The Beehive Hildale Quad is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Hildale, Utah that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 9.2 miles Elevation Gain: 2,103 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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The Canaan Mountain area offers some of the best slickrock outside of Zion National Park. The trail is met with a wide wash, marked with several small desert tanks. Looking across this wide wash the trail can be seen rising up on the other side. Dropping into the wash between the ridge and the face, you get your first glimpse of the true slant; just possible it is Class 3.  Walking up to where the slick rock meets the sandy ridge it is a definite Class 3.  Lovely shelf systems, solid cracks, beautiful. From the pine tree to the summit area, the scramble reverts back to Class 2+. Scramble the two largest hoodoos, east and west.  A large stone sits on the eastern hoodoo.  The hoodoo is a nice scramble in and of itself, with a corkscrew ledge system to arrive at the peak.   Use caution in the down climb, but again, solid Class 3 which means no need for any kind of hand line.  Plenty of bushes and small trees would allow the use of a rope if you feel the need, but if you are comfortable on steep slick rock, this face is a beauty. Hiking back up the Canaan Mountain Trail isn't as difficult and at the trail cairn you turn back toward Squirrel Canyon.

hiking
1 month ago

We parked at squirrel canyon and hiked up water canyon (note there is a bathroom at water canyon parking lot, but not at squirrel canyon). The water canyon trail was easy to follow up until you get up on the ridge above. From there it’s only a fragmented trail of cairns (as far as we could tell...). Then we went down squirrel canyon, which was not as scenic, but had a very clear trail. Overall it was a gorgeous hike with lots of waterfalls and beautiful rock formations.

hiking
1 month ago