Beautiful fun trail

smaller version of the Box Canyon to Montana Mountain Loop trail. Little jet out was down cottonwood Canyon where there were no signs for blocked public access.

ohv/off road driving
rocky
scramble
12 days ago

Trail was beautiful is a long one but worth it!

ohv/off road driving
rocky
13 days ago

The trail is very long and should only be done very early morning hours, late evening or not summer.. No water along the route, some highway travel, be sure licensing is up to date. gorgeous views, varied terrain.

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
13 days ago

The trail is great... when’s there a trail to follow. Maybe going counterclockwise would be a better experience, but going clockwise lead us to losing the trail and having to climb down the mountain without knowing where to go. Some parts were overgrown and very rocky, not at all marked once you start. Not good cell service in some areas, and you’ll need the map when the trail isn’t clear. We started early but still lost shade quickly. Pretty views, but not an easy trail.

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
13 days ago

if you enjoy scaling a cliff because you lost the trail, this hike is for you. it features deathly slides and unmarked trails, with a smashing hint of desperation. not well marked at all. i did it clockwise but perhaps it would’ve been easier counterclockwise? who knows. very shocked i didn’t require an airlift out of this one. i wouldn’t do it again.

ohv/off road driving
1 month ago

Amazing Views - I enjoy the landscape views every time anywhere I go so this trail didn't disappoint. This is a LONG trail. Took us 4.5 hours for 4 jeeps and after the half way point, we were flying to down and still took us awhile. We also did this in the opposite direction, entered across Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Pretty easy trail for a modified vehicle and should be an easy-moderate trail for stock vehicles. Plan for a long day on this trail!

ohv/off road driving
1 month ago

this was fun!! we stopped and chilled for a bit left at 9am got back at 4pm was a drive!! but worth the it

scenic driving
1 month ago

Beautiful views, especially at the high points. Don’t underestimate how long this will take if you do the full loop (about four hours in a stock 2020 Jeep Wrangler Willys). The first half is pretty fast and easy, but the roads are a lot trickier on the second half going clockwise. Some places that need good lines and high clearance, and some narrow hairpins turns. Super fun and great practice if you’re kinda new to off-roading like me.

Great trail. It was full of gorgeous views and had diverse plants and wildlife. This trail was easy on some parts but personally I would rate it between hard and moderate if that was possible, it is a long trail and I checked my health app afterwards and it said that during the trail by the end I had climbed 91 floors. However, the end of the day this trail was one of my favorites and was worth it by far. I would recommend bringing insect repellent because the trail does have a lot of flies towards the beginning. Also this trail has lots of shaded area and places to stop and rest which was nice.

hiking
off trail
over grown
scramble
1 month ago

Would not recommend cut across trail, especially alone.Very scrambled and not well marked. Although, beautiful views and wonderful area.

backpacking
bugs
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Went clockwise. Me and partner both thought going other direction would be more difficult on Cave Trail. In fact, the cave trail is only section that deserves a "hard" rating. Rest is moderate on well maintained trails. Cave trail is roughing it. As others have said, download the map and check it often. Continual amazing views coming down cave trail makes it worth the scrambling.

hiking
bugs
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Did this hike yesterday with my dad after over 10 hours (6:45am-5pm), and it is actually 13.4 miles exactly from start to finish. The app says it’s closed but that is not the case (bathrooms are locked due to Covid19 restrictions). We took over 5 liters of water together in camelbaks and barely made it without running out. Sunscreen/sunblock is super important as I burned bad even after applying SPF15 several times. Also there were nonstop little flies the whole way getting right in our faces, so bug spray would have been a huge relief. Be prepared for thistles, but otherwise the trail is pretty clear. There’s also several camping spots we saw throughout (atleast 5). Doing the entire loop in this heat is difficult and not for the faint of heart, but it is satisfying to tackle it. I’m glad I got this experience and will definitely be needing a day or two of R&R!

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Took Bluff Springs trail to cave trail to Peralta Trail (in that order) on 5/2. Go counterclockwise- wouldn’t recommend the alternative as the Cave trail as that one goes up at a steep incline (literally almost completely vertical at times) and the Peralta trail is much more well marked and a lot easier to follow down, especially if it’s getting darker. Pay attention to the map to make the left turn to go from Bluff springs to Cave as its verrry hidden. We missed it & ended up taking a 45 minute detour until we realized we were off track. Bring hiking shoes & waaay more water than you think you’ll need this time of year (it was over 100 today & a group of firefighters advised us against going & informed ya they had already done two rescues earlier that day). Really unbelievable views. Took us about 4.5 hours but could have done in less time if we hadn’t taken the detour by accident. Would recommend!

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

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