. Amazing hike altogether. Took lots of pics. My Fitbit said walked total 3.7 miles 2 hours and 25 min. That's with a lot of stopping to take pics and wait for people on trail...and take in scenery at top.