Explore the most popular trails near Rockville 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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no shade
rocky
4 days ago

Secluded with nice views. the road is washboarded in a few spots and there are some rocks that aren't too bad, a mid clearance vehicle will get you there.

off road driving
rocky
14 days ago

Rough and steep for the first mile heading south and then it is pretty smooth. Fun ride with beautiful overlooks. Plenty of spur trails that are tougher for some fun along the way.

hiking
18 days ago

The views along the trail are exemplary. Wow! The crags are interesting and beautiful, the views of the opening to Zion are exceptional, and when you get to the views of Tree Ranch reservoir and the south valley, wow! The trail is not that difficult, although some of it was sandy. We had an old map, so we thought we were off the trail , and we weren't. Did about a mile of bushwacking and found some more beautiful views. As wonderful as southern Utah can be with its views, this trail was a surprise. It had a bit of everything that a hiker might want and we didn't see another hiker the entire time.

hiking
2 months ago

We decided to do this trail on the last day of our trip since it looked relatively mild and it was near where we were staying in Apple Valley. Although this is designed as a mountain bike trail primarily, it was still a nice hike. The trail was very well maintained and there were many viewpoints along the trail to look over the valley and into the beautiful canyons. I only rated it 4 stars since from a hiking perspective the trail does pointless meandering. I think this would be a 5 star mountain bike trail. But as a hiker, we like having more of a goal. Still a nice hike regardless.

hiking
2 months ago

Lots of biting flies and no shade- not a hike for mid July

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great area to visit. I have a Jeep so I drove and then hiked around the old cemetery and old town. It is an easy hike. Some paved and some dirt roads. This would be a perfect hike and adventure for a family with kids. Lots to explore.

off road driving
off trail
3 months ago

Amazing view. Easy trail. Could be a bit bumpy in the beginning. There are two mesa that require some more off road capability vehicle. The main road is really flat and easy. Did it after Zion national park. Great view.

hiking
over grown
rocky
3 months ago

So first, the road up is driveable in a regular car as long as it’s not a lowered race car deal, I wouldn’t mess with this road in the rain or if it’s been wet though. Great hike to get away from the crowds, I was the only person there all day. About mile 2 trail splits, go up first and take a couple pictures, there’s a great view from there, maybe 100’ up. I followed a bush trail a little farther up but yeh don’t do that. I noticed the gps on here doesn’t have you on the trail but a couple contour lines above, but it’s the only trail out here. Does get scrambly in spots and the trail is overgrown a little farther out, follow the cairns and you’ll be good! Oh and wear pants, the grass all rubbing up on you you’ll hate later!

off road driving
3 months ago

6/1/19 great scenic trail leading into Zion. Plenty of spots to camp even on a busy weekend that I went. The last leg of the trail before the bridge is absolutely stunning. Pictures don’t do justice. There were some rough spots on the trail due to dried up rain/mud I think, but nothing overly complicated that required 4wd. I saw some Subarus drive by my camping spot so I don’t think high clearance is necessary either. Just expect some spots to be pretty bumpy.

4 months ago

Beautiful scenery, decent shade on large part of trail. 1/3 of trail is technical rock climbs/descents. Be prepared to walk these if you aren’t comfortable scaling boulders in the granny gears. Trail condition was dry and well kept. Clear markings on trail. Follow white paint dots on rocks.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

Road leading to trail head does not require 4WD, however I would advise a higher clearance vehicle. Should the road be wet, 4WD is required. Hiking trail is amazing, truly “out there”. We took 5 hours with a dog.

hiking
4 months ago

Mostly mountain bikers on this trail but great for hiking. Moderately easy. Gentle slopes over desert sand and rock. Beautiful views of Zions and surrounding areas from bluff.

backpacking
5 months ago

Coalpits Wash from the trailhead to campsite 6 was about two miles and a perfect first backpacking trip for our family of four including two girls ages three and five. The trail was dry with lots of fire ants along the way. Only the very beginning was shaded. The trail was fairly easy to follow and we were able to get through some steep dried wash crossings just fine in trail runners with trekking poles and the few times we had to cross the stream, we easily made it stepping on rocks, steadied with a trekking pole, sometimes even while carrying the three year old. Campsite 6 was gorgeous and had a couple of perfect tent spots. A third tent spot had a new fire ant hill right in the middle of it, so we were glad we didn't need it. The creek is close and the sounds of water and frogs are the perfect white noises to fall asleep to. There was frost on our packs and tents in the morning, but as soon as the sun moved into the canyon, things warmed right up. Will definitely plan on visiting again!

off road driving
rocky
washed out
5 months ago

Beautiful camping spot with great views and soft sand for tents. Road is a little rough, has large ruts and some rocks, however with some off-road experience and going slow could make it in most cars. Once you reach the top of the butte the road is groomed and much better. Drove without problems in a RAV4.

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

I made it all the way up the trailhead in my Honda Accord. However it was a challenge I don’t recommend, don’t even bother if it’s muddy. I’m not sure if I liked the way up the trail better or the way down. Both ways offered spectacular views and I only saw a few people. Saw some mountain lion prints. The colors scape and the jagged peaks of Eagle Crag is absolutely amazing. Definitely worth it.

hiking
5 months ago

If you want to get away from the crowds of Zion and still see beautiful scenery, this is your hike. The drive to the trailhead can be a tad tricky. Make sure it is completely dry and you have good clearance. 4X4 is highly recommended! Moderate hike really but payoff is great.

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

Great, simple trail with lovely views of Zion and surrounding landscapes as you approach a viewpoint at the end of the trail. I'd say its moderate. Road to trailhead is very muddy and impassable after rains for the last 7/10 of a mile...we walked it. Should be fine when dry.

backpacking
5 months ago

Was muddy and had lots of water when we went but the views were great as was the hike. Super flat and easy. Four stars as it's not the best hike in the area but all others had too much snow so we went here.

hiking
6 months ago

Highly recommend this hike. Lots of rock trail, but well worth the views. Did this hike on a Sunday, and the first people we saw were when we got to bottom. Nice hidden gem trail.

hiking
6 months ago

Super muddy so be aware if there is recent rain or snow. Easy hike, so interesting to read about the town

backpacking
muddy
snow
7 months ago

We backpacked to campsite 6 from the trailhead of Coalpits Wash. Campsite 6 is supposedly 1.7 miles from the trailhead but it felt further. At this time of the year, the trail was very muddy but you can still hike it, as long as the mud doesn't bother you. We had a bit of difficulty finding campsite 6 because on the map, campsite 6 is to the east of the wash while in reality it is on the west side of the wash. We had to cross the wash three times. It's not very deep and there are some points where you can step on multiple rocks so you don't get wet. The Park Ranger told us only one other person was backpacking in the Southwest Desert the same day. We did not see a single soul. The scenery was incredible. If the mud, cold temperature, and crossing a small river doesn't bother you, I 100% recommend this hike.

running
10 months ago

Trail ran this trail, beautiful views all around.

Glad I had a 4 wheel drive to navigate the road. Great hike for me and my dog.

Monday, August 27, 2018

Well THAT was exciting! It's true, you don't NEED 4-wheel drive to make it here when the road is dry, but it wouldn't hurt. Definately a risk of getting stuck in vehicles with low clearance, but well worth the effort if you're up for the adventure. If you have the option to take a vehicle with good clearance, I wouldn't hesitate to do so.

hiking
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wonderful trail, starts of slow, gets a little steep. Extremely Rocky as well. Recommend this trail for Novice hikers.

mountain biking
Saturday, July 14, 2018

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