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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.

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.

hiking
22 days ago

Did this trail at around 11am (too early because too hot). But this has been one of the best hikes I’ve done so far. Especially the end is so great. We’ve been the only two people doing the hike in just about 2 hours.

backpacking
1 month ago

I've used this app two times to find trails and absolutely love it! When we got to oak creek trail we ended up taking the designated trail that everyone else was taking and it was beautiful. There waS a point you could stop and swim about a mile into the hike with the flowing water about 4 ft deep. Highly recommend for the family!

Challenging but not technically difficult. The Trail is clear the whole way. Like someone else said, if it seems too difficult look for another easier way and you'll find it.
The very first hiking sign you see on the left side of the road is the trailhead. We had a fantastic morning, plan to come back :-)

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

loved hiking here and the greenery was awesome

hiking
2 months ago

This trail is soft sands, rocky with some tree debris.very nice place for dogs. water is not super high currently still nice flowing waters. there are a few deep pockets here and there that are a bit over 3 foot. nice and cool for families. Bring a pair of water shoes or atleast a pair to change out of. Go explore and try climbing around you will get dirty but some fun spots.

there is a fee of $10 per vehicle for parking areas but you can park on the roads there are a few off shoots that allow parking. careful to not park in no parking zones they do tow frequently.

hiking
2 months ago

Challenging, fun hike. There are a few big drops that are manageable. You will hear the Colorado River as you get close. The water was cold this time of year!

backpacking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great hiking and beautiful river to cool off in. Tons of lizards!

A challenging yet enjoyable trail with a handful of descending and climbing. Beware of the $25 vehicle entry fee.

Super pretty trail and more green than what you'd normally find in Arizona. The trails weren't marked very well but it wasn't too hard to figure it out & it was pretty fun to make our own path for some of it. Not hard at all and super family friendly