Explore the most popular dog friendly trails in Dixie National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful hike with a lots of breathtaking views

hiking
9 days ago

Amazing views and great place to walk our dog!

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful. Only 1 mile to Blind Lake if you drive all the way to the TH. Read my full trail guide with a map here: http://www.girlonahike.com/2018/06/hiking-to-blind-lake-boulder-mountain.html

on Cascade Falls

hiking
17 days ago

Amazing views on a nice short hike.

hiking
23 days ago

After turning off the paved highway, you weave your way up the mountain on a dirt road. Once you start passing campsites and other visitors, you start to really climb. The views are awesome, just go slow to watch for other vehicles coming from the other direction around blind corners. We had a low profile vehicle so we stopped and parked along the way and walked the rest of the way up to the trailhead.

The trailhead is marked by a map with a very faint "You are here" and an arrow. That is where the fun begins. To the right, the road continues to another lake, to the left of the trailhead marker is a small path into a fairly dense treeline. Through the trees, the trail is easy to follow, just keep climbing and you will come to a clearing where you can see out over the trees below. Keep hiking up, and follow the path, you will pass several smaller ponds, most of which are dry before reaching the real lake. Watch out for the high altitude for the out of towners, it will really start to affect how fast you can travel uphill. Just take many short breaks and remember to breath with every step. The path winds up and around the canyon until the lake pops out of the trees. When you see the crystal clear water of the Blind Lake, you will feel immediately refreshed.

Set in front of a giant canyon wall lined with trees, Blind Lake is cool and clean. The perfect place to rest and take in all of Southern Utah's natural beauty. The lake is very large and there were even snow banks remaining in May. Nobody was around on the day of our visit and it was so peaceful and quiet. you can see the bottom of the lake and each individual rock along the beach. The wonderful views and beautiful lake were such a wonderful experience, I cannot wait to go back and visit again.

hiking
1 month ago

Short and beautiful trail!

Unfortunately they had snow and we drove right past this trail, we turned around to where the starting point should be and saw the empty wood sign. Im assuming they put up the trailhead names once you can hike, but we had to drive back down since there was no cell service to find something else to do.

mountain biking
1 month ago

This is a great non-technical single track ride. We took a group of 15 around the lake and all riders aging from 12 to 45 made it the whole way without any trouble. The trail is a lot of short ups and downs through the pine and aspen trees. There is even one spot where the trail hits an ancient lava field. I'd highly recommend this one. Can't wait to try it again!

Driving through this area I just had to pull over at the visitors center and check it out. I didn't plan on this detor, but I kept saying, I want to see what is just around this corner, or just around that rock for it was all so very beautiful. I ended up hiking around here for over a half hour, and I have it on my list to go back and do more of it for it was surprisingly great area. Here is my blog post if you want to see some pictures. http://shaunasadventures.blogspot.com/2018/01/?m=1

A little hard to find, but very easy and a cool piece of history.

hiking
5 months ago

steep

walking
6 months ago

boring, take casto canyon instead

Variety of changing landscapes with lots of opportunities for photos. It's deemed one of the best scenic drives in America for a reason - don't miss it!

backpacking
7 months ago

I assume this might be ok if you don’t mind paying for more information. This basic level is much less then anyone would need in the field. It is a real problem for anyone to us this information when it is so incomplete.
Be careful
Tom

hiking
8 months ago

short trail but with lots of attention. beautiful!

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike for the whole family. Uphill to a beautiful lake, and wonderful fall colors. The road to the trailhead is a little rough, but did not require 4WD. Definitely worth it.

hiking
9 months ago

very beautiful! I recommend it, a must.

We liked the very old trees ... 4,500 years old

hiking
10 months ago

This is one of the most beautiful trails I have ever done!

walking
10 months ago

This was a very easy hike and the waterfall was very cool. It was pretty crowded the Saturday afternoon we were there, and the length and difficulty made it a little unsatisfying in light of the drive required (from Cedar City) to get there. Still, very fun and beautiful views. Good for kids.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful trail with free of charge access and less than one mile one way on foot.

on Cascade Falls

11 months ago

3 mile drive on a gravel road from the Duck Creek visitor center. Then a .9 mile hike to fly he falls.

Beautiful route with tons of photo opps. If you're visiting any of the area parks, you'll find yourself driving this route automatically!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

This is actually an easy hike. You drive most of the way and it's no more than a mile to the falls

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

really great hike. its actually less than 2 miles round trip to do. well worth the drive up to it

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Very pretty hike. Well maintained and not hard at all. Trail distance is very inaccurate though. More like a 1.75 mile round trip.

hiking
Thursday, May 25, 2017

This was just over a 7 mi hike and despite its name is not a canyon, but rather up a steep ridge, through very nice ponderosa pine with some nice high views in some spots. It starts out slowly in elevation gain but is quite steep in some places in short spurts. Overall about 2400' gain and ends at an ATV trail--it basically connects a dirt road (that you drive to trail head on) to the ATV trail at top of mountain. No particular landmarks or things to see; so if you would like a moderately strenuous forest hike it's nice. However, given the area you're in, there are many other hikes which focus on the region's unique geology, but not this one.

Friday, May 19, 2017

This hike had a beautiful view and was not difficult to do with 2 toddlers in backpacks. It was much shorter for us, though, as the straight part of the hike at the beginning was a road to a parking lot so we continued driving it without realizing.

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Very easy and well kept trail. Has plaques explaining the different plants along the way. Halfway there is a 25ft tall kiln from the 1800's.

Just excellent scenery for a drive by but better for access to great hiking.

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