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The hike included a gentle slope downward followed by 328 steps downward -starting at 8000 ft altitude. At the bottom it is such a great view of the lower falls and canyon walls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Joannvan
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Wirtz, Virginia
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Wirtz, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The hike included a gentle slope downward followed by 328 steps downward -starting at 8000 ft altitude. At the bottom it is such a great view of the lower falls and canyon walls. Then there is the hike back up the 328 steps....well worth the experience.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great hike to get an excellent and different view of the falls. But it goes down) and up on the way back) many, many metal stairs. I am in good shape and live in high altitude - and it was tough on the way back up. If you go - take your time, and climb back up slowly. Passed someone... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is worth the time. This hike consists of a trail and then many stairs to a viewing platform near the lower falls. Then you have to climb back out! There are places to stop and rest, however, and the dramatic view is worth the time.

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Middletown, Delaware
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very steep stairs (over 350 steps) to a great view. Down not so bad, up requires time and frequent stops

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent way to test your physical ability and endurance at 8,000 feet above sea level. I passed the test at the age of 60 although I had to rest twice for a total of approximately two minutes on my way up. Warning: Not for the faint-hearted. Among the eight members of our hiking team, only three took the challenge.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In retrospect, walking down the ~500 metal steps that cling to the side of the mountain with a large group of other park visitors would have probably freaked me out a bit. Really glad that we started our trek early (about 8:30AM). We were able to take our time with just a few fellow-trekkers. The unique perspective of viewing the... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would not sprint the steps but don't let the steps dissuade you too much and miss a great viewpoint. Note that before the steps were there people used ropes and ladders to get here. The falls are mesmerizing. There is also access to a rim trail from here for true hikers. Don't miss this one stop and also Artist... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

with over 300 stairs, it is difficult, but gives you a good view of the falls, and if you're lucky, a nearby rainbow. The trail consists of mostly stairs, short and steep, but there are spots where you can stop and rest. We went around 10 or 11am and it wasn't as busy as I expected.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

328 steps down to a viewing platform to see the lower falls... great view and even greater exercise back up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed this descent and ascent, but if you are overweight, not in good shape you may not want to do this.

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