Explore the most popular forest trails near Brian Head with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Very under rated park.

The bristle cone pines are amazing!!! Beautiful trees contrast against a stark landscape creating a wonderful journey. An easy walk/hike of 4 miles with a modest 500 ft of elevation gain on the way back. Very few people on the trail most walked to the first overlook for a photo, some went s far as spectra point but few traveled the 2 miles to rampart overlook. 25 campsites at the monument and plenty to do in the area. A great rest day on our Utah journey

Excellent walk and views to get in between Bryce and Zion national parks! A total change of scenery and a refreshing one (Driving up to the peak of Brian Head is also a great part that is on the way as well, and in Brian Head you can find some good pizza that goes great with the winter feeling!)

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful easy trail. Great trail during the summer or fall. Since it's high elevation, I wouldn't recommend it during spring since there still could be snow. We have hiked this several times and love it. Wildflowers are great in the summer and you can get some great pics of Cedar Breaks along the lower trail. Like all hiking trails, you still need proper footware. We saw several people with either flip flops or ladies dress sandles ... bad idea. The upper trail is more trees and meadows, but still fun to hike. I would recommend doing this as a full loop to get the full expience of seeing the pond from up close and above. There are some trail guides at the start (if available) that are fun for kids to read at each of the markers along the way. This trail is good for all ages.

hiking
19 days ago

This trail starts two miles off the main road. I drove to the trailhead in my little car, so no worries if you don't have 4 wheel drive or an ATV. I didn't hike the whole thing because my old dog is a little limited and also I knew rain was moving in and didn't want to get caught in a storm. The trail meanders through wooded areas and meadows, sometimes the trail isn't well marked in the meadows so you have to just be up for an adventure and willing to search for where it picks up. Overall we loved it and will absolutely put it on our list of favorites for the area!

I took two five year olds on this hike - only to the Spectra Point Lookout. I LOVED it! Nice stretches right along the cliffs (yes, keep an eye on your kids) and some nice stretches in the woods. So many incredible views. Bang for your buck, this was a great hike with my littles.

Love being surrounded by all of the green trees and flowers. Water is always nice to have on a trail, especially when you live in Vegas. Pretty easy trail if you can handle the elevation.

hiking
30 days ago

This was a great hike. We took our 2 year old and he walked the entire way to the top. Beautiful views and scenery!!

Great hike. Awesome view at the end. Watch your footing as the soils are loose. 4 of 7 of us fell coming down.

1 month ago

Not maintained. Path disappears shortly after leaving trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

Good trail with some nice views of the park and many beautiful wildflowers

Great trail with beautiful views of the breaks, lots of wildflowers and wildlife

trail running
1 month ago

Incredible trail through an ancient bristlecone pine forest with a gorgeous blend of red orange and green, showcasing the unique geology of the area with a great view at the top. You can literally stand right on the edge of the breaks (careful of the loose soil!)

The hike is absolutely beautiful and well worth it.

The views would be awesome all along the trail, but we only finished a small portion of it due to fear of heights!! Our recording shows us going in a very short distance taking a little over an hour. This is because we went on the weekend for the Wildflower Festival and went on a wildflower hike. The hike leader was very knowledgable about all the flora and fauna, which took time to stop at various flowers and plants to explain to us about the various natural elements of the park.

hiking
2 months ago

Took the lower trail. Beautiful views and flowers. My four year old did great.

hiking
2 months ago

It’s easier to park on the northern side. Pleasant walk on the higher route, leads to the ridge overlook. Pond was a little scummy so not the best.

hiking
2 months ago

Not real exciting, but enjoyable. Upper loop has a rock formation we liked climbing.

Cedar Breaks is a beautiful view and has some very dark skies. A nice park and look then go type of thing. This hike is nice and short but you do not really see anything different.

hiking
2 months ago

Altitude wasn't an issue with the minimal elevation change. Nice views and variety.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice, easy hike.

Breathtaking views!

Beautiful views of Cedar Breaks. The switchbacks at altitude are tough, so be prepared. Well marked trail.

hiking
4 months ago

Pretty, easy, casual hike. Great overlooks of Cedar Breaks.

If pressed for time, skip the second lookout - it takes an extra hour and is more strenuous than the first half. Very fun hike with spectacular views. Snow on December 28th was packed and fine to walk on with decent shoes.

10 months ago

Great views, a little steep but good hike!

what an awesome hike and great views very easy Trail took the lower Loop out and the upper loop back perfect end of the day hike saw some deer and the pond was froze over beautiful scenery

hiking
11 months ago

Hiked the upper trail. Just a note, signs said no dogs allowed, even on leash.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fairly easy

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