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Fun, non strenuous out and back hike

We found the trailhead, checked our water supply and hit the trail. Initially a single track along... read more

Reviewed September 14, 2019
joeg535
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Santa Paula, California
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Flat and many options for shade

A hike through a huge wash area, as the name suggests. The rock formations are fascinating, and... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2019
Michael K
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Davenport, Iowa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice easy trail with some spectacular views, but after doing the Capitol Gorge trail, it's a letdown, and not really worth the long drive on the gravel road to reach the trailhead.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 14, 2019 via mobile

We found the trailhead, checked our water supply and hit the trail. Initially a single track along the edge of the canyon, within a hundred yards or so it dumped us back down into the wash, where we stayed for the remainder of the hike.

The canyon starts out wide and almost immediately begins to slowly close in until you find yourself in a wide a lot canyon with soaring sides. It’s not even remotely tight and the bottom of the wash stays flat, so it’s an enjoyable walk without anything technical to worry about.

There are two ways to access the trail, from the bottom or the top. We chose to walk up from the bottom and then had a *very* slight downhill on the way back. All in all, we spent about 90 minutes in the wash

The cliffs above are majestic and soaring. Keep an eye out for mountain goats along the high cliff edges.

There are numerous little recesses and caves to explore. Nothing big or deeper than a few feet, but kids will enjoy exploring them.

I don’t know about the rest of the year, but in late August the wash was bone dry.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank joeg535
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Reviewed July 22, 2019

A hike through a huge wash area, as the name suggests. The rock formations are fascinating, and the walls of stone are impressive. It is easy to extend this hike to cover almost as many miles as you want to go. It is also a great option if your legs are tired from climbing (on most other hikes) or you are trying to avoid the 100 degree heat as much as possible (if you started later in the day). We did see many people who you wouldn't see as often on the more strenuous trails, but you could certainly hike this quick enough to get in your exercise for the day.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Michael K
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

This is a wonderful walk on mostly flat, but some rocks, trail that can take as much as 2 hours one way. Easy walking. Early morning is best in the summer to get the shadows and less heat. High cliff walls are beautiful.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank pamgoes
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Reviewed June 2, 2019

The Grand Wash Trail starts out as a road. It was dusty, but not terribly rough. The road goes back 1.3 miles to a parking area where the trail begins. The trail is over two miles of canyon with narrowing walls and a 200-ft gain in elevation. It will fill up with water rapidly, so access is warned against if a storm threatens. No chance of that this day. The trail is rated as easy and level, but we’ve learned that those ratings are not always an accurate estimate of one's abilities.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Violette54
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