Yellow Knolls Trail

Hike beneath a series of uplifted yellow hills.

Hiking Moderate

Distance
6.3 km
Ascent
139 m
Descent
139 m
Duration
1-2 hrs
Low Point
1.2 km
High Point
1.3 km
Gradient
Yellow Knolls Trail Map

The Yellow Knolls trail winds through a beautiful valley below a series of uplifted yellow rock domes from whence it gets its name.

Description

The initial stretch of trail heads through a wide-open field on a narrow track alternating between packed dirt and sand sections. Then, the trail "descends into a valley and curves around this first mountain, taking you out onto the yellow stone, where you can explore the open rock landscape," writes Lana Law on PlanetWare.com. "This is the highlight of the hike, but the trail continues on, ascending to a high point for a view over the surrounding hills and rock formations," she continues.

During the spring, this area is a popular spot for viewing desert wildflowers. If you come to view the flowers, be sure to take only pictures and leave only footprints. Don't touch the flowers!

Sources: https://www.planetware.com/utah/top-rated-hikes-near-st-george-utah-us-ut-59.htm https://hikestgeorge.com/hiking-trails/yellow-knolls-red-cliffs-desert-reserve/

Difficulty

Moderate

Hiking along trails with some uneven terrain and small hills. Small rocks and roots may be present.

Low Exposure

1 out of 4

The path is on completely flat land and potential injury is limited to falling over.

Remoteness

2 out of 4

Away from help but easily accessed.

Best time to visit

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Features

  • Picturesque
  • Dog friendly
  • Wild flowers
  • Family friendly

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