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can't rate this appropriately. we have been planning this hike for over a month. went on their site and nothing mentioned that it was closed. very frustrating and disappointed. we will however come back and conquer this goal.

backpacking
2 days ago

Most outstanding views seen here. Began hiking at 2AM for sunrise & hit it right on the dot. SO worth the early hours!!!

hiking
3 days ago

A fantastic hike. It can get windy and cold at the top, so bring some layers.

Did this 4 or 5 years ago and can't wait to go back

hiking
3 days ago

Hiked Humphreys Peak on 7/14/18. Im an avid hiker, 1/2 marathon runner, weight trainer, so I anticipated a 6-7 hour round trip hike based on reviews. So we started the hike around 630a. We anticipated rain, so we looked to start early, and I’m glad we did. Took about 2h45m to reach the top at a steady pace - including a few brief stops for water/snacks. The hike is “moderate” difficulty level, that is until you reach the 4 mile mark, with about a mile to go. Then, the hike then turns into a “difficult” level, as the last thousand or so feet are a burner if you move at a steady pace. Spent about 25 minutes at the top, as it was windy and quite chilly. Headed down, and the rain began, becoming more steady. Time down was around 1h30min - however we ran/jogged a good 80% of the trail down to beat the rain. Total time with all stops was 4h49min. Absolutely beautiful hike. Challenging/fun. Altitude played a minor roll around 11000 ft, most noticeably in the last 1000ft/1 mile. Water intake: Drank about 70 oz of water throughout. Nutrition: I recommend a margarita pizza from “pizzicleta” the night before & a med/light high carb breakfast. Very doable for most experience levels. Definitely recommend starting early during monsoon season. Can wait to do this again in the fall!

Summited 10am July 14, 2018.

Started at sunrise. I drank 3.5 L of water, and used my fleece, beanie, mittens, and rain jacket as elevation increased. Very challenging and rewarding experience. My iPhone clocked 13.7 miles from parking lot to summit and back. The 1.5 miles from saddle to summit is completely exhausting.

I read on hiking sites to summit, or turn around by 10 am during monsoon season. Sleet and thunder started just after I summited at 10am. Very dangerous and scary to be above tree line in these conditions. Everyone scrambled as fast as possible to get below tree line. Once below tree line I was shocked people were still ascending!

I was disappointed at the unprepared hikers risking their own safety and the safety of first responders. Do not underestimate the dangers of a 12,000+ foot mountain! Come prepared and respect the power of Mother Nature. Its easy to understand why it’s such a sacred site for so many Native American tribes.

This was an awesome hike! Going down is not hard. But goin up, was hard, so we would stop after every other switch back. My wife (46 yrs old), my daughter (16 yrs old) and my son (14 yrs old) are all in good physical shape. I am a 212 lb 5’9’ 48 yr old. However I do regularly walk at fast speeds. Cant imagine anyone not in shape doing it. Theyd be better off turning back at Ooh Ah point (1.8 miles down). Many different view points and was not crowded. Thus this was a great hike!

hiking
5 days ago

Did this hike today 7/14/18. Started at 6:30 am and arrived at the top at 9:30 am. Spent 18 minutes there and made it back in 2 hours. Weather was overcast and about 58°. Ground was wet from the recent rain fall which allowed the forest service to open the forest on 7/11/18. There was low clouds the entire day and could not see anything at the top. A rain cell was moving in so I got off the top just in time for a good rain to begin. It rained the entire rest of the hike back. I brought 2.5 liters H2O and drank 1.5 liters. I brought way to much food also. It was a difficult hike but the weather helped reduce my need for water and food. Start early to avoid thunderstorms. I also think poles are a good choice for the unstable footing at the top but I’m 59 years old and need them.

hiking
5 days ago

I came into this hike not knowing much about it. I'm hiking Mt Whitney for the first time in a few weeks (bucket list) and I needed some altitude training, having lived in Phoenix for a while now. I definitely underestimated how long it would take- my guess was 5 hours, it took 7.5 (breaks included). Between the effects of the elevation and the rocky, sometimes hard to navigate trail, it slowed me down quite a bit. But what a pleasant surprise- the forest is beautiful and hiking along the ridge above the treeline is a fun, unique experience with fantastic views! (Remember: 3 false peaks!) I sucked down 3.5L of water incredibly fast and had to hike the last 3 miles back without any- it wouldn't surprise me if it was a bit longer than 9.2 miles. I didn't have signs of altitude sickness- and I think that drinking a lot of water and eating helped me. I left Phoenix at 2:15 AM, and ate a big, carby breakfast at the local Flagstaff all night drive through, and was on the trail by 5 AM. Like I said, I didn't know a lot about this trail, but I knew that thunderstorms tended to happen in the afternoon, especially on a mountain this big. Getting there early turned out to be a really good move, as it absolutely opened up with stinging hail on the hike back down, just below the tree line. A later start would have put me at risk for a lightning strike up top. As my elevation dropped, it switched to rain but it never stopped. Definitely wear a good pair of hiking boots as there are a lot of opportunities to slip and fall- and I did fall once on the way back. But overall, wow! What a fantastic surprise! I was just looking for some altitude training, but the truth is Humphrey's peak offers a beautiful, challenging hike on it's own and I'll definitely be back soon.

Its really hard coming back up from the point you won't feel that when you going down. unfortunately i did this trail in sept when it was really hot so if you are planning it in that time it will make it more harder but not really hard if you used to do hiking. but yeah stay hydrated keep more water with you.

hiking
7 days ago

spectacular

Took our 10 and 7yo along. Loved it! Some fun climbs and descents.

Very interesting. Someday I’ll make it to the end when I decide to bring 20 flashlights .

14 days ago

Fun activity for the family. Dirt road leading to the cave but a regular sedan can easily drive on it. Bring a jacket. Definitely bring headlights so your hands are free. Bring hiking shoes as you are walking on rocks and many are sharp. I was wearing running shoes and boy I was sorry I didn’t bring my hiking pair. Watch your head in areas where rock is low. You will be busy watching your step and can really hurt your head. If you want to look around just stop first. In some areas you have to really bend over to go through but the overall hike is not hard for any age. We really enjoyed it.

Really cool trail with lots of beautiful sights, we went a little past cedar ridge and stopped at a little flat area on the way to skeleton point. Took us from 9:45 to 1PM round trip about an hour 15 back up. Don’t over estimate yourself as coming back up was really tough

Loved this trail, very scenic!! It was easy until we came to the rings...The rings were an interesting challenge! My husband had some difficulty with them bc he is so tall, he found the spacing of rings difficult.

Remember head lamp (you need your hands at times to navigate the rocks) and a warm long sleeve or sweat shirt. Gloves would be nice too

Oustanding trail with BREATH TAKING views. Very easy descending the trail and difficulty going back up the trail. Took 1 hour to get down but 2 hours to go back up from cedar ridge. The trail is narrow so don't slip! Mule riders share this trail so make sure to stay to the side out of their way so they can pass. I loved this trail and could stay there all day.

This hike was one of the best I’ve done! You start off pretty slow then come to some huge drops that you have to work around. If you are just starting to hike or have any restrictions when it comes to climbing/ maneuvering in small spaces this may be one you want to miss! If you are strong willed and work around the biggest 30 or so foot drop then I applaud you! Toward the end of the train you will start to hear the water from the Colorado river! It then becomes louder and louder until you finally reach the destination which is so so so rewarding! Overall a wonderful hike that was not over crowded!

I think it had the best views in the canyon. get a good sense of how wide everything is. not as many people on this trail compared to bright angels, do opportunities for solitude if you want.

Gorgeous

hiking
26 days ago

Great hike, which we did as a family of 5 in sneakers and Keen sandals without much struggle. Beautiful scenery!! Perfect place to take photos. It was 104 degrees in 3rd week of June when we did it, take LOTS of water and know your heat limits. We stayed an hour before heading back and could feel the heat taking its toll by the time we got back to the car. The hike is easiest following the dry wash and more scenic following the path (not well marked). Parking is right off the busy road so be mindful about bringing belongings and leaving in the car. No bathrooms or rest areas. Definately worth the hike!

Did this cool hike on our way from Zion to Page, AZ. Well worth the stop, you truly feel like you’re on Mars or something. Trail markers are scarce but pretty much follow the creek wash until you get to the top. Great spot to see hoodoos.

30 days ago

Still closed as of 06/19/18
I live across the street and see people getting turned away.

My wife and I hiked it yesterday morning. A rare and beautiful 55 degrees. It was an awesome hike with fantastic views the entire way up and down!

Such a good little trail. Got to do some rock scrambling. Beware of mud sink holes. Found the Colorado River!

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike. Beautiful area for pictures at toadstools. Saw to many people with no hats carrying no water on trail. First week of June 100 degrees. Be prepared

Did this one yesterday (June) at around 11 am. So first off, it’s a hot hike. It’s only about 1.6 miles to the river but there is little shade covering depending when you go. Second... i wouldn’t say difficult. Maybe moderate. There are a few places where you are using arms to climb up or need free hands to get down... but as others have said, if you follow the cairns, there is a way down that shouldn’t scare the heck out of you. The canyon gets deeper, the walls get taller and the formations and views are awesome. The river at the end is perfect to stop and cool off and relax/explore before heading back. I love this canyon. Will be back and explore more of marble.

nature trips
1 month ago

It was such a cool adventure. A headlamp is highly recommended. Very rocky walking, have to go slow. Some areas are very low, so if you have a bad back, or are average to tall, be careful.

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