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Nice trail but would not rate it as easy because it is extremely rocky. So if you have any knee or ankle issues you have be careful as there is a great deal of loose rock, sometimes in large chunks. There were some nice views.

Another beautiful hike here today :). Crossed the road to the stone dwelling...great short incline workout!!!

As a semi beginner, this was a great challenge-good cardio as certain parts are at a steep incline. Quite rocky, but definitely doable! Amazing views from the top!

Excellent Trail

Busier than expected. Parking was a little tough, too. Only made it halfway--taking to many notes for a geology assignment.

Lots of people. Beautiful view!!

Beautiful Scenery half way in....awesome Incline workout too! Loved it ....bathrooms on site!

Nice Hike! Confusing markers though....saw 4 coyotes on the trail....

hiking
6 days ago

Nice Easy/Moderate Hike...Watch Out for Horse droppings! Nice incline up to the top....where you’ll find a heart of stones :). Bathrooms at visitor center, no fees! Enjoy

Crossed paths with two coyotes.

Amazing views and sunset

Fun moderate hike. The first mile is typical AZ hiking on dirt and rocks. At the top, be sure to follow the hidden valley trail (it's a loop so either direction is ok). That trail makes it interesting. You will see lots of people, including young children and dogs. Not a lot of parking in the lot but street parking available a block or 2 away.

This was a super fun hike! We clocked a little over 5 miles. Getting to Fat Man’s Pass was a little confusing and the trail to get there wasn’t clear. But after roaming around for a bit, we found it. Went w a friend who used to liver here and she said it was her fav hike she’s ever been on here! Def would go again. A little bit of climbing

Great hike-good views, not too long and challenging

This trail is not for the faint of heart. Marker 27 after the Helipad was all I could do today. A good tip is to not attempt after leg day at the gym. Will be back!!!

A challenging rock scramble at the top, but definitely fulfills bragging rights when you safely return down...enjoy!

Went up echo trail and down this way! It wasn’t as well marked and less trafficked. At one point I was scaling a rock bc I thought it was part of a trail before someone saw and told me I was on the wrong part. Haha. I’d do it again, although I heard going up this trail is easier than going down.

Nice trail. Not for beginners.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful and hard hike. The AllTrails rating of ‘moderate’ is incorrect. The trailhead has it rated as ‘extremely difficult’ which is correct. Lots of steep climbs and it is fairly long 6.8 miles. But incredible views and happened upon a rattlesnake and a king snake. Bottomline, leave early, no dogs for sure due to terrain and difficulty, and be in shape!

I feel like the last quarter of this loop was the only part worth seeing. The last quarter for me was where you see the city skyline and the back of dreamy draw along the freeway. The rest of it was incredibly boring and hard to follow in terms of whoever designed this loop on AllTrails. There were more interesting divergences from this path I would have rather taken, but because I was using my GPS to mark the trail, I tried to conserve battery as much as possible.

Good workout and great views

Great way to spend a couple hours. Trail options and great views! Easy trail to walk.

Great moderate hike. Busy trail on the weekends but still ok. Look forward to hiking it again later this week.

Great hike with beautiful views and cool rock formations.

Love this trail!

Nice upward jaunt, great restart to hiking this year!

This was a pretty easy trail. Not a ton to look at, but it had a lot of variety as far as hills, rocks, and flat areas. There were places to stop and rest and wasn't too busy. My dog and husband (who doesn't really like hiking) really enjoyed this trail.

Challenging but doable

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