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5 days ago

Did this trail with my wife and dog took about 3hrs to complete stopping often for pictures. This is a beautiful hike and fantastic way to get out of the city!

Really long trail but totally worth it. You see the falls at the end and can chill in a huge cave! Too bad people tagged it up. It’s beautiful.


great hike waterfalls pretty and wonderful views

One of the more popular trails in Mt. Charleston probably because of the name. If you make it up there in late spring or early summer there's a beautiful waterfall. Bring a jacket because it's all shaded at the falls. Definitely worth checking out. Unfortunately since this is one of the more popular trails it tends to be damaged from people taking short cuts off trail and leaving their trash. I have hiked this trail 3 or 4 times and been disappointed in it's upkeep. A lot of people on this trail do not have basic hiking etiquette so I'm sure it's hard to upkeep!

19 days ago

Although this hike is only 2 miles one way, it's a rough one if you are inexperienced. The first time I did this hike it felt more like 5 miles not 2. The first part of this hike is extremely gravelly! Wear good shoes! Once your through the gravel the incline continues. I believe it somewhere between. 1,500-2,000' of elevation gain in two miles. Whatever you do DON'T give up! There are plenty of shady spots to rest. Once you make it to the top of Trail Canyon you'll spot a sign for additional trails. If your done, just head up the tiny hill to the right for some amazing views. If you can take a bit more go the extra 1/2 mile up to Cave Springs. There's a cool little seasonal spring! Us desert folks love any sight of water!

19 days ago

Nice views of the mountains, and a beautiful waterfall with cold water (in July) at the top. Beautiful pine scents. Intermediate hike on dirt trail, no rock climbing. Dog did great on the trail and enjoyed the water at the top.

We went November 25, 2017. The hike was awesome. Lots of switchbacks that help with the elevation climb. I'd say it's moderate due to elevation and there's a few tricky slippery spots. Views are amazing. The falls were just a trickle and just showed wet on the side of mountain. It would be cool to go back in the spring to see the full falls.

20 days ago

I thought this hike was very relaxing and the view is amazing, I loved it.

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