Timber Creek Overlook Trail

MODERATE 66 reviews
#22 of 81 trails in

Timber Creek Overlook Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near New Harmony, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
262 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The relatively flat Timber Creek Overlook Trail follows along a small ridge with spectacular views of the Kolob Canyons, the Kolob Terrace, and the Pine Valley Mountains. From the trailhead looking north, from left to right you can see an 8,000 ft. mountain ridgeline comprised of Horse Ranch Mountain, Paria Point, Beatty Point, Nagunt Mesa, Timber Top Mountain, and Shuntavi Butte. At trail end, looking south on the far horizon, you may see Mt. Trumbull 100 miles away at the north rim of the Grand Canyon. During spring and early summer months, the Timber Creek Overlook Trial is covered in a beautiful display of desert wildflowers. You may see rare colorful collared lizards along the trail. Parking is ample at the trailhead along with picnic tables and bathroom facilities, and another small picnic area is located 100 yards from the trailhead.

hiking
2 months ago

Steady but short up hill climb to a scenic overlook encompassing the entire Kolob Canyon and surrounding valley. The trip down was painful on the knees but I would definitely do this again. Nice picnic areas immediately off the start of the trail.

Best trail. Very quiet and peaceful. Perfect hike after a long drive. Beautiful.

hiking
5 months ago

easy trail with rewarding views and the best overlook of kolob canyon for sunset

5 months ago

Nice little hike at the end of Kolob Canyon. Views at the end are amazing and better than what you see when you get out of your car. Great 360 view of the whole Canyon.

hiking
6 months ago

A short hike with impressive views over the Kolob Canyons. It was incredibly quiet and we saw only 2 people on the trail! Definitely worth the short hike.

hiking
6 months ago

A short hike with bathroom facilities and plenty of places to picnic.

7 months ago

Great views of high mountain buttes

7 months ago

nice easy hike, good views, not too crowded. apologies for the picture, haven't mastered panoramic on my mobile yet.

8 months ago

Easy walk with beautiful views. Kolob Canyon is a must-see!

8 months ago

First off, everyone visiting Zion should visit Kolob Canyon! That said, this hike is short and very EASY, and goes out to a really beautiful vantage point overlooking the valley and the rock formations of kolob canyon. At the end of the trail of you look right you can see mountains in distance

hiking
8 months ago

Easy walk out to the overlook. Very few people on the trail. Great views. Worth the short walk.

hiking
8 months ago

Fabulous views. Easy walk.

8 months ago

We got to Zion late in the day on our first day with only a bit of light left, so we decided to drive Kolob Canyon and walk a bit. This was an amazing introduction to an amazing place. Breathtaking views around every corner and speckled with quiet contemplative visitors. The hike part was more of a nature walk, but the soul part left me breathless.

hiking
8 months ago

This was an easy, not crowded hike on the quiet side...our first stop coming up to Utah...a little appetizer of what was to come. The seclusion was enjoyable!

hiking
8 months ago

short easy hike.

10 months ago

Great! Shirt, out and back trail to finish off a long day. Beautiful vistas the entire way with especially rich colors during the sunset hours. Love it!

hiking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Real easy and quick hike to gorgeous views. We didn't encounter many other people. Very peaceful.

Monday, October 03, 2016

Check out in the afternoon for awesome, red stone canyon pictures

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Gorgeous views and easy walk! Recommend for anyone without time to visit main section of Zion.

hiking
Friday, June 17, 2016

Well worth the stop from I-15. We were there in the morning and it was beautiful but I imagine it would be spectacular in the evening.

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