Features plenty of switchbacks and the elevation changes are significant. You really have to do this hike before august if you want water. Once the snow melts the water is gone. Definitely recommend doing the full loop through to the brown trail so you can see all of St George.
The golden time to do this hike is from late May to mid July. Once you actually reach the whipple meadow be prepared for tons of water. Bring a pair of sandals and keep your boots dry or neoprene socks if you don't mind the water.
awesome all the way
Damien H. on Oak Grove Trail
I've done this trail two times now and it has quickly become one of my favorite hikes in the area. It's 6 miles in and out (Nov 2016) to the ridge with a total ascent of 3470'. The high point of the ridge is at 9870'. No major obstacles but a couple sections up top with loose rock and exposure. Just take your time. After reaching the ridge, climb the rocks to the left of the ridge for an incredible 200 degree view. Start early, bring lots of water and snacks, get back before its dark. The upper section of the trail can be tricky to follow sometimes. Wear long pants and long shirt as the brush will scratch you up pretty good. You can drive to the trail head in a regular car. Hiked this trail to signal peak in September 2016 and to the ridge in Nov 2016.
Rock formations in Utah are awesome....
Very nice drive
Navajo loop trail is an awesome ride. Not very technical, for someone who hasn't ridden much in the last few years. Well maintained trail. Exercise caution through the lava beds because fishtailing might lead to an unfortunate encounter with a lava rock. (Just a scrape and it was totally my mistake. )
I would recommend this to anyone.