Explore the most popular kid friendly trails in Government Canyon State Natural Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

it was fun but it is Rocky

Loved this trail

Nice trail to ride. Love the trail and the views.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous scenery and an excellent getaway!

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail, well maintained. Several places have a lot of loose rocks.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, easy trail for a Sunday afternoon.

A little challenging climb and pretty. No dogs allowed in this part of the park sadly

trail running
4 months ago

Super easy and short trail to start a dog partner learning the ropes.

trail running
4 months ago

Beautiful part of the park. This app has it marked incorrect as it is a moderate run. Lytles Loop is easy and this is moderate. These guys need to do Home Work

trail running
4 months ago

Super easy trail not sure why it’s marked moderate! 4.90 from parking lot and back. I run this once a week and it’s super easy

Very nice trail. My kids and I did it in a little over 2 hours.

trail running
7 months ago

Partly shaded and very little elevation makes this a super easy run. Costs to enter state park. Dogs allowed in front country trails.

I'd agree, this is a moderate trail. Well marked.

hiking
10 months ago

I would rate this moderate. I hit both spurs, and thought it was quite enjoyable. Bring plenty of water in the summer.

Not too much shade and quite a bit of loose rocks. Not too much fun for people who dislike the heat and have bad ankles. Other than that...a decent hike that should be done early in the morning.

on Lytle's Loop Trail

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Good walk! Trail in great condition.

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

Very flat with little scenery and little shade. Bring sunscreen! Better for trail running than a scenic hike.

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

Not a bad little loop.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

It was ok...had a pup with me so you can't go on any other trails. Flat, not much scenery.

hiking
Tuesday, April 04, 2017

I hiked this trail with my dog. It was a very hot, sunny day. This trail is about 70% sun 30% shade so the sun made it a little more challenging. It was an ok trail. A few areas that were nice with flowers, but no scenic overlooks

hiking
Sunday, April 02, 2017

Great trail for an early morning. Wouldn't go in the late afternoon because there would be too much sun. I wore my running shoes here and that was a mistake. Lots of rocks and it happened to be misty out so it was slippery. I'll definitely wear my hiking boots for future hiking here.

Monday, January 23, 2017

easy ride and had a blast! great warm up for sure! minor challenges with rocks and roots.

Monday, January 23, 2017

easy to moderate bike ride. some challenging areas but over all a great 5 miles.

hiking
Wednesday, October 12, 2016

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.

#freerangehiking

hiking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

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

road biking
Monday, September 19, 2016

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.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

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

Saturday, January 09, 2016

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

hiking
Tuesday, December 22, 2015

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

hiking
Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Not much cover so bring water and sun block

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