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Quail Creek Reservoir – West Overlook

This trail gives an excellent vantage point looking over the Quail Creek Reservoir to the East and the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve and Pine Valley Mountains to the West.

Trail Rating

Overall rating = easy

Distance: 1 mile return – easy
Elevation gain: 350 feet – easy
Terrain: wide gravel trail – easy
Exposure: none – easy

To see the trail rating system used here see Trail Rating System

Getting There

From Interstate I15 take exit 16 to State Road 9 east towards Hurricane. Turn left at the first set of traffic lights – Old Hwy 91, 6300W, 0.9 miles from the interstate.

Take Old Hwy 91 through the industrial park to the end of the pavement, 2 ¼ miles from the traffic lights.

There is a large sign here and turn onto a small gravel road at the sign.

Directions from I15 exit 16


Trail Directions from the Service Road

Turn beside the sign near the end of the pavement

For a one page printout of the directions to this trail click Quail Creek Reservoir_Directions

The Trail

The trail ascends about 350 feet vertically to the top of the Virgin Anticline with spectacular views over the Quail Creek Reservoir from there.

Start of the trail

End of the trail at top of ridge


The ascent is fairly easy being quite gradual. As well, this trail can be navigated with an ATV.

Here are some pictures taken along the trail.