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Okay, so the reviews on here are where people are claiming the trail is easy and follows the spring do NOT correlate with the trail GPS map on AllTrails. All these nimrods are saying “oh I stopped at the spring” okay well that’s not what this trail goes to on AllTrails. The spring is easy to get to. But that’s not where the GPS ends. It takes you ALL the way up the rim, I’m talking steep inclines, no marked trail, climbing over 1,000 feet in under a mile. I wouldn’t let a kid under 13 do that part of the hike. It goes all the way up to rim road. And that’s where it ends. An anticlimactic, ugly road. Would I ever go past the springs again? Hell no- but the reviews are VERY misleading. Also kind of annoying people rating the “trail” as easy when they didn’t even complete it. That would be like taking the helicopter in and out of Havasupai and then calling the hike easy. Yeah, it’s easy if you only go a third of the way.

So, yeah the creek is pretty, but don’t follow the AllTrails guidance and if you do, don’t go past the spring unless you’re ready for a Flatiron-Esque climb. And ignore all these numnuts saying it’s easy- I hike every weekend, have hiked Humphrey’s, Flatiron, Havasupai, Grand Canyon Rim and I’m telling you the AllTrails GPS marked hike takes you up the damn rim. This is misleading and mis-rated. I’m all for a rough and tough hike but the misleading ranking of difficulty and reviews is annoying and borderline negligent.

Great fall/winter/spring hike for any experience level. One of the best views in the Catalinas.

Trails are poorly marked. We foraged around in sand for what seemed like forever. Never found petroglyphs. Walked North and south trails. Took the sidewalk to get back to parking lot. I just couldn't kick sand around any Ionger. There's a rock bridge and some interesting rocks but, nothing to see if you've driven southern Arizona and taken in it's incredible sites. Boring.

Trails are poorly marked. We foraged around in sand for what seemed like forever. Never found petroglyphs. Walked North and south trails. Took the sidewalk to get back to parking lot. I just couldn't kick sand around any Ionger. There's a rock bridge and some interesting rocks but, nothing to see if you've driven southern Arizona and taken in it's incredible sites. Boring.

I'm not an avid hiker, yet

Nice, local morning hike.... a little buggy in monsoon season....

hiking
7 hours ago

Although this hike says moderate it is fairly easy. Fun for the whole family! We had our lunch inside the cave (pick up your trash) which was amazing. Beware the rocks are slippery!

Park ranger in the gift shop is RUDE! do not let him discourage you from this great hike.

good luck.

7 hours ago

Although this hike is easy, take plenty of water. Beware rocks are slippery. So beautiful and calm.

Park ranger in the gift shop is rude but dont let him discourage you.

off road driving
7 hours ago

Great trail. Not too difficult but still very fun

Took me 2 hr and 15 minutes in total to finish the loop.

Love it! Will come back and climb the rock!

My wife and I did this loop over the weekend. The parking lot was crowded, but due to the 9 miles of loop, we really didn’t run into anyone else, only at the look out and then on the boulders. One of the best features of this hike was all the lady bugs at the top- we came across a tree covered in what seemed like a million. We went counter clockwise, and enjoyed the boulders near the end of our hike.

paddle sports
9 hours ago

Absolutely beautiful lots of birds and wildlife to see! A breathe of fresh air when your out on the water I would recommended a kayak and lots of sun screen

Very well kept, love the attempts to erase the grafiti and other vandalism. It has a great feel of the past and the people who once lived off this shade. Our boys loved the place, of course, they are totally into natural features. Hot but short enough for a quick stroll o our way to the rest of the day. No restrooms in this side of the park.

Always loved this trail give yourself a couple of hours to finish the whole thing and take it all in! well worth the drive ⛰

Great easy hike with rewarding finish just wish i brought my rock climbing shoes!

Seriously, Your poor dog. I've heard of everything now.. wow!

Took the drive up there...there is a locked gate about halfway that prevents vehicles from accessing the higher potions of this trail. “Open all year” is a bit deceiving. You can get a permit... but good luck.

Only had time to hike to river but unbelievably beautiful. Just awesome

hiking
13 hours ago

Started 6.30am in August from 87.

Cool start but heated up more than I thought.

Great hike! Only went 8M up as got hot and ran out of water.

Saw Deer and plenty of different birds. Some technical area's but overall, a very nice hike.

Recommend not doing in summer.

A little challenging scramble. Worth it if o get to the saddle. Great views.

Fun trail with a great payoff at the end. About 4 miles RT. Have to scramble up a little at the end. Not siuitae for young kids or dogs in my opinion. First mile out is hot with little shade.

Great views. Must go to sacred pools in the spring.

rock climbing
14 hours ago

Moderate trail. The deeper in lots of rocks to climb and small pools of water. Nice options for views and just a couple hours commitment

This trail is definitely hard. The trail steadily gains elevation but the last mile is where a lot of it comes from. The trail is 3 miles to the junction with lookout trail. The lookout trail is another 3/4 mile. Round trip is about 7.5 miles.

hiking
15 hours ago

BCT actually continues past Black Canyon City up to Mayer. Great single track and lots of solitude. Popular with mountain bikers.

This is a long trail. If it wasnt so long I would say the hike over all was pretty easy. It is 5 miles to the top. You cross a few dirt roads. When you get to the top it is very scenic. I am glad I did this trail but I am only doing it once.

hiking
18 hours ago

Good morning hike to get blood flowing, not much for views

hiking
18 hours ago

It was a great morning hike with my brother and his dog. I do recommend getting there early to avoid higher temperatures.

hiking
19 hours ago

Trail is uphill with loose rocks for the first .09 miles once you reach the junction of Kent spring trail and Bogs Spring trail the trail is a mostly sandy path. understand reviews here are based on personal experience and are subjective but stating this is an easy trail is misleading. Trail is not for beginners in my opinion.

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