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

Such a mellow hike through a lot of pretty canyons and dry river beds. The beginning wasn’t quite as scenic, but after about the first mile, it gets much more enjoyable. About 4 miles round trip - great family hike.

Really neat. Easy hike. Beautiful views. Ancient History. According to the evidence, the Ancient Natives were riding dinosaurs. Check it out!

My friend and I hit this trail yesterday. We walked 2.5 miles out all the way to the grapevine trail and then headed back not seeing anything. The tracks are right at the beginning, at the bottom of the first hill not far from the trailhead. We completely missed them going in. We laughed so hard. Despite the little sign talking about the tracks, we didn’t realize that was where they were located. Lots of sand covered the tracks. In fact the track in the first picture (the raised one with the interesting patterns in the rock) was completely covered. We had a blast either way. The entire trail is beautiful. Also the dirt road from the neighborhood to the trailhead was easy to drive in my 2WD truck.

on Dino Cliffs Trail

3 days ago

Beautiful hike! I was hoping to see more dinosaur tracks along the hike other than those that are at the bottom of the first hill. I never did see the tracks shown in the first picture for this trail. Not sure where that track is located. The scenery is gorgeous and worth hiking the full trail out and back.

Follow-up to my post. It turns out the raised dinosaur track currently shown as the first picture for this hike is not actually a dinosaur track that is on this hike. It can be found a couple of miles from this hike at the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm. https://www.utahdinosaurs.com/

5 days ago

Great View! Connects to Sand Hill which connects to Elephant Arch.. Wouldn’t mind making a day out of that!

16 days ago

This was a fun little hike with a great photo opportunity at the end.

on Elephant Arch Trail

22 days ago

Beautiful scenery, and a good easy-moderate hike.

Good tough trail to run. From about mile 3 to 5 there is a decent amount of sand that you run/walk in then after that it is a great run.

28 days ago

A sandy trail that is easily navigated and clearly marked! The arch was totally worth the hike!

1 month ago

Easy trail. Just expect to climb steep climb in the sand going back to your vehicle,

1 month ago

Hike is really steep and fun to do as a family. At the top is a giant cement arrow that planes used to use to get to a certain place in wars. I recommend to try but it might be a little harder than you thought.

The gate to get in was blocked and fenced.

Half the hike, you’re walking through a construction zone. Construction vehicles making tons of noise. Too much construction and house building around the area are ruining this hike. Some nice views when you finally start walking along the roller-coaster-like ridgeline, but nothing really special. Trail looks like it’s meant for ATVs and mountain biking. Hike elsewhere.

Can’t access this trail anymore. I guess the parking lot is on somebody’s property, and that somebody decided to put up a gate with a sign that says “KEEP OUT” and the only way to get around it is by hoping the fence...which will probably result in one of the WASPs in the neighborhood calling the police on you.

I know trail as Shinob Kibe... I have never heard it called Shiblom Kibe. Great hike. Be sure to find the little cave too.

After you pass the gate the trail starts just to your right! Excellent views

mountain biking
2 months ago

Cool trail, lots of cool rock formations. A mix of sand, technical obstacles, climbing, and slick rock riding.
I joined up to castle rock via the Grapevine, and prospector trails.

Short, but steep hike with incredible views of Washington fields.

on Dino Cliffs Trail

3 months ago

Gorgeous trail with stunning red cliffs and dino prints. However, it is short and you can hear traffic on the highway and see the sprawl of town on nearly the entire hike.

The dino prints were covered with sand from recent rain when I was there. You may need to look closely and brush them off. Be careful not to step on them, they are right on the trail.

3 months ago

Some interesting rock formations, but mostly it's a boring hike. I definitely wouldn't want to do it in the summer, it's 100% exposed. The trail is fairly well marked but can be easy to lose in spots.

It was dank yo.

Amazing views. Short, but steep little hike.

5 months ago

The end of this hike is worth 5 stars, but overall I give it four. If you start your hike where the pavement currently ends (the entrance to the Brio home development), it’s about 7 miles round trip up to Elephant Arch and back. Once you get off the unpaved dirt road and start your ascent up Bone Wash, heading toward the arch, the real beauty of this hike begins.

7 months ago

The trailhead was hard to find because a new neighborhood is being developed and we had to drive through a construction site to reach it. The hike was interesting and different. Definitely don’t regret hiking it once. One thing I didn’t like about the hike is that it didn’t lead to a final destination of a scenic area. It simply led to a dirt road.

7 months ago

Elevation gain. Benches along the trail and pet waste stations. Pleasant walk.

trail running
7 months ago

This trail is good IF YOU LIKE STEEP. You can acess the ridgeline trail from several places on the west side but you'll be using your hands to hike up it's so steep. Once on top its a rollercoaster of hills, great for cardio training. When you get to the end of the ridgeline you can turn and return or loop down and around. It's steep thats all.

trail running
8 months ago

Grapevine offers some great views! I also enjoy it for the fact that it’s a gateway to a lot of other trails, for example; Brackens loop, Dino cliffs, sand mountain trail and more! It is more of just a dirt road rather than a trail. Great for running, mountain biking or hiking. I often see people on horse back as well. Easy family friendly hike.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Nice views but did not like this trail. This app gave me two separate trailheads; one off the Dam Rd and one further south. Won't do this hike again.

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

Great trail after you turn left toward Dino Cliffs. Lots of beautiful scenery, fun rock formations and views of the city. We hiked this trail, others were mountain biking and made me want to bring my bike back and try it :)

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Actually we hiked up to Elephant Arch starting at the Mill Creek TH and then following Bone Wash. The trail started out a double track that goes to a Washington City well. After that it follows a sandy wash bottom. Well marked trail to an interesting Arch that really does look like an elephant. Easy hike but sandy most of the way.

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