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This was a harder trail for me. But the payoff is worth it

Just to be clear, this trail is marked as hard in this app but I would rate it as moderate. There are great views and the ruins are amazing. Beware of the three way trail sign because if you are not paying attention you will end up on another trail and not back to the Rogers trailhead

Wonderful hike - lovely views and a fitting tribute at the actual memorial site. It's a well-kept trail with quite a few switchbacks and a fair amount of elevation. Too many hikers have taken "short cuts" in between the switchbacks which is deteriorating some parts of the trail. The downhill return can be somewhat slippery since there's quite a bit of grit on the trail. There are only 13 parking spaces, plus a few motorcycle slots, and it's a one-way road. If you don't get a parking space you must proceed back down the hill and drive to Yarnell where you can get a shuttle bus from the Yarnell Assembly of God church parking lot, ONLY Thursday through Sunday.

AMAZING trail! it was my first time actually hiking, and it was so much fun. the trail was well maintained and make sure you stop and read each plaque about the amazing men that lost their lives in the heartbreaking fire. It is a little hard going back down the hill, but the views are all worth it.

We hiked this today (3-8-2018) and would hike it again tomorrow if we had the time! This is a great hike! Not a hard hike at all. The hardest part is going back down. Take the time to read the memorial plaques!! With the stops at each plaque on the way up the hike is very easy. Then you have the Tribute Wall, then the hike down to the Fatality Site.
Well kept trail with some spots where small rocks are protruding the ground and making your footing a little unstable but not bad at all. They took great lengths with this hike by placing stones as steps and cutting steps into granite rocks.
Some info we didn’t know until we hiked it. The shuttle is $5 each which is well worth it if you get the driver we had. He was amazing! Very knowledgeable and VERY dedicated to this memorial!
There is a donation box at the trail head and one at the Tribute Wall. Please leave what you can.
If for some reason you didn’t bring water and snacks there is a Dollar General store just inside the Yarnell city limits. Stop and buy some! Depending on your fitness level you’ll need at least a small bottle of water to a liter if not more.

We enjoyed this hike especially because the sun was behind clouds he second half of the trip and we ended up hiking another 3/4 mile past where the petroglyphs were. The rest of the King Canyon trail is quite beautiful. It looks like it ends but if you climb over the rocks you'll see the trail continues on up to the old gold mine. There's more climbing over rocks when you get up there and you can continue on and hook up to the gold mine trail for a total of a 6 mile hike if you want to! It was warm even the first week of March. A cool breeze and some cloud cover made it especially nice on our hike!

10 days ago

Enjoyed the rocks and foliage and the views. However, trails were not well marked so gave me less confidence as to where they led. Next time I would go on some of the other higher trails to see different views. Petroglyphs were very cool. Unfortunately, they had to be protected behind fencing, but could see them up close! Also the directions using this app we inadequate and there was no access. After asking people in the neighborhood, we ended up going south on Verrado to Lost Creek Dr near golf course greens to find the limited parking at the trailhead. A good day none the less.

nice not too crowded

great ride on the dirt bike! Fairly challenging though not for beginners.

10 days ago

Nice trail, well kept easy to follow markers. I will be hiking this trail more often.

Really love this trail. It is steep in some areas of the trail and narrowness on the trail. Take your time are you go up it’s about 1.5 to 2 hours going up the cliff. 45 minutes to an hour walking down. As you get close to the top, be careful, the last section is steep and very sandy. Other than that, the trail is adventurous and beautiful scenic view of Colorado River/Marble Canyon to the west and to the east you get to see the City of Page from a distance from the top. Very beautiful. Highly recommend this hike to anyone.

12 days ago

Awesome hike! Challenging and slow to get to the trailhead. FR 203 in good condition until after Ellison Ranch where the road gets very rough. High clearance a must for the final few miles to the trailhead. I had a full size P/U that made it nearly to the end. I parked at the final cattle guard before the TH (0.8m away). There was a freshly dead cow about 10 minutes into the hike. Not too smelly at the time but will be soon! Ropes were in fine condition to use for stability. Cairns in place where needed. Ruins were unbelievable. Heads up that this hike is definitely for the experienced. VERY steep inclines for the last portion, hard to get down as well.

Hiked this trail yesterday with friends. It was fantastic. Hiked to the fatality site while reading about each Hotshot along the way. Took four hours with about 30 minutes of that time spent at the fatality site. Beautiful granite mountains. Well-maintained trail.

14 days ago

Road wasn't too bad...just long and slow but the views were unbelievable! The hike was beautiful with lots of interesting plants, natural features, and spectacular views. Ruins were a sight as well. Please respect the rules when visiting them and leave them as you found them. It was unfortunate to see all the footprint on the remaining fragile roof.

Awesome trails. Definitely need high clearance 4x4. Very rough for a 2 wheel drive quad. but can be done.

awesome walk

Gorgeous views. Definitely do it again!

Highly recommend! The path in are 19 plaques on granite rocks that share the “celebration of life” for each of the brave Hotshot firefighters who lost their lives in the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire. The hike is very beautiful & serene, especially when you follow the last steps of the Hotshots down the hill to the fatality site where they stood together for the last time! Recommend to see the movie; “Only The Brave” first

High clearance vehicle needed. Road was recently graded but still rough in some areas and my 2wd Tahoe did fine. Very long drive.

Creek was dry. Ruins were amazing ! The scramble/rock climb to the top ruin was a bit sketchy so if you are afraid of heights....... The hike back is all uphill.

Beware of skunks! Came across a dead one and a live one. Keep your pups leashed.

Amazing weather honoring the Hotshots. Friendly people on trail

Beautiful trail. Really quiet and serene. Loved that there was loads of shade.

21 days ago

One of my favorite trails. This is where my love for hiking began. Love to climb to the pyramid and have a chat with Mr Poston then run off the back.

22 days ago

Such a fun hike that took a little under 2 hours for my group. Everyone was so nice and great to talk to! We went in February and passed a few people but basically walked by ourselves for most of it. The views were spectacular and the hike itself wasn’t too bad.

This trail is very easy but the ruins are fascinating. I recommend this for all ages. Look for some of the markings on the cliff when you go. I really enjoy this hike and I would definitely go back.

We did this last year in my Isuzu Trooper, never had to put it in four wheel drive, but did the hill slow and in second or third gear. We want to go again and take the trail towards Reavis ranch, does anyone know how many miles to Reavis from Rogers trough trail? and is that part a buttkicker?

Starting before sunrise on Feb 18, it took me 2 hours to get to within 200 m of the top. It's very exposed, but starting so early meant I was. in shade. until I got back near the bottom. The views near and far are extraordinary and because the footing is unstable (rocks, pebbles, sand, slick rock) and I was hiking solo, I stopped often to ogle. Don't rush this trail. Boat sounds carry, so getting out early, you have the quiet of water, birds, and wind before the internal combustion engines harsh the mellow of the river bend.

Wonderful hike! So worth it, you must go around it to see the petroglyphs.

Awesome easy trail, took me a little over an hour to complete the loop. Trail is really well marked, running water and there is rock art. Only complaint is there is the constant smell from the Purina factory.

great trail, done this a couple times. great views. You need high clearance in some areas. Nice because the trail changes each time after heavy rains.

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