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Today was the first time my family and I have hiked this trail. It was beautiful! However, we, as beginning hikers/ backpackers were quite exhausted at the end of this "moderate" trail.

Boulder valley is 4.5 miles of sweet sweet abuse that leaves you craving more domination at the hands of mother neature. Thank you mother. May I have another??

This trail is awesome for a simple day hike!

This is a gorgeous trail with lots of interesting sites to see along the way. A really beautiful hike!

Difficult but awesome hiking trail. Not for younger children. I brought my 7 yr old and 13 yr old boys. We started at 8 am and ended near 6 pm for the entire trail. So I would find a babysitter for the long trail. The swimming trails are okay for children as long as they aren't very clumsy. The hike itself is intense. Be sure you have everything you need because once you overcome half of the trail, there's no turning back. Stay hdrated!!!! Eat!!!!

As good as it gets

Loved the scenery and definitely gets your heart rate up

Great trail, tough climb, beautiful views.

There is a local that offers transportation from one end of the trail to another for anyone doing the straight through and only one vehicle. Dorothy T: 423-208-5949 Cost is $10.

Wow! I’m not sure any description could have quite prepared us for this! Amazing!

Beautiful and challenging! Plenty of changes in the terrain to keep it very interesting. It took us about 7 hours. Lots of stop-and-enjoy/rest through the Fiery Gizzard trail portion, then we just blazed through the rest after Ravens Point. We were glad we took the fiery gizzard trail first so our energy was good for the more brutal terrain. Bring three times as much water as you think you’ll need, and don’t plan on being able to use your legs much for the next 24 hours.

This trail is One of my favorites! I will say that it is pretty difficult at times. Be prepared for a challenge.

Lance Hayes has the best review of this trail (6th review below this one)...haven't laughed that hard in a long time. Every word he says is the gospel truth!!!

I made the mistake of going counter-clockwise on the way in and had to face the arduous and grueling hike out of the gorge on the back side of the mountain. The gorge took much longer than anticipated so my arrival at Rave Point was much later than I planned. After a quick lunch, I took a few selfies and went live on Facebook to show my friends what they were missing out on.

No sooner than I finished showing my friends the incredible view from Raven Point, the sky opened up and came a torrential downpour of Biblical proportions. The water was literally flowing along the trail path like a little river so I got to wade back. Due to the extremely difficult time I had traversing the terrain in the gorge, I ran out daylight a lot sooner than I had planned to (3 miles away from trailhead.) Fortunately, I ALWAYS hike prepared for contingencies so I had a flashlight with me. Needless to say, I was cold, wet, and totally exhaused by the time I got back to the parking lot! I only regret not having someone there to share such an excruciating and exhilarating experience with. I had the best time and loved every second of this venture...I felt SO alive and can't wait to go back!!! Hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Happy trails!!! ;-)

Lots of boulders in the gorge. I made the descending into the gorge on my way in and coming back out via the rim. Raven Point was absolutely breathtaking. I ate a quick lunch, took a couple selfies, and went live on Facebook to show mu friends what they were missing out on. No sooner than I finished, it came a torrential downpour to the point water was flowing down the trail like a small creek. Because the bottom side of the loop was so arduous I arrived at Raven Point much later than I had planned. On the way back I ran out of daylight about 3 miles from the trailhead (still in the poring rain). Needless to say, I was exhausted by the time I got back to the trailhead. This was by far my favorite hike to date. I felt so alive and only wish someone else could have been there to share such an exhilarating experience. Loved every second and can't wait to go back! ;-)

can't say enough about the diversity of the many challenges. Had a great time.

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3 months ago

Beautiful trail lots of water!

Second time hiking Fiery Gizzard. This was so much better maintained and marked than when I went 11 months ago. Still my favorite hike hands down. Camped overnight which was perfect after a long day of hiking. Beautiful views! Love!!!

Deserves its reputation. Amazing. Wife and I loved it. Plan for 6-7h. Bad knees or ankles? Skip it until you’re healed. Rocks can be brutal...go counterclockwise on the second loop to make the back side easier. Eat your packed lunch at Werner Point - no people and I thought the views were the best there. You might not see it on a map, but it’s clearly marked on the trail. Enjoy!

Ted lied!

Actually, we went the full 12 miles but it turned into about 14 with the spur hikes. The ridge hikes were easy but the ups and downs were treacherous and torturous. By the time we went up the last elevation my heart ripped open my lungs to find even one liter of air. The bones in my legs turned into a fluid alloy, and the hot steam ironed even my underwear. My stomach searched for even a few calories as the inner lining turned inside out to reveal nothing but emptiness.

The truth is, it was a great hike but strenuous just as we were seeking. All the numerous ravines. water falls, and overlooks made a tiring trip with the while. No, Ted didn't really lie, but the long hike is for the healthy.

Definitely lived up to the reputation of being a beautiful and difficult hike. Didn't make it to RP unfortunately, we had to keep pushing onward to get back to camp before sundown... Didn't make it. Luckily I had the foresight to turn my phone off to save battery for just this occasion. My wife's phone battery died just as we got within sight of a campfire. Needless to say, be prepared when you start because hiking the gizzard portion takes longer than you would expect. Aside from the hellacious terrain (accurately described by Lance before me) the sights are amazing. We are definitely going back but will leave camp early enough not to repeat. I'm thinking about running this trail at some point... Could hold a great race on this trail. I'm thinking about calling it the Tongue Torch Trail Marathon, sponsored in part by Zaxbys...

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