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Wildcat Canyon Connector Trail is a 9.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Hurricane, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is best used from May until October.

Length 9.5 mi Elevation gain 977 ft Route type Out & Back

Hiking

Views

No dogs

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Contact
Getting There

Utah Travel Council, Council Hall, P.O. Box 147420 , Salt Lake City, UT, 84114, Phone: 801-538-1030, travel@utah.com

Directions from Virgin: Drive northward on Kolob Terrace Road, toward Kolob Reservoir, approximately 14.5 miles. Look for a trailhead on the right side of the road immediately north of Spendlove Knoll.

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Reviews (16)
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Recordings (8)
Completed (54)
Stewart Carnes
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Wonderful hike/snowshoe trail. Had to use snowshoes most of the way. Beautiful area, views and scenery.

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Mark Nekic
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Hiking

Pleasant and quiet hike, but not really anything to seek out. Although if you want to get away from the crowds, this is the trail. I was there on a nice Saturday morning in November and never saw another person. The only reason I hiked it was due to it being the last part I needed to complete my section hike of the Trans Zion Trek.

Kelly Scott
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HikingNo shade

Relatively easy walk in across pastures with beautiful brush and wildflowers...if you start at the Hop Valley pull off. It’s easy enough to hike until you just want to turn around...peaceful side of the park

David Raines
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This is a Lovely, peaceful day hike.. well, half day if you stop for snacks and to enjoy the views which are nice. Started at 8am mid June, it was a little warm toward the end on the return but there’s plenty of cover.. in fact a lot of the trail is covered which is why we chose it knowing it was getting into the 90’s. We saw 4-5 times as many deer as people.. IE 1 person on the trail.. such a relief after the madness of the main canyon.

Dean Keteri
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Great views along the way. I would classify this as challenging if your packing all of your gear and hiking. Day hiking would be fairly easy. Map distances are not accurate that are provided by Zion park. Water sources are pretty sketch but we had filters and survived!

Jennifer Coon
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We had a hard time getting to the Wildcat Canyon Trailhead- were about 1/2 mile out, second guessed our selves and turned around. Hitched a ride to Lava Point, as we were doing the Trans Zion Trek. It was a beautiful trail though.

Joseph Hauglie
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Backpacking

What a view!!!

Jordan Ullom
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Backpacking
First to Review

Just backpacked this last weekend to add some extra time in Zion while backpacking the West Rim trail. Compared to West Rim, the views on Wildcat Canyon are good but not great. It is an easier hike with some good picture opportunities. Ending near Lava Point gives you an opportunity to hop up there and get in some good sites.

Joshua N.
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Joy Kohl
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Jil Baird
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Douglas Walker
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Newell Bascomb
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Joe Lemonds
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Sean Rutherford
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Bryce Born
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