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Pine Creek Canyon is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Springdale, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for rock climbing and is best used from May until October.

Distance: 1.2 miles Elevation Gain: 36 feet Route Type: Point to Point

rock climbing

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river

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waterfall

wildlife

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scramble

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Permit required. Please consult the park's website before visiting. Pine Creek Canyon is a canyoneering route that requires specialized skill and equipment to descend. Almost immediately, canyoneers will find themselves in a slot canyon with potholes filled with very cold water. Wetsuits are recommended. Slings and rapides are recommended; although the canyon is fully bolted with sport anchors at each rappel point. The route includes many obstacles to scramble over, under or around; and 7 rappels. The long rappels are exhilarating due to the moderate height and bizarre shapes of the canyon walls. The longest rappel is 100 feet. Do not expect expansive views until you exit the canyon. This is a technical descent and you will get wet. Expect brief swims. The hike out is moderate.

rock climbing
flooded
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scramble
5 months ago

Amazing technical route. Sadly it's getting overcrowded in there. Bottleneck at the last rappel is common. The scramble out can be tedious.

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
6 months ago

11-1-2019 Awesome canyoneering! Definitely have to have rope skills and experience. The Cathedral had a pool about 5ft deep but if you went through the key hole to the right side you could avoid the pool and swim. The last drop there is another anchor to the far left which also allows you to miss the knee deep pool at the bottom. Obviously if it’s been rainy or snow melt these conditions would change. Overall awesome experience!

hiking
scramble
9 months ago

Well not really a hike from the top as much as a canyoneering experience. You need rope skills for sure. Not a starter trail but a great goal to work up to. Repelling is a huge part with multiple drops that you will need ropes for ( over 50 ft straight down) also be prepared for extremely cold water even in the summer. I didn’t wear a wetsuit but it is recommended. You need a permit from Zion NP backcountry office. Amazing experience so train up and enjoy!

Sun Sep 30 2018

Amazing experience! This canyon has narrow swims and great repels, including one long free repel. The trailhead is right off the road and easy to find. Great canyoneering adventure!

Sat Jul 21 2018

Amazing technical canyon. Be ready to swim through cold pools with all your equipment. It’s a challenge but lots of fun.

hiking
Mon Jun 04 2018

canyoneering canyon bring wet suits the water is freezing cold, also definitely go with someone who's done this before... there are several spots that have better locations for repelling. park a vehicle on the other side of the tunnel and the pull off spot before the tunnel. such a blast doing this canyon

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