Middle Fork Taylor Creek Trail

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Middle Fork Taylor Creek Trail is a 5.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar City, Utah that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
5.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1699 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

historic site

no dogs

Directions from Interstate 15: Use exit 40 to reach this facility. After exiting the highway turn eastward and follow the paved road 2 miles past the visitor center to the trailhead.

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2 days ago

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21 days ago

In some sections you can easily jog even with a Camelbak 3 litre reservoir. Double Arches at end are worth this easy out and back hike

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21 days ago

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23 days ago

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1 month ago

Great hike without any strenuous climbing that's great for kids. We took our 7 and 9 year old children and they loved it. Plan to cross the small stream 50+ times, which along with majestic views, makes this a fun hike. Great to experience this hike without all the crowds typical of a Saturday at ZNP.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Wonderful trail with lots of creek crossings, and a beautiful arc in the wall of the canyon that fills you with awe. We did this trail after finding an hour + wait for shuttles at Zion on Labor Day weekend. A park ranger recommended it as an alternative and it didn't disappoint. Experienced and beginners will enjoy lack of crowds, easy pace and bountiful beauty. We endured a downpour, thunderstorm, rising waters and lots of mud and I enjoyed every minute.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

This hike is on the Kolob Canyon side of Zion, right off of I-15 between Cedar City and St George. There are only a couple of hikes available on this side of Zion. This one is relatively easy, except for the heat this time of year. There is some shade on the trail. The elevation gain is not that noticeable amid the ups and downs of the trail as it crosses the creek dozens of times. I agree with the person who described this as "Zion in miniature". There are lots of hikes in Southern Utah that have more spectacular scenery than this one, but it's not too shabby, and much less crowded than other places.

hiking
2 months ago

Not to strenuous of a hike, positive is that it is far less trafficked than the other more popular hikes within Zion, however you still get a reward all the way through to the end!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

One of my favorites!!

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

A beautiful, relatively secluded hike up a stream past a couple cabins up to a huge concave "weeping rock".

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked this trail in mid June 2017. Weather was perfect around mid 70's. Very easy hike with great views and hardly any traffic on the trail. I would recommend this as an excellent alternative to the larger National Parks.