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hiking
23 hours ago

All the other reviewers pretty much covered it - a must for everyone because it's an easy hike with awesome views.

I'm usually one of those people who knocks a trail for having big crowds, but this is one time where the crowd was part of the fun. We went at sunset in late June, and it was a busy place. Spectacular view of the arch with the mountains in the background and funny people watching at the top.

Hike itself is pretty cool, nothing spectacular, but some nice views and a pretty easy trip. Take a quick detour at the bottom to visit some petroglyphs, but make sure to leave no trace!

Absolutely amazing! We went to the view point to view the arch from a distance during the day, and came back to our camp to nap, before driving back for the park to do the actual hike as the sun was setting, because my Mom couldn’t tolerate the heat of the day.
We both agree that it was absolutely worth it! The hike to the arch at sunset, the energy at the site at twilight and the hike back with flashlights was a hike I’ll never forget.

This trail is a fairly easy trail with one steep portion as you navigate your way up the sandstone. I went early in the morning (7am) and it took me approximately 1.5 hours. The crowds weren’t bad that early but by the time I was leaving there was getting to be a lot of people. This time of year (July 16) I recommend going in the early morning to beat the heat. When I left at about 9am the temperature was already 96. Bring your sunscreen and water. The arch is incredible and worth the hike!

Water is too shallow to cliff jump.

Great hike and very easy and accessible for all ages.

Easy and short hike with an incredible view!

Hiked this three days ago and loved it. We hiked it in the evening and was saved by the clouds. My 14,12, and 9 year old kids really enjoyed it. Bring lots of water and try to hike it early or later in the evening if you have kids. The view at the top is worth it!

This trail is great with lots of many loops and has shade. Great climbing points as well. Great hike for little kids since it’s very short.

This trail is beautiful throughout. I do recommend not going in the middle of the day though (if you’re doing the hike in the summer) because it can get very crowded and hot. Recommend bringing 1 quart of water per person at least.

hiking
4 days ago

Short easy hike to Mesa Arch. It is one of the best views i have ever seen.

This was an utterly amazing hike and so completely worth it! Went early to avoid the heat and didn’t really see that many people. Beautiful views, challenging hike - loved it!

walking
8 days ago

This is an easy walk along a dirt path. 4 stars only because I'm not a fan of how they let people climb all over under the arches. I think it should be roped off. We saw so many people up on the rocks, it was impossible to get a photo without them in it. Very cool set of arches though, and will be back some day when there's less people.

hiking
9 days ago

Short and sweet!

hiking
10 days ago

nice easy trail, nice arch , well used as it is the main trail when you first start off , early in the day in summer is best for this hike. A hike for the whole family .

hiking
10 days ago

Double Arch is one of my favorite arches for sure, the walk is super easy but usually pretty busy. A hike for everyone.

really east walk off the road , beautiful to see that many arches so close together. Went back at sunset and was so glad I did. A great little trail to take kids on as well. Pretty busy so good early if you can or if you can a sunset view is amazing!

hiking
10 days ago

really easy hike, more like a walk, but a pretty arch still.

hiking
10 days ago

I did this one at 5 am before the heat and sun came up as I wanted to watch the sun come up and hit the arch. Was well worth getting up early to see, so beautiful. Not too bad of a hike, one part is a bit of a work out but take your time and go early and it is not too bad. If you only have time to do a few hikes in the park make sure you add this one to your list.

hiking
10 days ago

A great little hike, the arch is one of my favorites of the park. Well worth the hike, but go early in summer to avoid the heat, bring water.

hiking
11 days ago

Awesome hike! Not to many miles but still took us about 2 hours due to stopping because of heat. I recommend two or more bottles of water per person as well as a shirt than can be easily soaked by water (it helps with the heat). Not hard if you’re in decent shape, it’s the heat that kills so start hydrating the day before because it was so hot I got blisters and our car read 117 degrees. Definitely worth the heat thought, nothing like I’ve ever seen!

The review they give is good. Go when the weather is cooler.

hiking
11 days ago

It was awesome!! We got to cliff jump into the water!!

hiking
11 days ago

This trail offers some of the best views of arches national park and the Utah valley . There is a steep climb that will take about 30-40 min and then a steep narrow ledge that leads you to the arch which is about 15 min . There is usually a lot of people on this trail especially in the evening . If you are going to this trail in summer plan on starting by 7:00 PM max and you can be back to the base by around 9:00 with sufficient time for pics .

what a gorgeous hike - every where you look. I’ve hiked this trail over a dozen times and it never gets old!! there is always some sort of incline or decline; so towards the end, my ankles and my husband’s knees are sore. If you are going during the afternoon or for sunset; BE PREPARED!! Hide in the very few spots of shade you can find and bring at least 3 liters to a gallon of water. Moab sun WILL not think twice to kill you; it’s already taken someone this year. be safe, be smart.

My wife and I enjoyed this trail. The primitive trail was nice too and gave us some solitude.

Loved this hike did it at night and had our campsite set up already so just walked across the road from parking and smoked some cigars under the stars...

Short hike but beautiful arches

hiking
15 days ago

Love this hike stayed till dark to hike out at night worth it...

hiking
15 days ago

Nice little trail. Way too heavily trafficked for my liking, but enjoyed wading through the shallow waters from the falls. Beautiful canyon. If you’re heading here for some cliff jumping, be cautious. There is a certain spot to jump and it’s chest deep at best. Though it has a sand bottom, apparently a couple people have broken ankles from the jumps.

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