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

hiking
17 days ago

We did this trail in the early morning quick before heading back home, took us just a little over an hour, but we were moving pretty fast. I found the trail to be very well marked, so am unsure of the other reviewers. I did see this trail marketed as a good trail for beginner hikers to learn how to follow carins and hike over slickrock. Nice views in all directions, and one of the only not 10 miles but more than .5 miles hike in this section of the park that we were able to find.

Great view, but barely a walk. Yes do it for the view.

hiking
23 days ago

As the previous reviewer mentioned this was a confusing hike because of poor signage. We did this about a week ago and passed our concerns along to the Rangers. The hike itself was interesting and generally well-marked with cairns. However, once you hear lookout 4 is where the mis-marking came into play. We got lost and having seen no one else the entire trip we started to get worried. Obviously we made it out, but a couple of additional signs and cairn clean-up are needed,

I was conflicted on the rating for this hike. The views are spectacular, and you have the trail mostly to yourself. We saw a total of 6 other people the three hours we were out there. However, getting off the loop that takes you to the scenic overlooks was super confusing. The signage was incorrect, there were wayward cairns that led nowhere. The rangers said they've had a few complaints about the social cairns and would try to get out there to clear them.

We did the hike in early June. It was pretty hot. We did the wash first and came back hogback. The wash is really boring. I think the next time we do the hike we just make it an out and back using hogback only. The White Rim Road is okay to hike on, but also not that exciting. The Syncline trail is much better.

hiking
1 month ago

Hot and gorgeous! Wear your sunscreen. The trail is pretty well marked but you definitely don’t want to get lost here. Drink your water. The landscape views are consistently gorgeous but there’s no one specific thing to look out for.

hiking
3 months ago

Really enjoyed this one. Not to difficult and amazing views at every turn. Pick up the park brochure at the beginning of the hike. It will give you information about the geology and flora of what you are seeing at four marked vistas.

Fantastic hike on Easter Sunday with temperatures in low seventies. Definitely not for those afraid of heights. When you get to the rim it’s hard to believe you can hike down to the wash. A ton of fun. We did the loop clockwise, which worked for us as you gain part of the elevation halfway through the loop. A little confusing when white rim trail forks off. GPS feature works great.

hiking
3 months ago

Great hike! Not for those afraid of heights. We decided not to follow the other reviews and head down the hogback and up the wash. I didn't really notice a difference, other than the amazing views hiking out on the ridge. The views the switchbacks were amazing! It was fun scrambling over the rocks down (and back up) the switchbacks. Very unique for even the experienced hikers.

Yes, like the other review said.. Do the wash first. 3 miles uphill in the sand is no fun,

hiking
7 months ago

The description says to hike the hogback 1st and the wash on the way back, but it think it's better to do the wash 1st. That way the climb back up to the top isn't as bad.

walking
8 months ago

Wonderful canyon views as you look east past the Colorado River to the beautiful La Sal Mountains in the distance. A quick but worthwhile stop on the road to Grand View Point.

walking
8 months ago

Rewarding view after a short walk

Great trail, well marked with cairns.

hiking
Sunday, April 30, 2017

We hiked this with an 8 and 10 year old and had a great time. Beautiful views, no portion is very difficult by itself, and enough rock scrambling to keep it fun.

hiking
Monday, September 28, 2015

Easy hike, but you do it for the views of the Needles section of Canyonlands NP. Jaw dropping views.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Great views of the needles and surrounding areas. Full sun exposure. Fun time climbing around the slick rock. There is a loop for part of the trail and a few view points that require leaving the main trail for hundreds of feet. This trail requires you to follow cairns.

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