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hiking
2 days ago

BEAUTIFUL VIEW

hiking
23 days ago

My boyfriend and I did this hike and loved the views along the way. It’s a moderate hike with multiple trails labeled as “Thor’s Hideout” that weave and cross paths throughout the hike that can add to the experience. The trail head is labeled “Red Hollow”.

hiking
23 days ago

My boyfriend and I did this hike and loved it!! A challenging and strenuous hike that is well worth the effort! There are amazing views of the valley and mountains throughout the entire trail. If you are in good shape we highly recommend this hike! We are grateful to Vito who maintains the trail and provides seats and signs that add to the experience.

Started this trail at 9am on a sunny November morning. Patches of ice and a snow field situated on the downward slopping section of the trail made for a nerve-wracking hike in some sections. Should have brought the yaktracks (and ended up going off trail for a portion due to the slippery paths). Views are absolutely spectacular, though. Enjoyed having the trail to ourselves (unlike in Bryce Canyon NP).

Spectacular even on a cool November day!

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Absolutely spectacular views. This is one of the prettiest hikes I’ve been on in Southern Utah. I would not rate this as excessively difficult, maybe just “hard”. It is very steep and slippery in places and the rise is pretty much constant. Caution should be exercised with children and you definitely need hiking poles to prevent slipping in several places. It was fun to run down, and i didn’t see another human the whole time. This took me 2 full hours, without much stopping.

trail running
1 month ago

It’s unbelievable, absolutely unbelievable. A largely unknown gem that rivals Zion Narrows, Kanara Falls and any other slot canyon for that matter in my opinion. It’s a few miles down rattlesnake or a couple miles from the Cedar Canyon coal creek overlook. It’s unreal back there and you likely won’t see any people!

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike with a beautifully groomed trail. Waterfall was dead when we passed through but totally worth the hike!

Amazing. Expansive. Great trail for running. Did get sunburned on a not very warm day, due to deceptively high elevation for this type of terrain. Wear sunscreen even if you plan to be out less than 30-45 minutes.

Lovely, beautiful And adventurous trail! Captivating landscapes and rock walls!

on Spring Creek Canyon

hiking
1 month ago

nice slot canyon at the upper end of hike. beautiful foilage for fall colors.

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The hike was beautiful! The water was very cold!

hiking
1 month ago

amazing moderate hike with spectacular views of cliffs and narrows. The sculpted sandstone formations are breathtaking.

hiking
1 month ago

We stayed the night in Cedar City after visiting Bryce and Zion. This is the PERFECT hike to end the weekend before heading back to Vegas to fly out. This is a pretty easy hike. There are no markings but you can easily follow the trail. The water follows the trail most of the way so if it’s a fresh rain it may be pretty muddy. Fitbit said we did 4.93 in 3:49 with numerous stops.

amazing!!

Such a beautiful hike the entire way!!! I wish I was wearing more water appropriate shoes. It makes me want to buy Chacos. I hiked in my hiking boots and it took two days to air them out haha. There was a forest fire on the day I went and the sky was this gorgeous orange color even tho it was around noon time. The orange sky bouncing off the colors of the walls of the creek and the slot canyon were to die for. I want to bring friends here and see it again!

hiking
2 months ago

Great for kids too! Gorgeous views and not too strenuous.

The last mile is the toughest!

hiking
2 months ago

Great for family a young kids. The end of the hike is amazing views. Dangerous at end of hike so keep the kids back from edge of the canyon.

backpacking
2 months ago

A beautiful hike, but the beginning is very difficult to navigate due to the fire and plant regrowth. Definitely strenuous for such a short hike and worth it at the top. Would recommend hiking poles for those backpacking and those with bad knees.

If you’re looking for a green, lush hike, this is not for you (but it will be once everything grows back). Although, if you appreciate the cycles of nature, the spots of green, yellow, orange, and red are stunning amongst the burnt trees and brown foliage. The views of the red rock and alpine trees are wonderful and there’s a small open field once you reach the top.

The hike starts off relatively steep and there’s a lot of fallen trees and rocks you have to step over. There are cairns scattered along the way to help you navigate the unseen path, but you definitely have to look for them. Start by going up and slightly to the left, then taking a few switchbacks across the small (not the big one furthest to the left) stream. After a few of those, you’ll want to stick to the RIGHT of the stream and you’ll then run into the path which will remain easily followed and well marked until the top. Do not follow up the left of the stream unless you want to do a lot of bushwhacking (our mistake).

There’s a few fire pits built around the lake and lots of places to hammock and set up camp if backpacking.

It was beautiful up there! Not a hike I would go out of my way for again, but definitely worth the trip we took.

Hiked all the way to the second ladder but did not go up the second ladder. It was supposed to be decommissioned, also there were a few people struggling with it and we didn’t feel like waiting so we turned around.
Water level was ankle-high most of the way, only hip-high in a few spots. Beautiful trail! Make sure you wear proper shoes. I wore water shoes which worked fine. The trail was moderately trafficked this last Saturday afternoon in September.

hiking
2 months ago

Exactly what it said in the reviews! The falls were dry but still super fun hike, you can climb in the cave where the falls come out when they're dry and look down there, that was pretty cool!

Awesome trail, must wear proper waterproof hiking shoes.

Very under rated park.

The bristle cone pines are amazing!!! Beautiful trees contrast against a stark landscape creating a wonderful journey. An easy walk/hike of 4 miles with a modest 500 ft of elevation gain on the way back. Very few people on the trail most walked to the first overlook for a photo, some went s far as spectra point but few traveled the 2 miles to rampart overlook. 25 campsites at the monument and plenty to do in the area. A great rest day on our Utah journey

Excellent walk and views to get in between Bryce and Zion national parks! A total change of scenery and a refreshing one (Driving up to the peak of Brian Head is also a great part that is on the way as well, and in Brian Head you can find some good pizza that goes great with the winter feeling!)

trail running
2 months ago

Definitely an intense workout. I ran up and down the trail in about 2 1/2 hours. The first part of the trail is the steepest and a lot of switch backs. The views over Cedar City are pretty great, but if you're only doing it for the views, shuttle your way to the top and hike down. The hike down is very easy. Almost all down hill. If just hiking and not running, I would plan 4 hours to go up and down.

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