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Hidden Canyon

 35 votes

3.3 Miles 5.3 Kilometers


85%

Singletrack

892' 272 m

Ascent

-891' -272 m

Descent

5,261' 1,603 m

High

4,369' 1,332 m

Low

10%

Avg Grade (6°)

63%

Max Grade (32°)

All Clear

23 days agoUpdate

An extreme outing that's likely to tie your stomach in knots.

Brian Smith

Overview

This is a hike for the adventure-seeker who isn't too terribly afraid of heights. Although this is a fairly short route, it is fairly strenuous (nearly 1,000' of elevation gain) and has a high associated risk factor, hence the double-black difficulty rating.
Features: River/Creek — Views — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs

Description

From the East Rim Trailhead, follow the East Rim Trail through seven switchbacks to a junction with Hidden Canyon Trail. Turn onto Hidden Canyon Trail which follows along a cliff face to the mouth of a narrow canyon.

This section of trail is moderately strenuous due to the steep grades and tight switchbacks. As you ascend, the technicality of the trail decreases (grades flatten), but the difficulty remains high due to the extreme exposure. Utilize the chains that have been bolted to the cliff in order to stabilize your body and, inevitably, your mind.

Keep following the trail to the mouth of the canyon and its terminus. From here, one can hike and scramble further into the hanging canyon but the official trail ends.

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Dec 30, 2017
M S
Awesome trail offering great narrow canyon experience with some scrambling
Dec 29, 2017
GianCarlo Aguilar
Dec 25, 2017
Jaymes Kralicek
Dec 22, 2017
Cristi P
Dec 11, 2017
Ronak Dave
Did not finish 1.6mi
Nov 24, 2017
Chris Merrill
Nov 3, 2017
Alaina Mariano
Nov 2, 2017
Brian McNulty

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All Clear 23 days ago
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Bill Raufmann
Henderson, NV
Bill Raufmann   Henderson, NV
This hike is "easier" than Angel's or Observation Point. Well worth doing, scary part isn't that scary and anyway it is short. I did it without have to hold the chain AND there was snow, it is there more for sense of security. The canyon itself is fun, rock scrambling and a great little arch for photo op! I would imagine it is even more beautiful in the spring. Dec 23, 2017

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