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Hole in the Rock Trail

MODERATE 14 reviews

Hole in the Rock Trail is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lake Powell, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and bird watching and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.6 miles Elevation Gain: 223 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

walking

bird watching

lake

views

wildlife

historic site

A short, steep hike to Lake Powell at the end of Hole In The Rock Road, a 55 mile 4WD road. This follows the trail of the San Juan Mission of Mormon Settlers in 1879.

hiking
rocky
scramble
3 months ago

Worth the drive out if you're not doing reflection Canyon. Short scramble down to the water with a nice little beach. Definitely a little technical at parts

ohv/off road driving
3 months ago

This is an amazing trail with beautiful scenery. You should have a lifted vehicle with lockers and at least 35” tires. Most of the trail is on the sand rocks in Utah that can get a little steep. Totally worth it though. Go with a group just in case something breaks in the trail. Not many places to camp. The Trail is 34 miles in and back. Only really 2 camping places. Total must.

hiking
scramble
4 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Ok this trail is at the end of a 55 mile 4wd dirt road with washboard and slow going the whole time. The road took us over 3 hours to navigate. Although it seems like this trail is short it is a beast with big drops and bouldering all the way to the lake. Made it down with the scout troop and had a wonderfully refreshing swim in the lake. Hike out was a brutal climb scramble.

hiking
7 months ago

I hiked down this in Jesus sandals. Not a good idea. It was a hard climb down and you are bouldering down the hole time. You have to be careful and wear good shoes for the hike and it will be easier. Floating in the lake was the best part. I don’t see how pioneers got their wagons and horses up this trail.

hiking
Fri Aug 31 2018

Started from a boat on the lake. The water level was very low so it was a steep, rocky hike. Very beautiful at the top but not an easy climb. Wouldn’t recommend bringing dogs. The rocks get very hot. Well worth it in the end though.

hiking
Tue Jul 24 2018

This was an awesome hike. We started from Lake Powell on a boat and hiked up. Then we hiked back down. It isn’t a marked smooth path though. And the rocks get very hot, painful for dogs little paws so be aware. I felt chills many times as I hiked up to the top. Wonderful history and a bit hard for me but worth it. I loved it.

Wed Jun 06 2018

Amazing views, fun hike for the whole family. Take lots of water, the red rocks get very hot.

hiking
Fri Apr 21 2017

Its at the end of the Hole in the rock road. Trail leads to the lake. When I went their was about a 10 ft. drop you had to navigate to complete the trail. So this is where I turned around. Still the significance of what the pioneers did made it special. Bring a rope if you want to make it to the lake.

hiking
Fri Jun 22 2012

Hiked this trail with a scout troop. It steep and hot in the summer but a swim in the lake is refreshing

hiking
Tue May 11 2010

A short, steep hike to Lake Powell at the end of Hole In The Rock Road, a 55 mile 4WD road. This follows the trail of the San Juan Mission of Mormon Settlers in 1879. The best reward is swimming in Lake Powell when you get to the bottom of the trail!

rock climbing
4 months ago

hiking
Tue Jun 13 2017

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