Hay Flat cuts through the Flat Tops, an easy trail to get you to lots of other trails. That's what we were going to do with it, though it ended up being a really nice drive.
We started at the far end after Little Box Canyon on our first day in the area, and we left it soon after heading onto Wells Ridge. We popped back onto Hay Flat and backtracked to Miller Creek because we thought Wells Ridge went through -- it did, just not for full-sized vehicles. That messed up our Hay Flat plans a bit, but we took County Road 8 to get back to the Hay Flat trailhead.
We followed the GPS to the trailhead, and it ended up taking us through rural roads and around properties all the way. It definitely wasn't boring. It would be nice to live out there.
After finding the trailhead, we got a little turned around and ended up on a long driveway. We turned around before seeing anyone, though.
The sun was going down as we finished our last leg of Hay Flat and headed back to camp via Coulter Mesa. It was a long and scenic trail, and we enjoyed every minute of it.