Lava Tube Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews
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Lava Tube Trail is a 2.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near St George, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
429 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

This is the real American Southwest, with a wildness and emptiness that allows you a taste of frontier life.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

This was an easy/moderate trail. Family fun..beautiful scenery. There is some climbing but not too bad. The cave was cool and goes pretty far in but you'd need to bring your headlamps in order to go further in. Kids enjoyed it!!

1 month ago

1 month ago

My family love the trails

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Great family hike. The kids loved climbing down in the lava tubes. Great views at the overlook.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty easy hike! The ground is rocky and uneven but otherwise not too bad. You get to hike to two different lava tubes, the first one is harder to get into, but if you hike a little further down the trail the second tube has an easier access and is super cool to see.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail for us and the kids (ages 4, 5 and 7) to explore, capped with some petrified sand dune climbing.

3 months ago

Reason to take trail; 150 ft decent into lava tube.

hiking
4 months ago

It was beautiful and fun. I would consider this more of a nature trek than a hike as far as difficulty. We actually started on the Lava Tube trail then proceeded to do a walk about via three or four others for a three hour tour. I recommend this for the views!

4 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

good hike with many different
views on the way

hiking
7 months ago

This was a fun hike with great scenery and a little adventure. Parking is easy and the trail is well marked. Easy walking, passing by lava flow, with vistas of the the snow canyon cliffs ahead of you and white rocks to the side. There are two large lava tubes areas which are marked on the trail map. Bring headlamps if you'd like to really get in there and explore. Otherwise you can just walk in the entrance for a taste of what it's like. There are a few other smaller tubes along the way, not on the map, that are also fun if you are ready for a squeeze and a slither. The nice thing is that the lava tubes are only about half way on the trail, so you can really customize how long or short you want your hike to be. After the lava tubes (where we lingered for quite a while) we took time to climb to the very top of the slickrock hill where an overlook is marked on the map. See our photos above. It was a fun easy scramble and a spectacular view at the top. Then we hiked back to the car. Overall we only did 2.2 miles and 2 hours of hiking. You can follow the trail to the end for a 4+ mile hike. You can crawl around in caves or just hike. We went at the end of September and temps were mid 80's on the surface and 50's in the big caves. Perfect, in other words :)

Beautiful scenery.

hiking
11 months ago

Fun hike, cool lava tubes, nice overlook of Snow Canyon

hiking
Thursday, April 28, 2016

Sunday, April 03, 2016

Nice, easy hike for the family with a very cool tree at the end..

hiking
Thursday, March 31, 2016