Explore the most popular National Parks 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.

hiking
icy
snow
4 days ago

Would’ve been difficult without spikes. Super windy by/ on the lakes, snow goggles would’ve been nice. Very rewarding hike!!

Amazing trail - icy towards the end. I would recommend starting this trail before 10 AM in order to explore everything at the top. Completed December 2019.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice flat trail the first two miles or so, steady incline not bad steep, but I’d say about 1.5-2 miles of it is up hill. Some good views along the way.

ohv/off road driving
washed out
4 days ago

First part of the trail was good. About a mile in the road is washed out to about four feet deep. If you have a small vehicle ( Jeep or Toyota) you can make it on the tight side of the trail

hiking
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

Fun trail as long as you watch where you step. Steep incline up to chimney rock, but after that it’s smooth sailing! I’d recommend getting there early. We went on a Sunday afternoon and had difficulty finding parking.

hiking
4 days ago

Did this back in August 2015 on my very first visit n Yosemite. Was pretty dry in August with only light sprays. Pretty cool to have seen it on several visits since 2015 in various stages of flow or lack thereof

Glacier Point Road closed to vehicle traffic in winter. From badger Pass it is 4.3 miles to ostrander trailhead. Then the trail up and back. I did not make it to the lake this time. Leave very early to get in the complete hike. Snow on road to trailhead all the way. Everybody on cross country skis or snowshoes. No need. I wore my regular hiking boots with wool socks.

hiking
4 days ago

To find the start of the trail, look for the marker where the Mt. Marshall trail and Jordan River intersect. The start of the peak trail is right behind this marker. It’s hidden, but as you start walking back behind the marker, up the hill, you’ll end up seeing the trail as the most beaten in path through the bush. It’s really straight up fast. An awesome workout, but it’s very over grown and easy to loose the trail. Good news, you will still see blue blazes on trees marking the way in some parts. I recommend doing this trail in winter, the views are great and with the brush dead, it’s way easier to navigate. I do NOT recommend this trail in summer. It would be tick city. We had one tick on us even in February.

hiking
4 days ago

Hiking gets a little difficult the last half. Huge elevation increase. Also parking was really inconvenient. BUT the hike is beautiful. Be prepared to wear shoes and clothing that are okay to get dirty. Super muddy.

Beautiful trail with a great view of the rocks. North Canyon isn’t as well marked as the first bit of the trail.

hiking
4 days ago

Great lookout to see a huge arch up close. It looks deceivingly smaller in pictures so if you have the chance I’d stop here. Nice views as well.

Great short hike

hiking
icy
muddy
scramble
4 days ago

Amazing trail! Patchy ice made it more difficult. Proper footwear is a must! Hikers, please be courteous to one another. There is only one way up and down the steep rocks.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice lookout. Worth the 5 minutes especially when there’s no crowds in the winter.

hiking
4 days ago

Nice view. Worth it to stop for 5min especially when there’s only a few other cars in the lot.

hiking
4 days ago

Amazing views!!! This was our favorite lookout spot that we went to. Super short walk to the lookout.

Decent trail, think there are better ones inside the park that are the same length (Hidden Valley, and Cap trails)

hiking
4 days ago

Nice strenuous hike to get your sweat on.

Great easy trail tucked away in jumbled rock piles

hiking
scramble
4 days ago

Hiked on 2/17 and the trail was in great condition. A little bit of snow at the top, but no micro spikes required. Would suggest bringing a pair of gloves for the ropes as they were still frozen and were tough on the hands. I didn’t think the trail was much of a scramble, but my partner did, so I guess it just depends on the type of person you are. The birds at the top are SUPER aggressive. One tried to snatch a granola bar out of my hand so PLEASE stop feeding the wildlife out there. Overall it was a super fun hike! Would definitely recommend for more experienced hikers!

hiking
icy
off trail
rocky
4 days ago

Great trail and an amazing opportunity to enjoy the waterfalls and landscapes in Yosemite. Different levels is difficulty for different peoples but always with fun and great spirit. Get ready for some missing parts and extra difficulties in some areas that could be slippery and just enjoy!!!

hiking
muddy
4 days ago

It is a good trail with a few nice views (probably only visible in the winter) and interesting ruins from an old lodge. It was pretty muddy, though.

hiking
no shade
scramble
4 days ago

I definitely think the word “flat” is a bit misleading, because some of those dunes are intense! But this was a beautiful way to experience the scenery of White Sands without being fearful of getting lost in the desert.

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