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Hiked in on 05/05/2018, and out on 05/07/2018. The hike in to the village was easy to follow, but 2 out of 3 of us got blisters from the loose gravel/rocks that made our feet roll in unusual ways. I brought a blister pack that fixed us up for the rest of the trip.
We stayed at the Lodge in the village, and found everyone to be helpful and most to be friendly. The man running the Sinyella store was very nice.
We hiked down to Lil Navajo falls the first day, and did some wading there. The trail from the village to the falls is a very fine dirt/sand, like walking at the beach.
The second day we hiked over to Havasu Falls and Mooney Falls. Both bueatiful, as expected. We swam at both falls, and enjoyed the day.
Because of our blisyers, we didn't attempt to find Beaver Falls. Maybe next time.
On the third day, we left the Lodge at 4:00 am to beat the sun. I had a good, bright headlamp that made it possible. Even so, we had to backtrack and find the trail again twice in the dark of the morning. Fortunately, only a couple hundred feet each time. It got easier to pick the right path as the sun came up.
All in all, a great time and place to be.

Always great. I first came here in high school with my school. It was amazing, and unforgettable, so I've been back 4 times.
Just pack light. You don't need much. I have tented, and hammocked. I prefer to sleep in a hammock, and it's lighter to pack in and out. If you're a wuss, you can pay to have your bags taken out by helicopter. We actually did it one year, and it was worth it. $10 a bag.
2 years ago I took my 9 year old. She hiked in and out, and did amazing. What a trooper!

on Chimney Tops Trail

hiking
1 day ago

It’s a great hike, not as strenuous as people claimed. Nicely maintained trail, with a lot of stairs. My 5 year old hiked up without any problem. She was super disappointed that we are no longer allowed to climb the big rock on the top. I thought there would be some rocks to climb at the end, but it was only the newly built platform. The view on the top is ok, not spectacular. The view of the stairs is much better.

on Rainbow Falls Trail

hiking
1 day ago

A good hike. Only opens on Fridays to Sundays. Mostly unpaved, with rain it could be a bit muddy. My 5 year old did it. It took a bit time to hike up, but coming down was a breeze.

hiking
2 days ago

This is a Smoky Mountain classic. The second mile to the overlook is intense but the views are totally worth it! Great mix of forest setting in the beginning to panoramic views at the top. Wife and I had a great time and would definitely would recommend!

hiking
2 days ago

Yup, STEEP. Felt like more than 3-4 miles up to the top, but when you go the way back down, you’ll be “oh that’s all?” :-) I enjoyed hiking this trail even though I had to make some stops to catch my breath! Spot a black bear on the trail, and had to wait some good 10-15 minutes before it left the trail.

hiking
3 days ago

Breaktaking experiences of caves, patterned rocks, and mountain views.

little bit of a workout but totally worth it

hiking
7 days ago

Nice enjoyable hike, it took only a hr to hike up to the falls. The falls are well worth the hike.

hiking
7 days ago

I want to say first that I only hike about 3-5 times a year as I live at sea level.

THIS HIKE KICKED MY #%*

I hiked this yesterday and I can barely walk today. I thought reaching the top meant that going down would be easy but it wasn’t. My legs were giving out the whole way down. Jelly legs.

I work out about an hour a day 5 days a week including swimming and weight training. But apparently that doesn’t prepare one for a hike like this!

It was beautiful especially the first half. And the view at the top was nice but not the best I have seen.

Playing in the creek at the trailhead after the hike was a great treat.

My 11 and 17 year old girls made it to the top but my 7 year old stopped at the Ap Trail.

I would do it again but would love to train more for it. A great accomplishment for me and a great memory.

Absolutely loved my time here! It’s a beautiful oasis worth the wait and effort to go!

Awesome hike. Saw two little bears about a half mile into the trail. There are so many amazing sights along the trail and the terrain keeps changing. You’ll cross streams, crawl through little caves and scramble over boulders. There’s so much to see we spent six hours out there. Bring a lot of drinks and you can’t put on enough bug spray.

hiking
10 days ago

A coworker recommended this trail to me for my vacation and it was quite an experience. My entire family and I hiked this trail. It is a beautiful and scenic hike but when people says it’s steep they mean it. It is by no means an easy trail but it is very rewarding when you get to the top.

hiking
11 days ago

Definitely got my heart rate going! We went on a foggy day so we missed the beautiful view at the top. The trail itself is quite lovely and I enjoyed it a lot. We found some really neat wildlife along the way too (including a big black bear we just missed on the trail). Can’t wait to come back on a clear day!

hiking
11 days ago

Our first hike in the Smoky Mountains! Very scenic with a beautiful waterfall in the end! A little steep but a nice challenge. Our group ranged from 6 to 62 and we all enjoyed it! Will definitely do again on our next visit!

hiking
11 days ago

youre gonna be high kneeing all the way up. well worth it if you go past the blocked trail top, to the actual tops ( so im told). go early as always with the park for parking is limited.

Great exercise. Limited viewpoints was only negative

hiking
12 days ago

It was pretty rigorous for me. I had to stop a few times in the ascent to take a breather; the incline can get pretty steep at times and there are quite a few stairs. It was fun nonetheless. There are lots of rivers and little creeks throughout the trail, and though the water is cold, it was fun to splash around in for awhile to cool off. And I have to say, the view at the top is definitely worth the effort it takes to get to it.

Fun family hike!

Pretty nice trail. Steep so it’s a little challenging. The falls were cool but not amazing

Great hike and views. Rocky terrain so take caution. Marked trail leads to Mt. LeConte.

Nicely maintained trail, beautiful beginnings along the river bed. When they say steep, they mean STEEP. The second half of the climb is rough, mostly hewn stone stairs. Beautiful vistas at the top though!

Neat well kept trail

Beautiful Views! Hike was a little difficult

Awesome fall, supai permits required
Unless you are hiking in from the Colorado river.

Awesome..... this is a toughie... But the short length makes it easier than you think. a leg work out for sure!

Amazing!

Very nice, very pretty hike - a good workout but doable for virtually all ages. We saw a well behaved bear about half way up, s/he exited the trail as soon as s/he saw us.

Thanks to the reviews on this app we chose this trail for the one day we had available on a long road trip from Texas to Montana. We were not disappointed. I’m 57 and healthy but no hiking experience. My son-in-law is the opposite- a life full of hiking some epic places in the US. And his 3-1/2 year old son who is pretty tough and not pampered and loves to explore. The falls are long and low and stretch along the trail. No epic 100 ft tall water falls here. I was in heaven. This was strenuous for me - I had to stop to catch my breath every so often due to the altitude. We live on the coast and this gets up to almost 10,000 ft. I loved it. We made it to Mill Lake which sits at the base of towering mountain peaks - what an epic setting. We continued on animal trails (just to make it more adventurous for my grandson) to Jewel Lake just beyond Mill Lake. Beautiful. We climbed giant granite boulders, walked in the water across a narrow portion on Jewel Lake, had birds eating crumbs out of our hand, saw a marmot or weasel, and just enjoyed God’s amazing creation. We arrived at 5:25 a.m. to avoid the crowds and I strongly recommend this. It was so busy on the way back, it just wouldn’t have been the same journey if all those people had been with us. Amazing I took soooo many pictures.

hiking
23 days ago

Hiking was very difficult but well worth the trip. The hike was definitely more than 5 miles according to the fit bit it was 7.17 pack plenty of water and snacks.

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