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Very cool views, went mid morning... half the canyon was in the shadows. If it’s not too hot I would recommend afternoon, but expect the crowds to be insane.

We are novice hikers but wanted to try something challenging while being in town. Pretty fit, but not hiking fit. This trail was extremely exhausting and made it to the top with multiple stops. Only brought two full water bottles. Could have used 4 if we did it again. However we started at 10:30am (terrible timing). Beautiful views from the top and glad we finally made it.

An easy in canyon walk. Very crowded but beautiful.

How many actually do the whole thing? Not many. Nobody I know. Not even SAHC. I love going to the falls.

Huge saguaros. Not many people on the trail.

Great views. They are very strict on the time. You have to be out by sunset so plan accordingly

Very good workout with all that heat for this Dutch man, but beautifull also.

Tour bus after tour bus. Not a bad walk out and back. Dogs enjoyed being able to go with us (otherwise we wouldn't have stopped). Looks like they are constructing new trail, unfortunately doesn't look wide enough to support amount of foot traffic this trail experiences. Watch out in the parking lot since it looked like a war for people to get a spot. Worth the walk to see the bend in the river though.

Nice variety of trail loops with same great views.

Very challenging and amazing hike. Top of the trail gives you a very good view of city. Take plenty of water, snacks and some electrolytes.

One of the most amazing places I have been in my life do the back land hike if your tour guide offers

We did tour with a guide because you can’t do it without a guide. I wouldn’t call this a hike. It’s pretty time consuming due to the amount of people in group tour and picture taking time. But if your in the area this is a MUST SEE! It will take about 1.5-2 hours tour time. But it’s 100% worth it!

Great view. Big crowd, but still very good.

Challenging but worth the views!

I wouldn’t consider this a hike at all since it’s super short, but it was gorgeous and beautiful as hell. Definitely something to cross off the bucket list if you already haven’t. The view is amazing!

The views at the top are fantastic. This trail is rated as hard and if you are not used to climbing over boulders then it is exactly that! We went at 8am on a Thursday morning and it was already busy. If you like wishing a lot of people a good morning, then this is the hike for you. We will definitely do this hike again!

Completed this trail in the middle of the summer, starting around 7am. A lot of the trail is actually shaded throughout the morning, which makes the heat more bearable. Gloves would definitely come in handy for gripping the metal rails on steep sections, as they do get hot.

My boyfriend and I hiked this trail today between 12:30-5:30 pm. It was a great, challenging trail in the city, and we made it to the top after making a number of stops and dropping packs. While this is a fun trail if you're up for a challenge, take all warnings very seriously. Bouldering is a real thing here, so be prepared to be stooped over scrambling up hot rock. We brought 7 liters of water, protein bars, and electrolyte packs/goos and needed everything to get back down in the summer heat. We were also dressed for hiking: wicking shirts, long pants, boots, big hats. Many people were dressed more casually and were less prepared; I'd recommend you read up on heat exhaustion and the history of deaths/rescues at Camelback before you make the trip. Note: there are friendly park rangers stationed at the bottom of the trail in case you need assistance. Have fun and be safe!

It has been awhile since we have hiked. Really loved the views. It was not overly congested with people.

I wouldn’t really consider this a hike because you are just walking down the hill to the edge to go see Horseshoe Bend. The views are what make this trail amazing. I would go early or late to avoid crowds.

A great total body work out. Beautiful views! One of my favorites. Bring more water than you think you need.

Good trail, good view. But too many mosquitoes, and the markers are inapparent and confusing.

Good hike with outstanding views. A few steep vertical ascents - cable in place to assist, and not hard finding footholds. Sharp drop offs at some points - not hard to navigate, but requires attentiveness. Fun!

Seems to always be packed with trail runners and tourists.

Awesome view for a short hike.

24 days ago

Great challenge.

Great for photos but you are packed in the canyon like sardines.

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