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Lots of snow fell this week, so we spike hiked up the trail 1.5 miles. then sledded down. ideal conditions. highly recommend!!!

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Fun trail. Ice underneath the snow. Needed cleats. The trail above the bridge was a little dice. Made for a little adventure

Could not get all the way without snowshoes around 2pm on 1/20. I got as far as the junction for Dog with micros. Beyond that was frustrating post hole madness. Turned around about .25-.5 miles from the junction.

But. It's beautiful and everything before the junction was easy.

Great way to escape the Inversion and learn to do some basic snowshoeing.

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scramble
snow
4 days ago

Great day hike trail in the winter. Lots of cute pups along the way and a great payoff at the end. A bit slippery coming back - Would rec bringing spikes, yak trax, poles or snow shoes if you have them. Still doable if you don’t!

Nothing short of amazing. I have done this hike four times this year but the winter brings a whole new beauty to this hike. Waterfall is mostly frozen. Beautiful take your camera.

Just finished this hike. If your looking for a way out of the inversion soup, this is a great little hike to get above it. The trail is hard pack snow, making it a really nice, smooth hike. It’s actually a more comfortable hike than in summer in my opinion. With micro spikes and poles you’ll have zero problems on this trail. Beautiful, sunny warm skies up there above the smog. It’s well worth it!!

One of my favorite trails I’ve ever hiked!! Love the river that’s right next to you and the scenery is amazing!! Definitely a must do!!

Great hike! Bring those spikes!

Just got down. Only spikes used, some areas I wish I had poles but overall doable without, at this time. Thanks to the postholers, everything is mostly compact. Great hike.

Hiked this on New year's day and it was great! Lots of fresh snow, but still not hard to find the trail to the lake. The first half (until the fork to Dog Lake) we carried snowshoes because boots were enough, after that (while not entirely necessary, some people only had microspikes) we were glad to have the snowshoes, it certainly made the trek easier!

Beautiful hike this morning. Only used spikes. Did some post holing about the last half mile.

Very steep inclines the whole way. Did this back in the Spring but a gorgeous view at the top.

A M A Z I N G Winter Summit!

Definitely a Challenge ...

Come prepared ...

But SO worth it!

This was way FUN!!!

:-) _/|\_

Great hike, great views. I would say its even better to do this hike in the winter on a nice day...just really beautiful from top to bottom with the snow. Microspikes are the way to go. If you're not running up or down the trail I would say you could knock this out 2/1/2 - 3 hrs of actual hiking time if you're in moderate shape. If you do run down it takes about 35-45 mins with some stretches of walking.

It has amazing views. Never should miss it.

hiking
26 days ago

I would like to start with the road to the trailhead. This road is grated and managed. Please don’t stress out. It’s rough in spots but drivable in most vehicles. Start early. There are also trail markers but the provided “map” from the BLM is not near as good as downloading the Alltrails map. If you feel lost, follow the footprints. There were way too many people here today and I only saw one other permit tag. I’m thinking people are taking advantage of the government shutdown. Absolutely one of the best adventures my family has done.

I loved this hike. I went on a backpacking trip with some of my friends up here and about 10 minutes before getting to the waterfall there’s a little fire pit and a bunch of trees where you can set up a little camp and hang up hammocks. The view is beautiful and yes it was kinda hard carrying a bunch of your gear up the trail (because it’s just straight up) but it was so worth it. There’s little ponds that you can either look at or you can swim in (only if you like freezing cold water) but either than that it’s a great trail. It takes about 1-2 hours (depending on your pace) hiking up but walking back down feels like 10 minutes.

hiking
29 days ago

Amazing! There are so many pretty things along this hike but, the wave is

Great fun today. Had the trail to ourselves. Light snow and 9-12 inches power at the upper end about where all of the previous hikers turned around.

ATTN: There was some confusion between This trail, Mineral Fork Trail where the real Silver Mountain Mine is located (West of Kessler Peak) and Day's Fork trail. AllTrails staff moved the incorrect recordings to the proper trails but some of the reviews are for the other trails. Prince of Wales Mine is the major mine in the upper drainage

Trail is packed snow most of the time, wet dirt in many spots. Spikes are very helpful, especially at the steep parts near the top. Snowshoes would be overkill. It was a nice clear day which made for incredible views!

It was a gorgeous hike. Covered in packed snow for the majority of the way, so it got a little slick in some parts. I had a toddler on my back so that definitely made it tougher in the slick parts, if I were to do it in the snow again I wouldn’t take the kid. I ended up above the falls but I think there was probably some good views I missed out on below. The way to the falls wasn’t marked so that’s why it’s only 4 stars not 5 but I’m going to try again when there isn’t snow and see if it’s better.

hiking
1 month ago

A mind-bending experience! Highly recommended for anybody who wants to see one of the more unique rock formations AZ has to offer. Navigating to the wave was a little difficult even with the map provided that comes with the permit. The map uses pictures to navigate you to the right place, whereas physical trail markers are few and far between. There is no clear trail to follow after you leave the Wire Pass Wash so the only guidance is the rock formations you see along the way.

The Wave area itself is a small area easily hidden amongst the other formations, but there is no doubting that you've made it once you see it! It is quite unique even among the astounding rocks around it.

You will not regret visiting here. Bring a camera and your navigational skills :)

Steep hike with some ice and a bit of snow but a lot of mud. The weather was warm but it was windy and cold at the top. A great workout after all of the holiday gatherings so far.

Hiked it this am. Had to park on the road since we started early (5:30am) and the gate was closed. It was cool in the predawn, but it warmed a bit as we left the creek and then again as the sun rose as we approached the summit at 6:30. Including a break at the summit to enjoy the view it was still under 2 hours round trip. A little steep in spots, but nothing technical or challenging. Under 90 minutes would've been possible if we'd run down.

Definitely recommend the hike. Had been 20+ years since I hiked it last but the rattle of the Aspen leaves and the smell of brush and wild flowers was very nostalgic. The view in every direction was fantastic.

Skinned up to desolations and skied Powder Park. Snow was phenomenal up top. The further down you went the crustier it was. Beautiful trail, quite a bit of snow up there.

A nice trail with great views but waaay too busy. The trail is packed all the way so I really did not need the snowshoes.

hiked on 11-25. strapped on snow shoes about the dog lake turn off... beautiful this time of year!

One of the most beautiful trails I have been on. Highly recommend. I wouldn't recommend taking small children.

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