Rock Canyon Trail

MODERATE 483 reviews
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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.

Distance: 5.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,709 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

bird watching

running

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

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.

hiking
12 days ago

This is one of the most haunted trails in Utah. Makes a great read. Comment back if you had any experiences. I’m curious.

hiking
snow
16 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

It’s alright... some of the pictures of this trail are kinda misleading.... but it’s not a bad trail if you just want to hike for fun

hiking
icy
muddy
rocky
snow
2 months ago

awesome

hiking
icy
snow
2 months ago

Gentle trail; patches of ice/snow in the shade. Big horn sheep were present when my group passed through on the way to Provo Peak.

hiking
rocky
snow
2 months ago

it was pretty chilly along the trail today. The middle third of the trail has patches of ice and snow but it is well compacted and mixed with the rocks so still easily traversed.

hiking
icy
muddy
off trail
over grown
snow
2 months ago

hiking
icy
muddy
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
snow
2 months ago

hiking
rocky
snow
2 months ago

Trail was rocky & snow on the trail in many places, but a beautiful hike (even in the late fall!).

hiking
2 months ago

Pretty cold this time of year... 80%of the leaves are gone snow on 70% of the trail. Other than that ... enjoyable as always

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hiking
3 months ago

great trail. beautiful fall colors!

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Pretty steep and very rocky. There is shade 3/4 of the way. The last 1/4 mile was not shaded. There isn't a lot of variation in plants even though you gain quite a bit of elevation. It's definitely a great workout!

hiking
3 months ago

Lots of beautiful fall color along the way. We enjoyed the fountains and the clear and well maintained trail to the campground & back. Fun to see a few people scrambling the crags near the trail’s beginning, too.

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great, easy trail year round. The leaves are gorgeous right now, hiking up to the campground and back is the prefect length, and most of the trail is runnable.

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