Explore the most popular Wild Flowers trails in Red Cliffs National Conservation Area with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice easy trail with lots of views of rock formations

hiking
2 days ago

Nice scenery. Easy trail.

hiking
rocky
scramble
washed out
4 days ago

The trek from black gulch parking to yellow knolls parking was amazing! Great views, sandy trail, lots of signs. Then my dog and I crossed the street to Winchester which takes you to black gulch. I should have walked up the road to our car instead! If it was just me it still would have been hard but doable. But I would suggest not going with a dog. We have had a lot of rain this year and the trail was completely washed out. There were cairns for about a mile or so off and on then they were gone. We hiked up the wash the best we could but the boulders were huge and it was a warm day so my pup was over it. I ended up climbing up the 500 plus feet up the mountain to the top (which I don’t suggest) with my dog in my arms. I laugh about it now but it was sketchy!!! We’ve gone on a lot of hikes together and he loves climbing rocks but this was way too much. Do yourself a favor and just hike from one parking lot to the other. Skip the gulch unless you are prepared for huge boulders and LOTS of climbing, scrambling and getting lost!

hiking
rocky
7 days ago

hiking
15 days ago

Hiked it with my 4yr old daughter until we found “Turtle Rock” pretty easy trail with some pretty scenery!

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
21 days ago

Ran it morning after rainy day. Very bad idea. Trail is easy to loose without a gps because of all the forks in the trail. Overall very challenging and beautiful scenery.

I enjoyed this trail, took it up and connected to the scout cave trail. Really cool views for being a trail so close to town.

hiking
off trail
28 days ago

Easy trail as part of the paradise rim loop. Good senic views.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail with beautiful views, connecting to other trails in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
snow
1 month ago

Did this trail as a counterclockwise overnight backing trip. We parked in a neighborhood development just below the first steep ascent and not at the water tank parking lot. First part of the trail is a super steep and narrow ascent into the Mesa from the valley power line trail. Once on top, you wind you way up the Mesa into the tree line, zig zagging up and across the mountain face. We lost the trail several times, I’m guessing to washout, but would wind up finding it further on. Had two or three miles of soft mud that was exhausting to hike through. The trail ascends for the first half then meets up with a four wheel access road to turn around for the second half. We camped on the access turnout in some snow melt off the road, and heard no traffic all night. The walk back was slightly muddy until we descended to another trail access lot, then we were fortunate and caught a ride in a truck back to the tank. Best part of the trail was the views ascending and solitude on the trail. Worst parts had to be the mud, and then the road walking

trail running
1 month ago

Awesome trail. Ran it after some snow, so hit some mud, but just made that much cooler. Beautiful scenery, diverse terrain to run on, highly recommend.

really enjoyed this trail. not crowded at all, dogs loved it too. lots of cool stuff to look at and explore.

hiking
1 month ago

Only saw 2 other hikers on this easy 4 mile hike in January, with beautiful 60 degree weather! Pros: fun combination of rock and gravel and dirt path, excellent views, option to climb the big rocks overlooking St George. Cons: east end of trail is scattered with broken glass, tiny pieces, and although you mostly don’t see the traffic on Red Hills Parkway you can hear it the whole way. Sure beats neighborhood walking though!

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Fun soggy friendly hike. Cool slick rock
Formations. Enjoyed our hike but may not be back. The ending was anticlimactic. Would rather have spent time scrambling on the slick rock.

hiking
1 month ago

Only 4 stars because you hear the highway for approximately the first 1/3 of the way in.

Beautiful canyon. Middle of the week. Not a soul in sight.

Started at the Cotton creek trailhead. Very nice.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

Went with a couple of friends we all brought our dogs. It went great was easy and fun

walking
2 months ago

Great View! Connects to Sand Hill which connects to Elephant Arch.. Wouldn’t mind making a day out of that!

on Chuckwalla Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Nice area for some easy hiking amid beautiful scenery. It feels remote in places even though the highway is just over the hill and in spite of being able to hear traffic. You can connect this trail with Beck Hill, Gila, Paradise Rim and Turtle Wall trails to provide a variety of options for loop hikes and varying distance. We spent 3 hours in here wandering around and taking photographs. Nothing strenuous about these trails; suitable for anyone who can walk on sandy or rocky paths.

I clocked it at 1.9 miles beautiful scenery plan on one and a half to two hours it is a steep climb and not for dogs or children great place for a picnic at the top beautiful views

Great hike with incredible views! Loved it! I disagree with the distance listed here and sadly I didn’t track it on our hike yesterday. This page has it as an Easy 1.6 round trip, but I think it’s more of a Moderate 4-4.5.

hiking
3 months ago

A fun little hike with family. Beautiful red rock views and several natural climbing walls along the trail.

mountain biking
4 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

Decent trail... I could do without riding through the sand. The Turtle wall section is better, and more scenic.

hiking
4 months ago

Really fun trail once you hit the rocks about .5 miles down.

Nice short hike

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