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Great hike and view!

This trail is more on the hard side because of its length (7.6 miles) and it’s steepness. If you or whoever you’re with isn’t in pretty good shape don’t try it. There is a long line at the potato chip rock to take a picture. Take one bottle of water per person plus snack bars. Wear hiking shoes or boots, not running shoes, due to rocks. Wear sunscreen at midday.

Really great trail, but really exhausting for the people we brought along who don’t hike all the time. There weren’t any maps located at the trail head, but as long as you keep following the Mt Woodson Trail and don’t get led astray by other trails forking off, you should be fine. Jumping across to the potato chip park of the Boulder was a little scary for myself who is afraid of heights, but had to do it for the pic. Happy trails!

Great incline for a workout. I went on Tuesday and just a few of us in line for the photo op :) bring lots of water and protein bars.

done it a few times. great trail. make it longer by going the other way around the lake on the way back down

Great incline with beautiful views

Fun day, a lot of people...

challenging and so much fun. bring plenty of water and snacks! sunscreen and hats required.

11 days ago

My all time favorite trail the stairs are a killer but its worth the walk

The All Trails description is right on, beautiful views. Definitely harder then I thought it was going to be though. We went on a Monday in early March, only 10 or 15 people at Potato chip. Bring plenty of water!

Great trail, in good shape.

Great as long as it is cool!!

12 days ago

Too much litter- interesting history but no need to do this hike again.

19 days ago

Absolutely beautiful little trail. Driving to the trailhead itself offered gorgeous views of the mountains, canyons, and distant oceans.

The river beds were all dried up, but there is some flowing water when you get down to the grotto. The trail itself is pretty easy, but more towards the moderate side considering some of the loose rock on the somewhat steep inclines down into the canyon.

Although I was wearing long sleeves and pants, I did find a tick on my dog and one burrowing in my side when I got home, so please check yourselves if you do this hike.

Too many people

Such a beautiful view!! Go on a weekday (we went on a Tuesday) for free parking and little to no lines to take a picture on top of the Potato Chip Rock. Prepare yourself for a lot of inclines. There are many interesting rock formations. We spotted both hamburger and hippopotamus rocks along the way. When you start the hike to Mt. Woodson trail, you'll be greeted by a breathtaking lake. Also, get there early! We started the hike around 8:30am and finished around 11am (round trip). Definitely worth it!

Had a great time! Made a quick edit of the hike.

Great trail to do with kids. Enough turns and switch rocks, views, to keep them entertained !

This was an awesome hike and elevation gain. The trail is very well maintained and can be challenging on the way up. Make sure to take a look around on the way up, there are a lot of great views. While we where towards the top we saw a Hawk perched on the top of a large rock, then jumped into a dive to go after something in the canyon. Was an amazing site to see. Once we got to the top we waited 1hr in line to take our picture on the rock. We brought our Mom and she was not going to leave without a picture. Some people take forever which is really annoying, but if you plan to wait, then its not so bad. The other option is to leave early so you are one of the first to the top for the day and not have to wait in line. One thing that is not clear in the review is that when you want to get onto the Potato Chip Rock, you actually have jump from a bigger rock. The jump is not to bad ~ 3-4ft downwards, but for some it could be a bit of a challenge. To get off the rock you either need to climb back up the rock you jumped off of or scoot down the side of the potato chip rock (this is not easy buy not difficult). For most, can handle it no problem, but there will be some who find it very challenging. Overall a great hike!


Beautiful trail!

27 days ago

Fun trail , would say it’s a little more then easy but isn’t moderate. Great work out .

Tough but worthwhile the hike.

The hike is fairly steep in the beginning but it gets better as you go. It is paved and has beautiful views all through out. There is a line to take photos at potato chip rock, which for us was about a 45 minute wait. Don't know when we will be able to go back so we went ahead and waited but we got some cool pictures.

Great hike!

cool trail Little Rock climbing towards the grotto which made it even more fun, didn't come across any kinds of wild life unfortunately

Tough hike for most but worth it and if you get up there you should go to the top of the mountain for the view of the other side about another 1/4 mile up.

Great hike. Make sure you have at least three hours and LOTS of water. The trail is easy but the elevation gain will kick you butt.

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