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    Steve Seckar completed Devils Bridge Trail

    13 days ago

    Steve Seckar completed Loblolly Woods Trail

    28 days ago

    Steve Seckar added Sedona2

    about 1 month ago

    Steve Seckar reviewed Grandfather Mountain Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Lots of fun. Very well marked and the ladders are a blast. The view from the top of McRae is fabulous. We went up the Grandfather trail and back down Underwood. Underwood is much more in the woods and bit more rocky/rooty. You get much better vistas from Grandfather trail, though it was fun doing both of them. The trail past McRae peak is a less travelled, as many seem to turn around at McCrae.

    Steve Seckar completed Duggers Creek Falls Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Steve Seckar completed Erwins View Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Steve Seckar completed Company Mill Loop

    about 1 month ago

    Steve Seckar reviewed Grandfather Mountain Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Steve Seckar completed Grandfather Mountain Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Steve Seckar added Italy

    2 months ago

    Steve Seckar reviewed Boulder Loop Trail

    4 months ago

    We did this trail the same day as Champney Falls, as they are close to each other. Both were good ~2 hour hikes. Like some of the other posters, we went counter-clockwise and were very thankful for that, as the steeper rock steps were done going uphill vs. down. Nice views at the top ledges. Don't stop at just the first ledge, go down another 40-50 yards on a little path for the better views.

    Steve Seckar reviewed Champney Falls Trail

    4 months ago

    Nice trail, that is pretty easy most of the way. The loop section up and around the falls is a bit steeper. The best views of Champney and Pitcher falls were below this last section of loop trail anyway. Falls are pretty but not spectacular. Perhaps they are better in the spring when more water is in the streams.

    Steve Seckar reviewed Liberty and Claybrank Brook Loop Trail to Mount Chocorua

    4 months ago

    My wife and I (both in our 50s, in pretty good shape) went up Brook and down Liberty. Trails were a bit wet after rains. Glad we went in this direction because coming down Brook would have been exceptionally tough/dangerous in some spots. We found this hike to be much tougher in spots that South Moat Mountain and Mt. Kearsarge North. The top .5 miles on each trail and the scramble to the top have some very tricky parts, particularly when the granite is wet. Our round trip hike time was 6 hours and 10 minutes. Great view from the top, though South Moat Mountain and Kearsarge North (particularly with the fire tower) are nicer at the top to stop and eat. The top part of Brook is not very well marked. When you get to the first set of open granite faces, you have options to stay left or stay right - neither one seems obvious. Stay right at that point.

    Steve Seckar reviewed Mount Kearsarge North

    4 months ago

    Great moderate to hard hike. Pitch is pretty consistent with some steep and heavily rooted sections near the top. Great 360 degree views from the fire tower. My wife and I are in our 50's and in pretty good shape and took 4 hours and 40 minutes round trip hiking time. We found this and South Moat Mountain to be similar in difficulty and both had great views at the top.

    Steve Seckar reviewed South Moat Mountain Trail

    4 months ago

    Great moderate to hard hike. A few steep rocky sections near the top. Great 360 degree views at the top. My wife and I are in our 50's and in pretty good shape and took 4 hours round trip hiking time. We found this and Mt. Kearsarge North to be similar in difficulty and both had great views at the top.

    Steve Seckar completed Champney Falls Trail

    4 months ago

    Steve Seckar completed Boulder Loop Trail

    4 months ago

    Steve Seckar completed Mount Kearsarge North

    4 months ago

    Steve Seckar completed Black Cap Trail

    4 months ago

    Steve Seckar completed Emerald Pools Trail

    7 months ago

    Steve Seckar completed Grotto Trail

    7 months ago

    Steve Seckar reviewed Canyon Overlook Trail

    7 months ago

    The end of this trail has a fabulous view of the Canyon - for not a lot of work to get there. It was quite crowded when we were there causing a few traffic jams on the trail, but nothing awful. Most important note for this trail is regarding the parking - you can only get into the SMALL parking lot coming from the west, and this lot is immediately after you exit the tunnel. Alternatively, park ~ .25 miles further east along the road.

    Steve Seckar completed Canyon Overlook Trail

    7 months ago

    Steve Seckar reviewed Pa'rus Trail

    7 months ago

    This is a basically a nice alternative way to get from shuttle stop 1 to shuttle stop 3 or vice versa. We found the views to be best between shuttle stop 2 and 3. We used this trail as a nice end of day cool down for the legs after hiking other places.

    Steve Seckar completed Pa'rus Trail

    7 months ago

    Steve Seckar reviewed The Zion Narrows Riverside Walk

    7 months ago

    We came here as a cool-down after Angels Landing and enjoyed this easy trail up to where the Narrows begins. You can (and I'd suggest) you hop off the paved path and walk down by the river itself, which you can do from some entry points along the trail. It's more picturesque and less crowded off the pavement.

    Steve Seckar reviewed Weeping Rock Trail

    7 months ago

    This is a quick little trail, but the rock itself wasn't overly interesting. You can see similar hanging gardens / weeping rocks on Riverside Trail which is much more picturesque.

    Steve Seckar completed Weeping Rock Trail

    7 months ago

    Steve Seckar reviewed Hidden Canyon Trail

    7 months ago

    We did this trail after coming down from Observation Point on East Rim Trail (once you're above the early nasty East Rim switchbacks, you may as well maximize your fun). We hadn't yet done Angels Landing, so the few sections on Hidden Canyon with chains at the exposed sections were a fun warm up for that. Some nice views on the way up. We didn't go way into the Canyon itself - only scrambled over a few rock obstacles, so we didn't see the arch. We were more interesting in seeing what an exposed face with a grab chain was like.

    Steve Seckar completed Hidden Canyon Trail

    7 months ago

    Steve Seckar reviewed East Rim Trail to Observation Point

    7 months ago

    Great view from the top and all along the way. Note: we actually took the Zion Adventures shuttle to the East Mesa Trailhead, took the easy hike to Observation Point from there, then hiked DOWN east rim trail to Weeping Rock (doing Hidden Canyon along the way). We were glad we only dealt with the hard asphalt path one way. Some may view this a cheating, but we viewed this as a much more enjoyable way to spend the day.

    Steve Seckar reviewed East Mesa Trail to Observation Point

    7 months ago

    Unless you are a glutton for punishment, taking a shuttle to be dropped off at East Mesa, then hiking this and DOWN to Weeping Rock is the way to go to see Observation Point. Most of the East Rim Trail is bumpy asphalt (very hard) which wears on your legs and knees. We took the Zion Adventures shuttle ($29 per person) to East Mesa and enjoyed the walk to Observation Point from there. We had lunch at Observation Point then saw all the views on the way down. We did Hidden Canyon on the way down which was fun also. Also, I'd rate the East Mesa trail to/from Observation Point as easy vs. moderate.

    Steve Seckar reviewed Angels Landing Trail

    7 months ago

    We hiked this mid-morning on a Monday (April 30) and it was crowded but not awful. We had so much fun on this hike!! The videos you may see on youtube make this look scarier than it really was. Each little section of trail becomes a little puzzle to solve, and you're spending so much time watching where to step and put your hands that you don't become fixated on the drop-off (tunnel vision :)). We found that going down was easiest and fastest going backwards and sort of rappelling while holding the chain. Note: the very first rise section with chain after Scout Overlook is actually one of the trickier sections. Quite a few people bailed out here. But, if you can get past this point, you'll be good the rest of the way. View at the end is wonderful, plus the adrenaline rush is great also! From Scout Overlook it took us 1 hour up and 1/2 hour down.

    Steve Seckar completed Angels Landing Trail

    7 months ago

    Steve Seckar reviewed Timber Creek Overlook Trail

    7 months ago

    We visited on a Saturday, avoiding the crowds at the main part of Zion. We did this trail after hiking the Middle Taylor Creek Trail. Timber Creek Overlook is a quick hike, so I'd recommend you tack on another hike like Taylor Creek if you're looking to make this a day trip. I think Timber Creek is more of an easy vs. moderate trail. The trail is a bit rocky in some places, but nothing bad. The view at the end is quite awesome. This little trail has a great payoff for the little bit of walking involved.

    Steve Seckar reviewed Middle Fork Taylor Creek Trail

    7 months ago

    We hiked this trail on April 28 (a Saturday) to avoid the crowds in the main part of Zion. We did this trail then went to the end of the park road to Timber Creek Overlook. I'd recommend you do both also if you make the trip up there. The hike up Taylor Creek had some great views in both directions. The double arch alcove at the end is pretty cool. We didn't venture up to the supposed waterfall past this point as the creek was dry up at the alcove.