Explore the most popular nature trips trails in Fishlake 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.

6 days ago

Anyone know if this is still hikeable right now?

skiing
1 month ago

Hiked, climbed, and skied this mountain multiple times since I was 5 years old. Great scenery a lot of fun places to explore on the ridge. If you’re looking to do some backcountry skiing in Southern Utah this is the place. There is a nice chute that goes right down the face of the mountain as well as the back which is awesome. For hikers the shortest route is to go from poison creek which takes about an hour to hike up from there. Great views great hike overall fun mountain.

The views that this hike offers are absolutely stunning. Some years there will be patches of snow near the peak all year round.

Long dry hike with a lot of dusty trail. Difficult. It’s easy to loose the trail

2 months ago

Great trail for all ages. We hike it every Labor Day.

hiking
3 months ago

I grew up hiking this peak with my grandpa because it is close to Delta where I grew up. It is a fun, pretty hike and there are two different trailheads to choose from. Typically, we would begin at the southern trailhead in Oak City Canyon. The northern trailhead can be accessed near the town of Fool Creek. Both trails meet at the top of the saddle. From the saddle, you ascend through the trees and up to the top of the peak where you will find a steep drop-off. I took my husband last September. We had a great time. There were a couple of spots where the trail is difficult to find & we had to forge our own trail a little bit. Fortunately, there are several places where people have left stacks of rocks to mark the trail, so be on the lookout for those. There was a severe fire in the area that left many of the trees burned. When we hiked in September 2017, there was a lot of fog which made the dead trees appear eerie and ethereal. The most difficult portion of the hike is the steep switchbacks at the end.

3 months ago

Nice hike. Straight up the ridge line to the peak. The view is beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

Probably one of my new favorite summits! Lots of incredible views and gorgeous meadows filled with wildflowers. Also, a pretty chill hike overall. Well worth it! This route is a little longer than the Griffeth Creek route, but offers more views and a more gradual incline. Will do again with kids!

hiking
3 months ago

Probably one of my new favorite summits! Lots of incredible views and gorgeous meadows filled with wildflowers. Also, a pretty chill hike overall. We took the ridgeline trail (not the Griffeth Creek trail suggested here by AllTrails). The ridgeline trailhead is at 38°22'59.1"N 112°23'48.5"W. Well worth it! Longer, more views, and more gradual incline. Will do again with kids!

3 months ago

4 months ago

Hiked with small children. 99% of the hike was easy enough for them. To get down to the waterfall, look for a white strap/rope tied to trees. That will help you go down the steepest parts. There are another couple of pink ropes to help you too. Not crowded, fun destination.

hiking
4 months ago

Perfect little detour hike heading south. We did this with 2 instagram teenage girls with little complaints. Dog friendly but did not see a safe path to the water so we enjoyed the view about 30 years away.

on Delano Peak

4 months ago

Lovely hike. Wildflowers are in full force. Was easy to navigate. There are rock cairns along the way to mark the route. Trekking poles are handy to have for this hike. Summit features peak sign and mailbox with registry.

Don’t let the name fool you. North Crater Lake is dried up and nothing but grass and cow shit. South Crater Lake is near dried up red muddy water, grass, and I am sure it has its fair share of cow shit in it as well. I did not make my way all the way down to it. The trail is decently marked from the Lake Creek TH but if you try to approach it from the backside (Splatter Canyon, Ivie Canyon/Crater Lake, Pole Canyon THs) it gets a bit confusing due to all the cattle trails.

hiking
4 months ago

If you want to get a rest from crowded parks like Zion, Bryce etc this is the right choice. I met one couple hiking, I had the peak all by myself. The path is hard to find at times but as long as you walk uphill you’re not that off. Hard to get lost. Although the altitude difference is not extreme, this hike is very strenuous because you start at a high altitude. Your legs will say “we’re alright”, but your lungs will say “stooooohhhp”. The view is worth the effort.

Important: the last 4-5 miles by car it’s a steep gravel road. My car engine was almost overheating. Be careful and in case of doubt park 1-2 miles before the designated parking lot, the last bit is the most difficult to drive.

Important: the description is wrong. DO NOT leave the road where it says here on the map. Follow the road a bit longer until you see a sign saying “Delano Hike”.

hiking
Sunday, October 29, 2017

Definitely not an easy hike. Almost as challenging if not more than Delano. Missed the trail on several occasions. Due to time & kids complaining unfortunately did not make all the way to the top. Worth the hike. Beautiful views. Just expect to take lots of breaks & check the map at every trail mark u see. Will attempt at another time.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Long, uphill steep climb but very worth it at the top!

hiking
Saturday, October 21, 2017

The trail is clearly marked. Not sure what the others are talking about. It does not say "Delano Peak" but the trail willl surely take you there. Tap "Directions" and that bugger will lead you straight to the right trailhead. Trail is easy to follow...once again not sure what the others are talking about...maybe it's tough if the extent of your outdoorsing is spent in front of a TV screen!

The National Forest had little to no visitors when I was there. Saw one tent, no people; a very desolate area indeed.

hiking
Monday, October 02, 2017

We were frustrated that the trail head was not clearly marked and we spent close to an hour searching. We finally just started on the Ridge Trail, thinking that we probably would end up doing a different hike than the Delano Peak hike. Eventually, there were red plastic markers on the trees, which we followed until they ended. At that point, we could see Delano Peak and bushwhacked to the top. Hike was just OK.

hiking
Sunday, October 01, 2017

This hike was very beautiful! The waterfall was not as full as I've seen in other pictures but hiking it today it still had a lot of water. A very good hike!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Great easy going hike! :) just a long up hill grass covered slope!

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

We had fun looking around the old mine sites and cabins on and around the trail. We only saw 2 other people the whole time, which was really nice. It was a good hike overall, and we'll do it again. The Falls were beautiful!

hiking
Thursday, September 07, 2017

A short but enjoyable hike. The red rock is gorgeous. You pretty much scramble all the way to the end, but never is it difficult. In fact, that's what makes it so much fun. The trees growing out of the side of the cliff face and the one tree growing out of a rock is pretty cool.

hiking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Great little hike for a 12k'+ Peak!! Even our little 3 legged dog made it up the entire way. Gorgeous views and so many wildflowers. The dirt road up to the trail was a little washboard but we'll maintained so cars should be fine. Plenty of camping along the forest road but it gets busy on the weekends. Enjoy!!

on Delano Peak

hiking
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

magestic.. favorite hike of the year for me.

be careful where you are walking, I almost got it from a porcupine right off the trail. I also saw one in the meadow near the water and flowers. saw elk, no goats..this hike is so worth it.

hiking
Saturday, May 27, 2017

Great short trail for a quick hike. Just follow the creek up and it eventually ends in a box canyon with some nice view.

hiking
Monday, May 22, 2017

I stopped and hiked here to stretch my legs on a long drive. Perfect. Beautiful and secluded. The scramble is really fun. Ends at a dry canyon fall of red rock.

on Fool Creek Peak

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Loved it. A great hike to see an awesome view. Go prepared though!

hiking
Thursday, April 27, 2017

Nice little hike. Good scenery. Some big rocks to climb or find a way around, but it's possible to do either.

hiking
Monday, April 24, 2017

If you are staying in the Sunglow Campground, this hike is a must. Takes less than an hour and is fun for the whole family. A bit of scrambling over or around rocks is required, but nothing too difficult. Best part is at the end of the hike you get to see a tree growing out of a rock!

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