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I am so glad my husband and I did not know how physically challenging this would be until after we... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Mgnwhite
Strenuous but worth the trip

This consists of a 328 step staircase and a steep hill above very scenic but definitely a workout... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2016
DStahre
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Cahokia, Illinois
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Yellowstone National Park, WY
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"take your time"
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"lower falls"
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"worth the effort"
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

I am so glad my husband and I did not know how physically challenging this would be until after we did it! While it was well worth the hike, and the views were unmatched, I would not reccommend this if you have heart or lung...More

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Reviewed 30 September 2016

This consists of a 328 step staircase and a steep hill above very scenic but definitely a workout, the elevation here is around 8,000 feet so pace yourself and take lots of stair breaks!

Thank DStahre
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Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The hike included a gentle slope downward followed by 328 steps downward -starting at 8000 ft altitude. At the bottom it is such a great view of the lower falls and canyon walls. Then there is the hike back up the 328 steps....well worth the...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great hike to get an excellent and different view of the falls. But it goes down) and up on the way back) many, many metal stairs. I am in good shape and live in high altitude - and it was tough on the way back...More

Thank Joel4460933
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

This is worth the time. This hike consists of a trail and then many stairs to a viewing platform near the lower falls. Then you have to climb back out! There are places to stop and rest, however, and the dramatic view is worth the...More

Thank Susan M
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

Very steep stairs (over 350 steps) to a great view. Down not so bad, up requires time and frequent stops

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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Excellent way to test your physical ability and endurance at 8,000 feet above sea level. I passed the test at the age of 60 although I had to rest twice for a total of approximately two minutes on my way up. Warning: Not for the...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2016

In retrospect, walking down the ~500 metal steps that cling to the side of the mountain with a large group of other park visitors would have probably freaked me out a bit. Really glad that we started our trek early (about 8:30AM). We were able...More

Thank webcam13
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

I would not sprint the steps but don't let the steps dissuade you too much and miss a great viewpoint. Note that before the steps were there people used ropes and ladders to get here. The falls are mesmerizing. There is also access to a...More

Thank ralph r
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Reviewed 15 September 2016

with over 300 stairs, it is difficult, but gives you a good view of the falls, and if you're lucky, a nearby rainbow. The trail consists of mostly stairs, short and steep, but there are spots where you can stop and rest. We went around...More

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TeamJJinPC
19 July 2017|
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Response from Mosslady53 | Reviewed this property |
Uncle Toms trail and south rim trail are closed until spring 2018 see the nps website.
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LaceUp23
8 February 2017|
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Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
The hike is very short and the entire descent, viewing (raving), and ascent should take no more than an hour.
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barbbailey1965
9 January 2017|
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Response from Scott P | Reviewed this property |
In general, National Parks request that people never take animals with them on the paths. I know people love to travel with pets, but out of courtesy to others and regard for regulations, please leave your dog at home.
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