Hop Valley and Kolob Arch Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Hop Valley and Kolob Arch Trail is a 14.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hurricane, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October.

14.3 miles
1791 feet
Out & Back




nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

Directions from Virgin: Drive northward on Kolob Terrace Road, toward Kolob Reservoir, approximately 14.5 miles. Look for a trailhead on the right side of the road immediately north of Spendlove Knoll.

4 months ago

the Kolob Arch is misleading. It's much further away from the trail then it seems from pictures. Someone carved into a tree to look up at basically the closest you can get on trail.

10 months ago

Part of Zion Traverse---excellent!! The views from both ends of the trail more than make up for the sandy trail sections. Easy passage; we did it in the AM and it was very tolerable.

10 months ago

Great views!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Great hike!

Saturday, March 25, 2017

The first six miles that take you through the Hop Valley are OK. You're basically walking through one long cow pasture with a dozen or so Creek crossings. But dropping down to the Laverkin Creek and up to Kolob Arch are the highlights. Good views, very Zion-esque. I'd try reaching Kolob Arch again only come from the North next time to see if it's any more scenic.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fun trail, very different from the Zion Canyon. Views along the river are very peaceful. Ideal visit in mid march, after the thaw, but once the mud has hardenned up. Plan a long day!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

My husband and I completed the Hop Valley trail as a section of the Trans-Zion hike in May 2015. The trail is mostly flat in the Valley, but of course assents/descents on either side coming in and out of it. The view coming into the Valley from LaVerkin Creek was breathtaking. Be prepared to get a little wet, the trail crosses a small stream several times. As the valley is downstream from a cattle ranch, the water here is not recommended to drink. We hiked through so didn't stop to camp, but the two campsites looked nice, surrounded by big Ponderosa pines. We saw wild turkeys there as well!

Monday, May 25, 2015

First night second day's hike in Hop Valley. A beautiful sunrise and a long days hike. Trail was moderate.

3 days ago

recorded Day 2 Hop Valley

Monday, March 13, 2017

trail running
Monday, August 25, 2014