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Upper Big Hollow Trail

Difficulty
Intermediate

Upper Big Hollow Trail

DIRECTIONS: Take Hwy 189 to 3000 S in Daniels, turn west and go 1 mile to Big Hollow Road, turn right and follow signs to Big Hollow Gun range. When you reach the range, turn left into the dirt road with the sign reading "Wallsburg Wildlife Management Area". Follow this road for 2 miles until you see parking on your right. Trail starts straight west from parking lot.

DIFFICULTY: Moderate (sections of steep climbing)

LENGTH: Up to a 5 mile loop

AVERAGE HIKE TIME:The loop would be difficult for young kids, an in-and-out for an hour or so still offers great views

TRAIL USERS: Hikers, bikers, horses, and dogs

BEST TIME OF YEAR TO HIKE: Gate closes for the winter/early spring, best to go in summer/fall

COST: free

TRAIL CONDITIONS: Single track, rocky in places, the last half of the loop is on a gravel road

SUN EXPOSURE: A few trees provide shade but expect to be in full sun the majority of the hike

WATER: No drinking fountains, but during some parts of the year a small stream could be flowing (for your dog to get a drink, or for water filtration if you so desire)

RESTROOM: No

WATCH FOR: GUNS EL GUAPO! The Big Hollow shooting range is near-by and the lower trailhead is often used for a shooting range (in fact, this whole "wildlife management area" seems to be the local's shooting range). Wear bright colors, make lots of noise, and don't hike here if you feel nervous (i.e. if you find shooting targets along the trail or someone is shooting when you arrive). The trail goes the opposite direction of any shooting we've encountered, and the view is worth it, we promise.

 

Difficulty
Intermediate

Customizable Directions

Basic Directions

Take Hwy 189 to 3000 S in Daniels, turn west and go 1 mile to Big Hollow Road, turn right and follow signs to Big Hollow Gun range. When you reach the range, turn left into the dirt road with the sign reading "Wallsburg Wildlife Management Area". Follow this road for 2 miles until you see parking on your right. Trail starts straight west from parking lot.