Church Rocks Trail is a 5.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Washington, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
There is no sign marking the trailhead at Highland Park, but it's easy to find. Leaving Highland Park follow the paved road a short distance northeast until the pavement ends. Pass the large boulders blocking the end of the road. The trail starts just past the cement. After about a half mile, the trail turns into a doubletrack and passes east through a gate heading toward a large water tank. Before you reach the tank, take the old dirt road on your left (south). That road goes a short distance downhill to a large tunnel that takes you under the I-15 freeway. A section of the trail upstream of the tunnel was recently washed away by a flash flood, but will be repaired. For now, simply hike for about a hundred feet up the wash until you hit the trail. Stay left at the first intersection. You'll be rewarded. There's fun short climbing and descending on classic Utah slick rock. Be sure to take time and enjoy the views. This trail ties into the Dino Cliffs trail to the south and Prospector to the north. You can access Church Rocks from trailheads on both of these trails.