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Great experience! Must do!

We finished this hike on Oct 13, 2018. We have a group of 5 people from N2S and a group of 3 from S2N. We started from the north kaibab trailhead at 5 am and finished at bright angel trailhead at 5:30pm.
Downhill with a lot of people, a wall of headlights zigzagging, at a beautiful starry sky background. Detoured for ribbon falls, but did not went too close. Meet our friend around 10:30 and did a funny ‘car key exchange ceremony’. Arrived at phantom ranch at 11:10 am and took a 1.5-hour break, including sending postcard with ‘transfer by mule’ stamp. Arrived at Indian garden at 2:30 pm. The final 3 piece of 1.5mi were difficult as we felt really tired. Not very steep with a lot of switchbacks, but seams endless. Our three other friends arrived around 7pm, caught the heavy rain started around 6:30pm T^T. Our opposite direction S2N friends finished their hiking in just 10 hours!
The scenery along the trail were astonishing. Pushing ourselves to the limit was amazing too!

hiking
2 days ago

This is the classic AT trail in Virginia and a great one at that. A little muddy in parts due to recent rain, but trail was great. Jammed on a beautiful fall Saturday, but that’s to be expected. Made it to the top in about two hours (solo hiker, light load). About the same back (took it a little slower). A must do.

We started our hike in the morning around 6 and arrived at the village around 1. The hike was beautiful! The water is a beautiful blue or even crystal clear in some parts. We were expecting the water to be in the 70’s but it wasn’t due to the fact that we went in October. If you’re going for perfect weather hiking then go in the earlier or later months. If you want to go when the water is just right go during the hotter months.

One of the Iconic stops on the AT. good hike not too difficult. Fire road gives easy access up and back, but highly recommend Tinker Cliffs also.

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hiking
6 days ago

This was hands down the most incredible hike I have done so far, and it will be very hard to top. The weather does change quickly, and rain clothes are a MUST. There was a little more snow than we anticipated but the trekking poles worked wonders. If you are thinking about doing this hike, DO IT!

hiking
7 days ago

A hike to remember.

My girlfriend and I hiked Trolltunga during a recent trip to Norway. It’s safe to say that we will remember that hike for the rest of our lives. One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to.

Pro tip: it might not be worth waiting 3 hours to get your picture on the ledge. Also, bring snacks.

Hiked down North Kaibab trail to Phantom Ranch and up Bright Angel on Oct 7th, 2018. I have hiked the GC before but this was my first time doing Rim to Rim. The entire hike had amazing views!!!The best hike so far! The hardest part is the last 5 plus miles out. I carried too much in my back pack (clothes) fearing rain that was in the forecast. We had hardly any rain leaving a heavy backpack. We had a group of 15 hikers and started in the dark at 5:30am. The first one out was at 1:20pm and the last two out was at 7pm. I got out at 3:20pm. Only stopped twice, once at Phantom Ranch for only 15 min and once at Indian Gardens for 10 min. I think if I rested a little longer and ate more I would have felt better coming out. For most of the hike I felt pretty good, but somewhat worn out for the climb out. I am 53 and plan do do it every year as long as I am able. It is a must do for every serious hiker!!!!

Arizona’s own piece of paradise ❤️ it is a very tough hike. Mostly the distance. But well worth every ache.

Did this with my sons... it was a well marked trail, and we didn’t get lost or turned around as I tend to do! Take plenty of water and watch out for copperheads. We saw a big one that blended in perfectly with the sand on the trail.

What else can I say! National treasure

hiking
8 days ago

Just completed this hike on October 7th, and hit snow as soon as we got to the last of the 17 switchbacks, which quickly turned to 1ft deep at stages as the snow continued to pump down all morning. Very beautiful views and magical hike in the snow to the famous Trolltunga. We were prepared for this weather so we had no problems, though in conditions any worse I could imagine it taking away from the overall enjoyment.

Difficulty : Moderate-Hard, the switchbacks are not as bad as they are made out to be as they are on a road, I can only assume due to the number of tourists, the majority of reviewers are not experienced hikers or a extra cautious in reviews, as once you have done a proper mountain hike, switchbacks on roads are easy no matter how steep. I would assume on a sunny summers day it would be a moderate hike for experienced hikers.

HIGHLY RECOMMEND!! - especially at this time of year as we spoke to a guide in Odda who said that in the middle of summer up to 1000-1500 people do the hike per day, leading to an hour or 2 wait for photo’s!! We had no wait at Trolltunga.

Absolutely amazing hike! My partner and I did this yesterday, it was snowing on us almost the whole time! It was like a magical winter wonderland full of waterfalls!

hiking
11 days ago

Definitely one of our favorite trails. Great trek, great views. We really enjoyed this one. We took the fire trail down to give our dogs a break. We learned you can also take the fire trail up.

great views ! spent the night at Campbell camp and watched the sunrise .

hiking
12 days ago

This is a phenomenal hike—highly enjoyable and satisfying. The trail is challenging for the first third of a mile and the last mile plus before the knob. The two miles in the middle (along the fire road) are very easy and relaxing. They are also satisfying b/c they are along the ridge and, while in the trees and shaded, offer glimpses of the magnificent views to come. Then the destination, the Knob, is spectacular, breathtaking both for its geology, with the intimidating overhangs, and the views that rival any you’ll encounter anywhere. For an added treat, there’s an excellent novel in which the Knob figures prominently: “Prayers the Devil Answers” by Sharyn McCrumb. Adds an extra level of interest to the hike.

hiking
13 days ago

We went in May and were hiking through snow for a decent portion of the hike. Don’t let the first kilometer scare you! It is pretty much climbing stairs for the whole first kilometer, but it gets way better. We took our time with several breaks and spent at least an hour at the top and it probably took us about 10 hours. There were incredible views along the way and the the view from the top makes the hike so worth it. It was definitely the best (and most difficult) hike I have ever done! I’d highly recommend it.

My husband and I started at the North Kaibab trailhead at 7 am on Saturday Sept 30. We felt great the first 18 miles but the last five were brutal. We took about two hours worth of breaks along the trail and ended at Bright Angel Trailhead at 8 pm. I would say it’s essential that you take hiking poles, they honestly saved us. The views are incredible and it’s so interesting to see how the vegetation and rock formations change as you travel through the canyon. It’s rewarding to see how far you’ve come! Incredibly hard but beautiful day.

Definitely worth the extra half mile to check out Ribbon Falls!

Great hike. Views are great. Extremely crowded on the weekends. The fire road is also a good option to get to the top.

Great hike with some of the best views I’ve seen!

My favorite hike yet. McAfee Knob challenges you in ways you wouldn’t know possible! Plan to spend several hours here as the trail itself is 3.9 miles out and 3.9 back. It took us 3.5 hours with minimal time at the top. Loved every second! Already planning on coming back soon!

best trail I've done so far, so worth the long hike to see the waterfalls

I went with my 11 year old son and my 63 year old dad. We stayed at Cottonwood, Bright Angel, and Indian Gardens. The trail was well maintained and wide enough that I never felt it was unsafe for my son. However, bring a filtration system because the pipe line breaks constantly. This was very exhausting for us because we are not in shape but it was do able and would recommend to anyone. We will never forget our trip here. Despite all the blisters and pain we are already planning our next trip via South Kaibab.

I loved this hike

Beautiful trail. We started at 0710 and finished at 2215 with a couple of stops to dip in the stream and stare at ribbon falls.

This was the highlight of our month of hiking and camping Montana! The hike around Lake Josephine is beautiful and flat but you will pay your dues in the last 2 miles which are an uphill grind. I made a video of the hike and my wife detailed her experience if anyone is interested: https://practicalvagabonds.com/grinnell-glacier/

Good hike. Good views.

Having never been here before, I expected more than I got. However, I did take the fire trail instead of the actual terrain trail so I walked on sand or gravel the entire time! The view at the top was a little crowded with many people there, but it was really relaxing nonetheless. Would go back.

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