Double O Arch Trail

MODERATE 79 reviews
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Double O Arch Trail is a 3.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Thompson, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
649 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

rocky

no dogs

18 days ago

Hiked from 6am with my 8 year old to beat the heat. Still hot when we returned at 9:00, but only encountered one other person on the trail until return trip! Numerous shady spots to enjoy the view and solitude. The Fin walking was nice, never less than 5 feet wide, so not bad for kids if they are used to hiking. I would have liked the primative trail, but will save it for a cooler time.

hiking
1 month ago

A great little hike, the arch is one of my favorites of the park. Well worth the hike, but go early in summer to avoid the heat, bring water.

hiking
1 month ago

Time to put signs in Chinese for water requirement. We met at least 6 people without water on our way back (we started at 7 am) and they were hiding in the shade as little as one mile in
Otherwise, probably one of the most beautiful landscapes views in any national park, stunning.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike but I'd recommend doing this when it's not hot. If you go in the summer months, do it EARLY.

1 month ago

Great trail and hike to double o arch especially the second half which required a little scrambling. We paired this primitive trail loop. Felt this experience was much more enjoyable compared to delicate arch.

hiking
1 month ago

Multiple arch hike. After passing Landscape arch this get interesting. Plan for some climbing but nothing to crazy.

2 months ago

Excellent hike to the arches. Some trails not marked but enough peoe yo help out. Highly recommend early morning but stay away from the non heat.

hiking
2 months ago

After reading the reviews I was feeling nervous about all of the heights, but this hike was spectacular! Each scramble and climb on open rock surfaces was thrilling!! Don’t miss out on this hike! Getting to the trailhead early is the best way to go. This way you avoid the extreme heat!

2 months ago

Very busy, go early.

hiking
2 months ago

What a spectacular hike with truly amazing and breathtaking views. Don’t let the climb from Landscape arch scare you. It’s not as bad as it looks. This is a must do hike. Much better IMO than the Delicate Arch hike in that you are wowed the whole way from Landscape until reaching the Double O. We started at 7:30 and finished about 10:30 with plenty of photo taking in between.

3 months ago

Less trafficked trail leading to another interesting arch formation. Can involve some scrambling as there are some big rocks along the way. A nice change from the arches closer to the roads because there aren't nearly as many people around.

hiking
3 months ago

Fun hike with some fun areas to scramble up at

hiking
4 months ago

This trail takes you past several arches, each special in it's grandeur, such as Landscape Arch and others as a frame to the valleys below. Other spectacular features are the sandstone fins on the way to the Double O. Hike traverses both gentle terrain and some scrambling on the slickrock. As with most of the popular hikes, start out earlier as it is less crowded and the weather a bit cooler.

hiking
4 months ago

Arch ya gunna be glad you did this one! We three lads tackled this beaut with a burning for adventure. Oh my lanta, did we find it. The primitive trail is just that, great for those who enjoy a little parkour n’ sand under their boots. Rocks you can scramble, and views you can ponder till your head implodes. Oh, and the arches, you’ll just have to go see those wonders of God yourself. My narrative is good, but not that good.

hiking
5 months ago

Fantastic hike! Better than Delicate Arch in my opinion. Varied rock structures make for interesting and breathtaking views. Steep at beginning coming up from Primitive Loop by Landscape Arch, but not too bad throughout the trail. Highly recommend! Bring LOTS of water!!

hiking
8 months ago

Cool to see - fun to scramble down to this one after doing some of the easier one that are simply just a "walk" versus a hike.

9 months ago

Fun! The arches are amazing! Not well marked but that kind of added to the adventure :)

hiking
11 months ago

Completed this one as part of a larger hike also going to Double O, Navajo, and Dark Angel.
Crowds clear significantly after Landscape Arch.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

The best hike I have ever been on! Tons of diversity along the hike with large fins everywhere. Views are breath taking!

hiking
Friday, July 14, 2017

Went for a sunset hike and ended up at Double O Arch. It was unreal, but definitely bring a headlamp and go in a group. One of the more memorable hikes I've ever completed.

hiking
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nice arch, the traffic is starting to thin because of distance and because it is a primitive trail once you leave Landscape arch.

hiking
Monday, March 13, 2017

We did the loop and had a great experience. Most of the traffic ended after Landscape Arch. The trail goes "primitive" after Landscape. Amazing scenery. The trail is easy to follow. The weather was great while we were there in March, but summer would be brutal with the heat.

hiking
Thursday, December 22, 2016

Nice but heavily used trail that goes past Landscape Arch and has spur trails to many other arches

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