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Agree with others on the plant and needing good boots. Cleats help even more. Then again always wear good boots? Nice scenery otherwise and enjoyed it as a second hike because its easy. For an easy but longer day do both Grassi lakes and this one. Also found no one ventured past the double waterfalls and you can explore further and see the hoodoos etc.

Nice hike. Passing the plant wasn't great, but once you get past the noise the walk up to the falls is beautiful. Just before the falls is some hieroglyphics on the rock.
Wear something water proof so you can slide down the ice in some places (great spot at the falls), or let your kids, if you're boring.

It was icy walking through the canyon. Ice cleats will certainly help. There are some slushy spots to make it easier. Water proof clothing for kids who like to play, our kid was soaking by the end. Was a nice day out. One thing is walking past the factory place wasn’t our favourite. Waterfalls looked great and you can see people climbing them. Helmets wouldn’t be a bad idea while walking through.

It was a good hike. I did it today, it was quite icy. Wear proper shoes / boots for water and ice.

on Grotto Canyon Trail

17 days ago

Great Hike!
A little short.

A walk on frozen water, view of frozen waterfall and mountains with snow all around u! Just amazing view! Very easy and short trail.

Very little ice and snow. Amazing conditions for mid December!

Great winter hike. Make sure to look for the hieroglyphics on the left just before you get to the falls.

Loved this!! Did it with my 9year old daughter and it was a beautiful easy walk with a spectacular finish: only tip would be to be very cautious of the icy areas as it was very slippery on the walk back once the sun hit. Go early or in the afternoon to avoid slipping. A great winter hike.

2 months ago

Nice trail through a forested area around the lake, but not very exciting. Good for a quick walk.

2 months ago

Did this on an early morning in late October. It took a lot longer to get to the actual canyon than we expected (seemed like more than 500 m from the parking lot to me). We didn't go very far into the canyon but it was still a nice walk nonetheless. There are some nice views but nothing super spectacular.

2 months ago

We went during winter time. Very nice and easy trail. Frozen waterfall looked amazing. would recommend it!

Was a challenging hike views were amazing at the top where we enjoyed a nice beverage. The descent is where this hike loses stars - almost like going down a rock slide at times. Doesn’t really allow you to enjoy the hike and more just worried about not rolling an ankle / staying upright. All in all a good day hike to get a sweat on !

enjoyed this trail! Beautiful in spring and fall, very different surroundings!

2 months ago

Great hike!

Really cool hike. There is a small scramble but easy enough to pass. The sights are amazing all the way up. Chains

There is a loud factory close to the trail which made the 1st part of the hike unappealing.

Awesome hike. Beautiful day for it too. About 4 degrees. Getting wet on the bottom and light snow up top but still dry enough. My dog refused to do the chain section

3 months ago

Very easy, gets crowded, go early Ie. 8am

amazing hike! Pretty much had the trail to ourselves all day yesterday. Definitely a more "technical" hike once you get to the chimney. The first part of the trail is relatively easy, slight incline moving your way up. The chimney requires some good footing but isn't impossible. Continue on until you reach the chain link which was a lot of fun, just be confident and you'll be fine! The views from the top cannot be beat and the first lookoff also gives you some awesome pics. This took us around 5.5 hours to complete however melting snow and ice made it quite slippery so we took our time. Could do in around 4-4.5 in the summer.

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