Explore the most popular trails in Rock Canyon Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

trail running
1 day ago

Ended up taking a right at the split and hit the camp grounds so added on an extra 3 ish miles making my hike nearly 4 hours round trip. I was determined to reach the summit and wanted to turn back but am glad I didn’t. A tough trail for spending 4 hours in 90+ weather at the peak of the heat of the day. My pre hike snacks and water melon and 1 liter of water were perfect additions to my adventure. This trail for me was one of the toughest I’ve done (I ran most of the time minus some areas that where just too unsafe to run).

trail running
2 days ago

Awesome trail run up squaw. Got cramps that slowed me down so my time wasn’t great, but what do ya do

hiking
3 days ago

Hiked the trail this morning with my 11 year old son. We started at 9 AM and finished at 1 PM with plenty of small breaks on the way up. The trail has a lot of shade and great views from the top. Encountered one small rattlesnake near the peak. It let us know it was there, we backed off a few steps and it retreated into the scrubs to let us continue :)

trail running
6 days ago

Wonderful trail for a run. The trail is wide and well maintained, it gets rockier the further you get into the mountains but it is all runnable. It was very cool in the morning before the sun reached the bottom of the canyon.

hiking
rocky
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

Nice steady uphill the entire way once you hit the turnoff in the trail but so worth the views. We went between 8-10 am and never saw any snakes. My watch logged it at 7.7 miles.

Once you get past the Y it’s an amazing hike. Last mile is decently steep.

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
11 days ago

hiking
rocky
12 days ago

The first 100 yards or so of the main trail is paved and then turns to dirt. It’s a steep trail but not unmanageable even while running.

Awesome! Great views of Provo and the BYU campus, Provo Peak / Canyon and the surrounding wilderness! Steep!

hiking
16 days ago

After leaving the parking lot, I proceeded up the trail for the first 200 yards on an unimproved asphalt road… I was thinking to myself “you’ve got to be kidding me”. As the asphalt quickly gave way to a dirt trail, my spirits improved immensely. The first half of the ascent is an incredibly easy walk through a largely shaded creek bottom that would be suitable for anyone in the family. In fact, at several points along the way in the lower creek bottom, there were atsesian water fountains, again a nice feature for a family hike. Approximately 2 miles in, after taking the northern turn off onto Squaw Peak trail, the ascent steepened dramatically. It was definitely a moderately steep grind for the last half of the ascent. I don’t know if I would define it as hard, perhaps moderate. But steep nonetheless. We did not see the rattlesnakes that many people report, just lots of lizards and a wild turkey with several young poults. The view is absolutely fantastic, overlooking the I-15 Corridor and Provo Valley in it’s entirety. The descent took us approximately one hour and 20 minutes at a fairly decent clip. This is definitely a five-star hike based on it’s beauty on the ascent/dissent, incredible summit view.

hiking
19 days ago

i absolutely loved this hike. the views were literally amazing and worth the hard climb to the top. make sure you bring water and snacks. the climb was pretty difficult and the incline was pretty steep all the way up - I strained my hip flexors and a couple days after the hike i could barely lift my legs. i would just say - know that it’s not s quick easy hike up so stretch and bring lots of food and snacks! its so worth it!!

hiking
22 days ago

Great trail. Beautiful flowers. Very warm this afternoon. I went through 3 liters of before finishing the hike. Thankfully there is a spring/ continuously flowing drinking fountain a little over a mile in. Maybe consider 3-4 liters of water per person plus a water filter if hiking in the heat. Turned around early to make it to work on time. The ironic part is that I got put on call

hiking
23 days ago

Great trail. A little harder than moderate but still offers a challenge and a great view at the end.

hiking
23 days ago

fun trail with cool caves.

hiking
23 days ago

I did this one today (7-27-19) and it was fantastic. Steady uphill all the way to the top. My watch tracked it closer to 6 miles out and back.

hiking
24 days ago

Nice trail, take at least one quart of water per person. Start in the early morning.

hiking
rocky
24 days ago

My husband and I were definitely not in shape to hike 7 miles at 1:30pm in mid-July, but despite that, the trail was well-maintained, beautiful, and the view from the top was amazing! Once you get to the actual turnoff for the trail, the trees provide spotted shade which is super nice.

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail, moderately difficult. There are two steep sections just as the trail branches off from the main Rock Canyon trail, but the trail then becomes a slow, steady climb through woods, mountain Meadows, and finally the rocky summit. There are no views until just near the top, which is quite a nice reward. The views west are no different than from the Y trail which is much easier. But the views North and East are worth it. And you can dangle your legs off the ledge for some great pictures.

hiking
rocky
28 days ago

fun trail, steep parts. we did it leisurely and were done round trip in about 3.5 hours. we did see a couple of rattlesnakes

We started at the trailhead at 11:30am. It was hot, with direct sun most of the way. Like others, my watch logged the hike more than 7 miles. We reached the top about 2pm, stayed for 30 minutes and were back to the parking lot by 3:30. We are not experienced hikers and had an 11 year old with us. Our legs were pretty noodly when we finished.

Good workout. Took us 5 hours... we took several stops along the way. Beautiful view. Tons of overgrowth that hits your legs, so wear long pants if you’re sensitive to that. Lots of bees and butterflies. We started at 6am and I wouldn’t have done it any later... we had shade the WHOLE way up and most of the way back down (the sun hit us the whole time we went down the “Y” portion at the end of the hike). Great hike overall!

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

A nice little workout and great views! I made the mistake of going in the middle of a 95 degree day but there was still a good amount of shade and it was a fun hike. Might suggest going earlier or later in the day when its a bit cooler though. Would definitely recommend though, beautiful hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked this morning. Best if started while nice and cool. Steady, beautiful climb! We missed the flowers in bloom by a few days, but everything is still very green. Shaded trail most of the way. Only saw one snake. Beautiful peak views!

hiking
1 month ago

Amazing views of Utah lake & Y Mountain from the top. Steep but well worth it

Great hike. There are some stinging nettles in the upper Meadows, so watch out. Incredible views!

hiking
1 month ago

There are some steep portions, especially on the Y trail (first 1/3 of the ascent), but not what an experienced hiker would find difficult. This should be rated as moderate. Beautiful views, especially this year due to all the rain we've had. Well worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Has some steeper sections, but isn't what an experienced hiker would consider hard--should be rated as moderate. Beautiful wild flowers higher up in June, probably also May. Great views. Watch out for rattle snakes during summer--we've seen several there this year.

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