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loved the view and historic feel of a piece of Washington's past of the railroad

Went 7/19/18- Left Phoenix at 6:30 am and arrived at 8:30. Perfect weather to get started! The walk down was a breeze, but we accidentally didn’t follow the fossil springs trail at the bottom (rookie mistake) so we added on an extra mile. Once we got on track we made it to the waterfall by following the sign for trails/the dam. Had the place all to ourselves! The water was cold but refreshing and crystal clear. We packed a sandwich to split, apples, and protein bars which we munched on in the 1.5 hours we stayed.
Now the hike up was no joke. Saving graces- Brought a hand towel to wipe our feet off before putting shoes back on and I soaked it in the water and it kept cold on my neck the whole walk. Found perfect walking sticks and I’m not sure I would have made it back without it to push me up. Refilled any and all water bottles in the spring.
It was 82 degrees climbing out, took us exactly two hours with stopping probably 20 times, and we went through 3 liters each of water the whole day. I’m not going to lie- definitely not for beginners, especially not in the heat! My boyfriend and I are both in decent shape and we each had our “I can’t go on” moments!

Definitely difficult, the trail can be hard to see behind the mountain and the area right before reaching the Y is a bit difficult, steep sides, narrow trail..we came down the face of the y and it was way too hot. My dad ended up with heat stroke so I would definitely suggest starting there and ending in slate canyon. The view behind that mountain is INCREDIBLE.

What I expected in the Pacific NW!

Got turned around at Panorama Point due to snow but still incredible!

The 360 degree view at the top is nothing short of AMAZING! Starts out with some steeps, and there is a little scrambling at the top, but all in all well worth the time spent. Recommend this hike.

Incredibly difficult. Didn’t think I was going to make it a few times. A lot of climbing up rocks and such. But the views were so incredibly worth it!! I would do it again. When I recover. Lol

Nice trail! Mostly well maintained except the southern rim is along a gully where it’s getting rough. The recorded starting point is North Trailhead where there’s no parking pay station at the parking lot. Just less than a mile away to the right at the main parking lot (West Trailhead) , there’re pay station and bathrooms.

Went with my wife to see the grand canyon. decided to hike it. Left at 1030 am with one water bottle apiece. Got to phantom ranch around 130. Had some lemonade. Put our feet in the Colorado. Got back to the top around 5. Heat wasnt too bad. There was still snow on the ground. Ate tons of cheese balls and oreos on the way home.

Beautiful find in the middle of suburbia. Not a fan of suburbia, so this is a gem to me.

hiking
23 hours ago

Best of the dz trails I've done in the area over the last 2 weeks. The best trails are the ones the mountain bikers have done and keep up. I would've rated this higher if there weren't so many homeless people living here and using it for their dump... The backside between the 2 pedestrian bridges shouldn't be done by women or children. Sketchy at best... The creek itself looks like a chemical wasteland. Heard one frog jump. Saw no other life in it.

This was a pleasant surprise! There are lots of wildflowers and fantastic views from the top. It has a good mix of aspen forest and open meadows with sagebrush and flowers. We went right at the fork for shade on the way up, and the way down was stunning -- views the whole way. The trail is a little steep and slippery in a few spots, but quite do-able; I was fine without, but it might be a good idea to bring a stick if you're unsure.

Awesome hike with incredible views of Bryce’s main attractions. Every time I thought I took the most beautiful photo I turned the next corner and found an even better spot. Get on the trail early to avoid the heat and the crowds. Bring two liters of water minimum.

hiking
23 hours ago

haven't been here in a bit, they redirected the trail, a lot more switchbacks this way, so it makes it a bit easier, very well maintained and very well marked... bring water! awesome view,well worth the work to get there :)

Trail was awesome, one of the best we’ve hiked in Colorado! Well maintained, long switch backs....and the flowers were outstanding.

trail running
23 hours ago

Nice, easy trail run! Very scenic and enjoyable.

backpacking
23 hours ago

It is very steep and rocky. The hike is hard and the only water source was 1.5 miles from the lake. A great lake and very quiet and beautiful, but HHHHHAAARD if you ware backpacking. At least I know I can backpack now but it was brutal in the sun before the monsoon season.

hiking
23 hours ago

Nice, well marked trail through terrain which included prairie, wooded areas and hills. Beautiful scenery!! Prairie was in full bloom and the smells were wonderful.
Recommend hiking the trail counterclockwise which allows the longest and steepest grade to be downhill for the last portion of hike.
Make sure you have a camera to capture wildlife. Please remember it's Wildlife which means you may see some or maybe not, but it's there. More than likely they are watching you.

hiking
23 hours ago

Great hiking trail! Having open heart surgery 3 months ago, I would say it was Easy to moderate. Great views of the mountains and water. Would definitely do it again!

hiking
23 hours ago

great hike
waterfall and creek provided
great views
I hiked to the goose creek campground and back up to the snowmobile parking area
below average rocks to negotiate on the trail
hike back up is intense
moderate overall hike

hiking
23 hours ago

Great trail! Beautiful lakes, wildflowers, wildlife and mountains. It’s a push to the final lake, and save food, water and energy for the final mile back to the trailhead because the hike down to the creek is tough to hike back up at the end of 10 miles! We started early to avoid the heat, but there were people headed out as we finished with one 12oz bottle of water! Please be prepared with at least a liter of water, electrolytes and snacks...we live in the mountains and we needed all these...flatlanders will really need them!

hiking
23 hours ago

Amazing view, the way down is at first a bit steep, but then levels out (and is a bit boring).

hiking
23 hours ago

Super easy. We have had people of all ages and ability complete this with us.

amazing - awesome views

one of my favorite spots in maui

nothing better for chill walk

23 hours ago

loved. amazing finish

First time at this trailhead- loved it. As everyone else says- first .75 miles kicks is tough but the views are so amazing you still love it. IMPORTANT: I lost my prescription sunglasses. I think it was where I at lunch- right before the last down before the final summit to Grizzly. If you see them please retrieve and I will reward you along with shipping 973-479-8091 Thanks.

Fun outing with the kids. Didn’t enter the narrows due to flood probability. Would love to come back with better conditions and let the kids play in the river.

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