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hiking
3 days ago

This is two separate trails. The Cave Loop Trail is an easy 1.2 mile trail along the tent rocks, and can be completed separately from the other trail. The Slot Canyon trail is a bit more difficult. The 1.5 mile (one-way) trail is rocky and requires a bit of scrambling to reach the summit, lending the "moderate" rating on AllTrails.com. I definitely recommend the Slot Canyon trail, at least through the slot canyon itself and just a bit further to see the tent rocks up close. The summit is also worth the effort. * bring a little cash for the entrance fee

Beautiful. But...my wife is a fit hiking senior but dislikes scrambling/rock climbs and this climb has many. Too hard on the knees. She hated this trail. Picture climbing stairs two at a time, many 3 at a time, some over 3 feet.
Suggestion to fellow senior Flatlanders: keep turning around to look at the Tent Rocks. They’re behind you. The trip down is the visual treat. The last and steepest climb to the top can be skipped. The top is beautiful , over looking vast desert, but it’s like many summits. It’s the view down the canyon that you’re here for. Once you hit the timber stairs, think about enjoying the view and descending.
It may save your marriage.

Great views and well marked trail. Bring water and show up early as there will be a wait to get in. It was a very nice surprise of a trek.

on Tent Rocks Trail

9 days ago

It was an awesome trail . I would do it again any time. Sights were beautiful early in the morning.

hiking
12 days ago

It’s a great trail! All of the comments here were helpful. We thought we might find it too challenging at the top and it was a bit but was well worth it. We’re two relatively fit 68 year olds. I would go a bit earlier next time. We started at 10—an hour earlier would have been perfect.

hiking
13 days ago

I hopped on the AT near the general store and followed it up until I came to the sign that said "Sunset Rock". I turned up there instead of continuing on the AT across the bridge to find the second sign. In hindsight, I should've hiked it the opposite way so the rocks were at the end of the hike instead of the beginning. The scramble is definitely interesting when you're going through it backwards. There's paths to skip a lot of the major scrambling if it's not something you're comfortable with.
Blue blazes for the Sunset Rock trail, lots of bear poop, watch for copperheads.

You have to PAY to hike this trail. No thanks!

I loved this trail. I love the steep incline and rock climbing. I was confused by the trail and became lost. A little more research on my part would have solved my problem. The rocks are challenging and you should be an experienced hiker in good physical condition.

nature trips
14 days ago

We did the red trail. I understand the purpose of the wooden steps everywhere, as they provide views over extremely rough terrain, but this is not what I would consider a “hike” by any means. I paid $16.50 to walk up and down a bunch of steps. The views are beautiful but you don’t get much of a chance to take them in... not worth shuffling around multiple families on steep, narrow steps. Overall, disappointing for someone looking for a hike but a good place to spend the day if you have a family.

My friend and I went to hike for the falls. we learned when we got there you do need to pay to hike. it's beautiful but I wouldn't wanna take my dogs with because it's mostly wooden built bridge and steps until you get to an overlook area. I am glad I did it, but would rather go elsewhere.

We did the yellow trail with three kids (age 7, 2 and 3 months). The two older kids had a great time hiking and enjoying the Mother Nature, and it wasn’t that tired to carry the baby while finishing this trail. We were able to get all the way down to the bottom to see the main fall and we were lucky to see rainbow down there. We spent about 2 hours even though the suggested time was only 45 minutes.

hiking
19 days ago

Nice hike. Very hot in the summer with very little shade..bring water (:

Absolutely amazing!!! We did the yellow trail with 4 kids (ages 14, 12, 10 and 3) and everyone did great. Very well maintained - even though you have to pay, it’s worth it!! Friendly staff too! We’ll be back!

1 month ago

We love this hike!!! Great for kids. :)

Trail closed as of 8/10/18 due to heavy rains. check to see if it’s open before going

Great for all!

This is an absolutely fabulous trail! The end gets really steep with a lot of loose gravel and dirty. It can be slipper and difficult for some. My word of advice would be to go as early as possible - they only let a number of people into the park at a time and the canyon can get extremely congested as it can be only a foot or so wide at points

So much fun for all ages!

on Tent Rocks Trail

1 month ago

This is a must do hike. Great slot canyon and hike to the peak to over look the tent rock canyon and surrounding vista.

Falls were astounding—amazing noise & power of water. Huge amount of work planking and railing the trail and the great views of the falls make it worth the cost. Fascinating to see the brown (tannins?) water on the main stream, but a clear one feeding it. Great diversity of mushrooms!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing! My favorite place in New Maxico. Be sure to arrive earlier, as the staff began to clear the trail before 4pm. I think it's too early. They should give visitors more time to experience this great spot.

easy 5 and something km. easy to track the red labels on the trees. beautiful waterfalls across the path.

Just near the AT museum there's a road to the right, old shippensburg rd where you follow that all the way to the end. There's some parking there where you meet to trail head.
The climb was a great steepish uphill to the top. Unfortunately, I had to turn around at the second rocks bc of a big black bear greeting me. That was fun! A copperhead was laying in some rocks at the top too so they are around. Beautiful hike what I could do though! Near the parking there's a turn to the AT also that walks by a river.

Our family did this a few moths ago. Great hike

I can't offer a review but a heads up. they won't let you pass the gate after 300 330. Shorthanded and closing early

hiking
1 month ago

We loved this hike and did both the slot canyon trail and the cave trail. We arrived just after 8 a.m. on a Friday and had no trouble parking. There weren't many people on the hike up, and it was easy navigating the narrow passages. Quite a bit of scrambling up rocks for the last 15 minutes or so, which definitely required some effort. Slippery going down that same section. Beautiful scenery throughout the hike and at the top. $5 cash to enter. Portable toilets on site. Take water and snacks. Total time was about 2.5 hours for both trails. So glad we went early!

From the tight canyons to the top. Some tough spots. As everyone says “go early”.

Beautifully interesting scenery along the way made this hike amazing. We did it in October and the skies were gorgeous blue and the weather was warm, not hot or humid. Would definitely do this hike again. We got great photos along the way!

We went at a perfect time and i took some awesome pics so it was pretty cool!!

I go to the Bosque trail all the time. I park in the Alameda Open Space parking lot. It’s the only parking area with bathroom access. The trial itself is flat and paved. It’s usually pretty crowded on the weekends but it’s secluded from main roads and has some shade from the cottonwood trees. You’ll pass by a few farms and see some horses on the trail occasionally. You can access the river from the main trail at some areas as well.

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