DISTANCE
9.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,354 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

backpacking

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

backpacking
4 months ago

Great trail overall. The descent into echo canyon is steep with fairly rough terrain. There are various spots in the canyon where you scramble a bit, but it’s a lot of fun. For those camping on the East Rim or doing this trail in reverse, perhaps coming from the West Rim, here is a water update. Stave Spring is flowing at 0.00013 cfs - imagine you accidentally left your faucet running and there’s a straw sized stream coming out the pipe. There is an additional water pool that is flowing at least as much as Stave is. It is just south of the junction with Cable/Deertrap Mountain trails, about 1/4 mile up South on that trail and off to the left!