Mollies Nipple Trail

MODERATE 7 reviews

Mollies Nipple Trail is a 1.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hurricane, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1207 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

rocky

scramble

no shade

no dogs

hiking
12 days ago

Great Trail that is hardest going up the first half and then coming down that same section. Mostly gravel, rocks, and some dust under foot. Met a gentleman on the Trail that said he climbs almost every day in the winter. Would definitely keep you in shape if you did. Was not terribly difficult, only had a couple of low class 2 scrambles that were very short and getting on the nipple did not require anything special. One of my favorites yet!

20 days ago

I've always taken my dog on this trail and have never had any problems. It's steep and slippery in spots but if you're in even moderate shape you will be fine. It's usually less crowded and is one of the iconic hikes in the area. Plus, there's plenty more to explore past the "nipple".

hiking
3 months ago

This was a very steep trail with loose dirt but it was so pretty. There is no shade so make sure to go when it's overcast, early morning, dusk or just not in the depths of summer. We took our 6 and 9 year old boys. They are pretty experienced hikers. On the way down they had to crouch down and slide on their feet. Our youngest required a lot of help on the slippery parts.

5 months ago

What more needs to be said.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Directly behind the Hurricane, UT airport and at the end of the subdivision is a gravel pullout near the mouth of Frog Canyon. A hikers use trail leads up the ridge line to the plateau.

The trail is steep in places and spiders often leading to view points or descending into Frog Canyon. Scree is common and spots can be quite slippery during the descent. Despite the route through minor cliff bands, the trail would carry a simple class 2 rating. The upper plateau is a nice stroll along a sandy trail spotted with lava rock. The rocky "nipple" top is truly an interesting geographic phenomenon.

hiking
9 months ago