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Enjoyed the trail Great Views great Swim for the kids Very Pet Friendly

hiking
18 hours ago

I love this trail. It’s pretty steep for the first 1.5 miles but then levels off. The views are amazing!

Amazing hike!! The view at the top makes the challenging hike up worth it. A few things to be mindful of: This is a very difficult hike! Trail markings are few and far between so be aware of your surroundings and be extra careful on your way down.

18 hours ago

Nice flat walk through the desert

Awesome hike, amazing views. Definitely worth it.

I love the fact that I can take one of several trails that are available. Some are moderate and some, like Sunrise Peak and the Quartz Trail, are a terrific challenge. Moreover, the views of the desert landscape and view of the surrounding mountains are fabulous. Just simply stop along the way and take in the beautiful scenery. I’m a flat lander from Illinois and think it’s spectacular there. The one thing I don’t like is people bringing dogs there. It’s rocky footing, hard on their paws and rarely do they bring enough water for them. I did have to help carry a dog down from the path going to Sunrise Peak. Wear good hiking shoes if you have them, bring plenty of water, sun screen, a hat and remember there ARE snakes there. Just be aware of your surroundings.
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hiking
20 hours ago

Felt pretty decent until the mountain greeted us. Steep and semi technical but very enjoyable. Hard is accurate but there is plenty of area to throttle down and rest.

I do this trail every morning before work, its perfect for beginner hikers or trail runners with easy to follow paths and lots of fun hills. Not a lot of clear signs where trails cross, so definitely check the map before your first time out. Great city views.

I hiked this trail today and found it very challenging. I'm not in the best shape and I'm apparently very scared of heights so i was terrified most of the time. Its absolutely beautiful and i loved every second of it. Bring a ton of water and some snacks. Good hiking shoes are a must or you'll be sliding on all the loose rocks. To put this in perspective, I went up the Echo Canyon trail of Camelback yesterday and the climb to Flatiron made that seem like a leisurely stroll. Totally worth it though.

Pretty hike. Did have to scramble over some fallen trees and rocks at times, but great hike nonetheless.

hiking
22 hours ago

Good hike with the kids!

More of a mountain bike than a hike trail. For hiking it’s pretty easy and very exposed. Not a tad of shade, so better for the winter months. Be aware of bikers.

hiking
22 hours ago

I look my wife, 4 kids and small dog for this fun little hike. Everyone gave it a 5 star review! The water was warm enough to play in (even in Mid April) and the trail was was well established. Water crossings are a must if you really want to enjoy the trail and stay cool so I wouldn't bring your boots if I were you. The trail was a little more technical than I thought my 4 year old son could handle, but nobody fell or got scared so I guess it wasn't too bad after all.

hiking
22 hours ago

This hike was so well worth it!!! Loved the scenery and the hills!! Also enjoyed that it wasn't over crowded

This trail is awesome and for the most part, very easy. There is a very narrow ledge at the top to access the cave but the view is spectacular from the cave. We did see some other people along the trail but we had a half hour to ourselves when we got to the top.

Overall great time! The hike out was painful, but well worth it. The pools were a great temp (minus the first, that was a scorcher). We will do again once it starts to cool down again.

I wouldn’t recommend it for people not in good shape and comfortable climbing. And please leave you 1 year old and your dog at home. Not appropriate for canines and babies.

nature trips
1 day ago

Easy hike to do with the family. Had alot of fun crossing the creek even though is was still a bit too chilly to go swimming. Got our legs wet but dried fairly quickly while walking. Definitely had more fun exploring off main trails. You will see plenty of smaller trails, especially leading to the creek. Beautiful views of the red rocks from just about everywhere in the park.

Easy
At end of trail
Climb a little
Worth the effort

Did this as a quick sunset hike. Cannot beat the views. Easy trail and quick for those in a time crunch. Small parking lot off to the left, easy to miss.

off road driving
1 day ago

Great first real off road adventure super fun trail and spectacular views, devils staircase super fun but not easy.

Great, enjoyable hike! We would rate the moderate, however, highly recommend hikers be aware of their hiking ability. The hike is very remote and it would be difficult should anything unexpected happen.

The 19-mile drive was gorgeous but took over an hour. The hike was fantastic, gradual incline with a few steep inclines and declines. Make sure to bring more than enough water and snacks!

Overall a fantastic day and well worth for those who want to make the drive!

Great hike with beautiful views! Would definitely do this trail again!

Amazing trail! Backpacked in and camped next to the creek. But be alert as we spotted a mountain lion on a low cliff directly above the trail about 3 miles in. Trekking poles were very helpful for this hike and all of the creek crossings.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice hike, lots of wildlife, lots of dog poo right in the middle of the trail. Poorly marked at times, we definitely got ‘lost’ once. Saw a total of 8 other people. Would recommend and will be back for sure!

Great hike! Beautiful views with good challenges.

Mountain bikes it from the top down. Fun trail but I would rate it as expert.

Just did a solo overnight and loved it! Be very cautious of rattle snakes, I nearly stepped on one traveling through the brush.

Very nice hike with beautiful views!

Great workout for such a short hike. Nice views, too.
Directions in description are inaccurate! (They lead you to someone’s private residence.) Park at Sanctuary Cove instead, but begin your hike along Scenic Road. The Scenic trailhead is at the end of the road, just passed Star Dance. (No parking is permitted at the dead end/trailhead or Star Dance.)

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