Timber Creek Overlook Trail

MODERATE 18 reviews
#20 of 71 trails in

Timber Creek Overlook Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near New Harmony, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.2 miles 291 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The relatively flat Timber Creek Overlook Trail follows along a small ridge with spectacular views of the Kolob Canyons, the Kolob Terrace, and the Pine Valley Mountains. From the trailhead looking north, from left to right you can see an 8,000 ft. mountain ridgeline comprised of Horse Ranch Mountain, Paria Point, Beatty Point, Nagunt Mesa, Timber Top Mountain, and Shuntavi Butte. At trail end, looking south on the far horizon, you may see Mt. Trumbull 100 miles away at the north rim of the Grand Canyon. During spring and early summer months, the Timber Creek Overlook Trial is covered in a beautiful display of desert wildflowers. You may see rare colorful collared lizards along the trail. Parking is ample at the trailhead along with picnic tables and bathroom facilities, and another small picnic area is located 100 yards from the trailhead.

hiking
8 days ago

Real easy and quick hike to gorgeous views. We didn't encounter many other people. Very peaceful.

2 months ago

Check out in the afternoon for awesome, red stone canyon pictures

4 months ago

Gorgeous views and easy walk! Recommend for anyone without time to visit main section of Zion.

hiking
5 months ago

Well worth the stop from I-15. We were there in the morning and it was beautiful but I imagine it would be spectacular in the evening.

hiking
5 months ago

Breathtaking views of the lesser seen side of Zion Nat'l Park. Good 'warm up' track before hiking Taylor Creek.

6 months ago

Easy trail, great views

7 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Easy trail. Good for any age with great views.

walking
8 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

This is named the Timber Creek Overlook trail on Zion National Park website, and the trailhead is the Kolob Canyons viewpoint.

After hiking a trail lower in the canyon, this one was somewhat of a letdown. It does have some great views across the canyon, and if you bring a guidebook or some other material and know what to look for, the geology can be quite interesting. But other than that, it was a fairly short, dry, and windy hike.

hiking
1 year ago

Easy hike with pretty vistas.

hiking
2 years ago

My husband and I hiked here on our first date and were later engaged here, so obviously it's a favorite. It's a short, easy hike with amazing views.

hiking
2 years ago

Short hike, pretty drive up the canyon. Nice views along the trail

hiking
2 years ago

Pretty easy trail with some great views at the end, and along the way.

hiking
3 years ago

Great short hike! It was a beautiful day but afternoon thunderstorms were not far off, so the clouds rolling in just added to the scenery. It was hot, so even being such a short hike, I recommend taking some water. Besides the views of the spectacular ridgeline of the Kolob Canyons, finger canyons that open broad and narrow down to the streambeds that cut through the rock, we could see thick forests to the south. We were treated to a collared lizard who posed for a photo! This is a great picnic area and great spot for kids. Suspect the trail gets muddy and slick during rainstorms as earthen steps are built up out of the trail near the beginning. Kolob Canyons is worth a side trip from the better known Zion Canyon Scenic Drive (shuttles only) in the valley.

hiking
3 years ago

This is a short hike at the end of the scenic road.

hiking
3 years ago

Very easy trail with a great view.

hiking
3 years ago

This hike follows a ridge to a peak that overlooks Timber Creek, Kolob Terrace, and the Pine Valley Mtns. There is about a 100' elevation gain. Great views at the end.