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Very short, moderately steep trail.

Did it in January. The rockfall that the signs warn you about isn’t too hard to get past, even with snow. However, there was too much snow for my unequipped self once I got past that first section of descending chains for me to go further. I’d never done this before, so I actually had no idea where the trail went due to the snow and no footprints to follow (the sets I’d followed had all turned around at the same point, after that first set of chains). I thought there was a second rockfall that had blocked the trail; in reality, after watching YouTube videos later, the trail was just so deep in snow it was unfindable. Anyways, the hike was still way cool and had good views for as far as I was able to go.

AWESOME! We did this in August 2018. Views are amazing!! Use a walking stick or two. I rolled my ankle about 5 weeks before the hike and was still able to do it. I did not have a walking stick but had to use my friends walking stick once in awhile which was super helpful. We wore keen sandals but next time will wear a good hiking boot. Hike at least an hour up the river and leave the masses behind. Incredible! Can't wait to go back and do it again!!

I was kinda disappointed, but that’s because my expectations were too high I think. I didn’t have the time or gear to get in the river for the actual Narrows part, but I thought the riverside walk would still be in a narrow canyon of sorts. Still gorgeous scenery. Icy path.

hiking
7 hours ago

It is an easy trail that meanders along the creek. The water crossings are all easy - lots of good rocks in place. I never made it to the bridge because of all the ice on the trail. But it was a nice walk. I bet it is amazing in the summer - lush and shaded.

Lots of snow fell this week, so we spike hiked up the trail 1.5 miles. then sledded down. ideal conditions. highly recommend!!!

hiking
18 hours ago

Good trail lots of lava rocks at first part of trail.

the tracks and petroglyphs were interesting to look at and the site had a really nice parking lot and bathroom. the trail itself was not clearly defined. it was a little tricky to find the dinosaur tracks and then even more difficult to find the petroglyphs. lots of crumbly rocks which made for bad footing while already positioned on the edge of a cliff. glad I did it, but wouldn't do it again.

Steep, butt-kicking hike with amazing views throughout but especially at the top. No prob in the snow, would have been easier with micro spikes/yak tracks.

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked on 1/22, started at around 4:10pm, aiming for sunset. Beautiful sunlight with mild wind. Ranger said the last 0.5 miles of the trail are very icy in morning; when we arrived around 5pm, only part of the trail was covered by ice, probably melted already. micro-spikes helped a lot. The Arch under the sunset was amazing. Love the glowing orange color on the Arch. Totally worth the effort. Heading down after getting dark is a bit challenging, especially the icy part. We brought a flashlight and it was a life saver.

Nice little walk with a decent view, but not much of a hike.

One of my favorite hikes. some steep parts but overall pretty easy.

Best hike in the park. If you see snow on the ground don’t do this hike without crampons or spikes. There wasn’t much up and downs. You need good footing and strong feet for this hike. I would highly suggest if you capable.

hiking
closed
snow
1 day ago

This trail was very snowy/icey, but well worth it. Did both East Canyon Rim and Weeping Rock. Easy Canyon Rim was closed due to a rockslide about a mile up the trail, but the views of the canyon 500ft up were great and worth it!

on Delicate Arch Trail

hiking
1 day ago

Great hike. Easy going at the start with a little challenge on the last leg due to ice and snow. Sand and groomed trail to start, changing to rock midway and then back to mixed sand and rock at the end. Short ledge section at the final part.
Wonderful views both of the arch and the surrounding valleys. Haven't hiked in a while so it was a longer trip than it might normally be. Very worth it, especially since we were the only people there at the time (mid January).

hiking
no shade
2 days ago

This is one of my favorite hikes I’ve ever done, because of the lava tubes towards the end. You can climb into the tubes/caves pretty far, and it is a super cool experience! But be careful in the tubes and bring water! Keep in mind there is no shade, only really in the tubes and they’re still pretty warm, so be hydrated, and protected. It’s located in Snow Canyon, so there is a small fee to explore the State Park.

Great view of the city and perfect for sunset. Well populated walk and very accessible from the city

a fence closes off the trail by the river.

Very easy walk. Beautiful Canyon views!

2 days ago

incredible walk/hike. this is just beautiful.

Nice view, super easy hike and was pretty empty early on this time of year.

hiking
2 days ago

Pictures don’t do it justice, way more impressive in person! Micro spikes are a definite need throughout the trail! The last .5 mile is super steep... going up was easy in comparison to going down. Though some parts of going back down turned out to be super fun since we ended up using our butts as a sled

super steep and the views aren't much better than just sitting in the parking lot

hiking
no shade
3 days ago

This trail is called SHINOBE KIBE (It’s wrong on this app) (pronounced shin-o-bee Ky-bee) for anyone who cares lol

Anyway, Great short, little hike. Fairly decent incline to the top. And just the opposite coming down.

on Heughs Canyon Trail

hiking
3 days ago

The only thing "hard" about this trail is finding it: navigating the 1/4 mile from the handful of parking spaces on Wasatch without any signage until you find the unmarked trailhead in a side cul de sac.

From there, it is lovely and moderate at best. Trees/shade + streams/water are hard to find outside the watershed. Apparently no one else was able to find the trail while I was up there, and I had it to myself. It is not as steep or as exposed as Mt. Olympus.

It is frustrating to feel like a neighborhood is trying to keep a public trail from the public. Once parked, I saw no signs (sorry to the person whose yard I traipsed through....I naively thought "trailhead parking" meant the trailhead was actually nearby). The actual trailhead was up a private-ish road at the end of what totally felt like a private drive (maybe I actually traipsed through 2 people's yards?). There was a big sign advertising property for sale at the trail, but no sign telling me I had arrived. Although my dog and I enjoyed the 1/2 mile RT stroll on pavement through the neighborhood just to get to the trail (sarcasm), I can't imagine this is the best way to keep people from (gasp!) parking on the street in your neighborhood to go play in OUR backyard.

To everyone else, please enjoy this lovely trail!

hiking
3 days ago

Fun trail; 30% runnable. We ran/aggressively hiked this trail clockwise; bikers we travelling counterclockwise. Interesting rock formations in the canyons and excellent views of the valley. I would rate this as moderate for hiking. No shade, but it was January so that wasn't a problem.

trail running
3 days ago

Park on the residential street and then walk to the trail. I checked with the neighbors boarding the trail's entrance. The iron fence is intended only to block vehicles from entering the area. There is a narrow pedestrian entrance to the left. After you enter, you'll see the trail to the right. The trail climbs gradually with switchbacks and at times is rather steep. I thought it was a fun trail to climb and it wasn't too long. Great views on top. But watch you kids on top, because there's a dramatic cliff. There's a, just for fun, sign-in book near the flag.

Nice hike. I left my snowshoes in the car, but packed some crampons. The steep part of the trail (first quarter mile) was nicely packed, and I only used my crampons for one short steep section on the way down. that said, the flatter portions, particularly near the lake, were doable, but tough going with quite a bit of sinking in a few spots. If you have lightweight snowshoes, I recommend packing them up the hill and putting them on once things level out.

hiking
3 days ago

Not so exciting, but if you want a heart pumper, it’s good for that! It may be better, if you wanna finish the loop (which we did not), walk the trail counter clockwise. The last part we didn’t finish was very steep. Maybe it woulda been easier to go up than down, so we made this an in and out rather than loop trail.

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