Help keep our trails and parks open during COVID-19 by committing to social distancing. Some trails or park services may be closed this weekend so check with local authorities before heading out.
Learn more

Hat Shop via Under the Rim Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Bryce, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until October.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 967 ft Route type Out & Back
Hiking Nature trips Bird watching Views Wildlife No shade No dogs
Description
Waypoints (0)

Weather
UV Index
Daylight
Reviews (74)
Photos (125)
Recordings (68)
Completed (147)
View user's profile page
Anthony Nelson
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 27, 2020
Hiking
View Anthony's Recording
View user's profile page
Dave Beisser
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 6, 2020
Hiking
View Dave's Recording
View user's profile page
Savannah Ward
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 29, 2020
Hiking

Fun. Easy way to it. Going back was the hardest. All up hill. Still a cool hike.

View Savannah's Recording
View user's profile page
MaryEllen Candra
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 6, 2020
HikingRocky

Lots of loose rocks so if that bothers you, this may not be your trail Not much shade on the upper portion. We continued to the campground which was about another mile into the woods. Nice hike. You will see interesting hoodoos at the hat shop and parts of the park hardly anyone sees. Only saw 4 other hikers. Start early-not a hot afternoon hike

View user's profile page
Mary Elhardt
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 26, 2020
Hiking

Lots of balancing rocks. A unique look of hoodoos in the park. I did it in the morning with partial shade. Took forty minutes to hike to them and two hours to get out.

View Mary's Recording
View user's profile page
Maria Cline
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 7, 2020
Hiking

Hat shop was really cool, hike back late morning was steady incline with little shade.

View Maria's Recording
View user's profile page
Brandon G
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJuly 6, 2020
HikingRocky
View Brandon's Recording
View user's profile page
Clay Manley
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarJune 8, 2020
Closed
View user's profile page
Stewart Carnes
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarFebruary 20, 2020
HikingIcyMuddySnow

Amazing hike. Spectacular views. The trail is well marked and easy to follow. The first 3/4 mile is covered in up to 2 feet of snow. Mostly with a frozen cap but some areas are soft and you post hole. The next mile is mostly clear of snow. The last quarter mile is snow and mud

View Stewart's Recording
View user's profile page
Robert Davison
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarNovember 15, 2019
Hiking

Great trail. We were the only ones on it. The hat shop itself is very unique.

View Robert's Recording
View user's profile page
Rick Cosmas
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarOctober 26, 2019
Hiking

A truly beautiful trek with the otherworldly views that Bryce is famous for. The best Hatshop photos can be had if you take the trail a few hundred yards beyond the AllTrails turnaround. Did this on a Saturday and saw maybe 8 people (even though I waited about 10 minutes for a parking spot). The only reason this does not hit 5 stars is I did Navaho and Peek-a-boo loops 3 years (almost to the day) ago. Those loops brought you up close and personal with God’s artwork - at a price of a touch of congestion - making them even more breathtaking.

View Rick's Recording
View user's profile page
Marlen Raimann
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 17, 2019
HikingRocky

Wir sind diesen Trail am frühen Nachmittag gelaufen, nachdem wir am Morgen den Peekaboo Loop gewandert sind. Er war komplett anders, was uns sehr gefallen hat. Wir finden diesen Trail, entgegen den mittelmässigen, anderen Bewertungen, sehr empfehlenswert.

View user's profile page
Gina Taylor
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 14, 2019
HikingRocky

I thought this was a great, less popular trail despite the mediocre reviews. I hiked this on a busy Saturday evening in the park and somehow I was the only soul on the trail - took me 2 hours to complete. The hat shop hoodoos were quite iconic in my opinion and worth a visit if you can fit it in your schedule. The only thing I will say though is the hike back up is quite strenuous on the legs and if you're not used to the elevation yet, you might be huffing and puffing alot. It's a workout for sure.

View Gina's Recording
View user's profile page
Jim Jensen
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 31, 2019
HikingNo shade

The trail itself is unspectacular, but the Hat Shop is really cool. Definitely not a hard trail, but I'd recommend going later in the afternoon unless you want to get some sun.

View Jim's Recording
View user's profile page
Jason B
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarAugust 20, 2019
HikingNo shadeRocky

Great trail. Only people we saw on trail was a ranger and two other hikers. Hat shop is really cool but the big views you get are what’s really worth it. The top mile or so is rocky but it smooths out after that.

View Jason's Recording
View user's profile page
Elizabeth M.
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 25, 2019
HikingNo shade

I really enjoyed this hike! It’s a great alternative to the more “popular” Bryce Hikes, taking you down the lower rim to the Hat Shop which is a really neat configuration of rocks. I left later in the day and still only saw one other person on the trail. The trail took about 2 hours to complete with frequent stops for pictures and to catch my breath on the way back up.

View user's profile page
Mark Klaver
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarMay 3, 2019
Hiking

Absolutely beautiful hike! It took us just under 2 hours return, going at a decent clip. All downhill to Hat Shop, and all uphill back. But it’s got just a few switchback sections and is never too intense (it should be rated as “Moderate”). The rock formations at Hat Shop are outstanding, and there are great views along he way. Not many people on the trail today, despite great weather. Enjoy!

View user's profile page
Iman Afif
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarApril 25, 2019
BackpackingRockySnow
View Iman's Recording
View user's profile page
Andi Chambers
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarAugust 17, 2018
Hiking

Did this right after watching sunrise at Bryce point and was literally the only person on this trail. Gorgeous views of the grand staircase. To me, those views we're more awesome than the hat shop formations. Really easy going to hat shop because it's all downhill. So, coming back was really steep. Even just those two miles back were exhausting.

View user's profile page
Jen Giles
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarJuly 5, 2018
Hiking

Hat shop formations are worth it! Hike early in the morning or later evening. Take water. Save most of it for the return. Great views along the way. It took us about 3 hours. We went in the middle of the day. The way out is much harder. We are average ability hikers.

View user's profile page
Zach Alan
Yellow StarYellow StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarGray StarNovember 30, 2017
Hiking

nice going down, STEEP on the way back out - it's fun to go part ways but doing the whole thing is a drag - if you want a less travelled trail which won't kill you on the uphill try the Riggs Spring Loop instead

View user's profile page
Monty West
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarJuly 19, 2017
Hiking
First to Review

Excellent trail, took us 2 and a quarter hours with lots of stops for photos. Amazingly lightly trafficked for Bryce in the summer season - we saw only one other person! Quite a work-out on the way back but totally worth it. Hat Shop itself was great to see close up. Look out for the pine tree, right by the trail, recently struck by lightning, blasting large chunks of trunk off the tree

View user's profile page
Wendy Kostrzewa
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 24, 2020
Hiking
View Wendy's Recording
View user's profile page
Andy Murphy-Young
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 23, 2020
Hiking
View Andy's Recording
View user's profile page
Ciara P
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 21, 2020
Hiking
View Ciara's Recording
View user's profile page
Ashley Virgilio
Yellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarYellow StarSeptember 19, 2020
Hiking
View Ashley's Recording
Showing results 1 - 26 of 74