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Pyramid Rock Trail at Red rock state park is a challenging and beautiful hike. There are fantastic views throughout, especially once you get to the top of Pyramid Rock. The geology is amazing. The trail is well marked and there are benches along the way to take a breath and enjoy the views.
There is another hike in Red Rock State Park, but I am not sure how to add a new hike in AllTrails. There is a trail that connects the Pyramid Rock trail to the Churchrock Trail. You can park at either trailhead and hike in either direction. Once you finish the trail + the hike through the parking lot back to the other trailhead, it is a total of 4.75 miles.
Julie B. on Rift Valley Loop Trail
Fun and flowy. Great open space for dogs.
We read the reviews (which mentions that small kids and elderly people can easily walk this trail) and that it was rated at level 'easy.' We expected a paved walk, but it was gravel. We understand kids can walk it because it's flat and it's not like you have to do rockclimbing, but looking back we didn't think it was super easy. We took a few hours getting to the waterfall and back, so that alone for us made it harder than easy (but not challenging either). We walked during the hottest part of the day and we had to take some breaks.
Views were great, plants and mountains beautiful, nice breeze. Our favorite part was walking back when the sun was going down. Take flashlights just in case you hang out at the waterfall longer than you expected. Waterfall, by the way, is maybe half a meter wide, at most, when we went there in March. People without this app asked us where to go a few times.
Completed this trail for the first time today. It's been on my list after La Luz and Pino. Took about 3.5 hours to get to the top including breaks and being ~sidetracked~ for about 30 minutes. If you have a great eye for your trail and a great sense of direction, you should be okay. However, if you are like me, it's a good idea to check the app periodically. There are definitely some confusing areas. Not my favorite when it comes to views, but overall, it was an awesome time and a killer workout. Check it out for sure!