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Great day-hike. Best done in overcast weather or after 5pm to avoid the heat and sun. Once on the rocks, there is no shade. The trail can be difficult to follow if you lose track of the spray-painted white dots on the rocks. On the way back (or there, depending on your route), you'll be walking along the old railroad track (no tracks anymore, but a wide gravel path). Benches are available along the lake, and ducks and geese are not far away if you have food to share.

Trails are not marked well. There are large portions of the trail that are blocked with over growth. There is no shade.

Although this trail might be scenic at some time, as of August 15, 2017, there is no way to know without what I would call extreme hiking. Apparently the significant amount of rain that has visited the area recently has almost completely obliterated the trail. After several hundred yards from the parking lot, the trail becomes nothing more than mud holes and a vague suggestion of a trail. The trail is unmarked, and not maintained. As a result, unless you want to slosh through a lot of mud and standing water alongside the actual river bed, I would wait at least a few weeks, if not a couple months, before trying this trail.

Although one star might be harsh for the trail as we did not get very far, and the scenery we did see was very nice, I did not know what else to rate it under the circumstances. Perhaps "incomplete" would be better at this time.

We had a blast hiking this trail. Wasn't overcrowded at all. Absolutely beautiful scenery the entire hike.

The white dots need to be redone and make sure you wear pants and a long sleeve due to the path being through bushes and very narrow paths.

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6 days ago

Jawdroppingly beautiful hike to the Colorado-river through a spectacular canyon that is shallow at the trailhead and gets gradually deeper. At the end sheer rock walls close the trail in on both sides. Some parts could be dangerous when flashfloods occur, so be careful. It took us less than two hours to complete the hike (in and out).

Very nice relatively short and quiet (!) hike. Cairns come in handy in finding the best path. Qualification 'hard' seems too high. Would rate it 'moderate'. Start early. Visit balancing stone at 0.2mile.

It was nice to hike along the river to be able to cool off frequently. Also, the hike does not require you to cross over the river, so it was very easy and safe. There was also plenty of shade throughout the hike. We took our four dogs on a Sunday around 10 AM, and the trail was fairly empty. We probably ran into six other groups.