Last updated: April 10, 2021
This loop consists of Echo Canyon, Hailstone, and Ed Riggs Trails. Most people prefer to hike the loop counter-clockwise since walking up the Ed Riggs Trail is less strenuous than the Echo Canyon Trail. The route winds through spectacular rock formations including the Grottoes and Wallstreet to the densely wooded Echo Park. Hailstone Trail is fairly level, and due to its southern exposure, hotter and dryer. Expect to see more desert plants: yuccas, agaves, prickly pear and hedgehog cactus. Ed Riggs Trail takes you back to the trailhead among large pine trees. Plan at least 2 hours for this hike.
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Trailhead for Echo Canyon Loop
The trailhead has a parking area for vehicles and pit toilets. No water is available.
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This is a moderate trail with a 500 foot elevation gain and loss. The Echo Canyon trail is steep and it is recommended to hike this trail counter clockwise. Pets are not allowed on this trail.