Navajo Lake Loop is a 8.6 mile loop trail located near Duck Creek Village, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length8.6 miElevation gain554 ftRoute typeLoop
BackpackingCampingHikingMountain bikingRunningDog friendlyLakeViewswild-flowersWildlife
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Sharn Sahota
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Hiking

Didn’t have the chance to do the complete hike due to the snow. Different experience in January but pretty cool.

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Hailee Rogers
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HikingGreat!

This is a beautiful trail to hike in September when the leaves change color. It is actually 10 miles if you cut across the dike. I imagine it's closer to 12 if you go through the lava bed. Pretty flat and clearly marked trail.

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Wendy West
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Mountain biking

Gorgeous trail with forest and the lake view. We skipped the south side because of comments regarding the deadfall. We rode with our dog following and loved it!

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Spencer Philippo
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Kenneth Harrington
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HikingGreat!Off trail

Loved this trail .. a lot of diversity .. through the woods, over trees, by the lake, even a lava field .. all very cool ... I can confirm that the south side is littered with fallen trees (but it made it extra fun to climb over tress) .. but be forewarned on this one important fact ... if you start the trail at the official trail head and head east around the lake, you will come to a point almost at the end where the trail ends at a "T" and the sign says "Lodge" to the right ... we did not want to go to the Lodge and so turned left and went way up into the mountains again .. if you do this you will add on another 3 miles .. there is NO marker that says the trail ends at the Lodge and then you have to walk the road back to your car at the trail head ... I liked the "11 mile" hike, but can be confusing if you are prepared for this ... if you do the extra hike (not on the AllTrails Map) you will find signs that say you are still on the Navajo Lake Loop trail but it is way off from the mapped trail on AllTrails.. I looked it up later and the official trail does/is suppose to take you this way .. for some reason AllTrails does not show this extra 3 miles to the trail

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Kaysha Sorensen
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Mountain bikingGreat!Rocky

Awesome awesome stuff. Rode from the west trailhead to the East, cut some of the trail out that connects the two because there was word on the trail that 32+ trees had timbered in the way (and that It was a lot of uphill so there was that.) Rode the main road to the lodge and hopped back on the south side of the lake trail. Harder for sure. More uphill, more trees in the trail, yet less hikers and gorgeous ridiculous views.

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Jerry Kubik
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Mountain bikingGreat!

Many fallen trees blocking the trail along the south shore. Otherwise a very nice trail with views of Navajo Lake, lava flow and mountains surrounding the lake.

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Ivan Stevens
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Hiking

amazing views and cool air. its my favorite trail to bike. be aware that there are a couple trees down over the path on the south side of the lake today.

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Julie Padilla
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HikingGreat!

Easy trail, great for kids and dogs. Lava terrain was pretty cool. Started at the trailhead, not the campground, and got to the lake in about 30-40 min. Did the north fork only. Would definitely visit again.

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Nathan Vanengen
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Hiking

What a beautiful lake. Follow me on Instagram @naturenatephotography for more amazing places to see in the southwest

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Lorelle Hoyer
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One of our go-to easy hikes. The fall colors are unreal. Not a ton of elevation gain, easy access to water. Expect to see hikers, cyclists and dogs. Also a great place to camp, kayak or paddle board.

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Justin Schram
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Beautiful. Great for dogs

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Coach Medford
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Hiking

nice and easy trail with lots of room for dogs to run around and play in the lake.

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Jamie Gordon
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HikingRocky

I took my dog and ended up just doing the north half of the trail and back. The AllTrails map has you starting in a campground area, but there is actually a dirt road you can turn down right before that to get to a trailhead for parking. TONS of mountain bikers and dogs off leash so be careful. I ended up just walking along the lake shore on the way back to get away from all the bikes/people/dogs. It was quite rocky on the shore but we made it with a walking stick :) was nice, water was clear. Good atmosphere, but not the most breathtaking views.

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- 7 months ago

Hey Jamie, thank you for your feedback, we updated the trailhead.

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Vanessa Harris
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Beautiful area with lovely view of lake and trees around. Trail was dusty and rocky. But good for dogs with few other hikers.

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Helga Hikes
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okay so half completed. didnt have alltrails loaded, so started at east end of lake on north side and hiked entire length and back. no maps are posted at the trailhead boards. Still put in a solid 8 miles with out and back. Plenty of people but was 4th of July. lots of mtn bikers.

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Aimee M
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Mountain biking

Several trees down on the south side, able to climb over. I rode clockwise. A couple mosquitos here and there. Beautiful day.

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devin zen
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Absolutely Awesome!! Today was crazy windy and pretty chilly. Lot’s of privacy, especially on the far side. Super dog friendly. Even a general store we grabbed some beer at.

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Kevin Stephany
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Hiking

Awesome trail along the lake. Very peaceful.

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Eric Losee
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Mountain biking

Wonderful trail, love the aspens and the lava rock!!

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JenK Hikes
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Rocky

Great moderate to easy trail for biking. I used a hybrid bike, very nice fun trail.

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Douglas Walker
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Hiking

Sun River Hiking Club With 13 hiking today!

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Deja Schweitzer
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Horseback riding

We left the Navajo Lake Loop Trail which stays closer to the lake, and climbed up to the Virgin River Rim Trail for the amazing views of Zion. This detour added a little over two miles to our ride.

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Joyce Szpila
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Snow. The road was about 3 feet under us. Nice temperature with full sun.

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Gary Barker
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Mountain biking

This is a beautiful ride, and I would do it again, however I can't give it 5 stars. I took my wife and two children on this ride. We ranged in ages 17 - 51, and while my wife and I are more experienced bikers, my children aren't so the moderate rating is all depending upon your point of view. Let me give everyone some tips (I have been ridding mountain bikes for about 20 years now so I do have some experience in this area): 1. Users have said ride this clockwise, don't do that. EVERYONE rides this counter clockwise. We road this clockwise and it was much more difficult (steeper ups and hard rock climbs). Plus you run into everyone else riding it CCW. Just make sure you know how to find the trail when crossing the road as you have about a 1/2 mile on the main road before the trail starts again. 2. Some parts are maintained, but the side closest to the road have two different fallen trees that you need to portage across. One is fairly large and you need someone else with you to help each other. 3. The steeps are more steep than people make out below, your lungs will be burning as you are at high altitude. I wouldn't recommend this to anyone below the age of 12 or you will be out there all day as they will need to walk a lot. 4. It is technical at times (several rock drops and loose gravel). Anytime you add single track, it becomes technical unless you have ridden it a lot, so again for non experienced riders, this will be more difficult. Moderately experienced mountain bikers will have no issues. I would say some parts would be considered hard while others are easy. Hence the moderate rating especially with climbs. 5. Watch out for loose gravel and rock (mostly on the lake side), my daughter had a nasty wash out and got her first good road rash on both knees … some good mountain bike war wounds we like to say. 6. Take water, especially in the summer, it's longer than you think. 7. My wife and I both used our Garmins, and it's more like 11.5-11.6 miles. Now it's possible they are off slightly, but not a mile. If you are checking with a phone or a bike odometer they are probably off more than a true GPS. 8. Be prepared for spectacular views … take a phone or camera for pictures (I used my GoPro).

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Z Redman
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Fun, easy walk with my 3-yr old (who loved the lava field).

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Brad Auernig
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Mountain biking

This is a great non-technical single track ride. We took a group of 15 around the lake and all riders aging from 12 to 45 made it the whole way without any trouble. The trail is a lot of short ups and downs through the pine and aspen trees. There is even one spot where the trail hits an ancient lava field. I'd highly recommend this one. Can't wait to try it again!

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Deana Lunt
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Mountain biking

Navajo loop trail is an awesome ride. Not very technical, for someone who hasn't ridden much in the last few years. Well maintained trail. Exercise caution through the lava beds because fishtailing might lead to an unfortunate encounter with a lava rock. (Just a scrape and it was totally my mistake. ) I would recommend this to anyone.

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