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2 months ago

I'm surprised this trail is open year round. We went on 6/6/18 in 101 degree weather. It was brutal. The trail is not clearly marked at all. We followed what we thought was the trail which lead us to an 150-200 foot dead drop. We wandered around until we found what looked like another trail. Luckily smart hikers stacked rocks which eventually guided us down to the river. The river was beautiful and a welcome reprieve. There is a lot of scrambling climbs, and loose rock, so you need to be experienced. It was so hot, that the tread on my hiking shoes literally was burned off! Coming out, we got on what we thought was the Lone Palm trail, and it took us way out of the way, and away from the direction we needed to go in. We tried to use GPS, but service was in and out. Google couldn't pin our exact location, and the apps for hiking were of no use. We spent an hour by the river, after it taking 2 to get down. It took us wandering for 4 hours to get back to our car. We were almost at a point of calling search and rescue, as we ran out of the gallon per person and 32oz Gatorade each. I don't recommend doing this alone, inexperienced, or in the summer months. Unless you have a trail guide that will actually have you on the correct trail.

hiking
2 months ago

awesome hike, sadly didn't make it to the bottom; you absolutely need to bring a rope or have enough people in your group to pull or lift each other up. that part can not be emphasised enough. lots of going around and over boulders.

hiking
3 months ago

This hike is a lot of fun; a bit of scrambling, light climbing and beautiful views. The way down is relatively easy, however the way back up can be a bit more challenging based on your experience level. It requires a bit of climbing, and you will need to go up and around a couple spots where the trail seems to be at a dead end. I actually did this hike twice in a week, as I lost a silver chained dog tag that my wife gave me, and was hoping to find it, with no luck. If someone happens to find it, please get in touch.

beautiful. there are a lot of things to explore off trail. just be careful not to disturb the fragile ground.

short and sweet

on Liberty Bell Arch

hiking
6 months ago

wonderful hike to a gorgeous view of the river. Lots to see a long the way. Liberty Bell arch was also very scenic. go early if you want solitude

hiking
6 months ago

Nice moderate hike to Liberty Bell Arch and beyond to Black Canyon Overlook. Carry plenty of water for you and your dog. There is no shade!

6 months ago

Beautiful trail, rock path was a plus.

Love this trail! Clear path, beautiful scenery, views of Lake, balance of rocky and smooth terrain.

hiking
6 months ago

this is definitely a simpler trail to walk and is about 2.5 miles round trip. we had our 3 year old son and our 1 year old German Shepherd with us. We completed the hike in about an hour and a half. the trail is nicely marked out and is nice to walk :) we will do this trail again. it was nice we had our park pass too to save us from paying the 20$ entrance fee (which is good for 7 days).

hiking
6 months ago

The mileage on this map didn't seem to match up. Had anyone confirmed with a GPS other than their phone? Beautiful views and a little more technical (rocks) than expected.

hiking
6 months ago

This is a nice easy trail with great views throughout. I would recommend hitting the trail early if you want solitude. It gets busier in the afternoon.

hiking
6 months ago

I would rate this trail easy. Which was exactly what I was looking for bringing my kiddos. I was able to drive to the trailhead with my Honda Accord but I would recommend a vehicle with higher clearance, the dirt road is definitely bumpy and I had to drive very slow. The trail is very well maintained. There was a bench at the top with some info on the different layers of rock in the mountains nearby which I enjoyed reading the facts about.

hiking
7 months ago

Good hike. Highly trafficked so don’t expect solitude. The views are really nice throughout the whole hike, especially at the top! Views of Colorado River at bottom of beautiful canyon. Moderate level of difficulty but you can increase intensity by doing some scrambling along the trail. Definitely tired out my dog!

hiking
7 months ago

$20 entry fee into Lake Mead Recreation Area. Park at campground info signs right as you enter the campground. We passed two people on our hike along the river. It was easy, quiet and a beautiful sunny winter day. I would not recommend this in the heat as there is no shade.

hiking
7 months ago

I did this hike on my own, it was awesome, I was absolutely not prepared for the stunning views!

hiking
7 months ago

area is open. very nice hike. trail head parking is large and the trail is decently wide. However, very few directional signs once you cross under freeway. The view of the Colorado river is excellent.

hiking
8 months ago

Just got back from hiking the Bluffs Trail. I give it a 3 star rating only because it's an easy, out and back hike with decent views. There's nothing difficult about this trail, so it's great for kids, walking the dog, etc. I did like that there was no one else on the trail on a Sunday late morning/early afternoon. For that reason I'd give it a 4th star. (NOTE: I'm a 49yr old avid hiker in great shape; I went here to take my dog for a short hike -- she's a short dog ;)

hiking
9 months ago

Nice trail, great to take people who have never been hiking or out of town guests. Will give them a taste of what it’s all about. Took my dogs off leash. They enjoyed it too.

10 months ago

this trail is actually a well maintained Park road. if the park gate is open, you will need to pay for access, and you can drive a vehicle all the way to the end. personally I don't enjoy walking on maintained dirt roads, to each his own I guess. easy hike though, just watch out for vehicles as people tend drive fast on these roads.

10 months ago

Did this hike several months ago. It is challenging. Be very careful.. you can get lost.. like we did . ended up hiking down a huge cliff.. tore my pants almost twisted my ankle.. lol but it was a good hike

hiking
Saturday, July 22, 2017

This area is currently closed until mid September 2017.

Friday, April 21, 2017

great trail did it today make sure you hike all the way to the end a great view of the colo river

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Definitely not for the weaker hiker. I am not, nor was my friend. This used to be part of the Liberty Bell hike but no longer is. Make sure everything you go down, until you get near the river, you are willing to go back up. We followed the loop trail on this app and ended up at a dead end with no place to go back without proper equipment because of bad markings on the trail. We unfortunately needed search and rescue to find us. We were then notified by the Ranger of the trail change and that they don't encouraged and have tried to end the trail. Future hikers just need to follow the orange ties but be willing to go back everything you go down. After you view the river WITH the lone palm tree turn back. If not! There is a faint trail at the end of the wash to the right, not the left like the app says, that should loop you back to the trail along great the 93 to the parking area..... I wouldn't know considering I left at dark in a helicopter.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ropes are required to get to the river. It's about a 40 foot drop. If you really wanted you could walk through mud past the hot spring, which is small, and maybe get to the river that way. Overall it was fun.

hiking
Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Beautiful hike in and out. Fantastic scenery. We did this trail then walked the White Canyon and connected to the Hot Springs trail. Unless you are in good shape I would not recommend doing this, the last 3 miles of the Hot Springs trail is mostly uphill. If you want to do all three do the Hot Springs first

hiking
Wednesday, March 22, 2017

This is a very nice desert hike. From the riverbed canyon to the views of the surrounding mountains and the Arch, there are sights aplenty. Go early in the day. There is no shade while on this trail. Use caution. Take more water than you think that you need. Plan ahead and enjoy this hike.

on Liberty Bell Arch

hiking
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Awesome views. Be sure to go beyond arch for spectacular view of the river!

hiking
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Great hike, it was a lot harder climbing up the trail then I was prepared for so I only made it about half way. Be prepared to climb over river bed size rocks.

walking
Monday, February 20, 2017

Parking is at the campground, nice view and pretty well maintained trail. A few parts looked a little washed out but you can still walk through fine.

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