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This is a perfect little day hike, easy and cool terrain. Though it was a very busy trail as I went in high visiting season. I went i mid-July so the falls weren't as big-I'd suggest to try and go in spring/early summer if you can!

I completed this trail in April. Water was running through the campgrounds and down part of the trail. Lots of snow melt. Ran into a marmont on the rocks by the falls. Really fun hike and pretty easy. I recommend hiking shoes but saw many people and kids in tennis shoes.

backpacking
23 hours ago

Go at sunset and watch the sunset with the Corona Arch right in front of you!

Good trail for families. Nothing too steep but lots of rocks for kids, and adults, to climb on at the end. Gorgeous falls in Spring and Summer.

Fairly flat trail. Added Pat Mullen peak to the trail for more difficulty. Pat Mullen trail has nice sloping switchback grades. Overall, very nice. Can definitely bring the kids, if they can do a 3.5 mile loop. Best view on Pat Mullen is about half way up. Follow the White trail markers to stay on the trail. This trail winds in and out of other trails.

hiking
1 day ago

Very challenging in spots, but beautiful views and worth it!

great hike, just don't do in the heat of the day. please note, no shade and not advisable for dogs in the heat. rock gets very hot. enjoy

Incredible hike with great views throughout. A little crowded but worth it

Overall a great place to hike; not too difficult and early in the morning it's not crowded. There are some people who don't keep their dogs on a leash and who don't pick up after them.

Great Hike! There are several side trails you can take, some of which take you straight up the the cliff. Bring a backpack, water, and good hiking shoes, some spots are very slick and you will be hiking on a narrow pathway.

Nice little trail from Lodgepole. Just a trickle coming down the falls this time of year but still beautiful.

Hiked in on 05/05/2018, and out on 05/07/2018. The hike in to the village was easy to follow, but 2 out of 3 of us got blisters from the loose gravel/rocks that made our feet roll in unusual ways. I brought a blister pack that fixed us up for the rest of the trip.
We stayed at the Lodge in the village, and found everyone to be helpful and most to be friendly. The man running the Sinyella store was very nice.
We hiked down to Lil Navajo falls the first day, and did some wading there. The trail from the village to the falls is a very fine dirt/sand, like walking at the beach.
The second day we hiked over to Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls. Both bueatiful, as expected. We swam at both falls, and enjoyed the day.
Because of our blisyers, we didn't attempt to find Beaver Falls. Maybe next time.
On the third day, we left the Lodge at 4:00 am to beat the sun. I had a good, bright headlamp that made it possible. Even so, we had to backtrack and find the trail again twice in the dark of the morning. Fortunately, only a couple hundred feet each time. It got easier to pick the right path as the sun came up.
All in all, a great time and place to be.

walking
3 days ago

Awesome spot. Beautiful views and the puppers loved it! Just watch out for bikes if you are walking your pup because the turns are sharp and people were riding fast.

Always great. I first came here in high school with my school. It was amazing, and unforgettable, so I've been back 4 times.
Just pack light. You don't need much. I have tented, and hammocked. I prefer to sleep in a hammock, and it's lighter to pack in and out. If you're a wuss, you can pay to have your bags taken out by helicopter. We actually did it one year, and it was worth it. $10 a bag.
2 years ago I took my 9 year old. She hiked in and out, and did amazing. What a trooper!

Great beginner hike if you're getting into hiking.

hiking
5 days ago

This is a great beginner hike to get in shape.

5 stars for the beautiful scenery along the trial, minus 1 star for the disappointing falls itself in summer. Easy trial along the flowing river, enjoyable with kids and pets.

hiking
5 days ago

Nice, short trail for a quick nature getaway. It is quite steep if you enter from Settler’s Park, much more than expected. There are beautiful views of Boulder at the top. Bring lots of water and sunscreen as there’s not much shade.

If this trail was safe, i would give it the full 5 stars! This is my favorite thing to do in San Diego, but that being said, it’s now pretty trafficked and at points, can be very sketchy/dangerous. It’s amazing terrain, beautiful views when you get towards the water, but some parts of it just aren’t meant for people to be going through. If you’re not experienced or don’t have good balance, I wouldn’t tell you not to do it, just to take caution! I’ve seen kids on this trial many times but they also have a low center of gravity and can fit through the tight spaces like the slot-canyon portion. Again, amazing, but just be cautious! Keep in mind, this is not the only way to get to blacks beach. And pro tip: barefoot is easier in this trail.

Challenging trail. I loved it.

The trail itself is quite beautiful and easy with a steady uphill out and steady downhill on the back. There is one area that has a rocky outcropping that can be difficult. We started early on a Saturday. Unfortunately, there was a group that had 70 or so people in it, so it was way too crowded with trash left all over the place. I’d do this trail again, but during off season.

Great trail to take the pup on!

Really cool view of all the city lights at night. There are lots of people in the evening still but make sure you bring a flashlight!

Great Hike, good variations of climbs,rocks, scenery. A hidden gem .

A must do hike. We didn’t realize the green splotches on the ground were there to guide us so we did a lot of extra hiking. We went at 4:00 pm the last day of July so it was pretty hot and miserable until we made it to the other side of the mountain where you can view the arch from. Even in the terrible heat all four of our young kids were able to make it. They really enjoyed pulling themselves up the ladder and rope areas.

Classic Arizona hike that all should do at least once. Well marked, great valley views and a good workout. We completed in less than 2 hours and that’s including breaks to admire the view. Go in the morning, when at least part of the trails are still in some morning shade.

Absolutely loved my time here! It’s a beautiful oasis worth the wait and effort to go!

Hiked this with my parents and kids. An easy day hike that gives you great valley views and meanders along a beautiful stream. Trail ends at a waterfall- there is a great rock to jump from into a deep pool. The river has many places to wade in and cool off, where he water makes natural slides over the granite bed

overall I'd give the challenge a 4-5 views and the adventure factor 8 was a fun trail. Check out the ostrich farm while down there.. who woulda thought that would be way out there.

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