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
2 days ago

We loved this one! Especially hiking up and catching the sunset at the top and then we hiked down in the dark. We had the trail to ourselves! Watch out for rattlesnakes though. We had an encounter with one right in the middle of the trail. Our gps device said this was more like 7.5 miles rt.

A brutal beast of a hike! Long and winding and gradual for many miles and then the heartbreak ridge to thw summit which truly lived up to the name. We were pretty much exhausted by making the summit and the steep loose rock on the way down was not fun. Amazing views and lovely forests much of the time. 10 hours from start to finish. Very sore and bug bitten the next day but have a great sense of accomplishment.

While this iconic arch is still a great hike and sight to behold it isn't my favorite in the park.

on South Sister Trail

hiking
blowdown
no shade
off trail
rocky
snow
washed out
2 days ago

One of the hardest hikes I’ve done. The first mile in is preparing you for what’s ahead.. which is a long long long hike up rocks on top of rocks that never seem to end. I had to empty by hiking boots a few times, the temperature change happened quickly and was breath taking cold! (Thank God for hand warmers & cuddling) We still somehow camped at the top and hiked down first thing in the morning. The view from up there at sunset AND sunrise.. was amazing! Best spot in town. Definitely a difficult hike, but worth the view. Wear good hiking socks and bring extras of everything.. you’ll need them

hiking
snow
2 days ago

Ran into a mother bear with her two cubs on the way down. Pretty scary and delayed my walk about 30 minutes. Made it home safe. Carry bear spray on this hike.

hiking
muddy
rocky
2 days ago

Great trail. It was a bit muddy and rough at times especially with a six year old and a toddler in a back pack. Definitely a better view off path then at the very top but both were amazing. Note there are no good waterfalls on this hike.

Saw an almost full grown black bear in Shadow Canyon this afternoon. Couldn’t tell if cubs were with it. Pretty neat but be aware.

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over grown
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

1st of all - PLEASE STOP bringing your dogs! They can’t manage it! Every single owner was carrying their dog at the end. If you care about your dog don’t bring them here. Trail is flat for the first half and gets very technical and slippery the further you go. Lots of scrambling over sharp large rocks. Graffiti, lots of kids with speakers. Come early for actual nature.

Love the difficulty of the trail but about 8 miles in near the campground the path disappeared. we found several ice age trail markings but no path. ended up taking the highway back to the parking lot clocking out at 13.5 miles. not sure what we missed but there was no path

Gorgeous hike. We intended to only hike to the mill and then back but decided to continue with the loop and didn’t regret it. Beautiful Aspen groves, bubbling streams and fantastic overlooks-this trail didn’t disappoint. Be prepared to share the trail with a lot of mountain bikers-wasn’t a problem though. Get there by 8:30 to get a parking spot in the lot-as it gets crowded after that.

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rocky
2 days ago

Great trail! This was my first high peak. Scenic route with great views! Only complaint is there were long spans of the trail that had no markers, making it confusing at times.

hiking
muddy
2 days ago

Hiked early morning May 30th, before the large crowds arrived later in the day. Was muddy in some areas due to the rain but other than that it was a great hike! Definitely got my heart rate up and the view was amazing. My dog had a great time as well. Highly recommend.

hiking
rocky
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Awesome trail, killer incline. The very top part is closed but didn’t keep people from going around the padlocked doorway.

hiking
2 days ago

There were a few small trees down on the trail due to the storm yesterday, but they were easy to get around or over. Excellent trail conditions otherwise. My five year old hiked with our group with ease.

Quick, relatively easy, out and back 2.5 miler with pretty boardwalks, well-kept paths, and awesome 180+ degree views from the top... would definitely do it again!

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blowdown
bugs
muddy
no shade
over grown
snow
2 days ago

Very challenging hike for our family. Only made it to about 3000’ of 3900’ elevation gain. That was already clocking in at 4.5 miles so I think this trail is closer to 11 or 12 miles total round trip, not the 7.3 listed. A lot of climbing over fallen trees. Some muddy patches, some snow. Spectacular views of Lake Wenatchee and surrounding area. Only ran into about 15 people on the hike.

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