Best Hiking Trails in Red Rock Canyon State Park
Famous for the rock formations for which it is named, this park is a magnificent setting to go on a hike. Red Rock Canyon State Park cabins make a great base from which to traverse the ethereal landscapes and reconnect with the great outdoors.
Red Cliffs Trail
Ideal for all skill levels, the Red Cliffs route is only a mile. Despite its short length, it offers plenty of fantastic scenery, including a cave. There are also plenty of opportunities to explore the reddish, volcanic landscape off the trail.
Last Chance Canyon
This 4.6mi. trail requires a moderate fitness level, and is also open to mountain bikers and horseback riders. There are a few rocky undulations but most of the route is relatively flat. The wide-open landscapes offer fantastic views and the trail is at its best between November and March.
Nightmare Gulch Loop
Despite its name, this 8.8mi. route is anything but a nightmare. In fact, it offers stunning canyon landscapes, and there are plenty of geological features to explore off the main path.
Best Family Activities in Red Rock Canyon State Park
Book Red Rock Canyon State Park cabins for a great family getaway. The rocky landscapes are perfect for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain bike riding, and there are numerous spots where you can bed down for a lunchtime picnic in the California sun.
The park's long, expansive paths are some of the best in the state for equestrian activity. Horses are allowed on all paths in the park apart from a few seasonally closed routes, which will be clearly marked.
Cycling is a popular family-friendly activity in the park, though keep in mind you'll need to bring your own. Bikes are only permitted on the primitive and improved roads. Off-roading is not allowed anywhere in the park.
California's perennially wonderful weather is ideal for picnicking, and there are many picnic sites around the park.
Stop by the visitor center to learn more about the park's history and its wildlife.
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