So people walk on this thing? Certainly without any ropes, how wide is it? I'm not too bad with exposure but I don't like the possibility of falling to my doom.
Yes, people do indeed walk on the trail, and yes, no ropes necessary, but NEVER do it in bad weather. Width and exposure vary; sometimes it's not too bad, other times, well, you definitely concentrate on where you place your feet! (I'm not aware of any fatalities having occurred on this trail.)
How wide is it? It looks like no more than a couple of feet. Seems like it would be completely amazing if you weren't too scared though.
In places it is only a couple feet, other times it is more; the "hugging the cliffs" part of the trail is approximately 4 miles in length, so of course the width and exposure varies over that distance, sometimes being wide enough that footing and immediate exposure are no problem. I estimate the combined sections of narrow trail and exposure to be about 2 miles long; the nice thing, though, is that it's not a contiguous 2 miles--the difficulty is broken up, providing mental breaks from the concentration. It is indeed an amazing outing--take it if you have the opportunity! And do it with friends; it's a great thing to share.