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Top Of The World Arch Trail is a 4.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Overton, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips.

Length 4.4 mi Elevation gain 882 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Views Wildlife Rocky Scramble No shade
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Ron Husa
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I am so glad that I found this listing on Alltrails! what an amazing hike! Not so much for the novice hiker and like other people said, it is not a very well marked trail also with some fairly steep scrambling at times. I went in a clockwise direction that seemed to work really good for the most part. I had the most beautiful day weather wise. 11/22/20 about 68 degrees. Not 1 person on the trail today! serious solitude!

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Michael Martin
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Nathan Hagar
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Dusty Trailhead
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Fun! And, I wouldn’t describe it as “hard”. Scary, that’s the word. Scary like a roller coaster. Exhilarating. Enjoyed the endorphins on the way back in the car. What a hike!

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craig snider
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fantastic hike with great views!

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Michael Pinter
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A little of everything: canyon walls, unclimeable cliffs, bighorn sheep, Prospect Trail, White Dome Canyon, Fire Wave, and Fire Wave II.

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Linsey Belisle
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Sarah Geise
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Everyone keeps mentioning there are no signs. This is because it is NOT a park trail. If you are doing this trail do not go alone and do not undertake this if you are not an experienced scrambler and feel comfortable navigating without a map.

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Ana Smith
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Amazing hike. Definitely recommend A LOT of water, there is no shade but luckily we got an overcast day at 107 degrees. Bring sunscreen. You must be physically fit to do this. This hike makes you feel like you’re on Mars. Definitely worth it if you’re looking for a unique hike all to yourself. Our group of 4 were the only ones in sight. Downloading the trail beforehand is a must, there is no signage at all. Valley of Fire is one of a kind and surreal so do it if you have time!

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Steve Notar Donato
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Completed 7/3/20. Previous posts are accurate.—GPS via All Trails a must if you’re looking to stay on trail. Not a family hike but scrambles are not that difficult or exposed for experienced hikers. Agree that solid footwear you can trust on a slope is Required. Outstanding views and decent shade if started early—6:30am.

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Cody Miller
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Completed on 6/14. We were the only ones on the trail. Great hike and views throughout. We followed the AllTrails route for the most part, but had to find a different way down the canyon as it cliffed out. Recommend going early and bringing plenty of water as it gets hot and is pretty much all exposed to the sun.

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joshua Rotnam
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

Fun trail, definitely will be doing a little trailblazing, scrambling isn’t too bad if you have good shoes, definitely a good one to get away from the others too as I didn’t see anyone else the entire time

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Tara Barus
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

This hike is high on my FAV TRAIL List, but let’s be honest, it’s hard. Must have confidence in steep rock scramble of 70% grade. Also, will not be able to follow trail unless download AllTrails GPS map. The arches take a back seat to the actual hike/climb. If bringing large dog, make sure to use sturdy harness as parts of hike include steep canyon drop offs. STUNNING SCENERY E.N.J.O.Y. Namaste

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b P
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

Trail is not marked besides the foot marks in the sand. I doubt it's an actual trail, but there is a way to go all the way around. Took the counterclockwise route. I probably wouldn't have been able to follow it without GPS. Bring good footwear and be ready to climb in certain spots.

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Cynthia Fiacco
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We had no idea we were on the wrong trail. We had a fantastic day. The vistas were amazing. We climbed up multiple canyons. We got lost and the rangers were unhappy with us as we climbed our sorry behinds out the canyon.

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Jeff Timm
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Mae SM
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This is a great hike with fantastic 360-degree views of the colorful and magnificent Valley of Fire from the very very top which is just behind and Above Top of the World Arch. The arch is gorgeous and quite large. Remember to sign the registry notebook which is underneath the arch on the right side just behind it. make sure to keep an eye out for the Cairns along the Route just to show you where to turn and that you're in the right direction.

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Jeffrey Leathem
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HikingOff trailRockyScramble

This is an incredible hike; but let’s be honest—it’s hard. There are very difficult rock scrambles either clockwise or counter-clockwise directions with 70% grade. The arches you can spot take a back seat to the actual hike experience. The canyons and overlooks are the real gems of this hike. You need APPROPRIATE footwear and confidence scrambling on VERY steep rocky terrain to complete the hike. The trail is also not very well marked. Every once in a while, we could follow footprints through the sandier areas, but you’ll rely heavily on your all trails map (which is on the money) while on the lookout for cairns. I cannot stress enough: do not attempt unless you have the strength to climb rocks scrambles—and enough daylight—like the other reviewers have already stated.

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Stewart Carnes
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Wonderful difficult hike. I used All Trails and it was spot on. I did the hike clockwise. Either was your going to have to scramble/climb. On the sSiuthern finger out I found a small arch at the end of a narrow box canyon. I climbed up to the top if that area, no arches but great views. The Western finger is the big arch and the top. Spectacular views and amazing colors.

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