Potato Knoll Loop

EASY 6 reviews

Potato Knoll Loop is a 4.7 mile loop trail located near Blue Diamond, Nevada that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
413 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

horseback riding

trail running

walking

views

wildlife

An easy hike in Red Rock Canyon outside of the Scenic Drive Loop. This is a great hike at Red Rock Canyon without driving the Scenic Drive to get to the trailhead. The trailhead is the large parking lot at the exit of the 13 mile Scenic Drive. It's sometimes referred to as the horse parking lot. From the parking lot, cross the scenic drive exit just inside the tire spikes. The trail goes southwest toward the Potato Knoll, the large mound at the base of Mount Wilson. The first part of the hike is across open desert. Soon you'll descend to a dry creek bed with lots of boulders. The trail is very easy to follow on the other side of the creek. It winds back and forth for a way, and there are some side trails. You eventually come to a fork in the trail. Along the Knoll, you'll see some wonderful rocks formations and some great cacti. In July, some of the Barrel Cactus were just starting to bloom. On the far side of the Knoll, there is a trail that goes to the top. If you're adventurous or want to extend your hike, continue up this side trail and enjoy the view from the top. Return to the base of the Knoll to resume your hike around. This part of the hike takes you past the trail to Oak Creek. Instead of going to Oak Creek, stay on the trail going around the Knoll. You'll pass through two more dry creek beds before joining up with the trail you came in on.

2 months ago

It's a dusty trail and the path is easily lost but it takes you from a dessert setting to a green stream setting which is amazing

Excellent trail that intersects with a few other trails in the area. the trails are not very intersections aren't marked, so keep your map out to make sure you stay on the right trail. There's a lot of green behind Mount Wilson and it's all beautiful. This trail is also outside of the Scenic Loop, there's a parking lot right at the start of trail so there's no fee. February 25, 2018.

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