Rock Canyon Trail

MODERATE 119 reviews
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Rock Canyon Trail is a 5.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1768 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

cross country skiing

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Look for the Rock Canyon Trailhead Park, not to be confused with Rock Canyon Park. The Trailhead Park is often confused with the Park at Rock Canyon where there is a large grassy hill called The Bowl. You want to go to the parking lot area that you see in the Aerial view.

1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

The rocks were a little tricky but overall this hike was about 7.5 miles with some amazing views along the way. Dogs struggled a bit with the incline and the loose rocks, but all in all nice moderate hike. Went on Monday and there was no one out, it was great.

5 days ago

It had outstanding scenery!! But the rocks were so hard on your knees and almost annoying how often you slipped around on them. If looking to get miles in then this is the hike for you, but for a nice calm hike wouldn't recommend.

hiking
11 days ago

best in spring, crowded in the afternoon/weekends

hiking
12 days ago

Very beautiful country. Not too hard but a good 2.5/3 hour hike.

hiking
17 days ago

18 days ago

I took my husky/collie mix. We both loved that you hike next to the water a good portion of the hike. From what my GPS and activity tracker measured, this app was wrong about the distance.... AGAIN! I hiked to the campground and back and it was about 7.5miles round trip. Still a great hike. Very beautiful. I love that the scenery changes a few times throughout the hike. It was a fun trail to run when you get a little higher up. About when we got to the bridges was when I really started enjoying this hike. We didn't see any wildlife, but we did pass a few caves.

hiking
18 days ago

trail running
19 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Gorgeous hike! It was perfect weather this week, and not nearly as many people as I was expecting on the trail as I got further in.Not too difficult, and lots of places to stop and enjoy some beautiful views!

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hiking day, decided to go to Rock Canyon in Provo. Lots of water flowing down the creek. And the sun poked through at various moments to lighten the sky and surroundings. Plants at lower elevations starting to bloom. Definitely a hike to do in the fall!

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Not too hard and a great 2.5 hour hike. Some nice views when you get close to the campground. We got caught in the rain at the top and had to hike out in the rain but I loved the smells of the pines from the rain. Great trail.

hiking
1 month ago

I really liked the trail and how the creek ran along it.

Downsides:
Not clearly marked-- ended up on another trail and on private property.
Large rock gravel-- the entire trail is made of large gravel. By the end, my dog had trouble walking on it.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Rock formations are beautiful and the river that you cross a few times is nice. If you are planning on doing the full 3 miles and back be prepared for an incline out but the decline back. I really enjoyed it and so did my dog.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

The rock formations are just incredibly beautiful the entire way.