Explore the most popular trails near Pine Valley 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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Backpacked in in the evening and camped a few miles up the trail. Then finished the hike in the morning. It’s a beautiful trail! I would love to do it again.

off road driving
3 months ago

This trail has some really incredible views. We drove our 2011 Hyundai Tuscon across starting from Skyline drive. It was really rough and required every ounce of technical navigating skills I had to make it, but it was really fun. I would highly recommend taking this trip, but in a trail ready vehicle or ATV.

hiking
3 months ago

You get some wonderful views of Pine Valley as you hike up to the saddle which is as far as we went. I had kids six and almost 9 with me and they were able to do the hike pretty easily. We started early around seven and it was beautiful but it would get warm later in the afternoon though there is pretty decent coverage on the trail from the canopy

3 months ago

It is a hard trail in the beginning and the best view is at the end of the first elevation gain stretch. the up 190m down 190m at then end then looping back is where you get to see browns point but I wouldnt say that last stretch is worth it.

on Whipple Trail

5 months ago

What she said ⬇️

Ok so first of all...when you get to the Pine Valley sign once you start the trailhead...GO LEFT! For the Whipple Trail. The views along the way- the best part of the trail. Once you get to the saddle though, very anticlimactic and I was slightly disappointed. Switch backs are slightly intense with a decent and steady elevation gain. Definitely got my attention :) also...bug spray or cover yourself in TeaTree oil cuz holy bugs that bite.

However, if you want to trek thru stunning greenery, see lots of nature and waterfalls...do yourself a favor and GO RIGHT! This hike is stunning green, cooler temps and views to make you forget your in Southern Sunny Utah. But go at the beginning of the Spring/early Summer so there is water for you to see. No really good marked trails but great to explore.

Either way. You’re gonna see some stunning views. Enjoy this hike! If you start early the temps are low but they get nice and toasty once you get going and into the afternoon.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful hike with a lots of breathtaking views

We didn't hike to Signal Peak. We were told the last leg didn’t have a trail and we didn’t want to fight the underbrush. So we took the Brown’s Point Trail and then cut off at the end to Oak Grove CG.

The trail hadn’t been cleared after the winter season so it had some debris on it. It is a pretty rough trail - steep and lots of rocks. It is pretty much straight up for miles. Then it peaks and you drop over 500 feet. Then the ascent recommences. We were about to turn back - exhausted. But we discovered we were only about a half-mile from the top. So glad we endured to the end!

The view is beautiful. If you want a very tough hike (by the way the scenery is beautiful all along the hike!) and to be rewarded at the end with a beautiful view, this is one to consider. I’m assuming the fact that we hit about 10,000 feet in elevation plays a role in its difficulty.


p.s. I am 71 and the guy I hiked with is 78. That may or may not put it in perspective. I’m
doing Rim-to-Rim next week and am glad I’m doing that and not this one again. :-)

p.s.s. A hiker who went about the same week we did wrote “This is the steepest and hardest trail that I have hiked in SW Utah. I only went 2.5 miles in as I was battered, bruised and bloodied.”

hiking
6 months ago

This is the steepest and hardest trail that I have hiked is SW Utah. I only went 2.5 miles in as I was battered, bruised and bloodied.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

The Whipple Trail ends in the saddle according to this? We made this trip with our one year old on my wife’s back and it was really easy. Due to lack of daylight left we only made it to the saddle but it was a nice little trek. Definitely plan to do again and go down to the valley.

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Beautiful views, kid friendly. Easy to moderate.

backpacking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

May 2017 backed packed to the meadow, you cross two ridges on the way. After the first you go down to a stream that would be a nice place to camp on its own. Before crossing the second ridge the trail is rough, we experienced a number of patches of snow. Upon crossing this ridge that includes a period of near flat ground the trail makes a steep decent to the meadow. This part of the trail had large batches of snow on some of the down slopes. We camped in Whipple Valley and day hiked to North Valley, great location if there while the water is. This will go on my annual hiking list.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Great trail. Great day hike!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Features plenty of switchbacks and the elevation changes are significant. You really have to do this hike before august if you want water. Once the snow melts the water is gone. Definitely recommend doing the full loop through to the brown trail so you can see all of St George.

The golden time to do this hike is from late May to mid July. Once you actually reach the whipple meadow be prepared for tons of water. Bring a pair of sandals and keep your boots dry or neoprene socks if you don't mind the water.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Nice trail with great views
When you get to the saddle at the top the trail is hard to find

hiking
Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A fun, beautiful trail with some amazing scenery at the end. I only give it three stars because the first section of the trail to the pass is largely forgettable.

hiking
Sunday, November 22, 2015

Awesome hike will want to actually camp next time I hike in the region.

on Gardner Peak Trail

hiking
Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Phenomenal! I couldn't believe the diverse geology and the massive pine trees hiding on the upper stretch. After hiking most of the entire state this will be on my top 10 favorites.

hiking
Thursday, April 17, 2014

The trail has great views.

hiking
Thursday, August 01, 2013

If you want a calf burning trail this is a must! The trail is up, up, and up. A very strenuous hike all the way to the top. It starts in the junipers and sagebrush and gradually works up to the pinion pines. Once you reach the halfway mark the trail get interesting, large Ponderosa pines emerge and things get greener. This mountain was heavily logged in the 1800's and early 1900's so seeing these majestic trees is a real treat. Winding up through the large granite the trail tops out again a beautiful meadow lined with Aspen trees. Continuing further up the granite become larger and little seeps of springs are coming through. Out on the rim before the final ascent you can look for miles and miles. Beautiful variety of plants and trees are abundant. The wild Cliffrose is one of Pine Valleys treasures. It takes quite some time to reach the top but well worth the hike. Not for a first time hiker or young ones. The descent down is knee pounding.

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