Northgate Peaks via Kolob Terrace

EASY 21 reviews
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Northgate Peaks via Kolob Terrace is a 6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Springdale, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
6.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1204 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

An alpine hike to a viewpoint between Peaks. A difficult route extension to the summit of both peaks is provided. As temperatures rise to triple digits in the main canyon of Zion National Park, a hiker is left with few choices: 1) Continue to ride the sweltering shuttle service 2) Swim in the Virgin river (always a good choice during summer) 3) Change from hiking to canyoneering (many canyons require wetsuits even in the heat of summer) or 4) Move to higher elevation. Northgate Peaks trail is a beautiful alpine hike, through towering Ponderosa Pine trees along a maintained trail. A lava point overlook allows the viewing of Northgate Peaks East, West and The North Guardian Angel. A backcountry route extension description is provided to summit both Northgate Peaks if desired.

3 days ago

We really enjoyed this hike. There were quite a few flies. But the meadows that lead up to the viewpoints were almost as good as the views themselves! Very tranquil.

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2 months ago

Another amazing hike with an awesome view! The ground is flat most of the way. We only saw a few other hikers on the trail.

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3 months ago

Beautiful walk in the woods with a beautiful view at the end. It was very quiet, though I did pass a number of families. This is a very easy walk. Lots of flies!

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3 months ago

Easy hike and great views. The road to the trailhead is pretty scenic.

4 months ago

Great quick hike. Not a very stressed trip. Great views!!

4 months ago

Good easy hike with wonderful views

8 months ago

11 months ago

This is a very nice and easy hike if you don't do the loop at the end that has you summit two rather steep rock points. The main trail is easy and goes through pine and sage fields. The loop at the end is strenuous but worth the views on each summit. We only saw 3 other people on our hike, so their is plenty of solitude if that's your thing. One of my favorites for Zion!!!!

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11 months ago

Very chill and relaxed trail. I wouldn't even consider this a "hike", it was more of a walk. A very peaceful, quiet walk, away from the madness of the main part of Zion. If you're looking to get away from the crowds, and still want beautiful views without a strenuous climb, then this trail is one to certainly check out. I only made it to the end of the marked trail peak and back, but I did see many other trails that were clearly labeled for where each lead to. Even for a holiday weekend, it was very isolated. Only ran into a few people here and there. And the pines were so amazing to listen to as the breeze blew through them. It was wonderful!! And the 70 degree temps made it perfect enough to give this trail a 10 in my book.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Friends in from out of town, family looking for a fun, cooler (as in temperature) hike in the Zion area. Always one of my favorites. I don't think there is another peak in Zion, as easy to climb, that offers the same rewarding views as Northgate Peaks East summit.

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Saturday, June 04, 2016

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Friday, October 16, 2015

The Kolob Terrace section of Zion National Park is a great place to go as temperatures climb in the main Zion canyon. Northgate Peaks Trail is a beautiful stroll along a high mountain plateau to a stunning rocky lookout point.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Nice little high mesa trail through meadows to a viewpoint overlooking several area peaks. We hiked this late in the day as a sunset hike, and weren't disappointed.