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Trail is open (6/1/2020) and you need daily pass ($5). The hike is 8.3 miles and is a great work out with beautiful views along the way. Make sure to wear hiking shoes with ankle support since there is a lot of rocks on the trail. Note: there is road construction and you will not be able to turn left into the park entrance. Better to drive East to west.

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no shade
2 days ago

It was a beautiful hike. On dry, windy days you will be covered in sand. But, it was worth it!

The entry fee is $5 per person you got to pay Online.

Great day hike. I did this early in the morning after camping for the night. Good way to start the day.

This trail is appropriate for hiking, biking, and I even came across individuals riding horseback. There is a clearly marked wooden block when the trail ascends up to the lighthouse rock formation that can only be accessed by walking. The gain in elevation seemed to peak in less than a mile up and the panoramic views are incredible at the top! There are shaded pull off locations throughout the trail and no shade walking on the trail. It was a nice bonus that every parking lot provided complimentary sunscreen and water fill up stations.

hiking
3 days ago

Make a reservation before going. We arrived and they were at capacity.

Beautiful trails but loop D needs way better signage. Nice change of elevation and plenty of deer sightings!

Perfect peace of nature

mountain biking
3 days ago

A nice, close in trail. Get there early, as parking near the trailhead is limited. Great for hiking & trail running too. Lots of Mountain bikers, as it's a relatively easy trail to accommodate different skill levels.

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no shade
rocky
scramble
3 days ago

Started off Thousand Steps Trail. Gorgeous view at the top!

Nice Trail.

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bugs
no shade
rocky
3 days ago

We had one afternoon to hike at Palo Duro, so after reading a few reviews on AllTrails, we decided to do the Lighthouse trail. I’m really glad we chose this trail because the gorgeous canyon views at the end. Although we really enjoyed the hike, here a few tips we learned from our experience: 1. Bring more water than you anticipate 2. Wear the right shoes for a rocky hike 3. If you’re hiking with elderly or infants, note that the last half mile to the lighthouse is an extreme climb. 4. If you normally hike with walking sticks, bring them. 5. We also wished we had packed a small snack to enjoy at the top.

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

Beautiful trail along the lake. The climbing area at the end was spectacular. Wish we were experienced climbers/repellers.

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

Wow! What a spectacular gem...trail is fun, but a tad rocky, certainly manageable! As others have said, best catch it in the morning due to the potential heat. The last few feet right before the falls can be a challenge for inexperienced or those not prepared due to slippery, steep steps/rocks. Certainly doable, just exercise caution to those who have not hiked before.

We enjoyed it. Great stops next to the water to admire the lake. My four year old completed this hike with us. She needed help with a few spots and had a few complaints. I would say ages 6 and up would be perfect.

It was a perfect sunny day to hike with consistent wind flow through the canyon at the end of May. I recommend bringing sun screen and lots of water as there are not many shaded parts of this trail. The elevation varied with some areas of moderate terrain but mostly leveled ground and clear mile markers along the way. We were bitten by a few horseflies but overall not bothered by or witnessing many animals/bugs on the trail.

Nice trail. We took the “Connector” trail to Hofheinze and had good shade from the trees almost the entire way down to the river.

We love this muddy trail but today it was pretty much all shut down in both directions. The prairie was still very beautiful with wildflowers though.

Completed DORBA loop C early this morning to beat the heat. Only saw one other person. Well maintained and easy to follow.

Great trail with almost full shade.

Open, need to reserve a pass online

hiking
bugs
fee
4 days ago

I loved this trail! You get to see a lot of lovely sites, like the lake, but mostly walk trough densely wooded areas. The trail is pretty easy to follow and is mapped out perfectly. Quite a few bugs, but that was to be expected. You are mostly walking in the shade so its nice and cool even on hot days! Would definitely recommend if you like longer walk :)

Lots of mud today, and it has not rained for several days. Not much elevation, had some pretty views, lots of shade and spider webs

hiking
5 days ago

A few gravity check spots here and there. Some beat geocaches on the trail.

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