trail running


mountain biking





nature trips

kid friendly

wild flowers

no dogs

Great trail. If you want to get to the top of the cliff where the dinosaur tracks are below, take the overlook trail that branches of the Joe Johnston route. The overlook trail has a beautiful view of the canyons and has some safe areas to sit near the edge of the cliff. Also, if it rained recently, the dinosaur tracks may be underwater and the Joe Johnston route may be impassible unless you want to wade through water. If that's the case, take the overlook trail and you can see the tracks from the cliff's edge and the overlook trail will take you back to the Joe Johnston route on the other side of the flooded area.

1 month ago

Nice, lightly trafficked trail in Govt Canyon. We went on a Monday with our two dogs and only encountered a few mountain bikers. Scenery was great, flowers in bloom and the weather was perfect.


2 months ago

It was a great hike for novice hikers. Had a variety of trails from easy to moderate. Various terrain; meadows, small rocks, dirt, big rocks. It was a perfect day weather wise 60-80 degrees. We hiked 10 miles through a combination of trails that took us to the protected habitat area. About 600 ft of elevation variance I think.

2 months ago

A bit too much for first hike of season when you fallen out of shape. Not bad scenery wise.

road biking
2 months ago

Deceptive site. You are asked to sign up and create an account but you will not be able to download and/or print any maps of the trail that you want to try, unless you upgrade $$$ to PRO.

great trail, well maintained, easy elevation gain

4 months ago

Nice...good elevation and challenge for new hiker like me

It was a great moderate trail, but cost $6 each for wife and I to walk it. Trail walking shouldn't cost.

It was an easy trail but cost $6 each for us to walk a trail. Trail walking shouldn't cost.

love this trail, go off and explore!

This is s great trail and one of my favorites. However, dogs ARE NOT allowed on this trail or on any trail in the back country at Government Canyon State Natural Area.

Good trail to take the dogs for a walk. Varied landscape.

Is really easy and good maintained

Was easy, but a little too long for our 6 & 8 year olds.

mountain biking
11 months ago

This trail is not at all easy; I dismounted my MTB and walked many of the sections.

11 months ago

Cost's money to get in, so bring cash or a checkbook.

Not much cover so bring water and sun block

mountain biking
1 year ago

Picked up some good speed on this trail. Offers a variety of riding disciplines to tackle. Would have given it 5 stars if it weren't for the random loose rocks scattered along the trail.