Cassidy Trail

MODERATE 10 reviews
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Cassidy Trail is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Panguitch, Utah that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.5 miles
623 feet

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips





4 months ago

couple of nice viewpoints, watch for mountain bikers

11 months ago

I loved this hike. Very relaxing and fairly easy trek. There is a beautiful overlook called Brayton Point that is worth seeing. We started off on Cassidy Trail and ended up coming down on the Rich Trail. We started late in the day 2:30-3p and made it back to the car around 5:30-6p. Great weather (1st week of April). Get out there and enjoy this one!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

loved it, great for short but slightly technical, you have to pay attention to the markers.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Nice trail. Doesn't seem to be a loop... dead ends in to an epic overlook. When heading back take "rich trail" and you'll loop back to Cassidy trail right before the parking lot.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

I am reviewing only the portion of Cassidy Trail up to the second junction with Rich Trail. I then completed a loop on Rich Trail before returning to the trailhead on Cassidy Trail. This little out and back with a loop configuration came in at almost exactly four miles. Nice trail generally in the open but through some pine forest with pockets of shade. Sandy surface on Cassidy Trail. The trail crosses a broad dry wash a few times. Gentle grade on Cassidy Trail, then a few short, steep sections on Rich Trail. Nice views, nothing spectacular; there are some rock formations resembling the hoodoos seen in Bryce Canyon. You could have this trail all to yourself. I started in early afternoon on a weekday in mid June and other than a family of four hanging out in the wash about half a mile from the trailhead I saw absolutely no one. From what I can tell this trail may be more popular among mountain bikers than hikers. It is also open to equestrians and I noticed a fair amount of droppings. Of course there is no water so bring plenty if you go. Nice low key hike away from crowds.

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Did about 1.5 out and back to where it forks at Rich Trail. Really nice hike and pretty level. Interesting hiking. Loved the view of parts of Red Canyon.

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Great spring hike. No signs on Hwy 89 so when Bryce is jammed you'll get Red Canyon all to yourself. Old growth forest, wild flowers, and lots of sand and gravel in the bottom of the canyon. A real workout for your feet and calves.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Very interesting and scenic area of southern Utah between Zion and Bryce National Parks. It is in Red Canyon where Butch Cassidy and his gang used to escape from the law and hide out until "all was clear". Really red rocks (hence the name), awesome hoodoos and lots more vegetation than I expected. It is a mostly out-in-the-open type trail with lots of heat and sun exposure. Plan accordingly. The Loop itself is not difficult but well worth the time it takes to hike it. Be sure to stop at Red Canyon if you are on your way to Zion or Bryce - I think a lot of people just kind of zoom on past it without realizing the beauty it has to offer.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Hiked a five mile chunk. Sure it's for bikers but we only saw two. And no other hikers. Quite peaceful and the stretch we hiked was not too demanding. Fantastic views. Lots of nutcrackers and a couple of hawks. Plus lizards of course.

Saturday, September 24, 2016