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Evening hike was great. Lots of shade and the trail follows the river the entire hike - very majestic. Not to steep and the trail is easy to follow. Bring some bug spray. There are mosquitoes in a few patches. Totally awesome rope swing at the 1-mile mark. Scary but a lot of fun. There is a waterfall at mile two. As for camping - not that great. There are about three or four areas with pre-built fire pits and benches, but only enough room for one tent (maybe two small tents), but you would be right on the trail. So I’ll bookmark this as a great day-hike and leave it at that.

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snow
2 days ago

Hiked 5/30/20. It was such a beautiful hike. You pass two other lakes until you get up to Emerald, which is VERY iced over at the moment. Dream Lake and the other smaller one at the beginning are all water and it is amazing and breathtaking for pictures and views the whole way up. Friendly marmots and chipmunks greeted us at the top and WILL try to break into your snacks. We brought our spikes but my boyfriend did not find them necessary, while I found them very helpful.

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muddy
scramble
2 days ago

Hiked this trail today. Easy walking until you get to the rope. Make sure to keep going under the small waterfall. The actual Parker Falls is down in the holler. There’s some great camping sites as well.

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snow
2 days ago

The trail was amazing! I just moved here and this was my first real mountain hike! It’s definitely hard for someone like me who isn’t use to the altitude and who’s a little out of shape but it was a gorgeous trail. There is some packed snow in some parts passed the 1st lake and going up to emerald got sketchy but going down was fun!! People basically made a slide in the snow so I sent it and basically toboggan the whole way down. Super fun!

This trail made for a very nice and relatively easy overnight backpack trip in early April. I camped in one of the campsites about around the 4 mile point. There were 2 very nice springs near where I camped. The trail was not overgrown during the time I went. It was marked very nicely and I believe it is one of the better 8-10 mile loop hikes near the St. Louis area.

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no shade
2 days ago

Interesting walk near the Yacht Club and US Coast Guard Station on the Genesee River. The Summerville Pier runs parallel to the Charlotte Pier on the other side of the river. Unlike the smooth surface of the Charlotte Pier, the Summerville Pier has uneven surfaces and broken concrete. Ok for a walk on a nice day but use caution if walking on a wet surface or if very windy since no side railings. Lots of duck guano on the pier to dodge.

hiking
2 days ago

I did this as a day hike on 5/30/20. My AllTrails app tracked me at 13.1 miles, my friends tracked 14 so I don’t think the 10.6 is correct. We parked at the furthest parking lot, we entered down Crack-in-the-wall, climbed out at Jacob Hamblin Arch, we immediately veered left at the top and did not follow cairns going straight. This cuts you straight through to the parking lot, my AllTrails app was helpful here. Crack in the wall was not as bad as I expected based on reviews. I did use ropes climbing out at JHA, they were already there so it was a quick option AND I only had a day pack. If I had an overnight backpack this climb would be slow and very sketchy without a rope. There are quite a few springs all along the canyon floor and the tall sandstone walls create good shade in a lot of places. This hike took us 7 hours plus almost 1.5 hrs drive, one way on Hole-in-the-rock road. I enjoyed every bit of this canyon, beUTAHful!

This bad boy was hard! Like others have said there’s a lot of overgrown brush with thorns, so dress accordingly. Mostly exposed, no water available and over 5k elevation gain. This hike is no joke but the views at the top were stunning. There’s still patches of snow on the small trek along the ridge to the peak but they were easily avoidable.

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bugs
2 days ago

Trail is short to get to heart rock. You’ll have to climb down some rocks to see it. Plenty of shade and not a lot of people. If you follow all trails it will lead you directly to the dirt parking area on the left of the road. Trail wasn’t very packed on Monday at 10 am. But the bugs were insane!!!!!! Flying and buzzing around you the whole trail way. Even after putting repellent on. I was bit several times. Besides the bugs it’s a beautiful hike!

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off trail
2 days ago

I love this place! Sometimes I go on a leisurely walk down the trail, and sometimes I fish here. It’s always gorgeous. There is some fantastic fishing. Please keep in mind that if you choose to follow the side trails off the main trail to stay observant. I ran into a Water Moccasin, which are very aggressive and venomous. There are also beavers here that will sometimes swim up to the surface of the water to check people out (I’ve had this happen twice), so please respect their environment and their dams if you find them.

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bugs
off trail
2 days ago

Real nice hike being so close to North Bend.

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muddy
rocky
2 days ago

Definitely on the “moderate” end. Not great for family hiking. Beautiful but rough terrain.

Good flat trail with decent shade for a hot day. We walked for a few minutes past the longest bridge and waterfall, then turned back because the trail became overgrown with poison oak. The trail didn’t feel crowded because a lot of folks headed down to the river.

Don’t hike the trail if your only goal is to see the lower viewpoint cuz it’s closed :( Still a nice trail tho

Great trail! I must have taken some wrong turns as it was more than 5.6 miles but a great time overall. falls area a bit crowded. I would honestly call the yellow trail part moderate vs easy. White trail part is very easy.

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scramble
2 days ago

Nice little trail that’s easy to follow. Heavily trafficked. If you’re going to the first waterfall I think anyone can do it. Getting to the second one is more difficult due to the dirt being very slippery but it’s not impossible. Coming down from the second waterfall was tough. My boyfriend and I slipped and fell a few times scuffing ourselves but we were fine.

hiking
2 days ago

One of my favorite trails close to Fort Collins. Makes for a very difficult trail run and you can add on distance via the meadows (4.5 miles to the top of the rock from the trail head). Regardless the meadows direction is much more beautiful and is a must!

I went on a gorgeous sunny day and it was quite congested, both parking lots and the trails. I’d highly recommend getting their early on weekends. It was so packed cars were parking on the side of the road, which there were endless “No Parking” signs and those who did were issued tickets. There are two lots; one closer to the merry go round and another quarter of the mile up near the inn. The app says it was a moderate hike, however, if not experienced, it would be challenging. Very steep and slick slabs of rock must be climbed. The views are spectacular and well worth the exhaustion.

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muddy
2 days ago

Turned this short out and back into a fun little overnighter. It was cold and wet but we had a good time all the same. The trail is in good condition (just a little snow) and there are some vistas if you're willing to hike a little off trail. If you live on the OP, definitely add this to your day hike repertoire.

This was a really pretty trail from Rincon Road. It was kind of steep and rocky but once you got to the bottom of the hill, it was nice and breezy. The trail runs along the river and there are quite a few places to stop and enjoy the water. I went with my 5 year old and 7 year old, they both walked the whole time and enjoyed playing in the water.

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fee
muddy
2 days ago

Entrance to the park is $5. This trail seems short but is actually very tough to go down and especially back - it has 500+ steps. The views are definitely worth the effort! Some people go into the waterfall - seems really nice to chill out in hot summer. We went there close to sundown so not many people at all.

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muddy
2 days ago

Great trail for kids. Amazing waterfall views. A little muddy.

running
2 days ago

Enjoyed this for trail running though a bit of log scrambling - rewarded with roaring creek sounds, bird songs and peaceful views of the pond at the end on the backdrop of majestic peaks . Nice and dry.

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fee
2 days ago

Entrance to the park is $5 per car. This trail is hardest and most worth the views is the first 2 miles before getting to the actual loop. So definitely worth adding those extra miles. The east side is the most exciting, but the west side has no overlooks, and closer to north you just see views of town in a valley, while on the east closer to south you see beautiful rocks and nature.

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bugs
over grown
2 days ago

The trail is narrow and trees and bushes are a little over grown but I still enjoyed this trail very much!

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