The Watchman Trail

MODERATE 149 reviews
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The Watchman Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Springdale, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
692 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from South Entrance: Drive northward a short distance and turn right on the Watchman Campground access road. Cross the North Fork Virgin River and turn left on a short road immediately east of the river.

3 days ago

Impressive views from the top, but very limited shade on the way up. Our 5 and 7-year-olds hiked it, too.

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5 days ago

Not a bad hike as far as difficulty and availability, but not the best for scenery. I would have rated it lower but it's a quick hike you can get to from the campgrounds. First part was a little steep but flatens out and is more gradual. Made it up in 30 min and down in 13, but I was pushing.

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10 days ago

Perfect for watching a sunset...or a thunderstorm roll in

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12 days ago

This is a really active trail with a couple of switchbacks and steep climbing up. I caught the trail head by the Watchman camp site. My family and I went around 8AM to beat the summer heat.

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16 days ago

This was an awesome hike. My wife and I were the first one out Saturday AM right after it finished raining. The start was a little muddy and slippery but the loop at the top and the views were breathtaking.

Nice hike. Great views from top. :-)

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