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Beautiful hiking here. Recommend going with a group. Watch out for the bison that roam the area. This trail is easy. The park also offers more difficult trails up into the canyon walls. Have fun!

Great trail. It is one of the toughest trails in the park. You're going to need that gallon of water the park wants you to have for each person/pet. Advice: pay attention to the trail. 2 seconds of a wandering mind while hiking = broke ankle. This trail takes great effort with rocky and sandy sections. There are steep inclines/declines. Even after my bad ending on my first visit, my husband and I have gone back multiple times. If you want a little bit of a challenge, this is a good trail.

Bring at least a gallon a person/dog. We took the east side up from the South Prong campground and it was gorgeous. Fairly rocky and a little steep getting to the "cave," but well worth the climb. The eastern portion of the Upper Canyon Trail is much flatter, but almost wide open to sun with little breeze in the canyon. Take shade and water breaks when you can.

hiking
21 days ago

There is no shade at all, so go on a cooler day. The trail is easy. I took the kids. We totally missed the Natural Bridge! I figured it washed away or something, but apparently I just didn't know where to look.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Really difficult on the first stretch but totally worth it. The personal challenge and the views make this worth it. Bring lots of water.

hiking
1 month ago

Fairly easy. Some up and down. No shade at all unless you go into the natural bridge. Nice formations and views! Cross over a couple of small creeks. Really muddy after a good rain.

Easy trail. Nice views. NO water. They sometimes bring water out to certain areas but don't depend on it. No small creeks. Good challenge though. Tunnel is pretty cool especially the bats!

hiking
1 month ago

Not a bad hike. Hard to find the natural bridge if you're not sure where to look for the offshoot trail.

Took the South Prong following a completion of the North Prong and Hayne Ridge Trails. Loved hiking up but be prepared to do a bit of climbing in spots. Went in the heat of the day and made a lot of stops but worth it for the views.

Probably my favorite trail in the park. I went in and did the upper canyon trail and took the Haynes back - seemed like most people did reverse and had to climb up a big pile of rocks that is now a trail down. Hurt the knees a little but not terribly. Glad I had trekking poles.

Wear sunscreen - no shade! Wear lots of bug spray - horse flies are obnoxious. See bison, check out the canyon. I also added on the Mesa Trail, but can't seem to find it on here. Ran into some bison and it got a little scary being alone!

I took the South Prong to Fern Cave and back. This route is about 4 miles round-trip but strenuous. You spend much of the hike on the canyon floor then you make your way up the wall. Going up is a steep incline and you do have to scramble up rocks in a few patches. Please come prepared though! It is a challenging hike and the canyon gets hot. I saw so many people starting their hike in tennis shoes holding a single water bottle. You will not be able to make it and it would suck to have to turn back because you were unprepared.

Spent four days backpacking/camping here with a camping group. We also booked the tour for the bats at the mining area. It was very, very dry and dusty until a storm quickly rolled through. The Heavy rain washed several tents away in a matter of minutes. Mine stayed standing possibly because I used 4 steel tent stakes. Next year, I'd like to visit in the fall to enjoy longer hikes.

Beautiful and easy trail close to Honey Flats Camp area.

Very scenic trail...this is a good biking trail, enough room. Take your WATER!