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hiking
10 hours ago

Nice easy to moderate hike depending on fitness level and ability to deal with altitude

Short and easy, be sure to go down the stairs and out to the rocks

Amazing trail. My first hike in Death Valley. Started around noon with a friend and kept quite a good pace, getting to the top in just under 3 hours. Peak had amazing views, although we had some clouds. We were the only ones at the top, so cooked lunch in all peace. Got back down in just over 2 hours, so overall hiking time was 5 hours and the full hike about 6 hours. Getting to the trailhead by a car was a bit bumpy, so reserve enough time and patience for the last 3 miles.

An absolute stunner from start to finish - easily the best (and hardest!) day walk I’ve done. Our trackers clocked 44km total. Did this in mid sept, weather was perfect (not too hot or cold), parked at trailhead at around 7am. Shelter from the sun but trees not dense enough to block your views. Bring 3 litres each of water and make sure your knees are prepared for some intense work! Took us 10.5 hours but didn’t stop for a swim at the top of the falls which I regret. Saw a bear on the way down too! Loved the whole thing!

Wouldn't call it a hike. Paved scenic trail, yes, but lots of photo-ops and no elevation. Great exposure to the hoodoos for folks with a dog, though, since the other trails don't allow my mutt.

hiking
12 hours ago

Great hike, I hiked on Tuesday October 15th. I started at the trailhead at 5:30am, it was about 23 degrees out and there was decent illumination from the moon when the trees weren’t too thick. I took the Cottonwood Lakes Trail to New Army Pass up to the top and then followed Old Army Pass back down. Beautiful views along the entire route. Maintained over 2 mph with 10 minute breaks every 2 miles. I reached the top around 12:30 and started back down around 1:20. That time could probably be shaved down, but I was alone and didn’t want to overdo things. I saw no else on the trail whatsoever throughout day. After plenty of stops for water, snacks, and photos....I reached the end of the trail at 5:45pm with 23 miles on the day. I would say approximately 1 mile was going off trail for stops/photos. There were two small areas that had snow/ice blocking the trail coming down New Army Pass. It was no major issue as there are already paths worked around the snow. I took a 40oz hydro flask with me and filled up in the streams along the route as needed. A flowing stream just past High Lake was the last water spot on New Army Pass, I recommend topping off here. I had trail mix, gummy bears and a couple emergency health bars for food. I suggest following the red highlighted routed to summit verse the black trail lines on the map unless bouldering/rock climbing is your thing. Follow the cairns to the top and you’ll be in good shape. The notebook has been replaced......but writing on the sign is getting worn down, a sharpie could be a quick fix. I’m a fairly experienced hiker/outdoorsman but by no means a pro. Challenging hike, know your limits and have a plan.

hiking
snow
12 hours ago

Easy trail for any skill level. You could complete this in a suit with no problem. Very crowded, even on weekdays. Take the shuttle if arriving later in the morning. Great views of surrounding mountains. Once you’re done with this, do yourself a favor and try the Nymph/Dream/Emerald lakes trail.

hiking
13 hours ago

Do this trail. You won’t regret a single step!

Amazing!

hiking
13 hours ago

Great trail. Loved hiking right by the falls

hiking
13 hours ago

One of the prettiest hikes in Glacier Park! Outstanding views all along the trail & totally exhilarating at the top with a gorgeous panoramic view.

hiking
13 hours ago

Easy and pretty hike and just a preview to what’s to come further up the mountain....Dream and Emerald!

Lovely walk around a beautiful lake with stunning views. Couldn’t have given us a better preview for what was to come...Bear Lake should definitely be your first stop, simply to take in the natural beauty surrounding us!

hiking
14 hours ago

Perfect start toward Emerald, which should definitely be your final destination. Dream is like the precursor to the most stunning views nature has to offer.

hiking
14 hours ago

Probably the most scenic and beautiful hike I’ve experienced thus far. The trail was all ice on Saturday, though, which made it more difficult than it would have been had it not snowed. The steepness of the hike made for great cardio, and the payoff at all of the lakes on the way to Emerald made every step worth it. One part between Nymph and Dream was nightmarish because of the ice and snow, and we watched about 10 people fall around a bend by a cliff, but no injuries! We were all in the same boat! I love this hike and would do it again in a heartbeat next time I visit Colorado. Emerald Lake is one of those places you have to see in person to know it’s real! Stunning in every way!

hiking
14 hours ago

If you want spectacular views, this trail is not for you. If you like hiking in trees and through some grasslands, then you will probably like this hike. No view at trail end, but there is an old piece of farm equipment (possibly a drill for planting seeds) on the left just before the sign post.

hiking
14 hours ago

I did this today in conjunction with Yellowstone peak and the top of El Capitan. This and Yellowstone peak are worth the effort. El cap was not. I couldn’t decide on a favorite between this and Yellowstone. Make sure to go to the peak- not the overlook. The overlook is kind of lame once you’ve been to either one of those overlooks. The hike up is no joke and coming back is no better. Don’t let the idea of “steps” fool you. If a ramp and steps had a baby it would be what this is. Super uneven with rocks not really big or tall enough for a step. Be careful- they’re slippery from many feet and the sand or gravel on top is no help. Whole thing took me 11 hrs 20 min. That’s an extra 6+ miles over just Eagles. Woods between the top of the falls and the overlook is gorgeous too and the trail there is pretty easy and mostly relatively flat.

Nice little trail in the Kolob area of Zion. Pretty short, not too strenuous.

hiking
16 hours ago

Nice walk. Quiet departure for a gentle descent of 40 minutes with the approach of a small cottage with beautiful rows of redwoods. The ride continues on a narrower trail without difficulty. Return by the same way for 50 minutes.

The last part is worth the journey. This is one of the best views of the Buffalo River in the Ponca area. Steady downhill going in and uphill coming out. We have hiked this twice with our kids (9 and 12) but I would not recommend for small children. There are sections with a straight drop off a few feet away from where you have to walk. Not for anyone scared of heights either. Our kids have not had any issues with this trail and we have hiked to the end both times for a picnic. So peaceful and serene.

This was a great adventure! We did it with a group of 6 women (ages 32-60) and we completed it in 10 hrs. We got a private shuttle and started at 7am. We rented dry suits, neoprene socks, boots and poles and we brought dry bags. I would 100% recommend getting all the gear! It makes a huge difference!! We wore lots of layers, had gloves, hats and headbands to keep warm in the morning. We brought and consumed lots of water and lots of food! Bring lots and be prepared! It was a long hike on uneven terrain in amazing canyons. It was definitely hard and tiring but a great adventure.

hiking
17 hours ago

Hiked on 10/13 and waterfall was flowing nicely. So much to see and explore on this trail. One of our favorite hikes to do in the Ponca area. Our kids (9 and 12) spent 30-45 minutes exploring the cob cave by the falls. This is a great trail for all ages.

hiking
rocky
17 hours ago

amaizing experience; I'm planning to do it next year

This trail was such a blast and views are incredible. Quick hike up and not nearly as "scary" or difficult as previous reviews. Trail is very well marked with blue paint. Iron rungs are tons of fun. I am 5'3 and had no issue. Made it up in 30ish minutes on a busy day. would 100% recommend this hike to anyone visiting Acadia.

Navajo Loop is beautiful - Queens Garden is meh

Hiked Wed, Oct 16. I went from Glacier Gorge trailhead. I got there at 7:45am and there were only a few other cars. It’s 2.4 to Mills Lake from that TH. Trail was average but the lake was beautiful. Totally worth the trip. It’s starting to freeze over. Lots of ice on the trail - I recommend spikes, I was sliding on some of the steeper parts. Pretty easy trail overall. The aspens have all dropped - would have been beautiful 2 weeks ago. Super sad to see how many people have carved their names into the aspens. Weather was ok. October mornings are cloudy. It was about 50 degrees but the wind was brutal, especially at the lake. Made it feel in the 30s. I saw some people in shorts on the way down and they looked miserable. I had the lakes to myself (I went to Jewel lake just around the corner - made it 6.25 miles roundtrip) and I was really surprised but thankful. The way down was pretty packed. I was glad to get there early. Lots of large groups and cars were pouring into the area. About 3 hours round trip with some time spent at the lakes. Awesome way to start a Wednesday!

hiking
rocky
18 hours ago

Super small trail but totally worth it for stunning views. There are a TON of people though, so be aware of crowded conditions. Hiked: August 4, 2019

Beautiful temperature of 46-50F on 10.14.19 from 11am to 5pm. gorgeous mushrooms everywhere! View was breathtaking around the ridge. great time.

hiking
18 hours ago

Great trail even though there was no actual Joshua trees to be seen but there is a variety of plant and animal life to be enjoyed. Started the trail before sunrise and hiked about 6 hours out and back with time to sit eat a snack and enjoy the amazing view. I would definitely suggest adding the Mastadon mine loop into this hike worth the extra mile.

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