Johnson Canyon Trail

EASY 80 reviews
#2 of 24 trails in

Johnson Canyon Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ivins, Utah that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from November until March.

1.7 miles
154 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips




no dogs

Please note this trail is closed April - October due to turtle conservation. For more information please visit:

1 month ago

Zion is one of my favorite places in Utah but sometimes when visiting St George you need to do something different. Snow canyon is maybe a one day, once only thing but there is some fun hikes. We took our girls to this arch right as the sun was coming down and had beautiful red colors going in, and a nice cool shadow to enjoy the last part of the hike. Not a hike to write home about but a nice walk with the kids.

1 month ago

The Trail is closed till September unless you have a guide.

1 month ago

great little in and out Trail especially for families with smaller children. Relatively flat and well-marked Trail. short and sweet but not much shade

2 months ago

Closed for summer 2018. We didn’t get to do it.

5 months ago

Loved it! Easy and peaceful with beautiful views.

5 months ago

Epic.. I’ve yet to find a more peaceful hike!!

5 months ago

It’s an easy trail with a beautiful view. It’s amazing to see the arch and the beauty of the looming mountain faces. Worth doing! Wonderful hike when you only have limited tine to hike.

5 months ago

Great , fairly easy trail that gives great scenery and nice Canyon. Take Scout Cave trail in way back to make an afternoon out of it.

5 months ago

Easy flat trail, cool arch!

6 months ago

The arch is cool. Short and sweet. Saw a toad.

6 months ago

Nice little trail with varied terrain. Took a 2 year old and he had fun climbing on the rocks and playing in the sand at the end of the canyon. Not a strenuous hike and not high adventure, but great for families with kids looking for a nice little hike.

7 months ago

Nice easy hike. Great views. Kid friendly.

8 months ago

nice easy trail

8 months ago

great geology to share with kids here! lava beds turn into navajo sandstone & the arch is very cool.

9 months ago

Great trail for families. The end of the trail is a beautiful shady bowl type area. The kids had fun running around the walls. Fun spot to play and/or picnic.

10 months ago


10 months ago

Great hike with kids of varying ages

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

the trail is closed from March till October... bummer...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Beautiful, easy and great for all ages, very cool stream running during the rainstorms. Watch for desert tortoise along the way. Pretty little oak trees before you make it to the arch. Very short hike but nice if you don't have a ton of time!

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Nice easy hike. not too far, nothing In the way of elevation and some interesting points of interest along the way, pioneer names, arch. we saw rappellers coming doen the wall from above at the furthermost point of the trail

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Wonderful short hike, beautiful scenery.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Nice when you get back in the canyon to be shielded from the sun. Don't forget to look for the arch when you enter the canyon!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

110% worth it! Trail may be closed mid-march for habitat restoration

Sunday, March 05, 2017

Been living here for a long time and have never been to this hidden jem. Was definitely worth it.

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Beautiful day for a hike! Relatively easy. Go outdoors!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Good easy family trail - mostly flat

Friday, December 30, 2016

spectacular canyon, well maintained trail, epic arch.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Fun, easy walk with the parents and grandparents. The arch is cool to see. Lots of people out and about this Thanksgiving weekend. It was unfortunate to see a few people disregarding the rules (dogs, walking off the path, breaking branches or throwing rocks). Please respect the landscape.

Took us about an hour there and back.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Love the red rock. Wanted desperately to go off trail and explore. Worth the heat!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Trail was open as of 9/13/16. Easy hike, neat geology. Standing amidst the towering rocks in the back of the quiet canyon was wonderful and cool. Red rocks, cottonwoods in the creek bed, canyon wrens laughing at me. Worth a walk for sure.

Load More