Scout Cave Trail

EASY 24 reviews
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Scout Cave Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ivins, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
574 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

cave

forest

views

wild flowers

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3 days ago

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4 months ago

Nice hike with a variety of features. About 2.0 miles out and back to the cave. First section is across lava flow area with sharp rocks in parts of the trail. Not a problem with proper footwear. Relatively level until the final climb to the cave. Nice and cool inside. Good place for a lunch break. A bit of the trail follows the dry wash. The steps are pretty cool at the 1.75 mile point.
Note: For those wanting to hike the Johnson Canyon Trail (off shoot from this one), a sign indicates that the trail is closed until September 15th unless you hike the trail with a ranger. Info #435-628-2255.

4 months ago

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5 months ago

Great hike for kids.

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5 months ago

We love this hike, it's great for all ages. We have a tradition of running the stairs portion. I (41 yo male) did it in 20 seconds, 13 yo boy - 30 seconds, 11 yo boy - 33 seconds, 8 yo boy - 30 seconds and our 68 years young grandpa did it in 48 seconds. Caught a few lizards and even a snake along the way.

5 months ago

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5 months ago

I loved this hike! I went early and only saw one other person until I got back to the trailhead, then there were a few families headed out. The scenery changes a few times which makes it really enjoyable...and the black rock with the red rock behind made for some awesome pictures. I was there in April so there were bright colored flowers in bloom...and I even saw a few rabbits.

5 months ago

Fun Hike!

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11 months ago

Saturday, July 09, 2016

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Enjoyed spotting baby desert tortoise. Hiked in Mid May. It was still quite hot from 8:45-10:45 am. Wear a hat and tennis shoes, not sandals.
Trial begins as tramped red sand, moving to white sand with black basalt rocks. Descending into a sandy stream bed.