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This trail is hidden on the back side of Blue Hole park, but there is a sign directing you to it that gives a bit of history as well. I would actually say this is more "moderate" than it is "easy" as there are some narrow parts next to steep cliffs that have no railing. It's definitely up and down, there's a metal staircase at one point that feels sturdy, and a short distance from that, 2 sets of stairs made of wooden logs. It's definitely not a kid friendly trail, nor would I bring strollers or kid carrying backpacks just because I personally wouldn't want to fall down a cliff with my kid riding shotgun.
Overall, this is an awesome trail located right inside the city, and it's got some great views. I'll definitely hike this again!
We took the north prong to the fern cave, then took a wrong turn and ended up scrambling our way up a gully hoping we were on the right path. Once at the top of the gully we met up with the trail. Don't know what sign we missed but I was happy to be on the right path again. Once atop the ridge its a nice stroll on top of the world.
Pretty good for a local trail. If you do all the loops it is about 6 miles. The trail is allso used for mountain biking, so make sure you are going the correct directions (bikes one-way & hikers the opposite). I think the max elevation changes was about 50'.
My husband and I hiked 1/16/17 with our two boys (5 and 2.5) and we really enjoyed our time there. We started hiking the C Loop and somehow ended up on the D Loop at the end! Still, it was a beautiful and somewhat challenging hike and we can't wait to do it again!
Just did this trail this weekend. Went up Laguna Meadows, stayed 1 night there, then continued to South Rim and did a night there. Continued on to the Northeast trail, Boot Canyon trail, and finally down Pinnacles back to the basin. My honest assessment is mixed. I had done Pinnacles up to Emory Peak last April. I kind of liked going UP Pinnacles steep switch-backs for the short time better than going up the long gradual elevation of Laguna Meadows trail to South Rim. I highly suggest doing NE rim trail if you do South Rim. Might as well. You're there, and it hits Boot Canyon trail anyhow. Views are insane! Also, take a good filter, there is water that pools behind the SE camps in the canyon. Lifesaver because that is the last water you find if you do NE trail.