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Beautiful views in the snow on 12.28.18. Take water and prepare to catch your breath at times with the switchbacks.

hiking
21 days ago

Pro- Great views from ontop the summit, easy trail to follow, especially if you have the Alltrails map, tons of blazes, not many people on New Year Day (this is not the norm at all, from past reviews seems to get extremely busy), lots of history markers at the beginning regarding the Old Revolutionary Forts

Con- Lot of trash first mile or so in and last mile or so out, tons of broken glass along with graffiti, you never really escape the road noise on this hike

Imo the views make this a must do once, I would try to do in Fall if you could, would probably be super busy but I cant imagine how the colors would look from the views a top

We turned this into an "easy" rated hike by just doing the first half mile or so, going only as far as Fitzgerald Falls and then returning. We parked on the shoulder of Lakes Road at the trailhead and it was an easy, beautiful walk through the snow to the falls.

We took the trail going South. This was harder than anticipated, especially for 1700 feet of elevation gain. The trail was flooded in a few spots and we had to cross a section by taking our shoes off and walking in the freezing December water at Little Dam Lake. Top of ridges was very windy. We had a lot of fun though!

Great view from the top and a pretty nice return, but the way out is a lot of working on or near the road and a stone’s throw from people’s backyards.

incredible hike. Love being Down Under the hoodoos. Steep beginning and end but I hiked it with my three year old and nine year old and they did fine.

hiking
1 month ago

Great way to see the Bryce canyon Hoodoos. Spectacular views. Crowded trail. It was in the high 30s - low 40s with clear blue sky. We went counter clockwise so I think the uphill this way wasn't as steep. In any case plan on getting out of breath on the way up. Hiking is a must while in Bryce canyon and this is a great option if you don't have too much time.

hiking
2 months ago

Did this on November 22, 2018. Amazing hike with great views of Bryce Canyon. Additional it snowed while hiking up which made it a little tricky but loved it as well.

Hiked this on November 22, 2018. Really great hike with amazing views of the Bryce Canyon. Additional treat was it snowed while hiking up which made it a little tricky.

Relatively easy hike, following a red and yellow blaze trail. On the weekends lots of people hike part of this trail to get to the fire tower, which offers great views over the entire area. Beyond the fire tower it gets quite.

Lots of rain earlier in the week so the falls were pumping. Perfect day, great marking even with all the leaf’s easy to follow trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Just did this hike. It was awesome definitely the right amount of challenge with great views along the way. The way up is the perfect amount of incline, but is a little congested with people going to see the fire tower and come back down. Once you go into yellow/white/blue territory you barely see other hikers.
In doing that loop we got lost a few times (we are seasoned hikers). As mentioned in other comments, where the blue and the yellow meet it is very confusing and if you follow the blue you will be taking yourself off of the trail entirely. You need to follow the stream down on unmarked trail until you intersect with white (at a very obviously paved intersection) which will then take you to yellow again to get down.

One of the wonders of nature
Enjoyed three hours of hiking up and down and admiring beautiful scenery
I shall go back any day

The best I have hiked. Loved it

Beautiful trail some puffing coming back up but not bad

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful and one of the easier hikes in Utah in my opinion. Video one my hike with the wife here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbbfWx9M7I0

We started from the Mt. Beacon park parking lot walked along the waterfall said and followed. It was amazing view, we really enjoyed it. But we got lost when we connected the blue to yellow. So we decided to get back to where we started but again. We ended up to the small parking lot.

Awesome trail! It is indeed challenging but well worth the effort. We made a wrong turn and ended up miles from our car. Rookie error. But still no regrets. This app does not give the trail blaze colors so you have to cross reference and do some homework as the trails overlap. Can’t wait to take another stab at her though.

Some good hills and a lot of rocks. Watch your step! Trail is well marked for white blazers.

Great views from summit. Very steap on way down with rock scrambling. Be careful.

3 months ago

Beautiful hike. Did this a couple days ago, with the queen's garden loop and then the peekaboo trail. Bryce is such a unique place, worth the effort! Take water. Wear good shoes.

hiking
3 months ago

Some trails intersect with other trails, which can get confusing. Otherwise an amazing and beautiful hike. While it can be tempting to just hit the overlook, doing this entire loop is well worth it!

hiking
3 months ago

Left Hurricane about 0630 taking the I15 route up to Bryce. Weather was unfortunately poor. In the low 30s with rainy intermittent sleet and low clouds. Due to the weather and the time there was plenty of parking and surprisingly quite a few people out hiking. It turned out to be a great but wet hike in the canyon.
For what it’s worth I took 89 South, stopped at Red Canyon for an hour hike and then down thru Zion. Absolutely beautiful drive through the canyons. There is a section north of Glendale where the trees are a spectacular array of fall colors. just an overall fantastic drive

hiking
3 months ago

If you can only do one hike in Bryce, this is the one. Super rewarding for modest effort. Whatever your hiking time normally is, add about 20% for all the photo stops.

From the first half mile to the lookout over Greenwood Lake nice and quiet and slightly off the beaten path which i like. However rain storms from the previous evening also made for a difficult path past that. Glad however just to make it there before the start of hunting. Nice hike and definitely not for a Sunday stroll.

hiking
3 months ago

Fantastic hike. Varied terrain. A bit hard with some rock maneuvering but not dangerous. Definitely a core workout. The views and memorial at the summit are totally worth it. I recommend hiking or trail shoes. IMO is best to start it at the lot in Fort Montgomery, this way you’ll be able to unwind towards the end by trekking it down to the creek.

hiking
4 months ago

This trail was tough in the beginning, but excellent. The trail map said it would be 8.2 miles, but the app recorded 6.2 miles. Nevertheless, this hike was great with beautiful views and a waterfall.

Awesome f*cking trail!

I don't understand why people think it's uninteresting.
Probably because they didn't do the whole loop.
Super worth it, long enough, several views and a waterfall.
My suggestion: start from the waterfall side, so that you get the best views at the end of the hike.
Careful when the yellow trail crosses the blue trail. You won't stay in the blue for long and you actually will go for a bit on an unmarked trail!
As long as you use the app you will be ok.
I was by myself and had the best time!

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike up to one of the best overviews on the Hudson. The fact that you are set back a bit from the river makes it very dramatic, and the soldiers' memorial and cairn at the top is very moving. I did this hike clockwise, which I think is the best way. You have to follow busy roads for about a half mile from the hiker parking lot before you hit the trail that runs along the creek, but there are some nice views along the way. The Popolopen Gorge Trail has a fair bit of elevation gain, with some small views of the creek until you hit the footbridge where the blue Timp-Torne Trail meets it, Then it's a pretty steady ride up to the Torne with some really fun rock scrambling to get to the top. Enjoy the great views then head back down the other side, which is steep in places but has some ropes to help you down. The last part of the hike back on the blue trail is fairly uneventful, and you have to watch the blazes carefully, as you cross and follow roads a few times before you go under the bridge over the gorge and end at Fort Montgomery. You could add a loop around Brooks Lake if you wanted, but we didn't.

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