Whale Rock Trail

EASY 27 reviews
#13 of 63 trails in

Whale Rock Trail is a 0.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Moab, Utah that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
127 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

views

scramble

no dogs

Directions from Island in the Sky Visitor Center: Drive southward on Utah 313 approximately 6.25 miles to the junction of Main Island Road and Upheaval Dome Road. Bear right at this junction and drive 4.7 miles to the parking area for Whale Rock Trail.

hiking
14 days ago

Great for the kids. Nice views. My 8 year old loved it.

hiking
15 days ago

Totally fun for the kids.
Great first starter for scrambling for kids or adults.
I enjoyed the view, but there were so many kids on this particular trail (whale rock seemed to get the families here), that it was not quiet and peaceful. I saw many families with their Junior Ranger packets, so perhaps this is on the tour book for them.

21 days ago

Very fun for kids to scramble up.

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24 days ago

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hiking
1 month ago

Nice short easy hike to the top of slickrock ridge that feels like you are walking on the back of a large whale. Nice views from the top

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6 months ago

Great trail for kids and adults alike. There are several spots where you have to lean forward going up on the slick rock etc., but otherwise it's a great view at the top. I wouldn't rate it exactly easy. Some people will have trouble going up and down the inclined sections. Others, it's just a walk in the park.

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9 months ago

Quick and easy