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hiking
12 hours ago

Beautiful trail. Not too hard of a hike. Lots of switchbacks. Normally coming down hurts my knees pretty bad, but this trail wasn’t too hard on them!

Very nice trail with great views along the way. Deer spotted. Parking can be an issue, found a pull off about a 1/4 mi south of the trail head.

hiking
1 day ago

It’s a moderately difficult hike for us older folks, but once you get past the switchbacks the views are easy to get to and amazing.

hiking
10 days ago

Amazing trail, but the parking lot fills up fast. Plan to get their shortly after sunrise if you want a spot!! The trail can get pretty crowded too.

hiking
12 days ago

After the first half, this trail is basically a staircase up to the top. The view from the top is fantastic! You can see all around. To be honest it was a little difficult to tell where the trail ended. It was a little cold and windy at the top, but that’s to be expected in January.

Really fun hike. You get a lot of “bang for your buck” with this hike because it is not as remote or long as other hikes in the area, but you get to see great views and lots of flora and and some fauna (if you’re lucky!)

Don’t miss this one if you come to Big Bend!

The entire road closes 8 miles before the canyon due to the government shutdown. tuff canyon is open.

Was closed for government shutdown.

Love this trail! This is the second time doing it and it was just as amazing as the first time!

Easy hike, stunning views

hiking
18 days ago

We hiked this trail Dec 10, 2018.
Easy in the beginning, gets harder towards the end. Step, very uneven surface rocks. The top, it’s almost a plateau, you can safely walk on top of the trail and view different angles of the mountains. Definitely worth another visit later on!

Amazing views!! Nice, easy hike. You will have to cross some wet muddy areas to get across to the trail but nothing too deep.

Very nice, easy trail.... Highly recommended.

hiking
1 month ago

Hike to the waterfall was interesting. As people mentioned the dirt road getting to the hike is okay if you have a high clearance vehicle. We did see a bear both coming and going -he was just off the trail ( about 1/2 mile from the waterfall)

Great views for not a lot of effort. It's all uphill but at a manageable gradient and distance. It's a popular hike so consider getting there early to find parking

on Pine Canyon Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Great hiking trail. I little more strenuous than I expected but not horrible. The last little bit is steep. Saw a lot of bear scat on the trail and saw two bears.

Very beautiful views. Had to cross knee deep water and climb a muddy embankment to get to the trail.

The entire trail took about three hours with a few breaks. Parking is very limited around busy times so we ended up having to park about a mile away and walk to the trailhead which isn't a big deal. We saw a bear about half a mile into the trail snacking on something. He didn't seemed to be bothered by people at all. the view from the top is great and is a comparable height to emory peak without having to hike all day long.

hiking
1 month ago

Great views from the peak. Can be shroaded in early morning mist first thing.

hiking
2 months ago

Very nice trail. It is well maintained and beautifully constructed. The views at the top are magnificent!

Tons of fun and amazing views! I had to wade through the river at the very beginning to get to the incline, and then the canyon itself was so beautiful.

2 months ago

Absolutely gorgeous view from the top. Super worth it!

Beautiful hike! Bears are sited!

on Lost Mine Trail

3 months ago

Gorgeous view

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing views. Great trail

Didn't get to complete the trail due to high level of water, but the canyon was pretty. It was also pretty hot even when going early in the morning.

hiking
3 months ago

Good trail with great views. Also saw a black bear from a distance, but it didn't get close.

Magnificent views, and a good chance to see a black bear.

hiking
3 months ago

A good decent workout with great views! Saw a black bear sow and cubs. Signs of Moutain lion. Clouds swirling around Casa Grande at sunset were sublime.

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