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Just knocked out this trek today with my wife, great views! Started at 0730 this morning and got down to the river at 1045 after my wife took 2,000 photos. 30ish min break by the water eating and started trek’n back up at 12 and finished at 4pm. We did not use hiking poles and had no issue but my wife was concerned after reading other reviews, would definitely help, but not required. This trek might be more challenging in the summer or extreme heat but we had no issues and it is not one to miss. We live in Florida and are active 34-35yo adults who hike all over the world but did not train for this hike to give you an idea of our fitness level.

BE AWARE ICY TRAIL!! Wanted to hike larch mountain trail on 12/8/18, but signs at multnomah said it was closed from here, then I attempted to hike to the top of the falls, which I've never done and again the trail was way too icy... I think it was at switchback 2 or 3 out of 11 long switchbacks that I gave up, with every step even with my trekking pole I was slipping with each step. I'll have to try another time. There was also freezing rain when I was here.

one of my beach favorites

hiking
10 days ago

Stunning ocean and hill views for probably over half the hike, and the rest is lush, green and also beautiful. With all the footwork between the steps/erosion control, roots, and narrow path near the top this hike ends up feeling longer than it is - but totally worth it.

Loved coming here! so beautiful! a trip with remembering for a long time! it was a bit chilly when I went there, but I had a warm jacket on, so that took care of it.... make sure to bundle up when going on a cold day. it was packed, but we found some parking! so picturesque! a must go. it's practically nothing to go up to the bridge, but still wear good shoes. Have fun!

Awesome views. Great way to take in Yosemite Valley.

hiking
11 days ago

Amazing. Any photo can prove his magnificense.

on Multnomah Falls Trail

11 days ago

Nice easy walk and a beautiful waterfall! Was pretty busy there even on a weekday in late November. Definitely recommend going early to miss the crowds

on Cape Flattery Trail

12 days ago

beautiful, although short. make sure to get your visitors permit (the gas station sells it) as you can't buy it at the trailhead.

excellent trail. nice quick easy hike

backpacking
13 days ago

Amazing area, good first backpacking trip hike/ location!

We completed this hike in a little over 8 hours. We started at 8:30am hiked down to the Colorado River. We made it down by 12:00pm. The views on the way down are amazing! We stopped a few times for pictures and to take in the scenery. We did not go the whole way up to Phantom Ranch, we just went straight onto the Bright Angel Trail. The weather was great towards the bottom, I started out with a thermal, sweatshirt, vest and jacket with leggings and sweatpants. Through the first part I ended up taking off my jacket and then my sweatshirt. Before we hiked back up I took off my sweatpants. The hike up was pretty steep. We finished the second part of the hike by 4:15pm. We hiked just about 16.75 miles in one day. This is not recommended, however we were determined! We weren’t too prepared either because we did not expect to do that. But it was very rewarding when we finished! Once we starting getting closer to the top it became colder and I had to put some of my layers back on. Definitely a breathtaking experience!

Was easy and fun hike. It’s pretty muddy right now when you get to the overlook from the top of the falls. My dog loved this hike and the switch backs tired him out.

on Delicate Arch Trail

hiking
15 days ago

Once you have the pamphlet the trail is very easy to find. Recommend doing this hike for sunset, it was beautiful and not a very large crowd. Will need some flashlights for the route back as it can be easy to lose the trail.

hiking
19 days ago

the trail is open to the top of the falls. fire damage evident, lots of new growth on the forrest floor.

on Delicate Arch Trail

20 days ago

What a sunset spot! You have to check out this arch close up it is really something. Walk isn’t too tough and trail is easy to follow with trail markers along the way. Toke us about 40 minutes to the top and 30 mins on way down. Was pretty busy even in mid November but a most do if in arches. Plenty of parking and toilets at the trailhead.

hiking
21 days ago

One of the most popular hikes in the park and there is a reason. It’s a pretty high elevation gain over the 1.5 miles so take your time as you are going up. Plenty of places to stop and rest along the way. Once you are almost to the top there is a pretty small ledge that you walk around so those with heights might have some issues. Once you make it it is all worth it. The view is amazing and it is as spectacular as all the pictures you see of it. Make sure you take water and headlamps if there is any chance you are coming down in the dark. Kids loved it!

hiking
23 days ago

Hiked this trail in September to see the sunrise. It was one of the most spectacular places to hike! Would rate it as a moderate one, however we got to the parking lot at 6:40 and wanted make it to the top until the sunrise, so we had to do it really fast. It took us about 20 minutes in a very fast pace, which made hike quite difficult. If you are in no rush, then it can be very enjoyable experience. Would recommend doing it before sunrise because, first - it is not crowded and second - not hot at all. We were coming down around 9 am and it was already very hot, a lot of people just turned around on half way because of that and all that was in end of September.

Did this today...it’s a butt kicker! The park service does not recommend doing this in one day, but we like to torture ourselves. Took the hiker shuttle to the trail head at 7 am, started hiking about 7:30. We stopped at all the rest areas briefly and had lunch on the river. It was amazing. Freezing on the rim with some ice on the trails for a bit, but basically a warm fall day at the bottom. Indian Garden had water still. There are also rock springs all over. We finished at 4:30, stopping frequently along the last 3 miles, they were killer. :)

It long hike but wrath it amazing look step is different not go with stoker please walk is fine but be peasant you cane make we love it going is little bet change but back it good must go

Beautiful sunset and night photography opportunities. You can walk behind the arch and then to a lower level to avoid a lot of the tourists.

trail running
27 days ago

Super short and very sweet.

11/21/18
Snow is starting to accumulate in the upper meadow and above. Slick icy snow on the way up to the saddle, microspikes recommended

Did this trail in Feb 2016.
Heading back in Feb 2019. :)

Did this on 11/18 and it took us about 10 hours (7:30-5:30). We took many breaks for pictures and had a 30 minute lunch by the river. We parked our car at the trailhead of bright angel and took the hiker express shuttle to South Kaibab. The hiker express times differ from month to month so check on the Grand Canyon website. I highly recommend having poles similar to what everyone else has previously mentioned. It is very taxing on the knees. There are also plenty of bathrooms/water stations along the way so no need to carry more than a 3L camelback. The last 3 miles are tough! We really pushed ourselves to make it up by dark. Definitely a bucket list adventure and I recommend it if you only have one day !! It came out to about 16 miles ish according to the website.

backpacking
28 days ago

Some steep inclines on the final stretch but worth it. We did it with kids 3, 6 and 8, and they enjoyed the trail

What a great hike, but a real butt-kicker if you do it in a day. Spectacular scenery!

Amazing bucket list hike! Did this hike in 9 hours on Nov 17, taking lots of photo and snack breaks. Views were breathtaking! Temperatures were good, stayed cool all day. Personally I loved the South Kaibab trail because there were less rocks (soft dirt makes it easier to hike down), less people, and more views from hiking on a ridge. Bright Angel was a great trail, but so crowded, rockier, and the switchbacks over the last 3 miles were difficult. We also stopped at Phantom Ranch for snacks. I would definitely do it again though!
Btw we recorded the hike and it clocked us at 17.3 miles and 5400’

Beautiful trail in the fall, the leaves are falling, crisp air and deer sighting. Relatively easy on both paths, small incline of stone steps but it can be done. Good hike for all ages.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike. Challenging, but a lot of fun. The view up top is worth the fierce incline on the way up.

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