Right Fork of North Fork

MODERATE 4 reviews
#80 of 85 trails in

Right Fork of North Fork is a 20 mile out and back trail located near Hurricane, Utah and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October.

20.0 miles
3736 feet
Out & Back


no dogs

9 days ago

This trail was really hard to follow. It was also very rugged climbing up the ridge from the creek. Thx to those who came before me and placed cairns. I tried to access the Right Fork trail from Grapevine trail via lower Left Fork but was unable to get to it due to a mudslide that blocked the “trail “ just before the confluence of the two forks . This trail needs some TLC or simply more use.

9 months ago

Enjoyed it despite the fact the trail was practically non existing at times. Quite impossible to follow. There was a considerable amount of scrambling and route finding. The route crosses the river multiple times. There were spots that getting wet was unavoidable. The heat was definitely a factor at 102 degrees. Definitely a bit frustrating at times. Didn't see anyone else over the entire route which was quite a nice change from say the left fork which was incredibly busy.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Right Fork of North Creek/ North Fork was described as a beautiful canyon. Hiking from the bottom-up may not be as impressive as hiking from the top-down. The canyon is not very deep and even in mid-September the sun was inescapable. The stream is choked with sediment for the majority of the hike, although it improves near the falls. The trail is not well used and hard to follow. At times the trail is indistinguishable from deer trails, it crosses the stream frequently and is an exercise in route-finding when climbing back up to the trailhead. We made poor time and made the ascent up over the lava cap by the light of the full moon. The waterfall was singularly beautiful, although in retrospect, the experience as a whole was not as spectacular as I had been led to believe.

9 days ago