Rock Canyon Trail is a 5.5 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.

Length5.5 miElevation gain1,709 ftRoute typeOut & back
Cross-country skiingHikingMountain bikingNature tripsRock climbingWalkingBird watchingRunningDog friendlyRiverViewswild-flowersWildlifeSnow
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Getting There

The parking lot is perched up on the hill as you continue along E 2300 N. There are 2 tiers of parking lots, and you can usually find a spot. Occasionally the lot will be full, but there is nearby street-side parking.

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.

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Ryan Farrell
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Ryan Farrell
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Todd Mathison
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Hailey Christensen
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Very slushy and slippery right now. Proceed with caution and good shoes!

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Kelly Butera
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very gradual climb to the camp ground. very icy about a half mile passed the gate. awesome trail to slide (sled) down from the camp ground.

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Zachary Haun
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Good hike. Great scenery. Slush and mud up to the green gate then hard packed snow after. Was able to do it fine without spikes.

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Ryan Farrell
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Lisa Radmall
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Snow covered. Icy beneath. Beautiful as usual.

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Heidi Ward
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Great trail, pretty quiet once you get about a mile or so into it. Beautiful with the snow. Well traveled and marked trail.

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Christopher Van Ry
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Tanner Liddiard
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Ryan Farrell
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Marcela Roggero
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Mackenzie Perrenoud
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This was one of the prettiest winter hikes!! Definitely recommend spikes for this one. It’s icy until you get about 2 miles in!

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Sammie Francis
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It was decently warm so the first half mile was pretty slushy. After that it was nice trail conditions—packed snow, not too slick or chunky. Great for sledding!

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Ryan Farrell
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Nora Harris
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Beautiful and quiet and woodsy

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James Sloan
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Good.

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Sophia Gundry
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John Oungst
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Fun. Icy in spots down lower - yaktrax definitely would help. All snow pack up higher.

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Ryan Farrell
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Lisa Radmall
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Trail is icy just below and just above the green gate. Then it's nicely snowpacked the rest of the way. Spikes/yak trax are definitely helpful but I saw many doing ok without them.

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Madeline Berger
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Really enjoyable. My Apple Watch showed it was 6.38 miles from the parking lot to the campground and back to the parking lot. I would recommend spikes/yaktrax; it was pretty icy!

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Adam Goodman
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Icy up to the gate and a little further. Would recommend crampons, but there were plenty of hikers without. Snow packed trail the rest of the way. Very enjoyable hike. Surprised at how many others were enjoying it as well.

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Suzanne Storer
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Beautiful day in one of my favorite canyons. Trail is icy near the bottom and snow packed the rest of the way to the campground so spikes were appreciated. Wish I'd brought my sled for the downhill but an amazing hike today that felt like Christmas.

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Ryan Farrell
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Clint Grover
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Bad ice in winter. Bring yak traks, spikes, or sled.

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Alicia Hawks
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Such pretty views on this hike! Uneven paving, so watch your footing. But so much fun and great for kiddos.

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Ryan Farrell
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