Explore the most popular trail running 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.

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.

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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

7 months ago

Went about 4.5 up trail from south end. Lots of stream crossings, turned back when lost trail. Very nice hike until that point, if you don't mind getting feet wet. Saw another group at TH but no one else on trail. South TH easy to get to with 2WD. Consider long pants for the brush.

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

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Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Paul's review below describes the Red Reef trail, not the Red Reef East trail. The Red Reef East trail is an easy out and back and has some very pretty vistas. Family friendly. Be sure and hike the Red Reef Trail as well.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

If you start from the top, it's real hot for the last 3 miles.
If you start from the bottom, it's uphill.

Some of the biggest pine in the forest are in this canyon and a very nice hike.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

If you start from the top, it's real hot for the last 3 miles.
If you start from the bottom, it's uphill.

Some of the biggest pine in the forest are in this canyon and a very nice hike.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Short hike with great views of the Red Cliffs. If you take a right at the "Tipple" sign, it goes all the way down to the creek and you can cross it linking you to the White Reef trailhead. Follow me on instagram @erichslaughter Cheers!

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

This is such a fun hike. A short jaunt up the hill you'll make it to the first pools which you can cliff jump at, it's pretty deep so you should be fine. The next pools are pretty fun to cliff jump at as well and the water is clearer which is nice. There's a fallen apart rope that will help you get to the next level, but the foot holes in the rock make it pretty easy. After going a little more you'll be forced to either walk up the stream or take off up the red rocks. I prefer going up the stream because it keeps you cool and its super fun climbing up tiny stream waterfalls to get to the next levels. If you hike up it's a bit more difficult and is kinda sketchy, but still provides some pretty spectacular views of the slots. If you plan to go up the stream be sure to bring some good water shoes that will allow you to swim and go to dry land easily - you'll have to do that a lot.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Nice trail. Great old Bristlecone pine trees.

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Monday, May 30, 2016

Still snow on the trail and couldn't follow very far.

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Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A fun, beautiful trail with some amazing scenery at the end. I only give it three stars because the first section of the trail to the pass is largely forgettable.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Phenomenal! I couldn't believe the diverse geology and the massive pine trees hiding on the upper stretch. After hiking most of the entire state this will be on my top 10 favorites.

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Friday, October 16, 2015

Along the windswept ridges of Cedar Mountain and part of the Dixie National Forest exist some of the oldest living things on Earth.  The Bristlecone Pine trees "are thought to reach an age far greater than that of any other single living organism known, up to nearly 5,000 years".  This easy 1/2 mile round trip allows you to walk among these ancient trees.

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

If you want a calf burning trail this is a must! The trail is up, up, and up. A very strenuous hike all the way to the top. It starts in the junipers and sagebrush and gradually works up to the pinion pines. Once you reach the halfway mark the trail get interesting, large Ponderosa pines emerge and things get greener. This mountain was heavily logged in the 1800's and early 1900's so seeing these majestic trees is a real treat. Winding up through the large granite the trail tops out again a beautiful meadow lined with Aspen trees. Continuing further up the granite become larger and little seeps of springs are coming through. Out on the rim before the final ascent you can look for miles and miles. Beautiful variety of plants and trees are abundant. The wild Cliffrose is one of Pine Valleys treasures. It takes quite some time to reach the top but well worth the hike. Not for a first time hiker or young ones. The descent down is knee pounding.

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Sunday, July 28, 2013

This trail was a nice brisk stroll through the forest. The surrounding windflowers gave it a great aspect to look at, but it also has a great view off into the distance. The ending area has a nice bench area that is shaded by a huge bristlecone, with another fantastic view into the distance. Very nice and easy for all ages.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2011

We thought this easy trail might just be a boring walk through the woods, but were pleasantly surprised with the beautiful views.

Friday, July 01, 2011

I've hiked Bristlecone Pine Trail more than I can count. It's such an easy trail, with fantastic views and cool temperatures. The overlook deck is nice to sit and think about these trees, saplings during the reign of the Roman Empire and what they will see long after we are gone.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015