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Bristlecone Loop

Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: Popular hiking trail at Bryce National Park providing spectacular views of the rugged landscape.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

We did this hike as our last right before leaving Bryce, since it was a drive for is from the Lodge. It was a nice easy walk after hiking into the canyon, with lots of friendly chipmunks. We also saw Mule deer along the way and stopped at the Bryce amphitheater overlook on the way to the trail. The trail... More

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Modesto, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
17 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Bryce Canyon is beautiful anywhere one hikes. This is an easy hike at the end of the parkes road. Great views.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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343 reviews 343 reviews
255 attraction reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This is by far my favorite hike and Bryce Canyon. There were few people there, and I had the trail mostly to myself. The views from several different points along this trail are amazing. And it's really neat to be able to see the Bristlecone Pines which are so old and so amazing in their tenacity. Even with an injured... More

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Westville, Indiana
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37 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We decided to meander the trail towards the evening around 5ish. There were storm clouds but it only sprinkled a little. Great views. Only took about 35 minutes for us but our 13,11 year olds were in a hurry (as usual) they liked it though as did we.

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Laguna Hills, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We did this hike after doing several trails earlier in the day and it was a nice way to end our hiking day. My ten year old had no problem completing this hike and that was after hiking about 5 miles earlier in the day. It's a pretty hike, but not challenging. We did see a rattlesnake on the trail... More

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Pequannock, New Jersey
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44 reviews 44 reviews
20 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The hike involves first going down into the area to a "bridge" of sandstone. Then you have to hike up. We were looking for some exercise and my 7 year old made it with a few stops on the way up. It is a trail which has a beautiful view of bristlecones and hoodoos.

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New York City, New York
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48 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I think this was one of the nicer hikes in the park. It was an easy hike and it went through a beautiful forest with side views of the hoodoos. I went in the morning and it was really secluded which is unusual in Bryce in June.

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Canton, Georgia
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23 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We enjoyed our walk on Bristlecone Loop. It was one of the easiest hikes that we did. It went thru trees so you had some shade for some of the walk, but it also looped around to give you some good views on the cliffs. They had been doing a lot of tree cutting with the trees left wherever they... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
17 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The terrain was easy to walk, there were some great vistas, some with nice log benches strategically placed. A lot of the cliff edges were not fenced in so I would not have wanted to do this walk with younger children.

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massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

It was VERY cold the day we were there but his is a nice loop that connects to a much longer trail that we opted not to take not being dressed for it.

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