Explore the most popular hiking trails in City of Rocks National Reserve with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

2 days ago

Really enjoyed hiking this loop. Great scenery and pretty neat watching the climbers. Only 3 other hikers on a nice April morning, but it did get busy in the parking lot as more people rolled in. Just get there early, or camp nearby as we did. Brought the dogs, they enjoyed it too, despite prickly pears.

2 months ago

Seemingly easy loop with some occasion to watch your footing per loose rock and slick, spring dampened spots. The topography and geology is stunning. The scrub- high-desert biome is decorated with beautiful rock formations and panoramic views. The trail winds from elevated points through a scrub-wooded bottom that offers new perspectives on the towering rocks, in a peaceful and cool glen. This Reserve is a gem and I look forward to returning for more hikes!

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

If you're looking for incredible scenery well off the beaten path, great place to hike etc. Drove up from salt lake for the day.
went April 1st- the upper trails were still covered with deep snow drifts but the lower trails were all clear.
Few rock climbers we stopped and watched, apparently busier during the warmer months.
Passed cars and hikers on the roads, but plenty of trails you can put together: never saw another soul once we got out on the trails.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Excellent place to visit. We will return soon.

rock climbing
Friday, October 14, 2011

We didn't hike far to the climb. The climb was superb as a beginner. Camping is outstanding as is watching all of the climbers!

road biking
Tuesday, May 31, 2016