Yellow Knolls Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Saint George, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, bird watching, and horses and is best used from September until May. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 3.8 miles Elevation Gain: 452 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

horseback riding

bird watching

views

wild flowers

no shade

Parking is free and easy at the trailhead.

hiking
no shade
29 days ago

Flowers are incredible right now, and we saw a hummingbird in its nest! Not busy at all

recorded Yellow Knolls Trail

hiking
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

Easy to follow trail goes into a small canyon then back to interesting slick rock. Not much shade so take plenty of water in the warmer months.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

One of my favorite trails. Not busy at all. The wildflowers were in full bloom. The trail was well marked and the views of the canyon quite spectacular. Not much shade at all so take lots of water.

hiking
no shade
1 month ago

Great trail. Well marked almost the whole way. Love the view through the canyon. Early or late you will get shade in the canyon otherwise there is no shade. Late April there were lots of flowers red orange purple yellow were the common ones. Amazing wildflowers.

hiking
no shade
off trail
1 month ago

hiking
no shade
off trail
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Not sure why this trail was rated moderate. Very easy with some nice rock views.

hiking
1 month ago

This trail is never too busy, it’s such pretty views. Great, quiet place to hang out for a bit.

hiking
2 months ago

Cool contrasts between the lava rock, red rock and sandstone. Very easy to follow trail.

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bugs
rocky
2 months ago

Fun trail that we took our 4.5 and 2 year olds on. Only made it half way out there but still really fun. Saw the famous golden desert shaggy mane mushroom (found after lots of rain), lizards, birds, various cactuses, black beetle, and little mini red lady bug looking insects. The kids liked some tiny caves along the way. We will go back again soon

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

great little trail. took the dogs and my 17 yr old. we had a great time. Was expecting a little more pizazz at the bottom though

hiking
5 months ago

Be careful heading out; the road to the trailhead is clay and even your four wheel drive vehicle will be all over the road in slightly wet conditions. The trail is pretty and easy with lovely contrasting colors and terrain. Expect a bit of climbing, but nothing challenging for fit, healthy hikers. It’s possible to make a five mile loop out of connecting trails—but we did not do that today.

5 months ago

nice quick accessed jaunt. pleasant views and rock formations varying from sand stone and lava rock

hiking
Sun May 26 2019

Loved the lava rocks at the bottom.

hiking
no shade
Fri May 24 2019

Sun May 19 2019

starts off with low lying brush. then gets rocky, which was fun. black rocks to the left. orange rocks to the right. a beautiful hexagonal patterned rock formation 3/4 in is the payoff imo. then gets sandy. nice trail, but no payoff at the end, sadly.

hiking
Wed Apr 03 2019

after reading the reviews, this trail was better than i expected. the trail was mostly moderate but there were some short sections that were a little more difficult going over or around some large boulders where it is not always obvious where the trail is (short sections only). plus i was lucky the weather was still cool late in the day on april 3. but my main concern was to check if my mazda 3 could handle the unpaved road to get to the trailhead: mission accomplished means i will try to see how much further i can drive on this unpaved road to get to mesa rim trailhead.

hiking
muddy
Fri Jan 25 2019

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
Thu Oct 25 2018

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

hiking
Mon Sep 25 2017

one of my favorites !

hiking
Sat Sep 23 2017

fun trail! not so hard ...couldnt finish it though due to a fat dog! poor Betty!

Wed Jul 12 2017

Lindsay A. Boring? Not very Scenic? HAHA!

hiking
Tue Jul 04 2017

should be rated as easy. not very scenic

Sun Jun 25 2017

boring

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