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Double O Arch Trail

MODERATE 117 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

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

views

rocky

no dogs

hiking
20 days ago

Great views all the way

hiking
23 days ago

After passing by the amazing Landscape arch, most of the foot traffic died down. The most breath taking 360 view can be had from the Rock Spine section of the trail. Weather was a perfect sunny and 80 degrees!

hiking
24 days ago

Great trail, not terribly challenging. Got there around 7:15 am, and it was very quiet. The side trails to Partition (great views!!!) & Navajo Arches are worth it - I didn't see anyone there. Double O is lovely. Just a warning, there were a few spots near Double O where it got difficult to follow the cairns. The trail didn't get crowded until I approached Landscape Arch on the way back and then there were a ton of people.

hiking
28 days ago

Awesome hike away from the crowd at Landscape Arch. Great views, I would suggest you go through the lower arch and go to the other side for a great picture. One of favorite Arches!

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

This was by far my favourite hike in Arches National Park. From Landscape arch, hike up through sandstone fins to reach the Double O arch. Then, hike through the lower, smaller O, up part of the arch and to the right to a relatively flat platform to get an amazing view of the surrounding landscape framed by the bigger O. What a breathtaking view!

hiking
no shade
scramble
1 month ago

This trail was beautiful! Started going past the landscape arch. Did all of the side trails to partition arch and the Navajo arch ( partition was better). It was so cool walking over the fins! Did this in the morning, so we had some ample shade. But if you go during mid day, not a lot of shade. Still, bring plenty of water. Also, we went back the primitive trail, but when we caught up with the main trail again, it was pretty busy ( around noon). So plan accordingly.

hiking
no shade
scramble
1 month ago

This trail was beautiful! Started going past the landscape arch. Did all of the side trails to partition arch and the Navajo arch ( partition was better). It was so cool walking over the fins! Did this in the morning, so we had some ample shade. But if you go during mid day, not a lot of shade. Still, bring plenty of water. Also, we went back the primitive trail, but when we caught up with the main trail again, it was pretty busy ( around noon). So plan accordingly.

hiking
no shade
scramble
1 month ago

This trail was beautiful! Started going past the landscape arch. Did all of the side trails to partition arch and the Navajo arch ( partition was better). It was so cool walking over the fins! Did this in the morning, so we had some ample shade. But if you go during mid day, not a lot of shade. Still, bring plenty of water. Also, we went back the primitive trail, but when we caught up with the main trail again, it was pretty busy ( around noon). So plan accordingly.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great trail. Fantastic views during the hike. This trail requires a little scrambling on the rocks. We took our 4 year old with and our 2 year old in a backpack. Highly recommend this hike.

hiking
1 month ago

The hike is sometimes difficult to follow but the views are incredible. To do if you have time in the Park. You have to be comfortable with the heights.

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

There is no easy way to or from this arch. If you are not a strong hiker don’t try this trail. If heights make you nervous, go counter clockwise and return the way you came. BRING LOTS OF WATER.

hiking
off trail
rocky
1 month ago

This hike had amazing views and soooo worth it! Lots of slick rock and climbing involved.

hiking
scramble
1 month ago

This rates in my top 5 lifetime hikes. We arrived at Arches for the evening which was certainly the right choice on Memorial Day weekend (6pm entry). The trail is very easy to follow until Landscape Arch where it starts to become more primitive. Be sure to look for the cairns - they do help you find your way! The slickrock was no trouble to negotiate with good soles on the shoes. Amazing to hike on the rock fins!

1 month ago

great views. not that difficult but going down in the beginning section of the double o arch trail can be a tad bit scary. just go slowly.

2 months ago

One of the best hikes I've ever been on! You start on the heavily trafficked path to Landscape Arch (amazing) and then continue onto Double O. In-between the arches are two paths you can take (0.2 one-way and 0.3 one-way) to Partition and Navajo arches. DO IT! These arches are completely worth the extra mile of hiking. Few people seemed to opt for them too. Note: the path from Landscape to Double O involves scrambling over slick rock. We were out early without the crowd and it was hard to find our way in a couple of places. luckily cairns are well placed. The trickiest spot for us was the final turn to hike the last short bit to Double O. We thought we needed to scramble down, and couldn't find a way. Turns out if we had stayed on top and turned left toward the arch, there was a switchback. Double O is outstanding. And has shady places to sit. We continued onto Dark Angel, which was a mile round trip from Double O. Total trip was about 6ish miles from Landscape Arch, which included Partition, Navajo, Double O and Dark Angel.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike; actually an arch along the Devils Carden Loop Trail.

hiking
2 months ago

Would recommend going clockwise.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful, must do. First part of trail is very easy and wide. Back half is listed as primitive. I agree with moderate rating unless you have a fear of heights (especially with a crowd around you).

hiking
2 months ago

Hiking on top of the fin to get to the arch is incredible! Definitely worth the effort! Don’t miss out on hiking this trail !

hiking
3 months ago

A really rewarding hike that has you climbing on lots of high red rocks and giving you views for miles around. It also passes five or so other arches along the way. Wonderful hike in March.

6 months ago

Wonderful surprise!!! Absolutely worth the hike

This is a great hike and you get to see Landscape arch, Partition arch and Navajo arch. Totally worth it just that the trail is not very well marked and we got easily lost at couple of points.

hiking
8 months ago

If you go that far, I'd suggest making the loop

8 months ago

One of the most stunning arches in the park! Worth the hike out for sure. We (and a bunch of other people) did lose the trail leading up to the arch, even with the AllTrails app, so pay attention to the hoodoos! Also, please, please do not climb up and jump all over the arches - they will collapse :(

9 months ago

We did this as part of the Devils Garden full loop (7.2 mi) and it was a lovely portion of the hike. Challenging only briefly when scrambling to the trailhead past Landscape arch. Hiking boots are pretty clutch for the area. We only had one full day in the park and I’m very pleased that this was included in one of our hikes.

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