Timber Creek Overlook Trail (CLOSED)

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Timber Creek Overlook Trail (CLOSED) 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 birding and is accessible year-round.

1.1 miles
242 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers



no dogs

TEMPORARY 7 MONTH CLOSURE: Access to portions of the Kolob Canyons District of Zion National Park will be restricted due to a construction project beginning May 1, 2018. The project involves reconstructing sections of the road, repaving the entire road, and adding accessible parking, sidewalk, and toilet facilities. All of Kolob Canyons Road, the Visitor Center, and parking lot off of Interstate 15, will be closed to all traffic during the seven month project. The Taylor Creek Trail, the Timber Creek Overlook Trail, Lee Pass Trailhead and other areas served via the Kolob Canyons Road will not be available to the public. Overnight permitted hikes will be drop off / pick up only, from April 15 through April 30, 2018. No vehicles or hiking will be permitted inside the closure beginning May 1, 2018. Construction engineers and Park officials have determined that closing these areas during the project will be safest for visitors and workers, as well as expediting the work, so the area may open at the soonest possible date. Visitors will be able to access the La Verkin Creek Trail and hike to the Kolob Arch via the Hop Valley Trail. Visitors may access the Hop Valley Trailhead from the Kolob Terrace Road. Overnight trips require a permit. There are many surrounding State Parks, Forest Service and public land scenic areas to consider as alternatives to Kolob Canyons during this closure. Please check park website or call park for most up to date information. 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.

2 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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

9 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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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

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.

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.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

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

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Great views of high mountain buttes

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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

Saturday, May 13, 2017

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

Friday, May 12, 2017

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

Friday, May 05, 2017

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

Friday, April 28, 2017

Fabulous views. Easy walk.

Friday, April 28, 2017

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.

Friday, April 21, 2017

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!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

short easy hike.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

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!

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.

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.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Breathtaking views of the lesser seen side of Zion Nat'l Park. Good 'warm up' track before hiking Taylor Creek.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Easy trail, great views

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easy trail. Good for any age with great views.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

This is named the Timber Creek Overlook trail on Zion National Park website, and the trailhead is the Kolob Canyons viewpoint.

After hiking a trail lower in the canyon, this one was somewhat of a letdown. It does have some great views across the canyon, and if you bring a guidebook or some other material and know what to look for, the geology can be quite interesting. But other than that, it was a fairly short, dry, and windy hike.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Easy hike with pretty vistas.

Friday, October 10, 2014

My husband and I hiked here on our first date and were later engaged here, so obviously it's a favorite. It's a short, easy hike with amazing views.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Short hike, pretty drive up the canyon. Nice views along the trail

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