Hiking Trails

Hiking TrailsMany visitors take advantage of a terrific network of hiking trails. Starting at the entrance to Buckskin is the steep and winding ½ mile round trip Lightning Bolt Trail that affords a wonderful view of the campground and Colorado River.

From this trail, visitors can access the one-mile loop Buckskin Trail. A very informative trail guide corresponding to numbered posts along the trail highlights native vegetation and can be obtained at the Ranger Station. A concrete pedestrian footbridge crosses Highway 95 and leads to two other one-way trails. Interruption Point Trail is a one-mile round trip trek to a scenic overlook. There is also a one-way trail traveling to a series of abandoned mines, roundtrip is about ½ mile. Ranger-led hikes are held January through March.

From a brief excursion to an overlook or a several hour test of your endurance, the trails at Buckskin and River Island can meet your needs. Remember, for safety's sake, wear sturdy shoes, a hat, sunscreen and take along plenty of water. Have fun!