Explore the most popular birding 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.

trail running
1 month 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.

Great hike.

2 months ago

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!

2 months 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. :)

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.

3 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.

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

3 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.

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

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.

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.

Unfortunately they had snow and we drove right past this trail, we turned around to where the starting point should be and saw the empty wood sign. Im assuming they put up the trailhead names once you can hike, but we had to drive back down since there was no cell service to find something else to do.

Great day trip away from the craziness that is Las Vegas. Fun trail with 46 little creek crossings (as of 4/11/18). Last .5mi hike up to the arch is a little more strenuous but well worth it in the end.

Not a ton of wildlife, squirrels, birds, and a crazy turkey. About a 6 hour hike where we saw about 20 people on the trail with us. Pretty busy for a Wednesday.

breathtaking views! loved this trail!! look up!!

The family loves this trail. Kids enjoy crisscrossing the creek, and the alcove at the end of the trail is a great spot to have a snack and re-energize before hiking back out.

Nice hike. Took all the kids. Out and back hike, about 5.5 Miles. Lots of creek crossing. Some shaded areas.

After a very busy day at Zion we decided to try Kolob Canyon. We are so glad that we did! This was a fun, beautiful trek! The creek crossings would have been a blast for our kids if they were here! The quiet trail was a relief from all the craziness of Zion. The endpoint of the arches was spectacular!

long hike but worth it!

An absolutely gorgeous hike! The arch is very impressive and the views for the whole hike are amazing. The hike to the arch is fairly easy, however the hike back up the trail is tough as it is mostly uphill. It was just a bit muddy in spots but mostly dry.

Easy trail with many creek crossings. A few too many people for my taste.

This was a fun little trip, the trail was a easy enough of a hike but got a little more difficult as I was approaching the Arch. Also at first I didn't see where the Arch was because it was so far from where the trail technically ends. But the other views of the mountains made up for it.

Nice hike, quiet as it was snow ladden but never the less beautiful!!

Me and my wife carefully counting all creek crossings, it is 63 times each way, so total should be 63x2=126 times; some of them are in and out the water on the same side, those should be considered crossing too; a lots of snow on the surface of creek, it makes our crossing easier without touching the water.

10 months ago

After two days in the main canyon at Zion, my husband and I were ready for a break from the crowds. We did this hike on Saturday 11/25. The trail is sandy but easy to follow. The challenge is the creek crossings--I counted ~52 each way. That's right, over 100 creek crossings roundtrip. That means lots of ups and downs. The creek is low right now, so we were able to avoid getting our feet wet. The double arches at the end are very pretty, and there are some good views of the rock throughout, as well. We saw several other groups (but nowhere near the crowds as the main area of the park). There was plenty of parking at the trailhead. Definitely recommend for a change of pace.

Great easy trail. You can continue past the arches and there is a waterfall with a small trickle of water. You can keep going past that but we did not go, next time.

Nice trail. The start of the trail at the trailhead has a number of steep steps to begin with, however it does level out into a sandy trail through the canyons. As others have said, be prepared to cross the stream 15 times or more.

loved it! I recommend hiking up the stream bed bellow the arch as far as possible. this allows dor.much better viewing of the arch!

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