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

hiking
1 month ago

My favorite hike in Zion. We stayed out in the backcountry for one night here at campsite #4. It was absolutely beautiful and there wasn't another soul in sight. The rocks glowed at dusk and the moon shined throughout the night. During the day, the desert got up to about 75-80 degrees at the end of February with high 20s-low 30s at night. An abundance of scenery. Can't recommend it more.

Went out there with a friend, and we did see the white reef. But at the same time we didn't recognize it until the way back. We hiked a little further along the path, and found so really nice views. I would recommend this hike. Super easy, and well worth hike. Definitely spare of the moment.

3 months ago

Need to take water in April, the streams were dry so don’t count on the streams running.
The trail is easy will take 2 - 2:30 hrs to reach camp 1

hiking
3 months ago

We didn’t make it to the main canyon of interest. We’re a young family of all girls who don’t sweat, so even in the relatively mild temperatures of today (70’s), the exposed nature of this trail left all of them feeling plenty warm. Be sure to bring lots of water (like all southern Utah hikes).

Only went out 2 miles. Trail well marked first mile then people have made more trails here and there. Found the right trail returning though. Of course you can't get lost because there is only a main canyon.

Worth checking out.

Lots of options. I made this a loop by connecting with Leeds Reef trail.

backpacking
Thursday, May 25, 2017

For a day hike out and back in moderate weather, this is a nice trail with great views and somewhat changing terrain. There are obvious inclines and declines around the washes, none of which are difficult in moderate weather.

However, if you're backpacking with a full load in 90° heat, this is serious. The whole trail is extremely exposed. We backpacked to campsite #5 which is very slightly uphill most of the way. We really didn't realize it until we returned. We camped at the designated spot, which we thought was nice, although it is very exposed. The Coalpits spring was fantastic and just what we needed. The water had low sediment and was easy to filter. Note that it is not always running, check with the ranger.

Our return is when we realized going out must have been uphill because the flat-to-downhill was welcomed. The heat was brutal and there was little shade. We did this in late May and it was in the 90s with no clouds. We returned with heat exhaustion. Please be careful and reconsider backpacking in that type of weather.

backpacking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Great trail and all the campsites have amazing views. We came back by way of the Coalpit Wash Trail instead of backtracking.

Easy hike with some wildflowers in the spring. If you take a right before the "ledge", it takes you down to the creek and you can cross it. The trail becomes "Tipple" and then links you up to the Red Cliffs East trail. Follow me on instagram @erichslaughter Cheers!

hiking
Monday, March 06, 2017

Some of this trail (the western most part) is on private property that has been fenced to block the trail. Rather than using this trail I would recommend the West Cinder Knoll Trail that is all public land and encompasses most of what this trail offered.

Saturday, March 04, 2017

Nice quiet trail. The start is rocky but it smooths out and you can go as far as you want.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Fun hike. Pretty simple for kids as well. Lots of rocks and places to explore when you get to the canyon.

mountain biking
Monday, May 30, 2016

This was a fun, easy trail. We biked it, which was nice. The views were good, but nothing super exciting.

horseback riding
Thursday, March 19, 2015

Nice trail for horses with good views of the rock layers. Pretty flat.

hiking
Friday, November 09, 2012

A nice easy and sandy hike. Best done in the fall, winter or spring. There is a petrified log jam at the end of the wash at the alcove. You can explore more if you scramble up the left side of the wash and hike east to connect to the Chinle trail, On top is the petrified forest. Beautiful views in all directions.

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