Little Hole Trail

MODERATE 9 reviews

Little Hole Trail is a 14 mile out and back trail located near Manila, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, fishing, and fly fishing and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
14.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
921 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

fishing

hiking

river

From Vernal, travel north on Hwy 191 about 36 miles to its intersection with UT Hwy 44. At the well-signed intersection, turn right (you will actually still be on Hwy 191) and travel another 10 miles. Immediately after crossing over Flaming Gorge Dam, a signed right will take you down to the access parking area. One needs to park several hundred feet above the river and walk a few minutes down a well traveled series of switchbacks to the boat launch ramp. The trail begins here just past the restrooms. Please remember that a Recreation Pass is required for parking.

hiking
2 months ago

Little Hole is a very nice out and back hike. As many people have already mentioned, there are a lot of snakes, so it's good to be wary. if you start at the dam, there is no public restroom until mile 5.5 or so, just be aware and plan accordingly.

The trail is very rocky at some points and gets a decent amount of sun, but there are also little shady groves here and there. Enjoy!

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike for the family. My ten year old loved it but my 6 year old got tired quickly. Nice places for picnics along the way. Some parts of the trail were really rocky and was hard on the ankles. Overall, beautiful hike!

fishing
8 months ago

It’s an amazing fishing area! As you are casting you can hear hawks hunting above you. Be warned, watch out for rattlesnakes they are sparse but can be found in the canyon.

backpacking
Monday, June 05, 2017

Awesome and stunning trail alongside the Green River starting immediately south of the Flaming Gorge Dam. Be aware there are multiple wading opportunities right now due to high water. Missing pieces of walkway and trail along the way so you will get wet right now. Needs some trail work , but it is So worth some wet boots. Friendly rafters and fisherman along the way to have fun with! Also note: the first and last .5 mile is all the elevation loss and gain.

fishing
Monday, September 26, 2016

I lived in Dutch John when I was a teenager so this trail will always be amazing to me. Great scenery, snooty fish and fishermen in various moods. And many people in rafts.

paddle sports
Thursday, May 26, 2016

Little hole is where most end there Rafting/Fishing Trip. A great time no matter what you are doing. There is a great hiking trail that follows the river.

Friday, January 13, 2012

I have both hiked and floated this trail from Flaming Gorge Dam to Little Hole. Wonderful trip either way. Great trout fishing on a premier fly fishing stream.

hiking
Monday, September 19, 2016