Rock Canyon Trail

MODERATE 94 reviews
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Rock Canyon Trail is a 5.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.6 miles 1768 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Look for the Rock Canyon Trailhead Park, not to be confused with Rock Canyon Park. The Trailhead Park is often confused with the Park at Rock Canyon where there is a large grassy hill called The Bowl. You want to go to the parking lot area that you see in the Aerial view.

hiking
18 days ago

I think there are two separate trails at rock canyon. One that is extremely long on the outskirts of Utah county and one that goes into the canyon and leads to a campground.

Go straight into the canyon!!! That hike was so much fun. There is a place for rock climbing on this trail as well. Lots of fun bridges you go over, great overlook views, beautiful rivers, and the camp ground at the end was fun to explore. Make sure you go all the way to the campground. That's the end of the trail. Loved all the many different aspects this trail had to offer.

3 months ago

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hiking
4 months ago

A great hike that feels like a workout. I find it boring if I'm alone, the views are great at parts but nothing spectacular -- bring a friend and chat the entire way up and it's awesome.

My 5 year old can make it to the first water fountain, but not without a lot of complaining.

trail running
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hiking
5 months ago

A decent hike. We did it in a little under 3 hours pretty much without stopping. You start breathing hard at some points but it's pretty easy overall. Only thing is, there's not much of a view at the end of the hike (and leads to a campground you can drive to). If you're looking to take some good pictures, hike squaw peak, which shares about half of it's trail with this trail.

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

I've done this trail a few times, it's got a lot of shade throughout so much so that when I go in the late morning I hardly have to worry about the sun. Very beautiful, moderately challenging and fairly empty.

hiking
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hiking
5 months ago

I love this hike I do this with my kids almost weekly

trail running
6 months ago

hiking
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7 months ago

This was a great trail! The terrain is rocky almost the entire way so I definitely recommend good sturdy shoes. We were a little confused about where the trail started from the parking area because there wasn't a sign, but someone pointed us in the right direction. It actually starts as a paved road. Once you finally make it most of the way there's a gorgeous view looking down over the valley and Utah Lake, then just a few more feet to a small clearing off the path and another beautiful view of the mountainside with a stream flowing down. You could call it good here, but if you want to finish the trail you're almost there. It will quickly turn into a narrow dirt path through a nice meadow and end at the campground right where there is a bathroom. Shaded for the majority of the way so even in yesterday's heat it was doable, and 2 water fountains along the way with natural spring water allow you to fill up your bottles.

hiking
7 months ago

trail running
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