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    Kirk Hunt reviewed Walls of Jericho Trail

    about 1 month ago

    SUNGLASSES: If you happen to locate a pair of Maui Jim sunglasses on this trail, then we would love to get them back! (kirk_e_hunt at yahoo dot com) We discovered a pair of sunglasses that someone left behind at the end, brought them back to the trailhead, and left them hanging on the trailhead sign. Hoping the owners will happen to come back and find them and also that one good trail deed will return one to us! Ha!

    This was a very enjoyable hike! My wife and I, and our six children (ages 9-14), completed the in & out hike in about 5 hours to include an hour spent eating lunch and exploring the area at the end of the trail. I agree with the “hard” difficulty rating as the ascent back to the parking area is physically demanding. You’re not required to necessarily be “in shape”, but simply capable of physically handling the challenge. The kids handled it well and had a great time! They especially loved climbing and exploring around the area at the end.

    The falls were dried up, as the area hasn’t had any decent rain in a while, but there was plentiful water that allowed us to filter and resupply our water before heading back out (water at the end was clear and refreshingly cold).

    The trail itself wasn’t anything “exciting”, but the end was fully worth it. Several primitive campsites available in the valley section that I hope to make use of in the near future. Looking forward to going again 1) when there is a good water flow and 2) when the leaves are gone and are not masking a good view of the canyon walls.

    Kirk Hunt completed Walls of Jericho Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kirk Hunt completed Rainbow Mountain Loop Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kirk Hunt added Rainbow Mountain full loop

    about 1 month ago

    Kirk Hunt saved Skyway Loop Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kirk Hunt saved Walls of Jericho Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kirk Hunt completed McKay Hollow Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Kirk Hunt reviewed McKay Hollow Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Great trail for a hike/run. I did the McKay Hollow Trail to the Southern Plateau Trail to make a loop out of it. The start of the trail (coming in by small pavilion and water fall) is quite steep, lots of rocks, boulders, and roots.

    The long, flat section in the hollow makes for a great section to run. Ascending up out of the hollow to the South Plateau Trail is a fairly easy gradual ascent.

    Once you make it up to the South Plateau Trail, you’re home free with a flat, easy trail to finish up with a run. Great workout that took me approximately two hours to complete.

    Saw two bucks, both had nice racks, and three does. They didn’t give much of an opportunity for pictures. I did get a great shot of a doe eating grass on the side of the road while driving back home, though! Ha! But of course!