Lower Hackberry Canyon Trail

HARD 9 reviews

Lower Hackberry Canyon Trail is a 11.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Kanab, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

11.8 miles
1932 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



trail running



30 days ago

Your feet will get wet, it is a long washboard road but really worth it!
did 2.5 miles, then the canyon widens

5 months ago

Happened upon this trail driving through on Cottonwood Canyon Rd. Hiked about 1.5 miles in with our two dogs. Trail is mostly flat through this area but with some heavy sand. Water was mostly frozen when we started around Noon on a January afternoon, so we opted to walk on it where it was solid instead of the sand. Some less frozen areas couldn't be avoided, especially on the way out, but waterproof shoes helped. Trail crosses back and forth across the water and wasn't always easy to spot. Loved the winding canyon, sound of water, and birds chirping. Would love to return to camp and do the full 11 miles.

I thought this would be a great hike but I was surprised that this was one of the top 5 hikes I’ve ever done. We went up about 3 miles and the trees, water, and canyon walls were breathtaking. It’s a pretty easy hike...at lest the 6 miles round trip we completed.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Great surprise with this trail as the cool water was refreshing and the rocks were spectacular. I would not rate it difficult as long as you don't mind walking in some sand at the beginning. Very serene and private!

Saturday, October 08, 2016

walked about 3 miles upstream in October and it was the most spectacular hike of a week of hiking various trails near Kanab. Beautiful fall colors, just enough water to make it interesting and grand Canyon walls.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

The slot canyon was quite beautiful but do not expect to exit the canyon that way. Easier to find a game trail out of the canyon, if you plan on leaving through the north end. The north half has no water source so pack a good 6-7 liters. Wasn't the prettiest place to backpack but still worth a go at least once.

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