Malad Gorge State Park Hikes

South Rim to Woody’s Cove
Distance: 4 miles roundtrip
Climb: gentle
Difficulty: moderate (due to precipitous ledges)
Usage: heavy
Location: Merge south off Interstate 84 at Exit 147 and enter Malad Gorge State Park. Upon entering, stay to the right at the junction and proceed 0.25 miles to the informal trailhead at a historic stone house.

With overviews of Malad Gorge plus scenic waterfalls and springs, this unfenced trail travels precariously close to the canyon’s steep south rim and is not recommended for children. Beginning west of the historic stone house, the trail ends at the Hagerman Valley with an optional 0.25 cross-country mile hike to Woody’s Cove. Best months for hiking are March through May and September through November due to desert conditions.

Malad Gorge Trail to Devil’s Washbowl
Distance: 4 miles roundtrip
Climb: gentle
Difficulty: easy
Usage: heavy
Location: Merge south off Interstate 84 at Exit 147 and enter Malad Gorge State Park.

This trail leads hikers to awe-inspiring views overlooking the 250-foot deep canyon. After crossing over a footbridge above the gorge, hike along the fenced canyon rim. The trail ends at a cascade plunging 60 feet into the Devil’s Washbowl.

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