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loved the trail! went during the best time, there was water, it was low 60s, and there weren't very many people. i bet summer is brutal, but i totally recommend it this time of year.

Amazing hike. A lot of people on a Sunday but everyone very friendly going up and down. The park ranks it a black diamond however I have hike way way harder black diamond trails throughout AZ.

Not my ideal type of hike, I went counter clockwise. The views were magnificent, trail was perfect. I prefer a hike up like the Peralta. At 2.5 miles I just turned around. Other than that it was absolutely beautiful, barely anyone on the trail only saw 5 people in a span of 3 hours.

Easy hike/walk with friends. Struggle to find the trail in some places but still easy to walk the dry creek bed and pick up the trail further on. Shade, birds, spots where water rushes over rocks, many vista points to stop and snack or take pics.

This was a 7.7 mile trail from the trailhead. I would start right and end from the left. I started to the left and it was a very easy start with a hard ending. Tons of rocks on the end of the trail.

nature trips
5 days ago

The view was amazing! The hike was short but intense

trail running
5 days ago

I can’t imagine running it in the summer, but in November this was absolutely incredible. Not well marked, but once you look at the map closely and pay attention to where other trails intersect and divert, it’s pretty straightforward. If I would have had more time I would have done it twice. Pretty rocky in multiple spots so it makes running it difficult, but plenty of runable space. Loved this trail!

6 days ago

I loved the bridge and all the amazing views there! There was a waterfall coming down from the top of the arch when I was there, and I chose to go all the way under the bridge and out and up on the other side instead of going back up the way I came. Watch the slippery rocks!

Great trail! The first couple of miles are somewhat generic, but once you make it down to the creek it’s really nice.
The trail gets confusing towards the end but keep going as the waterfall all the way at the end makes it worth the trek!

Great 7.7 Mile Hike Yesterday! The views were amazing starting Left onto Trail. If you want more of an incline workout I’m told to start Right on to Trail. $7.00 fee/bathrooms at Trailhead. Loved it!!!

It's one of the tuffer trails of fossil creek. Waterfalls are beautiful but not easily accessible. Be prepared for this one because the road is very rocky and it can hurt the legs.

Things to must have.
1. Good trekking shoes
2. Water
3. Power bars

Lots of people. Trail not greatly marked. Doesn’t really have an “end” to the trail. Saw rock climbers which was fun. Would recommend.

8 days ago

Such a beautiful place to visit, family friendly. Went in early November and it was the perfect time to visit, trees were changing color and the weather was perfect. Heavily trafficked, go as soon as it opens

Awesome little hike. Great photo opportunities. You can see the fountain in Fountain Hills running from the cave if the timing is right.

Great trail, beautiful view!

Good distance, not much of a challenge elevation/incline wise. The path can get a little confusing at times but is pretty easy to follow if you have your phone.

I was only here for ~30 minutes since i’m only spending the night in Prescott and then heading up north the next day. it’s very beautiful, if i lived nearby, i’d come back a lot. saw a few people kayaking- that’s cool lol. and we paid $3 (saturday) the people behind us didn’t pay at all...

12 days ago

It's a favorite go to trail for me! It was relatively quiet today- a late morning Friday with beautiful weather.

12 days ago

I've hiked this with kids, my little dog, friends who never hike, and it's always enjoyable for everyone. It can be challenging for inexperienced hikers but if you bring snacks and take a few breaks along the way, it's doable! 4 stars and not 5 because it can get pretty crowded and there's a fee to get in.

this Trail is marked as moderate. The trail at times a little difficult to follow due to some to rainfall. lots of switchbacks near the top. Very Rocky Trail but very enjoyable

17 days ago

This trail is a lot of fun! Watched the sun set up top just a few nights ago. What a great way to view the valley!

Trail needs some work. Actually 7.7 miles.

21 days ago

Started the trail from the north end. Fall is a great time to go, the weather was cool and the leaves were changing. Just be sure to pack rain gear because the clouds can gather just beyond the high ridges. North end was quiet, didn't see any other hikers.

21 days ago

Nice trail that’s not too long. It was a bit harder than I originally anticipated. Had to do some baby rock climbing it felt like. I was lucky and went on a day with some light rain. There was no cover but I had my rain jacket so it was quite lovely.

22 days ago

Actually 9 miles including trail head. Don't do it if you aren't ready! Waterfall is fabulous. I can't wait to do it again.

Stunning and well marked hike up to the campground. Some of the loop portion really shouldn’t be called a trail - it’s nearly impossible to figure out where to go without gps. It is also considerably longer than the indicated 9.5 miles.

With all the zig zagging that goes on , on this Trail and when you count your steps and measure it out it's more like 11 miles rather than just six.

23 days ago

Great trail bring water. Not recommended for dogs or kids

The trails are awesome!! Beautiful sunsets and nature! But watch out for jumping cactus! My dogs got a couple stuck on their paws . Other than that trails are breathtaking.

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