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    Matthew Ballew reviewed Fay Canyon Trail

    5 months ago

    I really don't know why this is one of the top trails in the area. I guess it makes sense for families with children to do, but many of the views of the canyon were blocked by trees. Although the trees were very pretty and made for a unique experience in Sedona, there were so many people, it didn't feel like nature anymore. The end of the trail was neat, but it wasn't any different than other places in the area. I wouldn't recommend this people who are looking for actual hiking. This is a family stroll kind of path.

    Matthew Ballew completed Fay Canyon Trail

    5 months ago

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Bear Mountain Trail

    5 months ago

    Breathtaking!! So incredible and very happy to have done this hike. The views are amazing the entire way. It's difficult, but I think a lot of people can do this because it is so short (yet it is very steep - take your time, plan well and know your limits). Bring a lot of water. Go very early or go later in the afternoon for great dusk lighting.

    Matthew Ballew completed Bear Mountain Trail

    5 months ago

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Soldier Pass Trail

    5 months ago

    Very pretty for an easy trail. It had a kind of weird ending to me though and the map of the trail on here doesn't match what it actually is (the last fork on the trail doesn't exist!). Extremely limited parking and there are crowds. Recommend going very early in the AM

    Matthew Ballew completed Soldier Pass Trail

    5 months ago

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Devils Bridge Trail

    5 months ago

    Awesome views for an easy hike, but incredibly crowded so I gave it a 4 star. Go very early and beat the crowd

    Matthew Ballew completed Devils Bridge Trail

    5 months ago

    Matthew Ballew added Arizona

    6 months ago

    Matthew Ballew added Colorado

    9 months ago

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Marion Lake Trail

    10 months ago

    The meadows and wildflowers are some of the best parts of this hike. You could also do this hike via Granite Canyon and I would think it would be the same level of difficulty. it is a lot of ups and downs which got annoying with the elevation but it is very isolated up there.

    Matthew Ballew completed Marion Lake Trail

    10 months ago

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Midway Geyser Basin Trail

    10 months ago

    As everything is in Yellowstone, very congested, but this was a very cool site. There is also an observation point nearby that's over 2 miles round-trip

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Death Canyon to Patrol Cabin

    10 months ago

    I didnt do the whole hike because I did a lot of hiking over the past few days but I think I am giving this a 4 star because of being spoiled with the views of Cascade Canyon. Don't get me wrong, the view of the lake was pretty and the canyon was neat, but if you only got one big hike in you, I would do Cascade

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Granite Canyon Trail

    10 months ago

    Honestly, if you are going to do a canyon hike and you only have one big hike you can do, I'd recommend Cascade Canyon. It is a pretty piney trail with cool views and the river is nice but what is worth the experience is the meadows of wildflowers up in the middle for area, and in route to Marion Lake (which were gorgeous bonuses of being up in this terrain)

    Matthew Ballew completed Granite Canyon Trail

    10 months ago

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Taggart Lake Trail

    10 months ago

    I think I was spoiled by Cascade Canyon's views. This was a good first hike and it seems nice to go swim in the lake but I thought the crowds took away from the experience.

    Matthew Ballew completed Taggart Lake Trail

    10 months ago

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Cascade Canyon Trail

    10 months ago

    Beautiful views of Teton. My favorite canyon hike in the park. I also don't think this route is very hard. It should be moderate but if you do start from one of the Jenny Lake trailheads then it will add a few miles. Elevation gain is so steady after the first mile. Highly recommend

    Matthew Ballew completed Cascade Canyon Trail

    10 months ago

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Mt. San Antonio & Mt. Baldy Notch Trail

    12 months ago

    Honestly, I think there are way too many people here. I don't think I would do this hike again for that reason. If you are an avid hiker and want to mark this one off the list, then yeah do it, but if you love the solitude that accompanies hard hikes, then this isn't for you. I did it on the weekend so that's definitely a reason why. I'd recommend Icehouse canyon hikes, and one of the peaks there if you want more solitude.

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Zuma Canyon Loop Trail

    12 months ago

    Great hike!! Excellent views of the ocean. I did it clockwise but maybe should have done it counter clockwise to see some of the setting sun views on the mountains (but then you would be exposed more-there definitely isn't much shade). I did this on a weekday in mid-June and barely saw anybody on the loop. It's easy to miss signs at some points some pay attention to your GPS and looking at this map (you will need to download the app on your phone).

    Matthew Ballew completed Zuma Canyon Loop Trail

    12 months ago

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Alta Peak Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Mount Zion Loop - Sturtevant to Winter Creek Trails

    about 1 year ago

    One of my favorites around LA, if not my favorite.

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Sturtevant Falls Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Love the trails around Chantry Flats. So many great hiking trails. I love the Mt Zion loop

    Matthew Ballew added Wyoming

    about 1 year ago

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Maligne Canyon to Old Fort Point Trail

    about 1 year ago

    I didn't do the whole hike because it was late March (winter) when I checked this out. It's awesome though because the canyon is frozen, so you can go into the canyon and explore it's magical iciness. It was quite an easy hike to get into it but you definitely need cleats for your boots.

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Lake Louise Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Very cool during the winter and not so crowded. There was a nice sleigh ride you could do as well, and ice skating, and you can walk on the frozen lake. Very pretty and magical during the winter. I couldn't imagine what it would be like during the summer with the crowds. I would probably do a hard surrounding hike to get away from people.

    Matthew Ballew completed Lake Louise Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Wapta Falls

    about 1 year ago

    Did this in late March so there was a fair amount of snow and you had to hike into the trailhead so add another 2 miles to this length. It was an intense waterfall and very magical in the winter. Highly recommended for a nice winter hike

    Matthew Ballew completed Wapta Falls

    about 1 year ago

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Old Fort Point Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Did this in late April, so there was a lot of ice and snow (wear cleats if during the winter), but it was a great short hike with very pretty views of the park surrounding Jasper. There were even some cute red lounge chairs at the top for you to bask in it's glory (but you have to walk off trail to find them). We even saw some wildlife. Great hike!

    Matthew Ballew completed Old Fort Point Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Bane Canyon Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Wow, just wow so beautiful! After a lot of rain this year, so many flowers are in bloom. It's like a golden dream. Highly recommend going right now. It can get pretty grassy and flowery at points, so wear pants and a long sleeve, unless you want flower dust all over you. I even saw tarantula so watch out for critters!

    Matthew Ballew completed Bane Canyon Loop Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Matthew Ballew saved The Slot

    over 1 year ago

    Matthew Ballew added SoCal Desert

    over 1 year ago

    Matthew Ballew added Alberta

    over 1 year ago

    Matthew Ballew reviewed Bighorn Peak and Ontario Peak

    almost 2 years ago

    Matthew Ballew completed Bighorn Peak and Ontario Peak

    almost 2 years ago

    Matthew Ballew added Alaska

    almost 2 years ago