Mollies Nipple Trail

MODERATE 15 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
1,207 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

rocky

scramble

no shade

no dogs

hiking
10 days ago

Short, sweet, and steep. The trail isn't super clearly marked, but it's hard to get all that lost when you can pretty much see the start and end of the trail at all times. Good views in all directions, and I was able to see some nice birds soaring, both below me in the canyon and in the skies above.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous view. A bit difficult to find without a map but once we found the base it was well worth it. Our kids hiked it to the top with us ages 3-14.

5 months ago

A steep climb but well worth it!!

hiking
5 months ago

My gps couldn’t find this trail but I did. A lot of climbing with lots of loose rock. You will be rewarded with awesome views. Wear your best grippy boots. You will definitely need it for the descent. Sneakers will not be your friend on this trail. If you like rocky steep trail on both up then down you will love this. I know I did.

hiking
6 months ago

Step in sections that can be tricky on the descent. Great views! Good aerobic workout! Recommend this trail.

7 months ago

Great hike to do right before sunset as the views are amazing as the sun sets over sand hollow. Here are 2 different ways you can hike up this starting at the same place and ending at the top. While there is loose gravel the hike is definitely worth it!

7 months ago

The best interval training hike you can find.... 1250 vert to the top..... takes about an hour up an back

hiking
9 months 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!

9 months 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
Saturday, September 09, 2017

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.

Friday, June 30, 2017

What more needs to be said.

hiking
Friday, February 24, 2017

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
4 months ago

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

hiking
Wednesday, February 22, 2017