Explore the most popular rock climbing trails 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
10 hours ago

The initial trail made it seem like it was going to be more of a guided stroll and it increased in intensity as you continues.

Hard going! First half straightforward, second half difficult route finding, mostly breaking trail and frequent thigh-high snow. Snowshoes would help a lot! At least there are now two sets of tracks to follow...

This trail actually came out to be closer to 4ish miles and the elevation gain was really not bad! The trail to the cabins/ruins is packed, you could probably even get by without added traction but it did help me (microspikes)! After the cabins I'd recommend snowshoes/skis as it's not packed, I tried to get up to the mining stuff and post-holed the whole time so I turned around. Beautiful views of the mountains both in front and behind, a really good sized parking lot (it does come up on you kind of fast so be prepared!) with no facilities but definitely a great hike! I'd love to see it in summer with no snow too!

hiking
13 hours ago

Beautiful and great as an intro to Joshua Tree hike.

Hiked this on April 20. Didn’t start until 12:50 but that’s because I flew into town in the morning. As others indicate, you will need protection from the sun. I had long sleeves and a wide brim hat. Nothing on the calves though so they got a little toasty. The hike took me 2:35 to the top and 2:20 down. I saved the “mine shafts” for the way down. There are some great views to be had throughout the entire hike and lots of wildflowers this time of year. I didn’t really think the water requirements were that exceptional - I think I had 3 liters overall. Granted had I done this in July or August it would be more. I personally thought the uphill on the second peak was the toughest - that’s where I had to stop the most to rest. While not the most physically difficult trail around, the technical (sure footing) difficulty is enough that you need some experience to expect to do this trail in a reasonable amount of time. It is a good idea to go early though it was nice seeing my last other hiker by mile 4 as a result of starting so late.

Snowy/icy going up and VERY muddy going down, great views though

hiking
14 hours ago

When it rains, the farm that manages trail limits public use but allows paid visitors who are part of a tour through. Lots and lots of tourist - so if you’re looking for a nature hike go elsewhere. If you’re just breezing through, this is a nice stopover

Long, beautiful hike! Bring friends you'll want to share this with them. The view is amazing! You can see Catalina, baldy, Witney....

hiking
14 hours ago

First time hiking a real mountain and I’m officially hooked. Went on 4/22/18 and lucked out with a very clear day. Views of Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood, Mt. Jefferson, and Mt. Rainier. Summiting was an awesome experience!!!

One of my favorites! Short and sweet if you don’t have much time but want a good workout with amazing views fast. You must climb up a portion of the trail. It’s easier than it looks. Going down is a bit harder. Just go back down on your rear end and it’s much easier. Wear shoes with excellent traction and be prepared to get your hands dirty climbing up! It can get crowded so go early.

There are a few options. If you’re not a climber, or are afraid of heights, you can stay on the first level and hike around the base. It’s very pretty and a nice hike in and of itself.

hiking
14 hours ago

Really enjoyed hiking this loop. Great scenery and pretty neat watching the climbers. Only 3 other hikers on a nice April morning, but it did get busy in the parking lot as more people rolled in. Just get there early, or camp nearby as we did. Brought the dogs, they enjoyed it too, despite prickly pears.

This was a great hike. Love the waterfalls and river. There was still snow, but I still was in my running shoes. I would say it is not hard, but moderate for beginners.

good work out..beautiful views

hiking
18 hours ago

If you are doing the 1.2 mile ranger trail straight up and don’t take the loop at the top to the left this is a tough climb right now. The way up was basically a riverbed with all the run off with several patches of sketchy snow and ice. We brought yaktrax for our shoes and still had trouble on the way down. Prepare for mud and wet shoes for a few more weeks here. The views from the top are great. I would rate this trail as hard in these conditions. I am also not convinced the 1.2 is accurate.

hiking
18 hours ago

I am trying to hike this weekend 4/28.. I see some roads are closed. Will I be able to hike to summit still?

Thanks for any advice !
Scotty

hiking
20 hours ago

Great little hike with kids. Was not crowded and nice views.

We began the hike from Old Furnace State Park Parking area near Route 6. Using a map downloaded from DEEP, we began our hike. As other's have noted, there are a number of unmarked trails so you have to pay real close attention to the blazes . The view from the cliff is pretty this time of year (April). The hike itself is an easy one, family and dog friendly. Great starter hike for the hiking season.

hiking
21 hours ago

Great hike! There's a lot of incline both ways, but the view at the top of the mountain is worth it. There is also no shade so make sure you load up on sunscreen and wear a hat.

Took Tuckermans via lions head up and down. Awesome hike, more like a climb- especially the last mile.

Had a great time last weekend even though it was very crowded. Started the hike around 10 AM on a beautiful Saturday. There was one or two parts when we had to wait 15 minutes in line to get through an obstacle. After the summit, the hike is a little boring, but all in all, one of the best day hikes you can do on the east coast. Elderly and unfit people might have some issues with squeezing between rocks and doing some jumps/scrambles, but most people I saw on the trail seemed to do fine. I recommend wearing long pants that at least cover the knees and climbing gloves, or else you will go home with some scratches.

Summer Trail- a beautiful traverse through meadows, forests, past streams, and up across the side of Brokeoff Mountain. Great views of the surrounding Lassen Park. The final 1/3 of the hike has the best views as the trail wraps around the west side of Brokeoff. Plan to spend some time at the peak, as the views of Lassen Peak are great (though be careful, there are many large drop-offs.)

Winter- snow shoeing this hike is also a true joy. We followed a set of tracks that seemed to very closely parallel the summer trail. There is no "avalanche forecast" for the Lassen area so use your best judgement and don't proceed too far past the 1.5mile meadow if the snow appears unsafe. The final 0.5mile of the "winter route" proceeds directly upwards, instead of switch backing. A difficult finish to a moderately difficult climb.

hiking
22 hours ago

I've hiked this trail twice (both in the Fall of 2017) and loved both trips. Can't wait for the Spring/Summer season 2018 to begin. There is an entrance fee to access the trailhead from within the park. The hike maintains a relatively steep progression for most of the ascent. The final 1/3 of the hike up through the Crags is glorious with wonderful views. At the very top, walk 100 yards past the trail-end and there are a a few rocks that can be climbed with ease for great views of Mt. Shasta. Though be careful, as there is a very sizable drop-off on the other end of the rocks.

hiking
1 day ago

My kids and I did this hike a week ago and loved it. It is steep at first, but then it gets easier. This was our first hike of the year, so it was nice to start with a shorter one. My kids (ages 19, 6 and 4) get excited each week to pick a new hike to explore, but so far this was their favorite because of the waterfall.

Great trails out in the woods and the pinnacles are really fun , but lots of climbing. If you’re afraid of heights it’s probably not for you.

Great views atop.

The hike is steep but the view at the top is so worth it. Can’t wait to go again.

hiking
1 day ago

This was a beautiful trail. I got some great pictures and had a good time. I climbed it with a few friends in October 2017. It’s a tough one.

Beautiful hike! Started at 8 am and the weather was great; it was in the high 60s when we started and mid 70s when we got back to our car. The hardest part of the hike was the slab, straight up incline. Must bring water!

Worth the work! Be sure to spend time up at the top!!!

Beautiful trails with diverse terrain. Moderate hiking with some steep inclines and declines but adds to the challenge. Few good places to stop and rest and have some snacks. Muddy and rocky in a few areas but nothing too messy as long as you miss the muddy season. Overall a lot of fun and good exercise.

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