Devils Garden Trailhead
Devils Garden Trailhead
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A 2.2-mile trail leading to Double O arch.
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  • Grover R
    Pensacola, Florida21,729 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Arches Quality and Quantity
    One of the Arches MUST SEE and hike is the Devil's Garden trail. The Devil's Garden is a series of fins on a ridge which have eroded to create some of the best arches in the park like Landscape Arch. However, if you are simply looking for quantity of arches, this is your place as there are some many arches of all types. In addition it is a great hike. There is a section as you ascend to the top portion of the trail where you climb up the ridge of a fin. This is where our party split as some wanted to continue on while others were uncomfortable. I kept going and was rewarded with some amazing views. This is a great part of the park and an Arches NP Must See.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 June 2023
  • DontStopExploring
    Winnipeg, Canada1,083 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lots of Fun
    Beautiful!! The only thing that makes this hike challenging is the heat, otherwise it's pretty chill with amazing views. We started at about 8:30 in late July and it took around 4 hours including a break for lunch. Wish we had started earlier because the last couple miles were brutally hot. Lots of scrambling, slippery slopes and tons of fun. Pack a cooler in the car for something to look forward to!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 10 August 2023
  • RBonTheLake
    York, South Carolina643 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    8 Arches in one hike
    We got to the trailhead by 7:30am (entered the park just before 7). The parking lot was probably 1/3-1/2 full. When we finished the trail it was full. This is the longest trail in the park where you can see 8 arches. Some of them are really gorgeous. We did not do the primitive loop – just out to Dark Angel and back. So many reviews talked about the primitive trail being difficult to get lost and very difficult but I wish we would have tried it. There were pit toilets at the trailhead. This is a great hike!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 October 2023
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Selena F
Salt Lake City, UT74 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
A fantastic attraction in Arches national park. Has iconic rock formations, also has a stunning landscape arch. It’s a fun adventure!
Written 9 April 2024
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RBonTheLake
York, SC643 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
We got to the trailhead by 7:30am (entered the park just before 7). The parking lot was probably 1/3-1/2 full. When we finished the trail it was full. This is the longest trail in the park where you can see 8 arches. Some of them are really gorgeous. We did not do the primitive loop – just out to Dark Angel and back. So many reviews talked about the primitive trail being difficult to get lost and very difficult but I wish we would have tried it. There were pit toilets at the trailhead. This is a great hike!
Written 18 October 2023
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Randy S
Northern Virginia, VA145 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
The walk to Pine Tree, Tunnel and Landscape Arch features three beautiful arches and scenery with a wide easy path and beautiful views. Landscape Arch is stunning. Many people get there at dawn for cooler weather...less people and parking availability. It is at the very end of the drive and takes close to 30 minutes from the entry station. Any thoughts about walking further than that as far as Double O arch requires physical ability and an attitude of confidence. The first rock scramble is particularly challenging although we saw capable seniors and even a couple of people with onboard babies. Once past that expect to have some level trails but there will be more rock scrambles and some walks on elevated narrow ledges which can involve using all fours and being sure of your balance. We did make it to Double O. Asked some people that had seen the first rock climb and decided to go the alternate primitive route how it was and when they replied it was "life changing" that was a bit scary for me and we decided to return the way we came. Worried about that first rock climb when going back down but it proved to be easier than up. Take plenty of water with you. There are restrooms and stations where you can fill your water containers at the trailhead. Not trying to suggest against going beyond Landscape...just know your limitations and enjoy.
Written 17 September 2023
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DontStopExploring
Winnipeg, Canada1,083 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
Beautiful!! The only thing that makes this hike challenging is the heat, otherwise it's pretty chill with amazing views. We started at about 8:30 in late July and it took around 4 hours including a break for lunch. Wish we had started earlier because the last couple miles were brutally hot. Lots of scrambling, slippery slopes and tons of fun. Pack a cooler in the car for something to look forward to!
Written 10 August 2023
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DLP
New Jersey3,579 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
It was a dry and bright day when we visited, but based on reviews we did not want our children hiking these trails. We walked some of the flat trail head areas of Devil’s garden. Devil’s Garden was beautiful what we saw of it. We then had lunch in Devil’s Garden which had covered picnic areas and restrooms. This was a gorgeous area of the park
Written 6 August 2023
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Grover R
Pensacola, FL21,729 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
One of the Arches MUST SEE and hike is the Devil's Garden trail. The Devil's Garden is a series of fins on a ridge which have eroded to create some of the best arches in the park like Landscape Arch. However, if you are simply looking for quantity of arches, this is your place as there are some many arches of all types. In addition it is a great hike. There is a section as you ascend to the top portion of the trail where you climb up the ridge of a fin. This is where our party split as some wanted to continue on while others were uncomfortable. I kept going and was rewarded with some amazing views. This is a great part of the park and an Arches NP Must See.
Written 8 June 2023
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Harrison M
Shitai County, China4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Ways to maximize your positive experience on this hike (full hike, including primitive trail):

#1. Bring the most grippy hiking shoes you have
#2. Carry a GPS or phone with a map of the hike predownloaded
#3. Hike with a buddy or make one at the trailhead. A couple portions of this hike
are made easier with a little reassurance
#4. Don't make the assumption that it must be safe. Take the hike seriously. If at any
point you feel unsafe, turn around. No one is going to cluck like a chicken at
you
#5. Get into the "adventure" of it. It's a good hike to do that with.

With all that said, I will add that I love this hike. By far my favorite in the park. There are also some great petroglyphs near this hike, if you know where to look. If you do find them, RESPECT THEM. I'm also not going to blow smoke up your rear that this is an easy hike or one that can not only feel dangerous at times, but honestly *is* dangerous at times. THINK while you are on this hike. It will make it a better adventure and it will help you stay focused on how you want to approach various scenarios along the trail. The trail can be hard to find at times. Don't get yourself into a situation where you were off trail and didn't realize it, and get yourself into something you can't get out of. I've seen children on this hike before, but as a parent, I wouldn't bring any of MY kids on this hike, especially if they were under high school age. I'm not criticizing ones who have, I'm just stating my opinion. You're also going to be out there for at least 4 hours, if you do the full hike. Make sure to bring water.

I'm almost 50 years old and I've been a fairly athletic person my entire life and this hike doesn't really pose any super physically demanding things of me, but there are a couple parts that do cause some anxiety for me; like a portion near Double O that is a bit sketchy at times, and a steep portion on the primitive trail that is often very slick from sand or if any form of water has been present. I have also done this hike with a partner who had never done anything remotely close to this much physical activity in their life, and they completed the hike. Exhausted and frazzled, but completed. It's also worth noting that you'll tell everyone who will listen about the fact you did this hike. Do it. It was a legit adventure.
Written 20 March 2023
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iowacityia
iowa city, ia2,128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
My wife and I arrived to the trailhead around 9:45am. There were only a couple of vehicles in the parking lot. There was a restroom available. It was quite chilly when we started. The trail surface was dry, muddy, snowy, and icy. We wore our traction devices for part of the hike. We do hike with trekking poles. we went straight out and kept left at the primitive trail turnoff loop to the right. We hiked to a bit beyond the Position Arch, and Navajo Arch spurs. At that point we came to a very high, skinny ridge. We could not see too far along the ridge to see what faced us at the end. So between the snow, ice, and high winds, we decided to bail on going any further, and headed back. Then visiting the pine tree arch, and the tunnel arch, before making it back to the lot. When we got back to the lot, there were quite a few cars. We really had a nice time, and the arches were wonderful. I would love to try this hike again in dry conditions.
Written 9 February 2023
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Chuck2010
Palmyra, PA2,569 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
Great way to see about 6 different arches on a round trip six mile hike. You can get to 3 arches including (Landscape Arch) if you want a shorter 2.8 mile walk.

Do your map research to know the trail ... and, you can even go farther out to more arches if you have the time and energy

At least a 30 minute drive from park entrance to reach the back section of the park ... there is pretty much parking but it does fill up quickly ... Note: because this can be a lengthy hike and time, people remain parked longer in their spots adding to the lack of parking spots opening up
Written 16 November 2022
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GoVols79
Chattanooga, TN3,700 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Family
On our visit to Arches National Park we arrived early to try to beat the crowds and drove straight to the back of the park to the Devils Garden Trailhead area. The large parking lot made it easy to find a spot. We had planned to hike to Delicate Arch but once we started on the primitive trail we were having so much fun that we continued to Double O Arch. On the way back we also saw Navajo and Partition Arch. We ended up spending several hours here and had lunch at the picnic area that shares the same parking lot.

The hike to Delicate Arch was very easy and had plenty of people around. I didn’t think the primitive trail to Double O was too complicated of a hike. Certainly good shoes, sunscreen and water are needed but there were plenty of people on the trail who didn’t appear too experienced. We had a great time here and I would love to return at some point to do the entire trail.
Written 30 October 2022
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