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Great hike. Beautiful scenery. Nice payoff at the end. Great for all ages. Some elevation changes but nothing too crazy.

Decently interesting hike and then the arch at the end is incredible.

One of the most challenging hikes I’ve ever done but very worth it, and I would 100% do it again with the knowledge I have now.

After landscape arch you should have hiking boots to get through the first scramble area but it’s not going to be impossible without them. Getting to the double O, be aware you will be walking on two fins that are relatively flat but have steep drop offs, so be comfortable with that.
By far the MOST DIFFICULT area is about 3/4 way (clockwise) when you must scramble and really need to sit down and slide to get down a rock wall to make it to the rest of the trail. If you aren’t careful you could seriously injure yourself. Short nails and sturdy hiking boots are a MUST for a safe hike down.

Lastly, the primitive trail (as noted) is confusing and easy to stray from, so having a downloaded map via this app is very helpful.
P.S: Dark Angel was not worth the extra 0.5 for the sight itself, but it’s a nice addition to the entire hike.

Worth the effort and time, saw all 7 arches and got some great lighting. Wear boots, have a map and cut your nails.

Hiked in mid October and went CCW. Might be easier to go CW but either way is awesome. The hiking was pretty easy and the views second to none. Like others I would recommend the guide book. It’s free at trailhead if you promise to put it back or it’s a dollar donation at the visitor center.

Wonderful trail and we did all of the arches. But coming down the Primitive Trail in a clockwise direction we hit two rock obstacles. We slid down the first but could not manage the 2nd one and so turned around as did many others. Be aware if you plan to do this that rock climbing skills would be useful

By far my favorite hike. In the world. The terrain is always changing and it's so fun to find all the arches. The trail is hard to determine at points but look for the cairns and worn paths on the rock and you should be able to figure it out. There is some climbing involved. Absolutely beautiful trail though. Go early and pack enough water.

If you do the small trails off the loop the mileage will be more. We went clockwise and encountered a tough spot 3/4 of the way. A rope would make that easier for less agile folks. We had a great hike and loved it.

I did the primitive trail loop counter clockwise. Fantastic hike, go in the early morning to get the best light for pictures. Or sunset for Double O Arch from what I heard.

Beautiful hike! Hike has views of Colorado River, two arches, desert & train tracks. The hike is short and sweet, but does have an area of steep rock with a ladder. If afraid of heights or unable to climb well, may not be trail for you! The top is beautiful though and I highly recommend if physically capable. Bring lots of water! Doggos everywhere and lots of places to sit around arch.

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5 days ago

Very easy. Parking lot nearby.

Beautiful trail with fun features including a ladder and a cable assisted mini rock climb. Breathtaking scenery. We went around sunset and it was stunning.

Amazing scenery! Unique views the whole way.

Moderate difficulty with a great view to see at the end!

I didn’t start hiking until 11:00 AM on a day that hit 100 degrees. My saving grace was that I soaked my cotton shirt with water from a sink in the restroom at the beginning and did that twice more along the hike. I did have to pay attention to where the trail went close to the river along the way. There are points of interest that are marked by numbers but the best one was the petroglyphs on the opposite side of the canyon.

Needless to say the hike was definitely worth it when my son and I arrived at the waterfall. We stayed there for 4 hours and built a sand castle. I regretted not bringing my light weight hammock since there is a great spot in the sand and trees next to the pool.

This is one of my favorite spots on this planet to hike to. We stayed at the Falls long enough that we were mostly in shade on the decent (hard to call it a decent since there is so much up and down in the sand). Also, there were trout in the pool at the bottom of the falls. It made me wish I took my fishing gear.

wonderful hike

6 days ago

Beautiful trail but if you have a fear of heights or climbing may not be the best choice. You can hike in and stop before difficult areas and still view the arch from a distance. My youngest daughter and I went all the way but husband and other daughter sat at viewpoint about halfway and waited for us.

Beautiful hike. Did this a couple days ago, with the queen's garden loop and then the peekaboo trail. Bryce is such a unique place, worth the effort! Take water. Wear good shoes.

Love this trail. Beautiful views. Railroad tracks nearby

Beautiful hike, for most of it I felt like we were on a nice stroll but then we came to a steep cliff that everyone was shuffling across/down. You definitely need grippy hiking boots or shoes. We have hiked around most of this country in sneakers from Target and have never once had an issue. This is the first time we truly felt we needed hiking boots. The rocks were so slippery. A woman mentioned it might have been from the recent rain. A wonderful man helped me down and a couple other guys helped us both. We ended up going down barefoot bc our sneakers had no grip. We did the full loop. This cliff was part of the primitive trail. Great hike - wear proper shoes.

Fairly straightforward trail leading to the arch - which is AMAZING. Definitely worth doing. Fairly steady path throughout, with a few good overlooks into the valley too.

Left Hurricane about 0630 taking the I15 route up to Bryce. Weather was unfortunately poor. In the low 30s with rainy intermittent sleet and low clouds. Due to the weather and the time there was plenty of parking and surprisingly quite a few people out hiking. It turned out to be a great but wet hike in the canyon.
For what it’s worth I took 89 South, stopped at Red Canyon for an hour hike and then down thru Zion. Absolutely beautiful drive through the canyons. There is a section north of Glendale where the trees are a spectacular array of fall colors. just an overall fantastic drive

Very fun hike that gets better and better as you make your way to the arch.

LOVED this trail! We liked both the complexity of the trail itself, as well as the fantastic views along it - both of the canyon, as well as the intriguing sculpturing of the walls you were walking by. If you have even the slightest fear of heights, you should NOT go on this trail. There were a number of times you walk on a (?)one foot wide path with a sheer, long drop into the canyon right next to you. Also, people of size might have quite some difficulty getting through some of the narrow squeezes. The scamper/climb up very tall stone steps after the petroglyphs can be very challenging, but it's only a short stretch.

Enjoyable short trail that ends with to lovely arches. Dogs and kid friendly. Enjoy it!

Being afraid of heights, having to walk on two fins on this hike was probably the scariest part. Other than that, the hike was very manageable (easy-moderate rather than hard imo) for a scaredy-cat like me. It was windy at some parts too so hold on to your hats if you need! There were many people we saw that did the trail, from kids to elderly couples so don’t be afraid to do it! 4 stars only because it’s a heavily trafficked trail in the middle of the day. Views of arches, fiery furnace, and walking between canyons made this hike very worth it to me.

Close to Moab city center. Dog friendly. Had railings on parts where it seems steep. Our dog (and so would other humans) was able to walk around to continue the trail past the ladder. Lots of places to sit out and look at the stars at night. Enough cairns along the trail that even if you did the trail at night with a headlamp/torchlight you wouldn’t get lost.

Beautiful! I went in July midday and wasn’t prepared for how hot the sand was and how hot I would be. It’s difficult hiking 5 miles in sand. Thankfully I stuck with it and was able to cool off in the waterfall. So worth it in the end but pretty miserable for the beginning. There was more shade on my hike back. Some people had dogs with them and I just felt so bad for those puppies.

hiking
13 days ago

Hiked this with my daughter and we enjoyed it. A little intense if you’re afraid of heights and going over slanted rock terrain. Magnificent arch!

hiking
13 days ago

Wonderful short hike in the park. Best petroglyphs I’ve seen yet. Definitely get the $1 brochure in the museum that guides you through the hike’s 34 points of interest.... always nice to know what you’re looking at when it comes to native plants, uses, animals, and historical/ cultural facts.

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