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hiking
6 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.

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
12 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.

backpacking
17 days ago

amazing trip... 4 days/ 5 nights. started at top of tram. Fox Creek Pass first night. Alaska Basin Lakes next night, with dayhikes in the area. (possible day trip to static peak - i recommend if you are up to it!), the next day we did a day trip to table mountain from hurricane pass. we went off trail up this steep slope of rocks. kind of sketchy. took my breath away being my 3rd day at this high elevation (from ATL - sealevel), we camped at South Fork Cascade Canyon. awesome views. this last campsite was stellar. Then we camped at Outlier the last night. decent views of jenny lake looking down paintbrush canyon. Next time i would try to camp at North Fork Cascade. and possibly at holly lake so we could try to do a daytrip to grizzly lake. amazing trail and the best mountains in the lower 48!

backpacking
22 days ago

An absolutely amazing hike. We did this over 4 days / 3 nights, starting at the top of Rendezvous Mountain and camping on the Death Canyon Shelf, South Fork of Cascade Canyon and Lower Paintbrush. Some of the ascents are challenging, but the views are unparalleled.

hiking
22 days ago

Awesome.

Great views along the whole trail.

hiking
1 month ago

I'm a novice who probably does more hiking than your average tourist but wouldn't consider myself a hiker. I'm not in great shape but I'm stubborn.
This hike took me longer than most here (almost 10hrs of actual hiking) and almost two hours at the peak. We got there right as a group of 40 climbers arrived and at the peak time of the day. I also took the bus up (it only runs from 7a-2p so I had to hike down to the parking lot) to the upper parking lot. there's plenty of hike and I don't feel like I cheated myself out of anything. guess that's just a personal decision. 4km of switchbacks and dodging the busses isn't really something I feel like I needed to experience. there's still plenty of hauling. honestly, the first/last hour are the hardest. it's a steep climb at points and those are equally step coming back down.

backpacking
1 month ago

This is an awesome trail with great scenery and lots of wildlife. There is a lot of elevation change, so it is best done as a multi-day backpacking trip. In the mountains, the weather can change rapidly, so be prepared for sun, rain, or snow. Wildflowers bloom like crazy in August, so that is a great time to go! Here is a full report of the backpacking trip I did along the Teton Crest Trail this year (lots of pics, maps, and other info): https://backpackersreview.wordpress.com/trip-reports/teton-crest-trail/

Trail is well maintained and well marked easy to navigate. Some of the wood bridges need to be rebuilt. Views were ok, spent all of the second day in thick brush/vegetation. Campsites are dated and could use a revamp, most do not have anywhere to sit or a proper fire pit. It was a fun and challenging trail but I doubt I'll do it again.

backpacking
1 month ago

The sunrises that you will see is something that you won’t forget
You have to make sure that you are camping in the right spots so you won’t get in trouble
The Alaska basin is super beautiful and doable for day one and you don’t have to pay for that, we were headed south bound.
If you want more photos or want to ask questions you can contact me through insta @j.wwest

The most stunning hike I’ve ever been on. Get there early, the trail is packed. Actually, even if you get there early the trail will still be packed, but it’s totally worth it for the views.

hiking
1 month ago

Aug 28, 2018. This was a fun and beautiful hike. I am a novice hiker in moderate shape and made it from the bottom trailhead to Trolltunga in three and a half hours. Don’t take the road up. It’s long and boring. I took the road down. There aren’t any switchbacks so your elevation gain is straight up in some parts which make for a difficult ascent. There are lots of places along the hike to camp or just sit and take in the sights. If you want a picture on Trolltunga itself be aware that there will be a line and the wait can be up to 2 hours depending on the time and day. Stay at the Airbnb (Linda) at the base of the hike. You can get an early start and beat the crowd.

backpacking
1 month ago

LOVED this trail!!! Just came back from a solo trek along Highland Backpacking Trail ... Technically challenging trail with many hills, rocks, streams, roots; beautiful campsites along Head Lake and Harness Lake! Provoking Lake has some great campsites as well (a few more sites and seems a bit busier... sound does travel! But far less noise than staying in a typical campground!) ... overall I had an amazing experience hiking the two-day trek along this trail! It was well marked, and almost no bugs at this time of year! (The only section where I noticed any bugs at all was the area of the trail near Mosquito Lake... possibly where the name comes from??)
Definitely recommend this trail to anyone seeking a good technically challenging multi-day hike! This trail is also great for first time multi-day hikers because it is well marked with boardwalks to help cross the muddy sections, and even at a slower pace you can get to a campsite on Head Lake by mid afternoon (or just stick to the first loop around Provoking Lake!)

backpacking
1 month ago

Late July-early August flowers are indescribably beautiful. Began at String/Leigh trailhead, 8 nights: 1. Bradley Lake, 2. Phelps Lake 3. Hiked to tram then to Marion Lake 4. Death Canyon Shelf 5. Alaska Basin 6. North Fork 7. Holly Lake 8. Leigh Lake. Best itinerary ever, lots of time to explore and photo.

Awesome hike and well worth the view at the end. Pack light unless your camping and start early. The view is better at sunrise and not as many people in the end. If you’re fast enough maybe you can beat my time of 2 1/2 hours from the bottom (not paying for the 4K bus ride) to the tongue! ENJOY

hiking
1 month ago

Incredible trail, but this description is for just a fraction of it. The Crest Trail is 41 miles long, from Teton Pass to the Paintbrush Canyon Trailhead.

One of most beautiful views

trail running
2 months ago

absolut genial

hiking
2 months ago

It's a beautiful and challenging trail to finish for beginners (it's moderate for experienced hikers, just long). The view at the end is simply amazing. Since it's an out and back hike, the end of trail is effectively the midpoint in your journey. I completed it last August with a friend who's new to hiking and we managed to finish it in about about 9 hours. There were a few streams on the way and we filled water from them. The views are gorgeous even before you reach the peak.

The hike is fairly flat in the beginning (once you've finished the upslope on the road) before it becomes very steep uphill and finally you walk from one mountain to another (slightly steep) in order to reach the end point after a stretch of flat land.

The views are worth the effort totally and I definitely recommend this hike.

Beautiful hike throughout. Completed back in August 2014. Wasn't as hard as it seemed just very long.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, amazing views as noted (both through-out and at the turning point). I went in early August (peak) but on a day after heavy rains and with light intermittent rain forecast. I arrived at the parking lot before 7am and the main lot was already into overflow (i.e. no chance at the upper lot). There is a shuttle now that can take you up the first switchback leg that looked to run frequently (although this seems like cheating yourself, if you're short on time it can cut 1.5hrs off the round trip). Well marked trail overall, although note that there are numerous bottlenecks if you're looking to fly through when there's traffic. Overall challenging but not too bad if you're used to mountain treks - I was against the weather (and am competitive) and did the loop without shuttle in 6hrs with a 30-min stop for the photo line-up at the turning point. Two guys did trail run it while I was there, but watch your ankles on the rocks!

backpacking
2 months ago

This was an awesome trail. It came out to be just under 40 miles. We did 3 nights and 4 days. Started at the tram and camped at Fox Creek, North Fork of Cascade Canyon, and Upper Paintbrush. We came out at String Lake.

backpacking
2 months ago

Gorgeous hike. This map leaves out the hardest but most rewarding part of the trip. The hike up paintbrush pass and the drop into paintbrush canyon is the jewel of the hike. Did the 40ish miles over three night (four days). Took the tram from Teton Village to start the trip and then hiked to Death Canyon Shelf. Second day we stayed at Sunrise Lake. Third night was Lower Paintbrush Canyon.

This is a great trail but be forewarned that as of this date, the map on AllTrails is incorrect. The first intersection is not where it shows on this map it is south of Starling Lake. Hiked the big loop in 3 days (2 nights) with my 2 boys. Lucky to see a moose at Head lake on the 2nd night.

I went up Acatenango in a guided group on a different path than indicated on the map. My guide said they use the one on the map sometimes when they do overnight hikes. Our path was 12 miles round trip. Beautiful, but brutally steep. My guide told me they call the last scree portion something similar to “b*tch trail” and it’s pretty accurate. Views are incredible, got to see Fuego spout a little from the top! It was pretty windy and cold in the forested section so wear layers and a wind breaker.

hiking
2 months ago

Hands down one of the best trail I've ever done! Did it in early July 2015, it was mostly still covered in snow (making it harder but so much nicer!! Of course the end of the hike is great, but also the whole thing. I'd love to go back!
Also, not so hard to do. The hardest part is the uphill at the begining. My gf at the time wasn't exactly a hiker but she could do it. I think it took us about 11hrs, but snow was definetly a factor. It's worth going at weird time, because it gets crowded.

hiking
2 months ago

amazing! so hard, but worth it!
You should come with at least 4 L, hot clothes and a lot of energy.

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