Black Gulch and Yellow Knolls Loop

MODERATE 7 reviews

Black Gulch and Yellow Knolls Loop is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dammeron Valley, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
639 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

7 months ago

Hiked from Yellow Knolls parking and looped back on Black Glutch which is a boulder choked wash. Very difficult even going down the wash. Sturdy boots and trekking poles strongly advised.

hiking
8 months ago

We hiked the Yellow Knolls/Black Gulch loop. The brochure from Red Cliff Desert Reserve says Black Gulch is a "rugged route in rocky wash bottom" It was all that and more. The wash is full of rocks and boulders and you are walking on, up, over and around rocks and boulders. There are several dry waterfalls and we had to backtrack often and look for the best way down. No equipment was needed but we did do a little jumping. A nice surprise was the water sculpted rocks in the narrow section of the canyon. Lots of potholes but only one had water in it and we skirted around it. This trail was hard for us, we took a beating, it took us 2.5 hours to do this 1.7 mile stretch. We did see rabbits and deer on this hike. Our ages are late 60s so you younger folks will probably not have the problems that we did. The rest of the hike on Yellow Knolls trail was much easier and had nice rock formations.

trail running
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hiking
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hiking
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