Explore the most popular hiking trails in Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Backpacked in in the evening and camped a few miles up the trail. Then finished the hike in the morning. It’s a beautiful trail! I would love to do it again.

off road driving
3 months ago

This trail has some really incredible views. We drove our 2011 Hyundai Tuscon across starting from Skyline drive. It was really rough and required every ounce of technical navigating skills I had to make it, but it was really fun. I would highly recommend taking this trip, but in a trail ready vehicle or ATV.

A couple of turns on this trail are a little tricky to stay on course but will no quickly that a turn was missed.

Exposed to sun and a late morning start will get warm.

Good for dogs since not very popular. There are good sections for running and sections where best to walk due to rocks— at least for me.

3 months ago

It is a hard trail in the beginning and the best view is at the end of the first elevation gain stretch. the up 190m down 190m at then end then looping back is where you get to see browns point but I wouldnt say that last stretch is worth it.

We didn't hike to Signal Peak. We were told the last leg didn’t have a trail and we didn’t want to fight the underbrush. So we took the Brown’s Point Trail and then cut off at the end to Oak Grove CG.

The trail hadn’t been cleared after the winter season so it had some debris on it. It is a pretty rough trail - steep and lots of rocks. It is pretty much straight up for miles. Then it peaks and you drop over 500 feet. Then the ascent recommences. We were about to turn back - exhausted. But we discovered we were only about a half-mile from the top. So glad we endured to the end!

The view is beautiful. If you want a very tough hike (by the way the scenery is beautiful all along the hike!) and to be rewarded at the end with a beautiful view, this is one to consider. I’m assuming the fact that we hit about 10,000 feet in elevation plays a role in its difficulty.

p.s. I am 71 and the guy I hiked with is 78. That may or may not put it in perspective. I’m
doing Rim-to-Rim next week and am glad I’m doing that and not this one again. :-)

p.s.s. A hiker who went about the same week we did wrote “This is the steepest and hardest trail that I have hiked in SW Utah. I only went 2.5 miles in as I was battered, bruised and bloodied.”

6 months ago

This is the steepest and hardest trail that I have hiked is SW Utah. I only went 2.5 miles in as I was battered, bruised and bloodied.

Friday, May 11, 2012

A primitive backcountry experience into Pine Valley Mountain Wilderness. A long difficult hike, into very remote, rugged terrain.

Friday, August 25, 2017