One of the top hikes in the Narional Park system

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User: SA68AG - 4/17/2004

Location: Big Bend - South Rim

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 12.50 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: This is one of the premier hikes in the National Park system imo. It's hard enough to keep the crowds away and the views from the rim are spectacular. The hike through Boot Canyon is also very scenic. I like going up via the Laguna Meadows and down the Pinnacles trail. The trails are well maintained and well marked, It's just a terrific way to spend a 1/2 day to day hiking. The elevation gain and loss is more like 2000 feet rather than 4500 as given in the description.

Area around Big Bend - South Rim
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