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Fantastic trail!

Nice wide trail! Water was flowing freely. Lots of butterflies!

hiking
1 month ago

What a great little hike. I have passed by this Canyon so many times, but never took the time to explore. I was visiting to actually hike the Afton Star and decided to follow the signs when I was done. Trail is in great shape and the spring was totally fascinating. A must if in Afton

Amazing view and an easy walk, until you get up to the spring. It is quite the climb after that. Beautiful either way, but the last part of the trek is definitely optional!

Loved this hike super fun ! Great beginners hike or kids hike my children (2&5) loved it !!

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful. No traffic.

The trail is an easy walk and it is beautiful. About halfway it connects to the swift creek trail. The end is steep up to the actual spring and is usually covered by a decently sized glacier but is an easy climb.

hiking
Wednesday, August 09, 2017

3/4 mile hike! The trail was just redone by the Boy Scouts and it looks great! Great hike for kids and super beautiful. To get to the mouth of the spring is a little steeper and may not be so easy for small kids. But well groomed and not too steep.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Mainly a walk that has a short little climb at the very end to get to the spring. The geyser itself isn't active until roughly lay august, and is at a constant flow right now. The hike is still gorgeous and the river that you follow up is a beautiful blue color.

Friday, July 14, 2017

took the family on the trail. gets a little steep at the end but not bad. the extra run off currently has made it not intermittent with fast moving water. made me a little nervous with little ones. still a little patch of snow but the trail goes around it.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Super easy trail, took three small children ages 7, 5, and 3 on it. We have done it twice now its easy for kids even, the first time the stream was calm, however second time the weather had warmed up so lots of melt water and the stream was much deeper and faster. So be careful with children. We love this trail. both times we have not been to the very top the last tiny portion of the trail due to a large chunk of snow ( you can see it in the picture) i think overall its an amazing trail, so beautiful.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

It starts about 10 to 15 feet past the bathroom, slightly hidden. The trail is quite steep and fairly narrow and rocky at the start especially. Its beautiful lots of wild flowers and trees its gorgeous. We can't wait to go back.

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

I never do reviews really but I was so incredibly impressed with this app that It led us directly to the trailhead in an area I was completely not familiar with. The hike was outstanding, along with the gorgeous scenery. Now something to be reiterated is that this isn't the 3/4 mile hike that is the obvious and easy one. This moderate trail head ( which in my opinion is way better) is actually right next to the bathroom area. You will completely miss it if you don't know this. Great app and amazing hike !

Saturday, October 08, 2016

very easy for the kids and beautiful

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Great and BEAUTIFUL hike! We went around 9am which was perfect. Low traffic and stunning views with the sun rising. Our 4 year old walked this hike easily and climbed to the top of the falls with a bit of help. When you reach the falls, go around the bend (looks rocky and overgrown) to get to a bridge in order to cross the river.

backpacking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

To begin with, this trail is not the trail to the intermittent spring in Swift Creek Canyon though it does start nearby. We backpacked in 6 miles and set up base camp. The following day we continued up with daypacks and fishing gear to Corral Creek Lake and then returned back to our campsite again. The third day we backpacked out. The waterfalls and flowers were amazing. Did have a few horseflies to deal with.

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Absolutely beautiful hike! the whole way, you are following a beautiful, clear spring. it is relaxing and gorgeous. I wanted to take 2 million pictures! I did this with my 6yo, and, while the hike to the spring was easy, I think that the portion to the top is not really meant for kids. We did climb, and the view was AWESOME, but I was quite worried about the kid in our way down. Definitely an adventure. I would visit again, but might not do the climb.

hiking
Friday, July 22, 2016

Beautiful valley with a nice little climb. Was there too early in the year to see the spring act intermittent, buy climbed up to the to anyway.

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

A beautiful canyon, for sure. We wanted to start our trip off by witnessing the "Periodic Spring" do its thing. It did not. The spring is advertised to start and stop every 12 to 18 minutes. We gave it 40 minutes, and decided to get on with our hike. Turns out, the sign at the spring says, "late summer". So maybe we'll go back in a month or two and see if the spring is periodic then. Guess the locals don't want to deter the tourists, so they keep that part quiet. As for the Swift Creek hiking trail...It is a good trail. It is a bit difficult as there is a significant gain in elevation. The issue we had was water access for our thirsty Newfoundland dogs. There is very little access to the creek for at least 3 miles. Kind of tough on the dogs on a hot day. There were a couple of springs traversing the trail along the way, but by mid-July they are down to a trickle. Not far passed the intersection with the Rock Lake trail (039), you do drop down to the creek. However, there are several large down trees. In order to continue, you'll have to navigate through/around the tangled mess. We chose to head back at that point. I should note that a good bug repellant is recommended this time of year, as the horse flies are pretty bad. Other years it may be the deer flies. Good trip though. I would recommend it.

Friday, May 13, 2016

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hiking
Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hiked up swift creek trail for approx 5.5 miles and then returned. This brings you right to swift creek falls that comes down from swift creek lake that is not visible from this trail. Easy trail through the forest. First thing to be seen is the intermittent spring approx a mile up the canyon. After 3.5miles you begin to see many waterfalls during early springtime (mid May to early June). Lots of wildflowers towards the end of June. There are multiple places to filter water along the way. Usually see deer.

hiking
Sunday, May 31, 2015

We went in May and so missed out on getting to see it intermit, but it was well worth it regardless. For such a short and easy hike it offers great views up the towering rocky canyon walls, and of the gurgling creek, wilderness scenery, and fields of snow still piled in crevices. The drive up is also very beautiful in and of itself.

hiking
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A short but beautiful hike loaded with wildflowers during our visit. The only "bad" thing was that with the snow melt going on the springs was not periodic at all...we waited and waited and waited and waited for the flow to stop but it never did...still worth the trip as it was gorgeous.

hiking
Monday, July 07, 2014

Gorgeous and easy.
The spring is only periodic in late summer and fall.
A beautiful hike anytime of year.

The 5 mike road to the trail head is in need of repair.

7/2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Good trail for a quick family adventure. My brother and I took our young boys and all 5 of them (all 2-5 years old) had a great time. It's not difficult non too long for kids.

hiking
Friday, August 17, 2012

This trail is a short but sublime hike through a canyon ending in one of the most unique geologic formations you will ever see. The trail is wide and slightly uphill with greenery and wildflowers. You follow a clear mountain stream through this canyon as it gradually narrows until you reach a view of the cascade from the spring. Shortly after you will cross a bridge to some picnic tables and an interpretive sign. After crossing the bridge you have the choice to turn around, or follow a rough steep trail uphill to where the spring pours from the cliff face. The hike to the spring is schetchy and steep and not great for kids, but the experiance of the water shutting off, and waiting for it to come gurgling back is something you wont get anywhere else.

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