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    James Mitchell reviewed Valley of Fire: Elephant Rock

    almost 2 years ago

    It was ok.

    James Mitchell completed Elephant Rock Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    James Mitchell reviewed The Zion Narrows Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    James Mitchell completed The Zion Narrows Riverside Walk

    almost 2 years ago

    James Mitchell reviewed East Mesa Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    If you are willing to pay for the shuttle to take you to the East Mesa trailhead, I highly recommend this route to Observation Point over hiking up from the valley floor. The opportunity to see Ponderosa Pines, wildflowers, Echo and Mystery Canyon make this a very enjoyable and scenic route. Add that few people take this route make this an excellent choice.

    James Mitchell completed East Mesa Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    James Mitchell reviewed Weeping Rock Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    After climbing to Observation Point, this short, steep hike seems a lot more difficult than it really is.

    James Mitchell completed Weeping Rock Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    James Mitchell reviewed Kayenta Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Compared to others in the area, this hike is suitable for all ages. It offers greats views of the Virgin River and the peaks in the distance. Because of the crowds, this trail is best suited as a fill-in trail when you have an extra hour or two to kill in your schedule.

    James Mitchell completed Kayenta Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    James Mitchell reviewed Canyon Overlook Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    The moderate elevation gain is balanced by the relatively short length of the trail making this an easy hike for most people. The views are excellent. I visited in the afternoon, but I would imagine sunrises are fantastic. Parking can be an issue.

    James Mitchell completed Canyon Overlook Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    James Mitchell completed Randor Lake Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    James Mitchell completed Radnor Lake Ganier Ridge Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    James Mitchell completed Mossy Ridge Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    James Mitchell completed Couchville Lake Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    James Mitchell completed Bakers Grove Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    James Mitchell reviewed Old Stone Fort Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    This trail, along with its side trails, offer many great views of waterfalls, swimming holes, wildlife, and historical features. To make the hike more interesting and challenging, take the unmarked trail to the right along the river just past the museum. They follow the river and eventually meet the alternate trail access point. Take the alternate trails for an extended hike with more elevation change (500'). Keep to the right for the longest route around the park.

    James Mitchell completed Old Stone Fort Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    James Mitchell reviewed Collins River Nature Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    This trail does not have the natural features to draw hikers that other hikes in the area may have, but it is a nice hike nonetheless. It is an easy hike without much elevation change.

    An interesting feature, located approximately 0.25 miles from the end of the north side of the loop is a family cemetery plot dating back to the late 1700's with reference to the War of 1812 and the Civil War.

    James Mitchell completed Collins River Nature Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    James Mitchell reviewed Short Springs State Natural Area Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Based on this website only, I was not aware there were multiple trails of varying distances. Different paths can be taken to extend your hike to 3+ miles. Most of the hike was easy, but the short section coming up hill from Machine Falls was moderately strenuous for anyone not accustomed to extended climbs.

    It's possible to get back to Machine Falls without getting wet, but do not expect it. Wear shoes/clothing you don't mind getting wet.

    James Mitchell completed Machine Falls Loop Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    James Mitchell reviewed Buggytop Trail and Sewanee Natural Bridge Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    Great hike in a rural area. All the hike is under the canopy and out of the sun. A mildly strenuous portion of the elevation change was limited to the last few hundred yards, the rest was very manageable. Bring a headlamp or flashlight if you wish to explore any of the cave. Also wears shoes that can get wet if you care to explore around the cave entrance or along the downstream.