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    hiking
    Friday, January 24, 2014

    There's not much too add. It's one of Utah's Premier hikes, and there is so much to see that It can fill in the whole afternoon. Pack a lunch &/or some snacks and get there as early as you can for the best light! Despite the ~8000 ft elevation you really only huffing and puffing on your way back up to the rim, so it's OK for kids too.

    hiking
    Thursday, January 16, 2014

    An absolutely wonderful hike that gets you up into the high country and gives you 3+ lakes. I did it first thing in the AM and had it all to myself. The first part is a bit of work as your gaining most of your elevation. After that it's one beautiful meadow / lake after the other.

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    Monday, January 06, 2014

    More like a 3.5 really. Given a halfway decent water flow it can be quite beautiful in spots. The big disadvantage is the crowds. Being relatively short and right next to the lodge, it does bring in the masses. Be sure to take the trail up to the third pool, in as this is perhaps the most scenic of the three. Undoubtedly the best time to go is first thing in the AM so you can catch the sun coming into the canyon and the crowds are reduced.

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    Sunday, December 29, 2013

    Did this trail a while back. As mentioned the trail is a fire road for the first 1-2 miles. There are some views but the best option is to come in late April / Early may when the falls are still "falling" and the wildflowers are out.

    hiking
    Sunday, December 29, 2013

    Did this hike in June with my trusty companion Schubert. The Weather was perfect. The bugs weren't too bad, and the views at the end are great. All in all a great experience.

    hiking
    Monday, June 27, 2011

    We started from the stairs on Juanita Way. The trail switchbacks up the north / east side of the hill, and eventually joins the access road about 100 ft below the summit. It'sa nice shaded walk through a fairly thick "urban forest". Once on top you have the Mt Davidson Cross and a bit to the south a nice open patch with a South / East exposure providing great views of the city with some wildflowers and butterflies. Usage by hikers is moderate, and usage by mountain bikers is almost non-existent (despite what it says here. You wanna see bikes? go to Crissy Field or GG Park on a Sunday). All in all a nice Urban escape.