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on Snow Lake Trail

13 hours ago

Amazing and thrilling high-energy hike. Moderately strenuous for some, but only to make up for it with a breathtaking panoramic view of the valley and the way the Virgin River flows through it.

After long switchbacks to a brief flat stretch then short switchbacks the real adventure begins. The .5 mile stretch of Angels landing was an hour of extreme fear at the start overtaken by endorphins from exertion to pure joy at the accomplishment of it all.

Love seeing the flowers and trees everywhere, ran into one rattler. Took a gazillion breaks, so many cool swimming holes along the way. Once we got to the top I felt incredible, it was bliss, it was beyond beautiful! I would recommend getting in shape before striving for the lakes, I was a bit sore the day after, HOLY TEMALES!

Lots of snow the last half mile of the hike. Making it hard to stay the course and find the lake, at least for us. Other than that it was beautiful. We crossed 2 back to back small headwalls on the way up. Possibly a 3rd one to get to the actual lake. I'm not sure, we stopped at the waterfall.

1 day ago

Great hike, BUT depending on when you it could be pretty crowded.

Views are incredible. Completed this hike in extremely warm temperatures. In the future I would probably plan to hike this in a cooler season. Look forward to more from this park in the future.

After you reach the beach to take a break, head back to the waterfall for a swim! Huge icy pool to swim in. Be careful for the heavy rainfall and flash floods! It's gets a little muddy and you cross the stream a few times. There's a beautiful bamboo forest you walk through too. There's a ton space to sit and swim and just hangout.

3 days ago

Do this hike first thing in the morning to beat the heat and the crowds of people. It's paved most of the way up and then it's a scramble over sandstone with chains hanging from the sides of the trail. Not for those who are scared of heights.

This is one of the best hikes I've ever done. It was beautiful, challenging, a little thrilling, and I'm anxious to do it again.