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Address: Rainbow Point, Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
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Popular hiking trail at Bryce National Park providing spectacular views of...

Popular hiking trail at Bryce National Park providing spectacular views of the rugged landscape.

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Easy walk among the trees

My wife and I walked this trail on a Wednesday morning in the second week of October 2016. This trail comes off from Rainbow Point, so you are at 9100 feet. Even an easy walk at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 27, 2016
PhilosophicalOldGuy
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Center Valley, PA
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Center Valley, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

My wife and I walked this trail on a Wednesday morning in the second week of October 2016. This trail comes off from Rainbow Point, so you are at 9100 feet. Even an easy walk at that altitude can be a little bit challenging. We took the right fork of this 1-mile loop trail and went counter-clockwise and it seemed... More 

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Oshkosh, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

This is a nice trail, but their are about five or six other trails I would do first. It is a fairly short trail, and it's fairly flat. So, probably most people will find this hike in their comfort range. Also, You do get to see some very old Bristlecone pine trees, and there are some nice views here. Unfortunately,... More 

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Saint-Nom-la-Breteche, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

This walk is unlike any of the walks around the amphitheatre, it lacks the wow factor, just a pleasant shady walk around the plateau to look at the trees . It is level and easy and not very long

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phoenix
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

Wonderful hike with great views. It's a loop that takes in two different viewpoints. Also are able to see peregrine falcons soaring along the cliffs in one spot.

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Dunedin, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

This hike is a loop starting at Rainbow Point. You are in the forest for most of the hike, but there are places where you are along the cliffs where the views are expansive and beautiful. Worth a trip down to the far end of the park (about 15 miles from Bryce Point).

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Thank Illinois_John
Hudson, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Most people who visit Bryce unfortunately miss out on this great hike at the end of the park road at Rainbow Point. It is great for families and those with physical disabilities and is very level. The Bristlecone Pines are amazing, but so are the sweeping views as you look down from the plateau you are walking on. A must... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

The Bristlecone Loop trail which starts at the end of the main Bryce canyon road at Rainbow Point is a great spot for a short hike. Sure, you will get great views of the magnificent rock formations, but unlike many other hikes in the park, you will also see trees. Yes, bristlecone pines, as well as a few other types... More 

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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

First of all you need to know these Bristle cone trees are thousands of years old. The ranger told us around 1500 years. The walk had terrific views, but be careful as there are drop offs and no ropes or railing in these national parks,.

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Germantown, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

If you have the time, I highly recommend hitting this trail. Drive in to see Rainbow Point and find the trail head for this hike. It's really not long, super easy, shaded path. So many cool unusual trees. Did this in the afternoon and had a great breeze throughout the hike.

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North Vancouver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

We have visited three bristlecone pine groves this year. All are distinct We found the White mountain groves near Bishop the most impressive, and noticed the trees near Cedar Breaks and the trees at Bryce differ to some extent from those in the White Mountains. The trail out to the grove is easy, being 1mile long, relatively flat and about... More 

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