Pets allowed
Not Allowed
Elevation Gain
1,223.00 ft (372.77 m)
Trail type
1.80 mi (2.90 km)
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Mollies Nipple is a distinct landmark near Hurricane, Utah. The hike to the top is a short but steep trek that rewards hikers with panoramic views. This hike is just under 2 miles roundtrip, but gains over 1,200 feet of elevation. This out-and-back hike features yucca, creosote, prickly pear, and other desert plants.

This hike begins at Mollies Nipple Trailhead. There is a small gravel parking lot here. Overflow parking is available at the park across the street. From the parking area, you will see a gate. This is where you will start your hike.

After you pass through the gate, you will enjoy a very short section of flat trail. This quickly leads to steep switchbacks. Use careful foot placement here as there is often loose and broken rock.

After about .6 miles of hiking, you will have gained 1,000 feet of elevation. Now the summit will be in sight. Travel across a relatively flat saddle as you prepare for one last steep push to the top. Continue up the slope until you reach the boulders leading to the summit.

There is no summit marker, but there is a summit registry hidden under a rock. From the summit, you will have great views of the city of Hurricane and the Pine Valley Mountains. You will also be able to see some peaks in Zion National Park. Once you have had enough time to take in the breathtaking views, you will retrace your steps down Mollies Nipple and back to the trailhead.

Mollies Nipple is open year-round and has no associated fees. Dogs are not allowed on this trail. This trail does not have any shade and can get very hot, so be sure to bring plenty of water. Mollies Nipple is a difficult hike but is very worthwhile due to the immaculate views.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)




Parking Pass


Open Year-round



Panoramic views.


No shade.

Trailhead Elevation

3,375.00 ft (1,028.70 m)

Highest point

4,614.00 ft (1,406.35 m)


Big vistas

Typically multi-day


Permit required



Nearby Lodging + Camping


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