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“If you have a hire car”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fairyland Loop

Fairyland Loop
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Owner description: 8-mile loop strenuous hike to Fairyland and Campbell Canyons.
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
“If you have a hire car”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is fantastic if you drive down in your car, you get to look up and yet again get some fantastic photos

Visited May 2013
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Springwood, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Blows the mind ! Nothing else like it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2013

Must be the best trail walk in this area. Navajo Loop would be close 2nd but Wall St was closed and is until mid June due to risk of rock falls so I could not really rate it. This trail is photographers delight. Take your time shooting away the minutes.
It takes around 5 hours leisurely for reasonably fit person, take plenty of water and a hat.
You can avoid park fees by taking the carpark just left of the park toll booth or as I have observed, drive in before 8am (govt employers work by the clock and are not at their desk until 8) and get a freebie entry. (ps We had annual pass, for all national parks for $80)
ps. don't expect portaloos down the valley.

Visited May 2013
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Sacramento, California
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169 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Fantastic views and vistas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

We headed for the Tower Bridge and kept going, despite the wind gusts. The trail takes you through the most amazing hoodoos. Definitely worth the trouble, although I could hardly walk the following day!

Visited April 2013
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Truckee, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“The views make this at 3 miler”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2013

If you have the time put this hike on your list. Rated strenuous but really a four hour breeze unless you stop every few minutes to take pictures which is very possible. Take plenty of water and make sure your battery is charged on the camera.

Visited May 2013
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Bay Area, CA
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Strenuous but sooooo worth it!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

This is a strenuous and long (8 mile) hike that takes you further down and out into the canyon than the wonderful Queen's Garden and Navaho trails. It was absolutely a marvelous hike. The trail winds through many different scenic areas. It is very exposed but this is not a problem during April when the weather is cool as long as you have sunglasses and a hat. We took the trail starting at Fairyland Point and descended taking a clockwise route. This was a good choice because the last part of the trail back to Fairyland Point (and your car) is largely downhill, which is good when you are at the end of a long hike. Somewhere out in the middle of the hike is a spot that just takes your breath away. The view is 360 degrees and you can see for a great distance all around. It was very uplifting and well worth the effort. This is a pretty long hike so I would not take young children on it but anyone over 10 or 12 who likes to hike, would enjoy it, maybe even younger if they were good hikers. One option for people who hike this when the shuttle is running is to hike the canyon part and then take the shuttle back to their starting point, cutting off the 2.7 miles of rim trail. This is not an option in April when the shuttle is not running.

Visited April 2013
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