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




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trail running
3 days ago

Definitely an intense workout. I ran up and down the trail in about 2 1/2 hours. The first part of the trail is the steepest and a lot of switch backs. The views over Cedar City are pretty great, but if you're only doing it for the views, shuttle your way to the top and hike down. The hike down is very easy. Almost all down hill. If just hiking and not running, I would plan 4 hours to go up and down.

7 days ago

Fun easy trail. Do this one the first half of the day then cool down hiking Kannara Falls the second half! Be sure to bring enough water, it’s a long hike that’s sometimes very hot.

Great hike.

beautiful hike!

Nice short walk through the woods. end of the trail has a decent overlook of the top of the Zion plateau in the distance. Very easy trail.

Nothing dramatic to see other than the lookout, but an easy family walk with plenty of flowers & insects along the way for little ones on a summer day.

Spectacular views!

on The Red Hill

1 month ago

A bit hilly, but a lot of fun and very pretty.

1 month ago

Loved this hike, but it's not for the faint of heart. The unsupported trail from Ramparts thins the crowds (we never saw anyone else), and if you just patiently keep going you get to the arches. When reading the reviews we were unsure whether we should follow the ridge line (very steep and dangerous) or go down on the river bed (safer but much less visibility). It turned out that the final 1/4 mile has a nice trail that you stumble upon from the river bed. That's the way we'll do this in the future. :)

Nice trail close to town.

trail running
2 months ago

I opted to start at the bottom in the city... much more gratifying to hike up and enjoy the view...according to my tracking it was more like 9.5 miles!!! Start early ... it gets hot quickly!!!

Nice little hike. Beautiful view at the end. Is just a VERY short hike.

2 months ago

I really enjoyed this hike! I started at the bottom and the first bit was pretty simple. Towards the top it gets a bit steeper but you can feel that you’re getting close to the end. I swear I was almost at the end for the last forty minutes. Definitely not the easiest trail but the sunset was amazing. I recommend hiking it in the late evening right before sunset it’s gorgeous.

2 months ago

I did this starting from the trailhead off of Hwy 143, just before you enter Cedar Breaks National Monument, which is the popular method for people who have left a car on Hwy 14 at the end of the trail. I did not have a car at the bottom, so I went about 3.3 miles downhill and turned around after walking through a long grassy meadow, just before starting a steep descent. Going back up was harder than I though it was going to be, maybe because of the altitude. There are many, many trees down across the trail, but nothing you can't get around fairly easily.

The next day I tried to find the start of the trail off of Hwy 14, so I could climb up to the point where I turned around the day before. But as the person below says, that was a gate for a jeep road posted as the SUU Mountain Center. Later, looking carefully at the maps, this does appear to be the lower access point to the trail, and I guess you can park somewhere along the road.

Just a blink away from town and an easy hike through!

2 months ago

It is a beautiful place! It was a little confusing with the signs to Thor's hideout pointing all different ways. It is a loop with no actual place being "Thor's hideout"... I guess it is the whole area. I did find "Thor's chair".

Not as wet or crowded as kenarra Falls. Good canyons and really enjoyed the quiet time!

2 months ago

its cool not too hard and if you climb on the rocks towards the end of it you get a beautiful view

Simple walk through the pines, but does have a nice overlook.

2 months ago

Great hike! I’m not a fan of exposed heights, but this didn’t bother me at all. Great views and a nice respite from the maddening crowds and heat at Zion. Excellent wildflowers and a stunning Bristlecone Pine near the overlook.

This is one of the true hidden gems in Utah. The first part of this hike can seem long and dry, but it is really worth it. Be sure to take lots of water. Once you get in the slot canyon it cools down. Take you time and enjoy all the beauty of this canyon.

very difficult. last section was mainly very loose gravel on a steep slope, essentially a twisted ankle or death slide waiting to happen. had to find a fallen tree embedded in the hillside to use as a handhold to get myself back up the slope. gave up on the arch when I started to sense maybe I wouldn’t be able to get back out - a hundred feet of rope might be useful. be warned last section is wayfinding over precipitous terrain

A really good & easy hike. The only thing that’s not fun is all the loose sand that you have to walk through. Other than that, it’s so beautiful!

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

Good hike, a hidden gem, but those walking dogs should be wary of broken glass randomly throughout trail

Great hike to start our trip. It was perfect to get acclimated to the area.

Beautiful hike!

4 months ago

Shhh! Don't tell anyone about this gem!

We hiked this trail on April 28 (a Saturday) to avoid the crowds in the main part of Zion. We did this trail then went to the end of the park road to Timber Creek Overlook. I'd recommend you do both also if you make the trip up there. The hike up Taylor Creek had some great views in both directions. The double arch alcove at the end is pretty cool. We didn't venture up to the supposed waterfall past this point as the creek was dry up at the alcove.

Such a beautiful canyon with NO people!

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