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Great trail, but challenging

This trail has an elevation gain of almost 2000 feet and is almost 4 mi long depending on how far... read more

Reviewed April 24, 2016
Sarah D
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed April 24, 2016

This trail has an elevation gain of almost 2000 feet and is almost 4 mi long depending on how far you want to go. You only have to hike for about 1 mi to start to see some amazing views, but if you go all the way to the mesa you will be rewarded with a spectacular view of the canyon, the airport mesa, and snow-topped mountains in the distance.
The trail sustained some damage in 2015 due to a fire and rock slide but the route is now open again. The trail is very close to the edge of the steep incline at times with 33 switchbacks and loose rocks. So my recommendation is to be careful, don't hike alone, and take plenty of water and food with you. We took it really slow and easy with lots of rest breaks and it took us 6 hours round trip to get to the mesa (a reasonably fit person could do it in 4 hours or less though). It was hard to figure out how to cross the creek. There are a few ways to cross it but the trail is not obvious, though you can see where it picks up again on the other side of the creek.
I had good cell phone signal the whole way with Verizon but T-mobile reception was poor. Also keep on the lookout for bears and snakes (according to the signage we saw at the trail head). There is parking, toilets and picnic benches available at the trail head which starts at the Bootlegger Picnic Area on 89A.

Date of experience: April 2016
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