Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

we did this in December and it was perfect. It is very steep! the first part of the trail is straight up with lots of switch backs. like others have said, the trail is hard to follow sometimes and there are different paths but they all lead to the same place. we had a 10, 8, and 5 year old with us and they did fine. we also brought our 1 year old Boston terrier and he did great too. lots of fun and worth the scramble up.

hiking
3 days ago

Fun and easy hike while connecting into hidden canyon. Made a nice day combining scrambling, hiking, scenic views and some off-trail adventures if combine these two hikes.

This hike is awesome - very easy to follow and very little elevation gain with amazing views. However it was really crowded just before sunset on a cold December day, so I bet it’s crazy on a nice summer day. The views are amazing though!

on Weeping Rock Trail

hiking
7 days ago

Very easy trail, family friendly.

on Canyon Overlook Trail

hiking
16 days ago

Nice short trail with great overlook of Zion. Was very busy trail even in mid November. Also limited parking but there is some alongside the road, but this was also nearly full up.

Very cool to see. crowded but worth it.

trail running
18 days ago

Great run. Paint cans are at junctions. Follow the cairns along the trail. Usually pretty easy to follow. Great views the whole way. Goes well with chips and salsa afterwards.

In late November, we were only able to make it about a half mile down this trail due to standing water, but the section we saw was beautiful. In dryer portions of the year, this would definitely be worth the hike. Sections are a little more challenging for younger kids - it’s not so much a trail as much a dry-ish wash, but doable if you take your time.

Easy little hike that goes up what appears to be an old little volcano? No idea. But it’s pretty cool at the top. Easy gradual rise to the top. Dogs off leash everywhere which is awesome.

A crowded but short hike with huge rewarding views at it's stopping point.

hiking
20 days ago

Easy trail to do with kids, just bring waterproof shoes with good traction.

hiking
22 days ago

Quick out and back. Great views of Sand Hollow and Zion.

Heavily trafficked; however the view at the end and near the end is awe-inspiring

hiking
25 days ago

Easy. Good to do on a day when you wanna do a bunch of stuff. Pretty

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike, but views are fantastic. Plus, the car ride up to and through the tunnel is worth doing by itself. If you’re going through the park, you’ll need a pass.

Gorgeous view! Don’t let the beginning climb scare you off, it’s totally doable.

The Park map calls this a moderate trail. There are rails throughout to help so to frequent hikers, this would be considered easy. There is a small wood bridge so if you have a fear of heights, probably not the best trail for you. The view is definitely beautiful all throughout though!

Nice trail. I would rate the hike Easy/Moderate. Very narrow at one point. Lots of great views.

hiking
1 month ago

Great little trail... Spent a week doing a lot of the areas trails.

Fun easy hike with great views! A must do if you’re coming past the tunnel on the north side

hiking
1 month ago

GETTING THERE
It's an 8 mile drive up a well-maintained dirt and gravel road from the interstate to the trail head. The road is suitable for regular cars. It’s a pretty drive through the hills, and there are many dispersed camp sites along the way. At the time of writing, the trail head and Oak Grove campground were closed due to a wash out. I parked a half-mile away at the Ridgeline Trail head and walked into Oak Grove.


THE SCENERY
The views are gorgeous the entire way up and varied. Oak Grove Campground is situated in a ponderosa grove that quickly transitions into oak up from the trail head. At 6,500 ft in the campground, you already have great views of the Colorado Plateau and Hurricane Valley below. Looking up, you see the impressive granite face of Pine Mountain. About halfway up the mountainside, you begin to get very close to the granite wall and its interesting rock formations. Plant communities and climate change over the course of the hike as well.

If you’re afraid of heights, there weren’t any sections with a straight drop until the very end at mile 1.9 (the top of the climb is mile 2.1). Until that point, the slope directly below the trail was never steep enough to make me nervous, and it was thickly vegetated with strong oak shrubs.

THE HIKE
This is a very strenuous hike, with a steep ascent. While steep, the trail is almost entirely composed of switchbacks, making it a little easier than you might imagine for the elevation gain (you won’t ever be hiking straight up). This is a non-technical hike, take your time and you’ll get there.

You’ll be walking over rocks and small boulders on an exposed ridge. It’s going to be hot, bring plenty of water. Trekking poles are recommended as the substrate between the rocks is loose and prone to sliding. Additionally, water has flowed down the middle of the trail in many sections, eroding the trail to a deep V. These sections can be awkward as you are forced to straddle the V as you hike or walk in the narrow bottom. Despite this, it is still a trail and you won’t have to do any scrambling or hike up a scree slope.

Overall, a challenging hike, but much easier than I had expected for the terrain and entirely non-technical.

Short but was able to get some beautiful shots

Such amazing views

hiking
1 month ago

Loved this hike. Beautiful views along the way and especially at the end. It was cold in the morning but hats and coats made it perfect!!!

hiking
1 month ago

We

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail and an easy hike. It’s well marked and had little traffic while we were out. The overall hike is closer to 7 miles from the Staves Spring trailhead parking. The view at the end is totally worth it! Definitely recommend!

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