Cinder Cone Trail

MODERATE 19 reviews
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Cinder Cone Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Dammeron Valley, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

1.8 miles
446 feet


nature trips



wild flowers



no dogs

15 days ago

Cool hike, it is an old volcano. Surrounded by a large lava field for exploring also. I had a really good time on this hike as it is very unique and reminded me of Hawaii. Watch out! It is very steep with lots of loose rock I sled down in a couple of spots.

16 days ago

This trail definitely deserves the moderate rating due to the loose rock that is difficult to climb up and down through. It can be quite slippery, even in a good pair of hiking shoes.

Very fun and a beautiful view of snow canyon from the top.

There are spots in the trail that are obviously shortcuts, and have rocks placed at the bottom to prevent people from using them. To prevent further erosion in that area, please stay on the path and let the vegetation take over and restore that space again.

23 days ago

It’s cool because you’re hiking a volcano. It’s an easy trail to follow and offers a wonderful view of Snow Canyon and other Cinder Cones. Walking around the crater and going into the center is a neat experience. Worth doing again. Not the longest trail; however when if you’re short on time it’s perfect.

1 month ago

You can wind your way up the back of the volcano and then walk around the crater itself at the top. And you can see other cinder cones from the top! I thought it was cool

5 months ago

We took the front of the cone the first time we went because we didn’t realize there was a trail that winds behind the back-side. It was not an easy climb up the front, very loose, deep lava gravel and it gets steep at the top. The trail on the back side is nice until the very top, it got difficult for our kiddos and the people who didn’t like heights. Loose dirt and rocks and a little steep but there is an amazing panoramic view at the top.

5 months ago

Good easy hike. Bring a pole, lots of loose stuff

9 months ago

This is not dog friendly. The sign says no dogs

Friday, October 07, 2016

fun hike, but at less than a mile in each direction, it definitely does not warrant a 'hard' rating.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

It'll make you sweat for sure but the view is worth it. Plus climbing a volcano is cool too.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

The trail starts on the north side gradually climbing as it circles around the east side to ridge on the south side. Then climbs steeply to the top where there are great views of Snow Canyon State Park.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Writing this from atop Cinder Cone. Steep incline to the top. Not much to the trail but great views. I can also say I have now climbed a volcano!

9 months ago

9 months ago

Monday, February 06, 2017

recorded Cinder Cone

Thursday, October 06, 2016

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Sunday, November 10, 2013