“This is an alternative to White Rock Canyon. There is a saddle to go over on this route.”
— John Blackwell
Closed May15, 2016 through September 30, 2016 because of the heat. Temperatures can reach as high as 120 F / 49 C.
Features: Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife
Dogs: No Dogs
Due to rocks, I would warn runners to be careful of possibly twisting your ankle.
This route follows the wash and then about a mile up, cuts to the left, winds through a valley and over a saddle back to White Rock Canyon
trail. Currently, there are no signs along the trail, so stay on the worn path, follow a map, use a GPS, or the Trail Run Project mobile app
. This trail has more direct sunshine than White Rock Canyon
trail so it gets HOT.
Flora & Fauna
An abundance of desert flowers in the early spring, February and March. Plants include indigo bush, ground cherry, Mormon tea, cheese bush, rush-milkweed, rabbit brush, desert fir, globe mallow, desert tobacco, desert trumpet, rock nettle, rock daisy, and windmills. You might also come nose to nose with a big horn sheep on this route.