Wanting a low key, quiet hike, we drove the short distance and hike Woods Canyon by Oak Creak. This is a pretty mellow hike that heads up the canyon along Beaver Creek. The creek was dry except for the small crossing at the trailhead where there was a small trickle. In the spring the waterflow is more substantial.
The entire trail is some 20 miles long but we hiked just the bottom section. I think from what I see on the internet, the upper part is the best, but that was far away. We started from the Red Rock Visitor Center and hiked through pine and sycamore. The river valley is still showing off it’s colors and between that and the red sandstone, the landscape is striking. The trail is fairly straightforward but does get a bit rocky in sections.