Red Beds Trail

MODERATE 85 reviews

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
2 days 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!!

7 days ago

Great views. Doable with polesfor us with sore knees!

hiking
7 days ago

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

hiking
9 days ago

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

hiking
23 days 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

The tower is amazing

hiking
1 month 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
2 months ago

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

3 months ago

A great hike for families with children

3 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.

5 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

10 months ago

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
11 months ago

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
11 months ago

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.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fantastic views of the tower and surrounding wilderness.

hiking
Saturday, April 29, 2017

Love the Red

hiking
Sunday, October 23, 2016

My wife has arthritis in knees and back, but she did better than I did on inclines. Bring a hiking stick for balance. Saw a large family group of deer that let my wife walk up to them for pictures; got within about five feet. Nice, friendly neighborhood. Off season not crowded.

hiking
Saturday, October 08, 2016

very nice and well used trail for beginners. lots of great scenery. spotted deer, chipmunks, birds, and squirrels.

hiking
Friday, September 23, 2016

A great hike. We did this trail on a Sunday. Once away from the crowds in the main parking area we saw only four people, awesome! There are a few ups and downs, but nothing too strenuous, even for a flatlander.

hiking
Saturday, July 23, 2016

I am from Illinois and this trail was hard for me on the incline. The landscape around Devils Towers was just awesome. Loved the part through the red rocks. 7/3/2016

hiking
Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Good trail and not too busy in the morning. Heavy vehicle traffic was entering the area as we left around 10. Great views of valley and tower.

hiking
Monday, June 27, 2016

Very nice hike. A more traditional hike compared to the shorter loop which is paved. I also added a section from the Valley View loop to extend it to 3.5 miles. Hike features varied terrains, from pine forest, to the red beds, to the flat prairie of the prairie dogs.

walking
Sunday, May 01, 2016

Very easy walking, such beautiful scenery

hiking
Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Very fun trail, the drive out to Devils Tower is beautiful. I'd definitely do it again.

hiking
Monday, February 01, 2016

A little icy but absolutely beautiful!!!!

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