Several short trails exist along the scenic drive at the Island. These include Aztec Butte, Grand View Point, Mesa Arch, Whale Rock and Upheaval Dome (to the first overlook). Each of these trails highlights some aspect of the park's natural or cultural history. Guides are available for some of the trails at trailheads and in the visitor center.
Whale Rock Trail
Elevation: 5,680 ft.
Length (round-trip): 1 mi/1.5 km to main overlook
Start: Near Upheaval Dome parking area Time: 1 hour
Elevation Change: 100 ft/30 m
A short climb up Whale Rock leads to views of upheaval dome and the surrounding area.