Glen Helen Trail Map
Explore 1000 acres of protected land!
Discover natural springs, dolomite cliffs, a beautiful waterfall, hundreds of wildflowers, and more as you explore more than 20 miles of trails. Plan your adventure by downloading a Trail Map !
The trail map clearly outlines official trails within the nature preserve. It also indicates the location of our welcome center, Nature Shop, and natural and historical landmarks. Please be courteous and follow all trail rules when visiting the Nature Preserve; to view, please visit FAQ's to view trail rules.
When reading the map, notice the gray topographic contour lines, used to indicate elevation, small chartreuse prairies and meadows, blue lines indicating water, and brown areas outlining areas within the Glen that are closed to the public. The Riding Centre, a therapeutic equestrian facility, shown with light brown shading. Hiking is not permitted through the Riding Centre.
When planning your hike, take note of the contour lines: The closer the spacing, the more rapid the change in elevation. For a leisurely stroll, choose trails that cross a low number of contour lines. For a high-intensity hike, look for a concentration of contour lines in a single area. Due to our topography, all hikes at Glen Helen are considered moderate intensity.
Trail maps are available at the Trailside Museum and in the Atrium Gallery, for a 50 cent donation.