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This was a great, moderate trail. Mostly uphill for the first half and then a nice downhill going back. It was not a steep incline but was steady and manageable. Nice mix of shade and sun, lots of different terrain and foliage. Lots of rocks, wear appropriate shoes. We arrived at 8am on a Saturday, parking lot was pretty full already and expected to have a lot of company on the trail but it was surprisingly quiet. Bathroom is gross, but at least there is one. Very easy trail to navigate, well marked. Saw a couple horses on the trail, lots of various kinds of animal poop, huge lizards, a couple bunnies and a very small stream. Would be good for dogs although we didn't see any. Lots of bugs in some areas.
Many options to extend the hike when you arrive at 4 corners. Great workout for a casual hiker, I would go back for sure. Candy store at the parking lot too! Yum! Have fun!
went to the South Side it was more difficult than I thought make sure you take the trail and not the one towards the canyon because you have a choice to go left or right and we went the wrong way first (Right) and probably 2 miles out of our way it was pretty hot and the hike was pretty far three miles up and down Rocky trails we forgot to bring water which was a bad idea the waterfall was cooler than I thought it was going to be! busy with kids thro
Beautiful Hike, about 7.5 miles long if you go South side all the way up to the bridge and back by North side. Expect to walk 4 hours. Few beautiful benches along the way to have a picnic! When parking lot is full, ranger gives a map to alternative parks, but if only one or two cars in line, it makes sense to wait for parking spot to become available. Beware of TICKS! Ticks BITE. Cell phone reception is mostly unavailable, so make sure app has complete map downloaded before you go out. Battery should drain by the end of the hike :) Don't regret the Great Egret trail! :)
Great walk, only went about half way and back -didn't reach the trail intersection. Not much to see, but lots to hear. Explored two 50's car body's crushed, and shot full of holes. No traffic, easy access, only parking for about four vehicles.