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great hike especially if you're short on time. Excellent views but heavily trafficked. We went counter- clockwise and wasn't too difficult.

7 hours ago

Phenomenal hike! Many elevation changes but I would rate it more moderate than hard. Definitely gets your breathing and heart rate going, but it is very manageable. We did the whole loop in 2 hrs 58 minutes with several stops along the way.

I have done this trail before and loved it as much today as I did the first time. Although a Weds, the trail was busy with people and furry four-legged friends. An incredibly beautiful day. It's a great running trail for those who would like the challenge. One woman had run the trail 18 times today!

Super easy walk, perfect for a lazy day (combined with some other walks). Views are really amazing.

The trail is truly amazing. This was my first encounter with Bryce Canyon National Park and I'm stunned. Wow! The hike is rather easy, perfect for part of a day. It'd be nice though if there were some places to seat so one could enjoy the Park.

Good hike. It’s a good warmup before the water in The Narrows cools you off.

1 day ago

Really simple walk up but can do a bit of bouldering/climbing

The initial trail made it seem like it was going to be more of a guided stroll and it increased in intensity as you continues.

Beautiful view at the top, took an hour up & down.

Amazing hike, I really liked it. I'd say do fairytale and this loop. This is NOT a hard hike, moderate. Bryce viewpoint is great, and going down there is equally cool. Worth it!

Cool and amazing hike, but it gets crowded. Fairytale loop is nicer I think, but that's just me. Anyway, still worth doing.

Beautiful even in the rain! Easy hike and very peaceful!

I did this to get to the narrow. The narrow is worth it, so therefore doing this is also worth it - but this is the extremly boring and crowded part. Impossible to skip for the narrow so do it, but otherwise not worth it - there are better easy hike in zion

I did Angels landing as an extra loop to the West rim trail/telephone canyon. Angel landing itself is great, but a little too crowded. From bus stop to top, then back down, it took me 2 hours. Go as early as possible (went there with the 4th bus of the day, and already starting to be annoying). The trail is NOT hard - more like moderate - but there is a 1500 feet gain so you need to be ok with that. Although it can be narrow, the holding is always extremely easy. The biggest danger is that it is too crowded and people are impatient. The view is great, so do it! Definetly in the top hikes in the area. Otherwise do observation point via east mesa trail is a good alternative overlooking angels landing.

1 day ago

Beautiful and great as an intro to Joshua Tree hike.

1 day ago

Great hike. We did this hike 14Apr. It was non-stop rain but the beauty made up for it. We decided to turn around at Middle falls because we were pretty soaked but the views were amazing. The trails were well marked and well maintained. Weather kept us from TRULY enjoying the views but we plan on going back. Only downside for us, most of the hikers on the trail seemed to be the LEAST friendly we've encountered on any of our hikes but that's not the mountains fault. Highly recommended

1 day ago

Impressive! Much of the trail is paved and offers gorgeous views! After Scout Lookout it gets ridiculous. Many places you cling to angled rock feeling for a foothold in the rock; hold the chains and pray you don’t misstep and plummet 1500 feet to your death.

1 day ago

Go early. Awesome hike.

Had a blast until my sandals disintegrated. Don’t be like me, heed the Park rangers advice, wear boots.

Beautiful hike! Started at 8 am and the weather was great; it was in the high 60s when we started and mid 70s when we got back to our car. The hardest part of the hike was the slab, straight up incline. Must bring water!

The hike up is nothing special but the view from the top with all the paragliders taking off is amazing. Absolutely worth the effort to see. Met some guys that work for the paragliding company so the next time I'm back I'll be with them taking the more scenic way back down the mountain.

4/23/18- a beautiful sunny day. The mountain was out so there were great views. There are 2 different major view points. About 2.5 miles up, there is a great view of Mount Rainer. Another mile and there is the top viewpoint where the paraglyders take off. It was a great late morning hike. On a Monday morning, we arrived around 930am and we got the last parking spot. The parking is limited and the port a potties are not maintained well-a mess and no toilet paper. It's a very dog friendly trail. Our dog had a blast. There were quite a few people with dogs, which was great. Not great if you don't like dogs. Overall, a great hike and more uphill than I anticipated.

Long drive out to it. Great little hike and was able to see both East and West side of Canyons. If you are weary of heights trail takes some getting used to but is very do-able. Several stairs to climb up and down. Just go slow

This is a great trail. We did it because wall street was closed and I am glad we did. We discovered it was difficult and at the end although glad we went we were also very tired. Between it and Navajo loop and part of Queens garden we ended up hiking 7 miles in an afternoon and that was a lot. Bryce is amazing.

2 days ago

So glad we did this trail - it does not disappoint! So many changes in elevation throughout the hike which I enjoy. Gives you a chance to see the park from so many viewpoints. Bryce is pure magic and I can not recommend this trail enough!

Got started before the first shuttle got there since we are staying at the lodge. Left the cabin at around 6:45 and we’re one of the first few people to the top. Recommend going in the morning as the way down had a lot of congestion.

2 days ago


Killer view at the top...

Try not to run down the hill. It can be disastrous.

Scenic Hike. Gorgeous views at the top.

Very busy during the summer. Parking can be scarce and you can be waiting in choke point in the trail for a few minutes waiting for people to pass through.

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