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bugs
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Heavily wooded and you’re definitely going to get wet crossing the river a few times. Some parts of the trail are quite narrow along a drop off so you have t pay close attention to your footing. Some points of the trail are in quite a bit of shade and then some points are in the direct sun. It’s East to get lost off trail but as long as you follow the river it’s easy to find your way back. It’s mid November and it wasn’t too cold and the middle of the day it got a little hot but cooled down pretty fast.

The hike was about 12.8 miles took 7 hours to complete. Was soooo beautiful except for the pesky nats that danced in front of my face the entire time lol.

Classic LA hike! Was enjoyable in late october, not crowded on a Wednesday morning. A few areas of the path were a scramble across scree, and I would definitely plan in getting my feet wet in river crossings next time. Otherwise 100%, easy and fun!

bugs
rocky
scramble
19 days ago

HIKE DATE 10/27/2019 This was a great hike! Our trip was 12.35 miles. It took us 5 hours and some change to complete it. We had to rescue a dad and his two sons from getting stuck on a ledge. On the way to bridge try and stick to the right side of the river as much as possible to avoid multiple river crossings.

Great trail. Very scenic and weather was great today. Had plenty of shade. About 10 miles there and back so be prepared to walk. Took us 6 hours with a few breaks in between. Stay to the right of the river on the way there as much as possible to avoid multiple river crossings. We got lost on the way there but on the way back only had to cross the river about 4 times. Definitely got my shoes wet

hiking
20 days ago

Bungee jumped at the bridge with Kevin/ we were prepared this time.

hiking
bugs
no shade
20 days ago

Excellent day today, I got to see wildlife and people bungee jumping.

Great easy trail loop, beautiful back country, hike fantastic rock formations, elevation about 5700 ft

Excellent hike. Start early as it gets more crowded later in the day. Saw a bunch of bungee jumpers! You will get wet!

hiking
bugs
rocky
23 days ago

Started at 10am on a Thursday (10/24/19). Only saw about 4 other groups all day. It was a hot, 90+ degree day with dry Santa Ana winds. Extremely strong wind in this canyon. Was able to do several river crossings and keep my feet dry the whole way. You just have to find the right places to cross. I tracked about 13 miles, 27,000 steps and 110 flights on my phone. This is not an easy hike. The first half way in I was thinking all of these reviews overstated the difficulty in staying on trail. But then it got quite difficult to figure out where to go next. Just keep following the river but stay on any trail that veers away from the river. The higher up in the canyon you are the better the trail. Stay mostly right of the river on the way up. Last couple miles my legs started to cramp and it was quite frustrating when I would lose the trail. Definitely beautiful and I would do it again...With bug spray.

hiking
bugs
no shade
over grown
rocky
24 days ago

The trail was easy to lose for minor sections, but also easy to find again. As a rule of thumb, on your way out to the bridge stay to the right of the river as much as you can if you want to stay dry. There are some sections that you can climb over rather than cross if you don't want to get wet. I managed to get all the way back from the bridge dry, but the same cannot be said for the way there. I believe I had to cross the river just 4 or 5 times on the way back once I tried staying on the right side of it.

hiking
bridge out
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

hiking
bugs
no shade
off trail
rocky
1 month ago

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