Red Beds Trail is a 2.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Devils Tower, Wyoming that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
442 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

trail running

walking

river

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views of the Tower and nearby valley. Pretty easy hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Really cool, but vastly different views of the tower and valley than the Tower Trail. If you have the time and energy, I highly recommend doing both trails.

1 month ago

This was a fun, easy trail. The most surprising part was the amount of incline and decline on it. Nice views of Devils Tower but also of the surrounding area which is a very very nice as well. We tied this in with doing the devils tower trail and you can also tie this in with doing the trail that goes around the prairie dog area. I really liked the wild lavender that grows along the trail. This took about an hour to complete.

1 month ago

beautiful

1 month ago

Great little hike.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike...as an avid fitness person I thought it was easy to moderate. Ran into about 3-4 groups. I branched off and did the valley view trail and looped back onto red rocks trail.

hiking
2 months ago

great trail with wonderful views of the tower and surrounding countryside. If you go on a warm day take lots of water.

3 months ago

Nice 2 hour hike with varied terrain and views, met only one group, this during Sturgis week.

3 months ago

Loved it!

3 months ago

Solid three and a half stars. Definitely go counter clockwise, as others have said, makes for an easier ascent. Very few people on this trail, and easy enough for my eleven year old, and fourteen year old to do without any complaining. The red hills and trail portion was pretty neat, and we got some nice pictures of both the devil's tower, and the valley.

3 months ago

Good little hike around the tower away from the crowds on the paved trail.

hiking
3 months ago

Loved this trail, winds through pretty forest & beautiful rock formations. Not difficult & some off-shoots to add distance. Plenty of shade & nice S Dakota breezes to keep it fun!!

4 months ago

Great views. Doable with polesfor us with sore knees!

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail, amazing views. Go counter clockwise. Steep descent, less strenuous ascent.

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent trail. Varied terrain, great views of tower. Hike counter clockwise.

hiking
4 months ago

Our family really enjoyed this trail. Just so many different environments on this trail to see and enjoy as you hike through. Well marked, no scrambling and you have a good view of the tower as you make your way. We only met about 8 people on this trail. The parking lot was packed, we waited behind almost 40 cars to get into the park, but most people just walk up to the tower, take a picture a leave. This trail was very peaceful and the people we met on the trail were very friendly and seemed to be enjoying the trail as much as we were.

trail running
5 months ago

Wonderful scenery, great views of the tower and surrounding countryside. Less traveled than the paved inner loop. Red cliffs area seems to come out of nowhere, landscape from another planet!

walking
5 months ago

The tower is amazing

hiking
5 months ago

awesome hike with great views of devils tower and the surrounding landscapes. did this bike first then did a cool down lap on the tower trail.

hiking
5 months ago

It was very muddy when I hiked, but it was an amazing trail with fantastic views of the river valley.

6 months ago

A great hike for families with children

7 months ago

In late March it was still quite muddy with patches of snow, but 75% clear. Beautiful views in all directions, not least of all the ever-changing facade of “Bear’s Tipi”. The Belle Fourche river is gorgeous as it cuts through the Spearfish deposits of red sandstone.

9 months ago

Beautiful trail even in January! However, on a brief note about the park -- since it does not explicitly state on the NPS / Devil's Tower website, allow me to answer any questions regarding cycling in the park.

Mountain Bikes on dirt trails = no.
Mountain Bikes on paved trail = no.
Mountain Bikes on the main road = yes.
^^the main road is paved, very narrow to be sharing with cars, plenty of traffic

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The combination of Red Beds and Joyner trails are highly recommended for a nice loop trail. Gorgeous views of Devil's Tower from different perspectives, beautiful walks in grass prairies, and plenty of shade among the pine trees. The smell of pine trees makes this trail very pleasant. Easy to moderate.

hiking
Sunday, August 20, 2017

Most of the loop I found pretty boring. Some great views in the first 8th to quarter if you go counter clockwise. The red beds themselves were just ok.

hiking
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Best loop in the park you see it all

Sunday, July 23, 2017

We did this trail in the evening and loved it! So beautiful with the sun going down.

hiking
Friday, July 21, 2017

Great hike that you get a little workout from. Took about 45 min with stops for tripod pics.

hiking
Sunday, June 25, 2017

Nice views of the tower and really pretty red rocks.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

We did this trail with the valley trail and together they were so fun! Don't miss prairie dogs on the other trail.

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