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hiking
3 hours ago

hiking
4 hours ago

Worth the trip. I love to hear the stream gently rolling over the small falls-and there are plenty.

Nice Sunday afternoon hike with thunderstorms in the distance. Trail a bit more rocky than I expected but fortunately not enough rain to make things slippery

This is a solid workout for even an experienced hiker! Hiking in August on a cloudy morning is apparently the way to do it. We set out at 5:30am and made it back to the car at 10:30, just as it was getting uncomfortably hot to be out there. It was just getting over 90 as we got to the car. We're pretty regular hikers and this hike was intense! No joke. There is definitely some scrambling, and about the last half hour of hiking we were rained on, making the rocks slick, but it cooled everything off beautifully. I enjoyed the full test of my abilities. Lots of climbing for a great upper-body work out, the hike up is serious cardio, the way down will test your knees.

Don't slack on the water, definitely bring snacks, you'll burn a full day's worth of calories getting to the top! Definitely remember the "stay to the left' rule, hugging the rock wall and following the arrows really keeps you out of trouble. I debated bringing my hike-savvy Australian Shepherd mix, didn't, and it was definitely the right decision. I'd have ended up carrying him up a lot of the top sections and a lot of the rocky areas would really shred his paws. Maybe on a cold winter day I'll let him brave it, but today would have been too much.

We started this trail at FR300 or Rim Rd. It's a mile straight down the rim. Brutal hike, steep grades. The trail is barely visible at times and invisible at others. Poorly maintained. The reward is Horton Springs at the end.
Many thanks to the folks we meet just below the FR 300 road that gave us water and electrolites. They helped a ton getting us down the mountain!

on Peralta Trail

10 hours ago

hiking
10 hours ago

Hiked this last week with my husband. We started later than we wanted (around 8:30 am) and turned around at the three mile resthouse. Drank 4 liters of water each and had plenty of salty snacks. Took 6-7 hours since we aren't used to the terrain. It was a challenge for sure but worth it.

hiking
12 hours ago

hiking
12 hours ago

I've done this three times now and still enjoy it. I find the trail difficult the closer you get to the cave but the end has a great reward. Also you usually run into people at the cave and along the way who are friendly!