Red Rock State Park is a 286 acre nature preserve and environmental education center with stunning scenery. Trails throughout the park wind through manzanita and juniper to reach the rich banks of Oak Creek. Green meadows are framed by native vegetation and hills of red rock. The creek meanders through the park, creating a diverse riparian habitat abounding with plants and wildlife. This riparian habitat provides the setting and the opportunity for the park to offer a focus on environmental education. Red Rock offers a variety of special programs for school groups and private groups. There are a number of daily and weekly park events. (see below or ask at Visitor Center) Park facilities include a visitors center, classroom, theater, gift shop, picnic tables, 10 developed trails, restrooms, and group area with Ramada and facilities. The restrooms are handicapped accessible. Camping facilities are not available at this park. The property was acquired by the Arizona State Parks Board in 1986 and the park was opened to the public in 1991. The land was originally part of the Smoke Trail Ranch, owned by Jack and Helen Frye.

4 years ago

This trail has some amazing view. It's not heavily traveled. There were about 7 other cars at the low clearance parking area and the actual trailhead, but I never actually saw anyone else. There are places with some loose rocks and some steeper areas for people with short legs, but as long as you are careful, it's all good. The only downside, there is very little shade, so I wouldn't recommend doing this hike on a typical summer day in Arizona.