C Trail

HARD 9 reviews

C Trail is a 7.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar City, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

7.3 miles
2,171 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

off road driving

trail running



wild flowers


The C Trail is a long downhill trail that winds down the face of Cedar Mountain, which overlooks Cedar City and borders Dixie National Forest. It's locally known for being a challenging mountain biking trail with a bunch of tight switchbacks, but it also serves as a scenic but strenuous hiking trail.

trail running
26 days ago

I opted to start at the bottom in the city... much more gratifying to hike up and enjoy the view...according to my tracking it was more like 9.5 miles!!! Start early ... it gets hot quickly!!!

1 month ago

I really enjoyed this hike! I started at the bottom and the first bit was pretty simple. Towards the top it gets a bit steeper but you can feel that you’re getting close to the end. I swear I was almost at the end for the last forty minutes. Definitely not the easiest trail but the sunset was amazing. I recommend hiking it in the late evening right before sunset it’s gorgeous.

mountain biking
10 months ago

we shuttled the trail and started at the top. you lose a lot of elevation in a short distance. most of the trail is switch backs.
there are some pretty views, but I don't know if it's worth the effort.

Saturday, June 03, 2017

I did this trail with a couple of friends a few years back, and it's a workout! Be prepared to bring water and a good pair of shoes; don't attempt the entire trail spontaneously. We had to cut the hike short after a while when we realized how long the trail was, plus we didn't have a car at the bottom so we had to go back up to the overlook. Lots of beautiful views though! Definitely want to give the whole trail a shot the next time I visit Utah.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014