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We only went up for 3.5 miles from Javelina Picnic area but it took us a long time because we had to admire and photograph all the beautiful flowers and grasses along the trail, not to mention the view. It’s inexorably upward but there are plenty of switchbacks. There is no shade, but in mid-November, the exposure was reasonable with a wide brim hat and sunscreen. It is a delightful trail.

Great views. Seen Cub Scout pack getting their hike on! Easy trail. National Hiking Day

on Ridge View Trail

1 day ago

very nice Trail. you can take it out to a ridge and it's really nice place to sit down

hiking
5 days ago

Started from the Miller Creek trail head. Two years ago was able to navigate my car there but not yesterday. Water deep enough in several crossings to prevent me but fortunately was able to hop in an SUV for the remainder of the drive. As others have said, this is a 16 mile round trip hike not the 13 in the description. The final mile has an average grade of 25% so yeah, it is steep. It took me just under 3 hours to ascend the 4500' and I would be considered a fit hiker. The 6' monument created by other hikers is a neat attraction and provides a nice wind break.

This trail has two speeds... flat and straight up. The 1st mile and a half meanders up about 200 feet then then fun begins. After this section you really only have another. 1-1.5 miles of low grades. The last half mile to the top is steep but not as bad as people make it out to be. Just left foot right foot no scrambles or zombies chasing you. The top rewards you with wonderful 360 views only stunted by some silly pile of rocks that some kids must have placed. Do the view a favor and help take these down!

If you leave within the next week you should be able to fill your water till about mile 6.5-7 up. However, I take no liability for this statement so please pack three liters.

Really fun hike. Probably should be in decent shape before tackling this one. A rainy October was good for flowing creeks but I wouldn’t count on water towards the peak. Do not attempt to take Rincon creek trail back due to private land issues.

14 days ago

Amazing views. For people with kids - the first half of the paved trail is a little rough for strollers and a few steep spots are really tough pushing a stroller. Otherwise it’s a great hike!

17 days ago

not a good trail for just starting after long time no hike (learned the hard way), but its awesome training for elevation gain!!! also the views are amazing

Beautiful area but it was so hard to follow this trail. So many washes and false trails that led me and my partner astray. Ended up adding two miles to make it a 5-mile total hike. Ended up on the PCT at some point? I made it out in one piece so I’m not complaining.

It’s the Grand Canyon! Bright Angel is one of the more heavily trafficked trails into the canyon. Once you are about two miles in the crowds thin and you can really indulge in what the canyon offers. See you at Phantom Ranch!

Loved this trail. My first time to the Grand Canyon and this is part of one bigger trail down to the bottom that apparently takes days. I was a little nervous about the steep sides and felt nervous going down so walked slow. But the trail is pretty wide and using my walking sticks on way up was able to go fast and felt strong. Started too late in the day though so only did part of it. Go early to Grand Canyon or you might not be able to do the whole trial. Recommend starting at 8 or 9 at latest!

hiking
25 days ago

3 miles as the crow flies. going up and down hills, it feels a lot longer. great views

28 days ago

Nice moderate hike up to the top of the hill. Paved the entire way. Good views at the top. Shouldn’t take more than an hour if you’re in good shape.

I gone down 2 hours and 45 min., and up 3 hours and 27 min.
It was very hard but perfectly flow feeling.

28 days ago

Nice views!

on Tumamoc Hill

1 month ago

It's not easy. But it is totally worth it.

Me encanto,se los recomiendo a los principiantes...

Was a great hike
Very crowded the first few miles but then the crowds thin out the deeper you go , around the 3 mile mark
I disagree with a lot of. Reviews here about it’s difficulty , I exercise but am by no means in great condition and found the hike relatively easy
Just enjoy you’re surroundings and take it all in , the miles will pass by before you know it !!
Enjoy

walking
1 month ago

This hill is deceiving. Starts gradually at the base with a paved road. Gradual climb turns into a steep and relentless incline. Halfway point has water and scenic lookout. Great workout, quick path.

The rocks were great to climb on. The trail was a little hard to follow in certain spots but it was still a good hike. Not that strenuous.

Fantastic but tough hike! I felt pretty confident going in, however the elevation change kicked my butt big time. At the 3 mile rest stop I felt slightly dizzy and could tell my hands were a bit swollen. Miles later, it was so much worse obviously as the elevation continuously changes throughout. I had to stop for awhile as my arms were so swollen I thought they would burst. A good rest and elevating my arms helped me snap out of it and continue on to make it 15 of the 17 miles.

The trail is well maintained, there are plenty of rest stops along the way, the weather was perfect when we went. I think it’s more the length of the trail, not being properly prepared, hiking during hotter times of day, and of course the elevation that can make this hike extremely difficult rather than the actual trail itself. It definitely is nerve wracking being all the way in the canyon knowing it’s up to you to get yourself back out!

When I go again, I will bring hiking poles to elevate my arms a bit, and pace myself more just to allow my body to properly acclimate so I don’t have the same issue! Otherwise it was amazing and I can’t wait to go back!

Straight up hill
Wasn’t that enjoyable, so steep the whole way!

Hard but very rewarding when you finish it!

hiking
1 month ago

Strenuous trail, but absolutely beautiful! Continuously drink water and snack throughout hike. Took about 3 hours to get about 1/2 mile past Indian Garden and 3.5 hours back up to Bright Angel Trailhead on South Rim. I've done this trail 2x and I'm glad I prepared each time by doing lots of cardio. Much better experience the second time...more prepared. Highly recommend walking sticks...helps when your legs are fatigued in order to help get up the trail steps (which can be a bit tall at times). Enjoy!!

This was an awesome trail! It’s super easy to hike, but it’s the rocks that are the star of the show! Get ready for some gorgeous geology and great views! I would recommend going off the trail where permitted (there are signs in certain places saying you shouldn’t) and clambering up the boulders

Great hike. Only made it to the 1.5 mile mark cause I started late afternoon and it was hot. Amazing views the entire hike.

2 months ago

Paved all the way up, very busy on the weekends (and most mornings) but plenty of space for everyone. It’s a steep uphill hike so it’s definitely a good workout. City views and not far from downtown/UofA.

Awesome trail, we went with a gsd and a 2 year old and had the best time. Not very difficult and not very long trail

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