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Middle Fork Taylor Creek Trail is a 4.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar City, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Length 4.9 mi Elevation gain 715 ft Route type Out & Back

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Forest

River

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Historic site

No dogs

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Getting There

Please note: As of May 29, 2020 users have reported that the road up the canyon is closed due to snow and rockfall. Please consult the park's website before visiting. The start of the trail at the trailhead has a number of steep steps to begin with, however it does level out into a sandy trail through the canyons. Be prepared to cross the stream 15 times or more.

Utah Travel Council, Council Hall, P.O. Box 147420 , Salt Lake City, UT, 84114, Phone: 801-538-1030, travel@utah.com

Directions from Interstate 15: Use exit 40 to reach this facility. After exiting the highway turn eastward and follow the paved road 2 miles past the visitor center to the trailhead.

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Kirsten Palmer
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The road to this hike is still closed.

Melissa Shaw
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Hiking

5/28/20 The road to this hike is closed

Dennis Ferons
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Hiked this trail on Saturday 3/28/20. Perfect day for hike. Little snow on ground especially at the alcove but not enough to dissuade anyone from hiking. Not a lot of hikers today, perhaps due to caronavirus issue. The ranger station and all restrooms are closed so take care of those essentials before you hike. Perfect conditions right now so enjoy.

Hailey Packer
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Wasn’t actually able to do the hike, the road up the canyon is closed due to snow and rockfall. So that’s sad. I just wanted to put this on here if anyone is planning to come soon. Maybe call and make sure it’s open.

Jerry LeFevre
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Hiked this on Presidents Day weekend. In the morning the trail was icy, but in the afternoon the trail warmed up and turned muddy. The scenery is picture postcard perfect. Great hike.

Rob Morse
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Definitely worth doing, was nice to have microspikes for parts of it.

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Jasmine S.
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Hannah Zerkle
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Parker W
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I wore microspikes for a good portion. Made it faster and more sure footed, but you can do without if you take it easy on the icy bits. Water crossings were all fairly easy.

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Margie Roesch
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HikingIcyMuddy

Beautiful scenery with a lot of creek crossings that were easy to stay dry through. Very muddy and a little icy at this time.

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Melissa Wilkins
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Absolutely beautiful hike. Crossed the creek 55 times on the way in. Used yak trax for about half of the hike due to ice and snow... it also got chilly in the shade. Trekking poles are very helpful for crossing the creeks and conditions. Feet stayed dry in hiking boots / stepping on rocks to cross the creek / water is low. Afternoon sun made the trail muddy. The end views were so rewarding!! Only saw 4 people in 3 1/2 hours.

Hilary Tarvin
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awesome hike 6 inches to 2 feet of snow with a well laid trench. streams aren't frozen yet

Scott Vander Putten
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Mark Nekic
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The hike was OK, but the main attraction is the double arch alcove at the end. The 2 old cabins are kind of cool. Crossing the stream 110+ times (there and back), not so much.

Lauren C
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Hiking

This hike was really enjoyable for my group trying to avoid some crowds at Zion in mid May. The trail offered a decent amount of shade and it was fun going along the creek.

Eliza Fox
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Hiking

nice hike with amazing views thru out small rolling hills makes it mostly easy with some bursts of exersion. highly recommend

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Peter Hosmer
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Hiking

Great hike along the creek seeing beautiful fall colors. Double arch at the end was a great reward. We crossed the creek 105 times ( up and back).

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Nicolas Kermorgant
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Hiking

Good hike! Good way to avoid the crowd. We started at 8am, we were first at location! Hike is shady, it's 6 miles, and not 5 as indicated. On our way back car park was almost full.

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Pete Slaughter
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Beautiful hike. Pretty easy hike with very little to none elevation gain. Lot of creek crossing which wasn't bad as there wasn't a lot of water in the creek. First mile of the hike was in the sun but the temps went south pretty quick once you get into the shade of the canyon. Pretty chilly the last mile and half. The views at the end of the trail are worth it. Spectacular views.

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