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Just amazing and easy! Highly recommend, did the longest route.

Great hike. Fairly short. Small crowd since it was early Friday.

Busy but fun
Tough in some parts but doable

Great views. Worth the hike.

hiking
2 days ago

Hard but definitely doable hike if you pace yourself. Lots of friendly people on the trail. The first time we went in June, it was super windy at the top. The most wind I have ever experienced. But last weekend in September, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. September is the month to go. Beautiful views even though there was a fire near Sedona that clouded up our views for a bit.

Go early to avoid the dust and crowds

Great hike. Only made it to the 1.5 mile mark cause I started late afternoon and it was hot. Amazing views the entire hike.

hiking
3 days ago

I did this trail, and summited for the 8th or 9th time, a few days ago. Perfect weather day. Trail is in decent shape. Wet roots and rocks at about miles 1.25 to 3.00 make for slick conditions. Strong winds and extreme cold past the saddle; at least the winds kept the black flies away. Warm clothing including neck, head and hand gear will improve your comfort level. Too many dogs off leash for my liking!

hiking
4 days ago

This hike can be as hard as you make it. I’m not in the best hiking shape but I made it to the top. I hiked at a pace that I didn’t get too winded or burn my legs out, in other words very slowly. 5 hours up, 3 hours down. Lots of roots, rocks and people on the trail but everyone was friendly. Enjoy the highest peak in Arizona.

Gorgeous views. Very easy hike until the last quarter mile.

hiking
5 days ago

6 hours from snow bowl to summit and back amazing trail and definitely deserves the Hard category

Beautiful on the way down, strenuous hike on the way up. In actuality, it's a total of 10 miles round trip.
Here are some helpful tips:
- don't take your dog unless it's in good shape and you bring it booties for its paws. The trail is VERY rocky and tore up our little girls pads :( we also had to take a lot of breaks for her in the way up. If you do bring your dog, make sure you have a bowl, and plenty of water for cooling body temp and drinking.
-take enough water for the way down. I'd say 2 liters per person. When you get down to sign that says dam (right) springs (left) go right to the dam which will take you to the waterfall. On you're way out, go back toward the spring to fill up your water supply. YOU WILL NEED IT GOING UP. The water bubbles straight from the earth and is the best water I've tasted. It's not that far back... it's off to the right, you'll see it feeding into the springs from underground- very cool!
- start early! It'll take time coming up and you'll want to spend time swimming, etc. We hit the trail at 9am, got to the bottom around 1130 (we had dogs and kids), left at around 1pm and didn't reach the top until 4. But again, took several breaks to water our dogs, kids and selves.
- watch for Rattlesnakes! Stay to the middle of the trail when you can, and be aware. My friend almost got bit, but was able to jump outta the way. Beautiful 2 yr old rattler off to the side sunbathing, but could have been the end to a beautiful day.
- I cannot stress enough- water, water and more water, especially if bringing pets. They get thirsty and their body temps rise quickly. Ensure you keep you're pup alive if bringing. Our 5 yr old barely made it out. Might take her again, but with booties next time.
-kids do ok, they'll slow you down a bit, but as long as they have enough to drink they'll do great and absolutely LOVE swimming under the cave.
Water is cold, refreshing, and perfect in September. Best time of the year to go, in my opinion.
We'll be back!

Bring lots of water. It was very sunny when we went. Great views.

Tour bus after tour bus. Not a bad walk out and back. Dogs enjoyed being able to go with us (otherwise we wouldn't have stopped). Looks like they are constructing new trail, unfortunately doesn't look wide enough to support amount of foot traffic this trail experiences. Watch out in the parking lot since it looked like a war for people to get a spot. Worth the walk to see the bend in the river though.

hiking
5 days ago

Great hike. Clearly not the easiest. Last time I did it, it was almost winter and got lost in the snow. This time around, path was really clear.
It does get hard when almost at the top, due to the lack of oxygen. Next time, i will bring one of those portable oxygen little bottle.
Trail can get crowded, but if you go early in the morning, it is usually good.

surfing
6 days ago

I can’t say I really cared for this trail much. I’ve literally never seen so many people on a trail in my life-ever
The hike itself was ok-nothing great. I don’t think it was difficult or overly strenuous at all. The only difficult thing I found was moving to the side of the trail to let people go by that were coming down as I was going up. I must have moved 100 times. I won’t be going back, this isn’t a trail I would recommend going to.

Beautiful scenic trail. I started at the mezcal trail head because the main trail head was way to crowded. It was a longer hike but well worth it.

beautiful as is!

beautiful trail .nice picture's kinda Rocky but do able.

7 days ago

Did last saturday. i took 4 hours to go up and 3 hours to came down. it's pretty neat trail and had awesome experience.

hiking
9 days ago

Although not the longest in terms of miles nor the highest peak I've climbed, I found this hike to be the most demanding and toughest to date. From the Snow Bowl trail head I took the Humphreys Peak Trail upon entering the woods you immediately encounter the terrain you'll be hiking for the next three miles or more which will consist of lots or rocks and step-ups, tree roots and a continuous climb through the forest until you hike above tree line and reach the saddle (where the Humphreys Trail and Weatherford Trail meet. You are completely open and exposed to the elements at this point. Be prepared, dress in layers and bring additional clothing such as gloves, winter hat, jacket, wind breaker. From the saddle to the summit you'll follow the trail along the ridge (look for wood poles marking the trail). The climb gets steeper and more rockier as you encounter multiple false summits. Press on, take frequent rest/breathe breaks and keep hydrated as you continue your trek to the summit. Trail head to summit - 3 hr 10 min - 4.91 miles and I'm a a 63 yr old, fit male. Tips: Sign In and Sign Out - The Humphreys Trail register is about a 1/2 mile in from the trail head. Go at a pace that is comfortable for you...the summit will be there when you get there. You want to finish the race. Eat something before the hike as you'll need the energy, bring snacks to eat along the trail or at the summit for the hike back down. Take your time and watch your footing heading back down from the summit to the saddle or for that matter till you get back to the car which could not come soon enough. It's all worth it. Enjoy your hike and the views from the summit.

I loved every moment of the trip. People were amazing and helpful, we started to hike around 0430 hours reached there at 1030 hours. It won’t take long if you have a day pack. But it’s not a place for day hike, you have to carry tents and all other gears to stay there. There are mule carriers that you can use to get your luggage transported to campgrounds. Beautiful places, water feels soothing, of course after that long hike you need it. Overall my experience was really awesome. Try to start as early possible in both ways to avoid heat.

hiking
10 days ago

This is a beautiful trail. I went with my mom on my birthday and there was a lot of people hiking and waiting to take pictures on the trail but it was well worth it.

This is a beautiful trail with amazing views of the lake. This is a nice trail because there is very few people on the trail.

Well marked trail with beautiful vistas

Def. One of the hardest hikes of the trip! It’s not moderate! It’s hard. Once you’re on the top it requires lots of climbing to get to the top views. Is it worth it? 100%!!! The views are amazing !

Take water and snacks because you’ll def need it !

trail running
11 days ago

Hard core- have to power hike on the way up anywhere north of 11,000 ft. b/c THERE’s NO AIR at this altitude ! Good times though!!!

Great view. Big crowd, but still very good.

hiking
11 days ago

It’s a short climb to a picturesque bridge with an amazing valley back drop. Truly one of my favorites!

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