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Of all he trails we did today this was my favorite. Easy hike but really spectacular views from every direction & you can wander off in any direction really through the wash which my dog Annie loved

This was a great trail & lots of beautiful scenery.

Super easy...way too short but neat to see

One of my absolute favorites.

We love this hike. We’re locals and my son works at the park so this is a regular for us. It’s a very popular trail so parking is difficult. Certain times of day changes how the colors look in the rocks. The colors are the most vibrant early in the morning or late afternoon. High noon washes them out.

interesting hike that took me back in time. there are petroglyphs carved into the rocks all along the path and the trail is fairly easy to walk and allows for some exploration as long as one watches out for the local wildlife (snakes!).

Fire wave was beautiful.

Seven wonders was difficult to stay in trail as following washes will tend to get you lost.

We ended up following a search and rescue party (they were there for someone else) on an adventure and eventually made our way out of the canyon.

My second time completing the hike. Beautiful views, it was a bit more sandy on the rocks this time than the last. Quiet when we went.

hiking
12 days ago

Excellent trail. Colorful rocks. Stunning White Dumes.

Great for a break from the car ride!

hiking
12 days ago

I enjoy this loop trail. Not too sandy. Enjoy around to not feel suffocated by the amount of people around.
I did 3 trails in one day, one being this one. I enjoyed this one the most. Perfect to combine trails. Super easy. Kid friendly. Not as red in color as other trials at Valley of Fire but still beautiful.
Flowers were very far and few between. Populated.

hiking
12 days ago

Was kind of disappointed with this trail.
Very sandy & confusing. Not that brilliant of a sight compared to others in the area.
Nice short hike but wasn’t very impressed.

This was a pretty cool lil hike. The petroglyphs were awesome but there wasn’t water to enjoy at the end. There was a small dirty basin. Just don’t expect pools of water at the end.
Pros: Breezy hike, shaded, petroglyphs, and a lot to see in such a short trail.
Cons: SAND!! Ugh. I don’t like to hike in sand. No useable water source like implied. Jan timeframe- no birds and a lot of people. I prefer less populated hikes.
Hope this helps. It was a nice add on to a day of hiking

Arrived at about 10:30am and we were able to do the short hike with very minimal traffic. Views were amazing. Get here early and avoid the crowds!

It was really neat to see the petroglyphs, but there were SO many people. I was really surprised to see it this packed at noon on a Thursday.
Too many people to even really enjoy the scenery.

hiking
13 days ago

Nice trail hike with the family. No issues with a dog, 6 and 10 year old boys. Beautiful views.

hiking
14 days ago

Short and easy hike through sand to a nice viewpoint / overlook at the end. The rocks are very colorful here, I recommend to go at sunset or sunrise to get the best photos! Avoid going on a windy day unless you are okay with sand in your eyes haha.

Great, loved the coloring of the fire wave.

hiking
15 days ago

Started at the main highway, trail is pretty well marked by posts, though we did miss a marker a time or two but the alternate route led the same way. Great views, cool rocks, generally easy hiking. We were a little unclear where the end of the trail met the White Dome trail since most everyone walks in the wash, but you can turn back at any point, really.

hiking
18 days ago

Started at White Dome and turned back after 5.5km for time, completed 11km in 3hrs. The trail is very well marked (follow the white poles). It is a bit rocky and sandy in many parts so a little bit slow going but easy. Had to climb a few rocks but would not be an issue for most. Spectacular rock formations, well worth it in my view.

scenic driving
18 days ago

Great road!

Really easy and beautiful hike. Follow the posts that are set up, and it will lead you to the fire wave. The view at the end is amazing with different rock formations and rock colors.

Lots of cool petroglyphs! This trail was quite sandy though, but don’t let that deter you from exploring it. The end leads to a neat little water hole thing.

Easy hike with beautiful rock formations! It can get sandy at times but the views are amazing.

Beautiful, short trail with multi-colored rocks.

Fun, easy hike. 2 and 4 yr olds made it fine. Only complaint is that they close at sunset

Petroglyphs were okay but time would be better spent elsewhere in the park

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice views!

Petroglyphs etched by indigenous peoples, renegade Indian shootouts and amazing rock formations, this area has it all! The trial may be sandy, but push on and be impressed.

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