Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in United States with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

My wife and I walk this trail almost every morning. Well maintained and relatively easy, it’s our favorite way to get our blood pumping in the morning. If you go at dark like we do you may want to park at the bottom if you valuables in your vehicle. If you walk during the day, bring water and something to keep you cool, there’s almost no shade.

hiking
12 hours ago

Biking? Go very early on weekends or middle of the day on weekdays. Walking or jogging, any time. Nice views from Roosevelt to Stoddard to Amity. Flat, no hills.

walking
14 hours ago

Neat little place full of history and some nice shops/bars. Beach is nice in the summer!

walking
14 hours ago

Not an intense walk by any means and full of tourists in the summer, but the beach and bridge views are lovely

nature trips
14 hours ago

Great little park full of wildlife and a petting zoo with all kinds of lovely animals and plants. Not for intense hikes or for length but happy with a partner

on Hummel Park

hiking
14 hours ago

Great hiking trails for beginner and intermediate levels. Be cautious after a rain as it can be slippery in some areas. Overall a beautiful place to hike.

easy terrain, but it's pretty dark the entire hike due to trees. it's OK.

Great trail, not so many people, trace of snow at the top. Super well maintained train. A keeper.

This definitely had some long uphill segments. But there were some pretty views at different points, which helped as a distraction. The trail is used by mountain bikers, and a couple of times I had bikers seemingly come flying past me out of nowhere. So, I’d recommend staying to the sides of the trail, just in case.

This was a fun hike. The sand was deep a lot of the way but worth the hike to the beautiful waterfall and scenery!

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muddy
rocky
16 hours ago

Definitely a difficult hike and very busy trail. Road still open but parking was tough. Trail starts out Gucci but quickly becomes a super challenging hike. Steep af after the second bridge crossing. Wet, muddy, and icy at some points but totally manageable with some basic waterproof hiking boots. Cold at the lake but totes well worth the hike.

hiking
16 hours ago

Little brother to the Precipice trail. 5ft and I hiked this trail but with help from my BF who literally ‘lent a hand’. Views during the hike is rewarding and compels you to finish at the summit for more spectacular overlook! Best of both worlds—- ocean and mountains! Iron rungs are not hard to climb on. Trust your instruments; they are for safety.

Lots of reviews that scared me because I am only 5ft. Height recommendations were at least 5’3”. I would agree: Don’t hike alone if you are less than 5’3”. You will need a helping hand; but it is doable and with proper caution, it won’t be much different or more difficult if you were taller. I have sweaty palms so I used gloves for some gripping onto the rungs. Some obstacles were easier for me because I am shorter (bf is 6 ft). Be calculated. Plan your footing before you go for it. It is relatively safe, but many variables that can make the experience different or more difficult. Views during the hike and at the summit are spectacular. You will have rewarding views while climbing the rungs, or boulders and not only at the summit. Have loads of fun!

It’s done. Did it. 10/10/2019. I am 58 with achy knees. Always wanted to do this hike. Held back for 2 years because of knee issues. This year it’s different. Knees felt good. 2 hiking trips to Big Sur, Andrew Molera Ridge and Bluff seemed easy. Another trip to Redwoods was awesome. Glen Berry, James Irvine, Tall Trees hikes were cakewalked. I was ready for South Kaibab, phantom, bright angel. Embarked on Hikers Express at 7am. For sure I will be back before dark. Did bring headlights just Incase. Off I went, solo like always. Coming down South Kaibab was interesting. Seemed innocent. Soon enough I felt the strain as the persistent pounding of downhill taking its toll on the groin and knees. Took out my hiking poles after skeletal point to brace myself against gravity. By the time I viewed the magnificent opening of the river, I was joyed, with aches. The gradual descent to the Colorado River was so amazing. Enjoyed all of it. Crossing the SK Bridge was emotional. Some that I dreamed of for nights. Took some memorable photos East and West. Roaring sound of the Colorado is magical. Off to phantom, along the way Bright Angel camp ground. Heading back now. Seeing the Bright Angel foot bridge was delightful. Helicopter flow overhead as I approached. Crossing with tremors under my feet, what an experience. Once on the other side, I felt different. Sand under my feet. Yes, sand. Unexpected. However I stride ahead. Indian Garden, here I come. Gonna rest a little there. I walked and walked. Where am I going? I thought IG was just around the corner. Oh no. It’s miles away. I kept on going. Sipping away on my water prep. I hear water, more and louder water flowing. I see green. Vegetations, lot of it. But where is Indian Garden. No where insight. Oh oh. Muddy trail, hop and step on rocks. Jumping from side to side. No worries, all well. But getting tired. But it’s okay, cause IG is just up ahead. No, no. More streams to cross, more muddy trails. Finally, there IG. Water resource, resting ground. Keep on going, it’s getting late. 4.5 miles and 3000 feet to climb. Never felt these miles to be so long. Okay, it’s all mental now. 3 mile rest. 1.5 mile rest. It’s 5:45pm. Took out the headlight. Keep on going. My, sunset sure is different below the rim. Bit scary. Still a ways from the south rim. It’s dark now. Very dark. Losing balance due to lack of visual efferent input. Okay, one step at a time. Can be done. Never thought that last mile would be so destructive on my knees, thighs, ego. 7:30pm. Up on the rim. Standing next to the Bright Angel Trail stone. Done. I did it. Next year will be rim to rim. Just need to convince myself to go up on South Kaibab. Hum. Will see.

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
16 hours ago

Beautiful hike and there’s lot of snow right now! Be aware that the first half of the trail is completely up hill which can be strenuous and the road in is pretty rough. Spikes aren’t necessary but I highly recommend hiking poles they were a huge help for balance up/down steep snowy hills! Was pretty foggy and cold today but the lake was still beautiful, definitely going to go back in the spring.

hiking
muddy
16 hours ago

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muddy
over grown
rocky
16 hours ago

I really enjoyed it. I just wish it was longer. In my opinion, it's not really a mountain bike trail. It's more of a rugged, pure hiking trail. I took it in a clockwise direction. Be sure to get a map from the front office and take a compass so you don't lose the trail. I took the blue trail. It was marked pretty good.

hiking
rocky
scramble
16 hours ago

My 18 and 23 year old daughters did this hike today. Very challenging but also fun and memorable. We started at 2:30 PM on Sunday and finished at 7:30 PM using our iPhone flashlights. We just had sneakers and not hiking shoes or trail running shoes so we all had aching feet. But spectacular views, pictures, and boulder scramble was worth it!

It actually turned out being 4.4 miles. We went counter clockwise per another all trailer’s recommendation & it was so worth it. Beautiful trees & fall colors, beautiful sounds of the leaves blowing in the wind. Great day, great hike.

hiking
17 hours ago

We started the trail going clockwise at the visitor center. We checked out the cave and did some rock scrambling before going on. We turned left and did part of Fillmore trail before continuing. By the time we got to Dripping Springs trail intersection we needed a restroom. We walked 1/2 mile back down to the visitor center and restrooms. We then headed back up Dripping Springs trail. It is a wide trail that is completely covered with small loose gravel - a pain to walk in. When we reached the top we discovered there was a restroom there so we had added another mile to our hike by returning to the visitor center. All three trails: Crawford loop, Fillmore, and Dripping Springs make for a nice 4 - 5 hour hike if you take time to eat lunch and play on the rocks. Interesting history on all trails. We saw 7 deer and lots of different birds. A fun day!

This traverse is by far the most amazing memory and experience I have ever been on! Absolutely perspective altering and breathtaking.

hiking
17 hours ago

Really beautiful trail. My Apple Watch clocked it at just under 8 miles round trip. We took our time to enjoy the scenery, and took a breather at the turnaround point (3.8 miles). All in all, it took us about 4.5 hours to complete. We went on a Monday, arrived around 11:45 AM, and had to wait 25 minutes to get in to park. Well worth the wait. There are restrooms in the parking lot. A lot of people near the beginning of the trail, but not everyone will hike all the way to the end, so it may start crowded, but it will clear out. Plan on bringing an extra pair of shoes for the ride home, as they may get wet. There are 13 creek crossings, and it’s shaded most of the way. I wouldn’t recommend starting this trail past 2 PM if you plan on hiking to the end and back. You are in the canyon, and covered by trees so it gets darker sooner. We were surprised at the number of people just heading in as we were heading out. Enjoy it though, this hike is beautiful!

hiking
17 hours ago

steep hike but so worth it! amazing views of a beautiful junction. take the time to explore the town too, really beautiful with amazing history!

on Caron Park Falls

hiking
private property
17 hours ago

It was horrid!!!!!!!!!

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