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Hot but a great hike! Amazing views of downtown, the ocean and Catalina. Bring lots of water with you.

We missed the fall colors by a couple weeks but still had a great hike!

Hiked this back in August, by far my favorite! The rock scramble is a lot of fun and the views are wonderful on the way up. It’s more like an 11 mile than a 9 mile hike because the parking lot is a mile from the trailhead.

We had a beautiful hike to Whitaker's Point! Loved it!

Hiked the trail on a sunny day, average of 45 degrees F. Make sure to layer and bring warm hat and thin gloves. You'll be hot first, then once you climb boulders until almost to the end of the loop depending on your pace you'll be cold. Started a little before 11 in the morning and finished the 9.5 mile loop in about 4:45. This included about 20 minutes to eat lunch at the summit. Beautiful views and fun rocks to climb over and through. Don't let the Hard difficulty rating deter you and your family.

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3 days ago

two families set out with 5 kids, ages 9, 13, 11, 10 and 17. not knowing what to expect. we finished the loop, feeling the same way. What an awesome experience we had. If you have not done this with your family. it is a must. be prepared to stretch, crawl and climb your way through the scramble, you will hear laughter and ouches. but the view at the top is worth it. enjoy and hope you feel the same we do.

First time doing Old Rag. I started at 6am and got back to my car 5 1/2 hours laters. I thought I reached the Summit before I reached the Summit maybe because my body was ready to head back down. lol
I reached the Summit after 3 1/2 hours. The hike was a challenge but I was able to do it alone with minor scratches. The two most important items were gloves (to grip rocks) and my boots. I’m also glad for my long pants as I had to crawl under and slide down rocks. My mistake was not drinking and eating appropriately as I started to cramp from the knees down, but I rested and kept going. I’ve been hiking for two years but this one was by far my most challenging. Would do it all over again!

I wish there was more going on for the fire road, but still a 5 because the rock scramble is a 10.

Gorgeous trail along the creek. We really enjoyed seeing all the different colors of trees as they turn before winter. Really beautiful hike overall.

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4 days ago

Hiked this with the wife for our anniversary. It was a gorgeous day. The Garmin put the hike at a bit under 7.5 miles from parking lot to the Horton Spring. Plan on about 3.5 hours; wife is in decent shape but definitely was feeling the elevation gain on way up.
We both agreed this is a moderate hike; we would be able to take our 10 year old on this trail. Awesome to see a moving creek in AZ, we Phoenicians don’t get to see this often. Will definitely do it again.

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4 days ago

Easy peasy little trail that was pleasant even though it had to be minus 10 with a viscous wind! I can only imagine it is beautiful when in spring/summer but it was spectacular in all its winter glory! Great park wardens there too! Parking was starting to fill up as we left around 10.30? So it’s definitely an early starter!

4 days ago

Was a great hike. Perhaps I didn’t go on the correct trail, but the one I went on didn’t seem hard at all.

Stumbled upon this trail so had no expectations. The springs at the end were beautiful!