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hiking
2 days ago

Trail is in pretty good condition. Ropes are not that hard. Good workout and amazing view on top.

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scramble
2 days ago

Beautiful views with a bit of a scramble to get to the top.

Short and easy trail with great views!

Quick easy hike with kiddos! Gorgeous view of the glacier. It was paved about halfway and a really well done trail the rest of the way.

While this iconic arch is still a great hike and sight to behold it isn't my favorite in the park.

With seven different arches with options for all levels of difficulty I highly recommend this hike if you visit.

Quick easy hike with kids age 0-12y, trail mostly dry, managed fine in chacos/Keens, lots of fun creek crossings, raging falls and beautiful view of the region from the top. We were there early about 4p and only saw a couple other people.

This was a great hike. Not your typical “hard” hike as it didn’t have much elevation gain, but it was very technical and took balance to make it through. We pulled through the park at 6AM on a Friday morning and were unable to get a parking spot at the trailhead, but able to snag a spot around the first bend off the side of the road. Definitely recommend the poles and rental shoes as they were a life saver. I also recommend a dry bag if you’re planning to make it to the spring. The water hit just a bit below my collar bone (I’m 5’6’’for reference), at the deepest point where the spring and cave were. Also, the canyon forks at the point where you hit Wall Street (to the right), but there’s also a slot canyon (to the left). Definitely recommend checking out the slot canyon if you have the upper body strength to hoist yourself up over a rocky wall.

Such a fun hike, great variety, fun to pass Nymph and Dream Lakes on the way, amazing views. Dream to Emerald is mostly packed snow but we did it with kids age 0-12yo and all in Chacos/Keens and were ok.

This trail is great for any level. It’s well maintained and is easy to navigate. There are several amazing views throughout. The view of the lake at the top is beautiful and well worth it

NO DOGS!

this hike was magical amazing rocks and the pond gives it an extra touch. I should came earlier to enjoyed more of this magical spot.

I enjoyed this hike easy glad I went early because it was nice and cool.

Tiny parking lot, short but beautiful. The lake is small but there are fish. Had the trial all to ourselves. The mountains and meadows reflecting off the lake didn’t look real. It was perfect. Accidentally walked up the backside of the lake straight into a sunbathing bison. He was nice. I backed away slowly and all was well. Thank you for hospitality and not trampling me mister or miss or gender neutral bison! Happy trekking.

Great hike. Trail is not closed. Steep rock steps getting up to Gem lake. Then lots of downhill (which you have to climb up on the way back) to get to Balanced Rock. Crowded trail up to Gem Lake, but not very many people on Trail from Gem to Balanced Rock. Beautiful aspen groves and unusual rock formations. Stunning views of Estes Park and the front range. According to trail signs, this is an 8 mile there and back trail.

Such an great hike. Beware of the altitude. You don’t realize how high you are when you start this. Take it slow especially if you’re carrying a big pack. The alpine lakes are gorgeous and sleeping next to them under the moonlight is something you need to experience. The light just reflects off the granite and lake, lighting up the whole area. If you go after October it can get COLD. Be prepared. Fair warning use the bear storage lockers or bring a canister. I didn’t realize i left a few bars in my pack and had a black bear sniffing outside my vestibule. It was a cold fun night. Happy Trekking!

Fun warm up and first time hike if you’ve never visited JT. If you ever get to see the dam with water it’s pretty amazing. The early morning reflections off the water is worth the short hike.

Fun short hikes that exposes you to a bunch of different terrain from canyons, to mountains and of course the traditional Joshua tree landscape. As with most desert hiking there isn’t much shade so dress appropriately, bring water and enjoy! Happy trekking!

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no shade
off trail
scramble
2 days ago

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rocky
2 days ago

I and my friend started this hike at 2 am so that we could reach summit by sunrise. We were so scared because there was no one else on that trail and it was a dark night. It was fun in a way that we walked so fast that we reached an hour before the sunrise. Watching sunrise was worth it though. I found getting down was tougher that climbing actually.

hiking
no shade
2 days ago

You've got to do this trail in Bryce! It's amazing. With bathroom, lunch, and lots of photo breaks, it took us ~4.5hrs. First, get there early. The parking lot at Fairyland Point was 3/4 full at 8am. Plus, there is little shade, so getting out before the sun gets too hot is also a bonus. I recommend going right (most people seemed to be going left). I was sooo happy we went right because we started with a little bit of incline and then had a lot of decline with breathtaking views. I love to enjoy the views without being out of breath. :) Then the last incline at the end is only 1 mile instead of 1.7 miles! If you go to the right, about 2 miles in, you can step off the trail to use the restroom at the general store. We did the Navajo and Peekaboo Loop combination a couple of days ago. Despite Fairyland being ~8.5ish miles (vs ~6 miles for Navajo / Peekaboo), I personally found Fairyland to be easier because the inclines felt a lot less intense. Maybe I would've felt differently if we started the trail to the left. If I had to prioritize based on views, I would choose to do the Navajo / Peekaboo combination. If you have more time in Bryce, then Fairyland is a great second hike. We passed a good number of people, mostly runners, but it never felt crowded. The app says it's 7.8 miles, but our trip clocked in at 8.5ish. The 8.5 miles did not include the Tower Bridge out-and-back. We decided to skip it because you get great views of it a couple of times as you pass along the main trail. It's been a really long time since I've hiked this far, and I found it to be pleasantly moderate... Maybe the views distracted me.

So, choose your destiny. You can go rainbow falls or bullhead to start. We did rainbow falls. Signs were everywhere to help you make sure you’re still set. Didn’t see bears but great views in multiple spots. Make sure to get there before 8AM main parking lot gets packed fast. If not there are spots everywhere. Some parts are very rocky and paths are small. Make sure to wear pants at least. Enjoy!

Incline all the way to the falls but worth the hike.

hiking
2 days ago

Awesome trail, killer incline. The very top part is closed but didn’t keep people from going around the padlocked doorway.

Great hike with my kids (10 and 13). Lots of different things to see. Even if you don’t make it to the end this hike is worth it!

hiking
scramble
2 days ago

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