Jamie Hines

This Will Challenge You, But Worth it!

Don't let some of the other reviews saying this is easy to moderate. If you plan on making it to the top this will challenge even the fittest people. Making it to the top will be worth the suffering. Also make sure to wear good trail shoes or hiking boots. There is lots of climbing and bouldering especially towards the top. Good tracking and ankle support is a must. Also if you have bad knees this might night be the trail for you. Also to let you know this trail is one of the most rescued trails in the Phoenix area. Many visitors attempt this only to find themselves hurt, lost or dehydrated. Plan accordingly and you will have a good hike with some amazing views.

Conquered R2R2R on 4/30/16

What a great review and details on your article. Just wanted to say that our group conquered this 47 miles and 11,700 gain/loss adventure back on 4/30 of this year. I ended up finishing in 19 hours as we set out to complete it as fast as we could. Next time I'm slowing down and enjoying all the canyon has to offer which is vast.