1) If you bring your dogs, keep them on a leash. My partner was bitten by an off-leash dog in the parking lot before the hike even began.
2) Bring water AND a filter. Take care to drink enough and monitor how you are feeling. Stay in the shade when you need to. We were stopped by a lady who let us know about a gal who needed help. The lady continued on the get EMS and we found the gal and her buddy and assisted her back up to the parking area. She was in bad and getting worse shape; watch out for yourself and your buddies. It was 90+F when we started on Saturday and 108F when we left at noon on Sunday. Even by a river, the open areas can be brutal and dangerous.
3) PARKING IS AN ISSUE. The parking lot only holds about 20-30 vehicles. This was full when we arrived and found a spot along the cliff wall, off the road in the gravel, where the majority of the other cars were parked. When we were done, there was a $63 ticket waiting for us. The next available/legal place to park is 3-4 miles down the road near the Oak Canyon picnic area. This is not well-planned out.
The campsite was very full. Tents practically on top of other tents. We were going to try to find another location to spend the night. There were so many people. As far as the hike goes, there were sparse shaded areas in the beginning and about halfway they are much more spread out. The river crossings can be fun, but you do need to be careful. As we were backpacking, we were trying to do it without getting wet, but at this time the water was low and slow enough that shorts and taking off shoes would have worked also.
An EMS helicopter flew over very low in the evening and we later found out that someone had been bitten by a rattlesnake near the Bridge
4) Watch out for rattlesnakes! We only saw one slither away and I count that as very lucky.

We made it about 2.8 miles in where we set up for the night. We didn't make it to the bridge and hiked out the next morning, mostly due to the heat. Next time we'll get an earlier start and hopefully set up sooner and day hike to the bridge instead of pack it the whole way.

Got a late start this morning and the heat was brutal. It was a really nice hike otherwise. I'll be back for sure. PLEASE make sure you take plenty of water and DON'T take your fur babies in this heat!!! Once we got to the bridge went in the water and it was very refreshing. Again, don't do this hike without enough water!!

This hike was intense! It honestly wasn't too difficult of a hike, but the added challenge of heat and multiple river crossings did make it interesting! I recommend bringing a water purifier to help you stay hydrated continually, instead of packing in tons of water. One downside to this hike is there are so many different trails to take, and many of them end in surprise dead ends. However, most still lead to the ultimate goal: the Bridge. A great place to picnic there. I would recommend wearing shoes you don't mind getting wet, and clothes you can take a dip in.

I loved this hike. There is so much to see along the trail, it's almost like you've entered an entirely new land faraway from civilization. The hike is longer than the app lists (it's maybe about 11-12 miles?)

As long as you pace yourself, have decent shoes, and lots of water this hike should be relatively easy for individuals who enjoy hikes. Lots of streams, some uphill walking. The first part of the hike will be shady underneath the trees, the rest is more open. After getting to the bridge, make sure you have cash if you want to try bungee jumping. Lots of people were doing it when we were there. You can also go down towards the stream underneath the bridge to get a better view of the bungee jumpers but it's a bit steep. Overall, a great hike that I recommend highly.

This was a Great, Fun and beautiful scenic hike. A lot of water crossing, so be prepared to get wet up to your knees. There was so much to see, I'll definitely go again.

not easy, but very beautiful. lots of cool ( cold ) watet crossings.

Intermediate. Fun fun trail! It's about a 11 mile hike, so roughly 6-7 hours but worth the scenery. There are a few tricky trails but as long as you follow the river, you won't get lost. Don't forget to look up so you can see the beautiful view, rams and birds. The river crossing is fun so I'll do it about 4-5 times. The bridge was awesome just to see it in the middle of nowhere! Enjoy!

Really fun trail! I loved crossing the river multiple times, it felt amazing! The bridge at the end is really cool too see along with the bungee jumpers! Hike to the bottom of the bridge for the perfect picnic by the river spot! It took us about 6 hours round trip!

Intermediate. Great scenery on the way and nice payoff. Saw rams, lizards and birds. Shorts better for river crossing(6-7 times)

Great scenery! Beautiful view of the river! However, some areas need up keeping; the shrubbery was overgrown. Also, some portions of the trail were covered by rock slides, which narrowed the trail making it a bit dangerous. CAUTION! But, don't forget to look up; you might see some rams.