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Great place to take your dog and let them run around. Also beautiful sunsets and you can ride sleds

This is a truly unique hiking experience. It was much more challenging than I expected due to a lot of climbing some pretty decent dunes with soft sand.

If you bring a dog, most definitely bring some poop bags with you. This isn't the place to leave pet mess.

And don't forget to bring lots of water, even if you plan to hike only part of the way.

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14 days ago

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26 days ago

One of a kind experience! Hiking in early morning or early evening in the is best IMHO due to cooler temperature, higher chances of spotting wildlife, and excellent shading on the sand dunes. We were there early September.

Easy trail moderate inclines with good scenic view into the valley and not to far off the main road of 82. Nice little waterfall to take pictures at good easy trail.

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28 days ago

wear your sunblock!

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1 month ago

This trail reinforces the fact that a "hard" trail in the mountains is in a totally different league from a "hard" trail where I live in north Texas. This was both the most challenging and most scenic trail I've ever hiked. If you are an inexperienced hiker wanting to push your boundaries, the first 2.5 miles of this trail will do the trick. To go beyond 2.5 takes a lot of effort.

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1 month ago

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3 months ago

We did this trail back in Feburary and it is easily one of the best hikes ive done. We drove in to the top of the mountain using backroads and left another car at the bottom. Even though we only did a straight through hike, it is still very challenging

Thanks to the douche bag who spray painted up there.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

Have driven this road several times. Always a pleasure to drive.