Canyons are inherently risky. Flash floods occur without notice on sunny days. Technical skills & surrounding topography knowledge required yet does not eliminate risk.
Easy non-technical scramble down the canyon along a perennial creek under normal water flow conditions.
Hike begins at the Noon Creek picnic grounds and heads up west on the Noon Creek trail for approx 0.75 miles until it reaches the Round the Mountain signed junction. Head left (south) on the RTM trail for a short distance down to the creek where you then drop into the canyon and take it down along the creek for approx 0.75 miles until it reaches the Swift Trail (Hwy 366). A short walk down the Swift Trail takes you back to the Noon Creek picnic grounds to complete a loop.
Check out the Official Route and Triplogs.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.
Most recent of 15 deeper Triplog Reviews