Timber Creek Overlook Trail

MODERATE 157 reviews
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Timber Creek Overlook Trail is a 1.1 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 bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 255 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

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.

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rocky
8 days ago

A very nice trail at the end of the Kolob Canyons Road, exit 40 off of Interstate 15. The Kolob Canyons area is the northwest section of Zion National Park and is not crowded like the main section of Zion. Good views of the surrounding mountains, nice wild flowers blooming at the time of our visit. No exposed drop-offs along the trail until the end. There are a few areas where the trail is a little rocky, no rock scrambling required though. After our hike, we had a picnic lunch near the trail head. Would not recommend eating there though because we were attacked by little sand fleas... Surprising since there wasn't many bugs along the trail.

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1 month ago

Great easy hike with a fantastic payout. Views are stunning.

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1 month ago

Easy, gradual hike but very scenic and panoramic views of the Kolob Canyons one way and mountains the other way

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1 month ago

This was the first hike of our trip. Beautiful views the whole time. Nice easy starter. Nothing difficult and it’s perfect for a warmup.

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muddy
1 month ago

Short jike with lots of rubble and mild boulder jumping. Muddy after rain so prepare for that. Great vistas.

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1 month ago

Super muddy Nice view Very quiet

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1 month ago

Nice little hike. the views are not that different from what you see while driving up but still worth the effort.

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rocky
2 months ago

Short, easy hike with expansive scenic views.

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2 months ago

Quick easy hike/nature walk. Great views the entire way

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2 months ago

Nice, short, uphill hike to a lookout over the canyon area. Very pretty.

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2 months ago

We wanted a short trail in the Kolob area before heading back to Vegas. This was a great choice. It was pretty crowded but that was expected since it is an easier trail. The views were exceptional! It was nice to see snow peaked mountains as well as red rocks and trees. Overall definitely a must do if you want just a short hike in this area!

Nice and easy little trail with good views of Kolob Canyons. Definitely a good one if you just want to snap a couple pictures while you’re passing through.

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muddy
2 months ago

Very short and muddy today (it had just rained) but great payoff at the end. Great for older folks or little kids who can’t handle more strenuous hikes. Nice scenic drive to the trail too. Not crowded.

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muddy
2 months ago

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2 months ago

I found this to be a short, easy hike with spectacular scenery. I would classify as easy vs. moderate. However, can be a bit steep in places. Did this hike early this morning and didn't realize it was Nation Parks Day with free admission. Almost postponed for another day, but overall not too crowded.

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rocky
2 months ago

I would probably rate this trail as “easy” - well maintained with some minor rocky spots. You do climb in elevation up man made pseudo stairs and then eventually more of a slope but it is gradual. The views from the trail and the point at the end are spectacular- Red Rock peaks to the east, snow capped mountains to the west and pine forest valley to the south as far as the eye can see.

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3 months ago

Nice short trail with good views. Best views are back towards the east which you can get from the parking lot.

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3 months ago

Best views are at the very end of the trail! No need to stop for photos until then! Happy hiking!

3 months ago

Fairly easy rocky trail. Great views.

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muddy
4 months ago

110% recommend. So easy to get to and the views at the end are amazing.

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Friday, June 01, 2018

I came to Kolob Canyons today to hike several of the trails and found that the park is current closed and will be so from 1 May to 1 December 2018. See https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2018/03/15/kolob-canyons-to-close-for-7-months/#.WxG_jWenpI4 It's a beautiful place and I look forward to getting to these trails.

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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

We visited on a Saturday, avoiding the crowds at the main part of Zion. We did this trail after hiking the Middle Taylor Creek Trail. Timber Creek Overlook is a quick hike, so I'd recommend you tack on another hike like Taylor Creek if you're looking to make this a day trip. I think Timber Creek is more of an easy vs. moderate trail. The trail is a bit rocky in some places, but nothing bad. The view at the end is quite awesome. This little trail has a great payoff for the little bit of walking involved.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Nice short hike, it was cold (snowing) and muddy in mid-March but fairly easy considering. Great hike, great views! Wonderful

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Monday, November 13, 2017

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.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

While in Zion NP via the north entrance, don't skip this easy one miler. You get a great view of the landscape for only a bit of walking and it's the prime picnic spot before continuing your adventure.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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

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Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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

Thursday, July 27, 2017

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.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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

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