Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Cedar Breaks National Monument with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This is a short, paved trail with no elevation gain that goes to a view point, more of a walk than a hike. Many people walk up to the view point, glance in and leave. This, I feel, shortchanges this view. There is so much to look at in the canyon if one has patience, time, and maybe binoculars. Did you see the arch? :D I am sure there is more to see.. we may go back again and do some more staring! :D

There is also another paved trail that turns off this trail that goes along side the canyon to the campground.

The views would be awesome all along the trail, but we only finished a small portion of it due to fear of heights!! Our recording shows us going in a very short distance taking a little over an hour. This is because we went on the weekend for the Wildflower Festival and went on a wildflower hike. The hike leader was very knowledgable about all the flora and fauna, which took time to stop at various flowers and plants to explain to us about the various natural elements of the park.

hiking
7 days ago

Took the lower trail. Beautiful views and flowers. My four year old did great.

hiking
14 days ago

It’s easier to park on the northern side. Pleasant walk on the higher route, leads to the ridge overlook. Pond was a little scummy so not the best.

hiking
17 days ago

Not real exciting, but enjoyable. Upper loop has a rock formation we liked climbing.

Cedar Breaks is a beautiful view and has some very dark skies. A nice park and look then go type of thing. This hike is nice and short but you do not really see anything different.

hiking
26 days ago

Altitude wasn't an issue with the minimal elevation change. Nice views and variety.

great view. Purpose of the visit to see these views.

hiking
28 days ago

Nice, easy hike.

hiking
28 days ago

Great hike! I’m not a fan of exposed heights, but this didn’t bother me at all. Great views and a nice respite from the maddening crowds and heat at Zion. Excellent wildflowers and a stunning Bristlecone Pine near the overlook.

Breathtaking views!

very difficult. last section was mainly very loose gravel on a steep slope, essentially a twisted ankle or death slide waiting to happen. had to find a fallen tree embedded in the hillside to use as a handhold to get myself back up the slope. gave up on the arch when I started to sense maybe I wouldn’t be able to get back out - a hundred feet of rope might be useful. be warned last section is wayfinding over precipitous terrain

Beautiful views of Cedar Breaks. The switchbacks at altitude are tough, so be prepared. Well marked trail.

Not really a hike. Just an overlook from the Visitor's Center. Here to do the Rampart and Spectra Pt. Trail, but it wasn't opened yet.

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty, easy, casual hike. Great overlooks of Cedar Breaks.

If pressed for time, skip the second lookout - it takes an extra hour and is more strenuous than the first half. Very fun hike with spectacular views. Snow on December 28th was packed and fine to walk on with decent shoes.

8 months ago

Great views, a little steep but good hike!

what an awesome hike and great views very easy Trail took the lower Loop out and the upper loop back perfect end of the day hike saw some deer and the pond was froze over beautiful scenery

hiking
9 months ago

Hiked the upper trail. Just a note, signs said no dogs allowed, even on leash.

Fairly easy

hiking
10 months ago

The view is gorgeous but the hike isn't much. We took little kids and had to carry them. It is nothing but steep rocky pathways, the kids slid and fell every time they tried to walk.

hiking
11 months ago

Lower loop is gorgeous, definitely check it out! Upper is relatively boring but would be good for trail running.

We only had time to do Spectra Point, but it was well worth the mile or so hike each way. It is a bit steep in some places, but easy for a kid to do. You get to walk along the side of narrow cliff and the overlook is beautiful.

hiking
11 months ago

The best thing about Cedar Breaks in the summer is the cool temperatures, at least 20 degrees cooler than in Cedar City below. This is really the only moderately difficult hike in the monument. The other options are either very short or very long. The views on this hike are great, but beware that it is pretty much all downhill on the way to Rampart Overlook and you are going to have to climb back up, at an altitude that is going to make it tough if you are not acclimated. Also, note that there are often torrential thunderstorms in the afternoon, with hail possible, and the mud on the trail makes it like you are walking through clay. I did this one year in August and it snowed.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Lots of loose rocks before arch so watch your footing. Well worth to keep going past Ramparts and Spectra. No defined trail but if you keep going, you'll find the arch.

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The challenge is well worth the pain! Go for it!

Great views and outlooks!

Beauty of Bryce with peace, wild flowers, and a stream. My 6 year old had no problem and while there are some drops the trails plenty wide so there's never much danger.

Load More