Neck Spring Trail

MODERATE 27 reviews
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Neck Spring Trail is a 5.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Moab, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
666 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Island in the Sky Visitor Center: Drive southward on Utah 313 approximately .5 miles to the trailhead.

13 days ago

This review is by two 70+ year old hikers. We loved this beautiful trail and we only saw two other hikers. But it is not an easy trail and the slick rock scrambles about 2/3 of the way are not for those without leg or arm strength. While the trail is well marked with rock piles it measured 7 miles by a pedometer and a GPS and will take 3 to 5 hours depending on the amount of pic taking, picnic stops, etc. Bring lots of water!

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27 days ago

This is a DIFFICULT 5.8 mile hike. You have to crawl up rocks at one point. I enjoyed the hike but it took us 6 hours at a slow, enjoyable pace stopping to eat lunch. Moderate hikes are usually great for us. This is rated moderate but I disagree. Also, I drank 3 L of water during this hike. Four of us hiked this trail and we are in our late 50s and early 60s. April 23, 2018.

2 months ago

This was an awesome hike for the Sunday in February after Valentine's. My girlfriend and I took about 4 hours to complete this, and we were both impressed by how well marked the 5.8 miles of trail was. Great hike especially on a windy day, which it was, since the trail drops down into canyon area 300 feet. The last mile though involved some heavy winds and sand blasting, if you will. Though we only hiked this one in Canyonlands, it gets five stars from us for a reason!

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6 months ago

nice trail. not too hard. did have a couple areas that were uppy. we left out at about 9am, early November. brisk weather but pleasant. a handful of other hikers. did get solitude. did not need my poles.

views all along were amazing. great hike! plan for 2-3 hours. in November it's a two bottles of water and a Clif bar kind of trail.

8 months ago

Hardest hike I've ever done ! When they say steep - they mean STEEP!!
At Mike 3, you have to literally climb up the side of The Rock ! No steps!
Be careful !

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11 months ago

enjoyed it as there were several different terrains to experience. A bit of scrambling involved near the end but great view when you reach the top. We were essentially alone the entire trail and only saw two other hikers roughly 15 minutes behind us. Saw 2 deer and all types of lizards, chipmunk, prairie dogs.

11 months ago

Very good trail, pretty views.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

This hike felt much longer than advertised & we are avid hikers. And hot. Beautiful sights. Follows along in the base of the canyon bowls. Crazy cool scenery. I'm 5.3 and drank over 150oz of water on this trail in less than 3 hours so bring A LOT OF WATER. Can't express that enough. Easy trail access. Climb out is on a 100 ft slab of slick rock that is moderately steep but not hard to maneuver for hikers. Maybe not the best for kids but worth it for sure!! Took us a little over 4 hours. Hiked it 5-6-17

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Friday, April 07, 2017

Beautiful scenery- very peaceful and quiet. We didn't see any other people-- had the entire trail to ourselves!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This was a great Trail-- took a little longer than expected-- probably closer to 3 hours. It some great views and a well marked path.

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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Simple 2 hour day hike! Beautiful veiws! Great introduction to the park!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Hiked counterclockwise on 93 degree day. Segments of shade gave sufficient relief. Some great views of deep canyons near end. Good sample of Mesa floral variety. Many stretches could be jogged to cut time required. Easy 3 hour hike otherwise.

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Sunday, July 03, 2016

Trail was great, got there early with a buddy and two 13 year old kids. Take lots of water, even though this says it is heavily trafficked, I did t see anyone else once we got in the trails. Challenging, but not to the point where it was not fun. Great things to look at.

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

It was getting late so I only went about a mile and a half in and then hiked back out. Moderately steep decline but really nice trail. Hiking poles helped with the hike back out. Didn't see anyone else on the trail the whole time.

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Saturday, April 05, 2014

This was a really pretty and diverse loop in the Island in the Sky district in Canyonlands. Once you cross the street from the parking area, you immediately descend about 300 ft. The landscape changes about every mile, so it's definitely not boring. A little bit of rock scrambling, sand dunes, creek crossings, etc. to get back up. Towards the end, you'll walk along the rim and you can look down into the canyon and see what you've hiked and feel a sense of accomplishment. More strenuous than the mainly flatter walks along the rim, but less so than the ones that descend all the way down. You'll see some remains of livestock ranching along the way: random feed troughs, barbed wire fences, something that looks like a power line. We went on a Saturday afternoon in March and only saw one family the entire trail, and they walked so fast that we only saw them briefly. It was pretty windy and a bit chilly - there was a massive windstorm the next day. The ranger said they the area frequently gets a bit of wind, particularly in the Spring. It took us about 3 hours to complete, including a break for lunch.

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