Explore the most popular trails near Denniston with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Not for the light of heart! Do not do this alone! Make sure friends know where you’re going!!! NOT KID FRIENDLY! I like a challenge but I’m have admit I was chicken! But do I love the views!

walking
1 day ago

The views! Super easy my grandma in her walker could do this trail! It’s the drive back the 5 mile dirt road! Easy enough except for the rather large wash out approx a half mile in! If you drive a Prius might I suggest you don’t go mudding through said puddle! Dude if you subscribe drop a note in here so we know you made it out! ❤️ your jumper cable friends

hiking
6 days ago

Very easy hike. Beautiful sunset. There was a really muddy area on the road getting to the trail. I would not have crossed if my vehicle didn’t have AWD.

hiking
8 days ago

nice easy trail with an awesome view at the end. only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because it was labeled wheel chair accessable and it was a challenge pushing my daughter from pavement to rock.

Really like this trail. Lots of great rock features.

Very short and easy. Paved part of the way. Great short 5 min walk to see amazing views!
No idea why this is marked as “moderate.” Should be VERY EASY

The trek there wasn’t bad but we didn’t go to the top. Very very sketchy. My fiancé went further than I did and I prayed hard for his return. This is NOT kid friendly!!

Awesome place

Easy trail, good view.

Easy trail that leads to an incredible views

One of the more interesting hikes I’ve done in Res River Gorge. I wouldn’t think that most people would rate it as easy, especially the first part including the Indian stairs but certainly doable. Also parts are not marked so well so the app is very handy.

3 months ago

Easy short walk and great views. You have to drive 5 miles on a bumpy gravel road to get to the trailhead. See princess arch while you’re here too.

Cute little trail, everything the description said was on point! Great views!

hiking
5 months ago

Quick, easy trail with a great view of the gorge!

hiking
5 months ago

A super quick hike to the viewpoint, terrific view of the area. Go at night to get a wondrous view of the clean night sky, bring a flashlight and pay attention on the trail though.

View from the lookout is top notch for sure!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Not really a trail, but the views are awesome and there are a few lookouts on the side of the trail.

Great trail amazing views a good balance of everything one looks for when hiking

Great views 360 one of my favorite trails to hike

This ranked moderate but should be marked HARD. This is an unmarked trail. There are a lot of side trails to different things and camping sites. Very easy to get lost once you’re up there. Climbing the actual Indian staircase is practically bouldering. It wasn’t hard. But it wasn’t easy. Don’t take a dog. I took mine and it was a struggle. Once you get to the top follow the trail down into the cave and around to be other side. You follow that along the ridge until the trail seems like it dead ends and the only way down is to shimmy down a washed out split in the rock covered in tree roots. Be careful. I could see where people could get hurt with this trail. Or lost.

hiking
9 months ago

Loved it. Sunset is amazing!

hiking
11 months ago

Didn’t think that the vie would be worth it, but I was wrong. Almost 360 view of the surrounding forest and hill tops.

hiking
Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Easy and great way to see the Gorge if you don't have a lot of time.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Amazing beautiful and simply complicated hike. I prefer to take the counter clockwise route to go down the staircase more than going up.

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

great view of the park and you can see the red river in the distance and how it winds through the park!

The path is paved.

walking
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This is the trail we take our aged parents and friends with little kids on. It's great for those who want to see the Gorge, but can't do much hiking. Just a short, mostly paved, 1/2 mile, out and back to an observation area. The view is great though and everyone should see it at least once!

hiking
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

short, easy hike. the view is superb of this section of the gorge.

hiking
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

slight climb at first but the formation is spectacular. easy hike; no one on this trail the day I went.

walking
Friday, June 16, 2017

Short walk with one of the best views in the park, I love seeing it in the winter when everything is covered in snow.

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