hiking
rocky
3 days ago

So many bugs and no way to get rid of them. Awesome view about halfway up!

If you are exploring Grafton you should do this hike. Not difficult but steep in one or two spots.

hiking
17 days ago

Cool trail!! Definitely bring enough water. A little bit of shade but lots of sun exposure as well. Great mix of desert and trees. Highly recommend this!

hiking
rocky
18 days ago

Phenomenal views of Zion from the south and Canaan Wilderness to the east near the end of trail. No definitive end of trail just becomes impassable. I was hoping to get up close and personal with the crags you progress toward the whole hike but never did. Guess we have to leave that for the eagles! Strenuous yes. Rugged trail with lots of small rocks so have to watch every step or you will roll your ankles without good boots. I was in tennis shoes gawking at the views while searching for my next photo treasure!!! Enjoyed the various desert wildflowers and trees along the way. Would do it again for the awe element. I did this mid day in 85 degrees full sun and drank 1.5 liters.

hiking
no shade
21 days ago

Beautiful trail. Not really a clear end point. Pretty views along the whole route. Bring plenty of water!

ohv/off road driving
26 days ago

Rugged and rutted from muddy winter. Could not get farther up the road than a mile from the Zion side before calling it quits even with a 4WD JEEP. Gorgeous views if only it were traverse able

mountain biking
27 days ago

We came in through apple valley and out through Rockville. You can get right to the trail head in any vehicle coming through apple valley - you will most definitely need 4 wheel drive if you come from Rockville. Super fun trail with amazing views. I would call myself beginner/intermediate and my husband is more advanced, we both really enjoyed it. A few technical parts, but nothing extremely nerve wracking. Can’t wait to go back!

mountain biking
1 month ago

Loved this trail and the view! The only tricky part was getting to it, I came from the Rockville side and had to bike an extra 1.5 miles from the furthest my car could go to the trail head. Trail offers alternative paths around the more technical parts, which is nice.

mountain biking
1 month ago

This trail was so fun! As an intermediate rider, it was a fun challenge at spots because if you start going clockwise, you get some tricky ascents coming back. Great trail! Took us about 1.5 hours to do it.

hiking
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Trailhead is actually a lil farther up the road than Apple Maps took me to. Super scenic hike trail was rocky but not too technical. The last bit as u really get into the crags it becomes fairly steep and bouldery so it becomes more like a scramble.

running
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

Very easy path to follow which is such a relief for a runner that just wants to zone out. White paint to guide you but they're not needed. It is well paved. About half of the trail is pretty rocky but I enjoy the undulation, scrambling, and ups and downs to make my run more challenging and interesting. Beautiful views of Smithsonian butte. Most of the path is enclosed but when it opens up, oh it's a treat. Beautiful cactus bushes all around. One of my favorite paths to run in the area! I will absolutely revisit

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great hike, we had to park 1 mile before the trail because of mud.

hiking
bugs
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

Very peaceful trail. Hardly anyone on it. The first two miles are generally flat. Although there is a wash that is very muddy and steep within the first mile. Many bushes overhang trail. It’s okay for adult, but could be a challenge for younger kids. After mile 2, it follows the river through a boulder field and the trail is kind of hard to follow. All in all a nice alternative if you are in the area of Zions.

hiking
muddy
3 months ago

ohv/off road driving
4 months ago

There is some pretty scenery looking into Zion, the back side of Eagle Crag, but this isn’t an off road trail. It’s a dirt road from Apple Valley to Rockville that is a shortcut from driving through Hurricane. The northern end is steep and a little rutted, but any care driven carefully could make it. Signs say the road is impassible when wet and I can’t comment on that, it was bone dry the day we drove it.

mountain biking
rocky
4 months ago

I'm a intermediate rider and thought this trail was perfect. It was a little techie and I had to walk a few spots. Not any hard climbing. The views were fantastic!!

hiking
6 months ago

this is a medium difficulty trail, not really that hard. nice views throughout the hike, anti climactic end. Was nice and cool for the dog early in the morning.

hiking
6 months ago

Great, easy hike. Started at Coalpits, headed up Soggins wash and finished at the end where it connects to Chinle. Great weather and nobody else on the trail. Total of 5 hours and 8.7 miles out and back. Highly recommend this one.

hiking
6 months ago

Although the hike itself was moderate the trail was rugged, lots of loose rocks and or sand which made the going more difficult so I think that is why the trail was labeled hard. Beautiful wilderness trail, expansive and panoramic views of Zion. I only saw a couple hikers and it was a Saturday. Follow our adventures on Facebook, “Apackof2 for the Road” On our new Instagram and YouTube channel

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

The views of Zion at the upper end of this trail are amazing. I never even knew there was a reservoir in the area until i saw it from this trail! Definitely would do this hike again.

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

hiking
off trail
over grown
rocky
6 months ago

This is a fairly confusing "trail". What i read about this route previously was that you should follow the stream up the wash. I tried that for about 3/4 mile and decided to give it up, as there was water in the stream bed and what looked like a game trail next to the stream died out. But just before i got back to the parking lot, i found a well worn trail and decided to give it a try. (When i came back it turned out there was a trail head sign and everything, so apparently it is the "official" trail). The route i followed went up Scoggins Wash, then a short but steep uphill climb up the "Old Scoggins Stock Trail". I turned around at campsite 5 (which is confusingly further way then campsite 6) where there was a great view of Cougar Mountain. Heading back, just south of campsite 4, I found a chute leading down into Coalpits Wash. If you stay to the right of the chute it is a fairly easy descent. Then i followed a faint path combined with scrambling in the wash itself , for a mile or so until it reconnected with the main trail at campsite 6. All in all it was a fun & interesting hike. The lower desert portion was all in the sun, which was nice on the cool November day i was there; but not anywhere you'd want to be in the summer. (Also - wear gaiters if you have them! I didn't and was frequently plucking prickly things out of my ankles and feet) The upper section had great views east into Zion and of Cougar Mountain. I never saw another person the whole time.

hiking
7 months ago

THIS TRAIL SHOULD NOT BE CATEGORIZED AS DIFFICULT. To use a ski analogy this run would be a first tracks corduroy gentle blue groomer - the first blue you take junior on to build confidence. The drive to the trailhead is the gnarliest part of the day. Rant over. This is an awesome trail. Incredible vistas, no people ( I saw a total of two) and an absolute reprieve from ZNP. I was fortunate enough to catch a perfectly sunny 50ish degree day which added to the glory of the trek. The end is a bit anticlimactic as there is not a reveal. Don’t let that stop you from doing this jaunt. It’s a goody.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail. Zion views without Zion crowds. Long pants recommended. Hiking boots aren't needed, but sturdy shoes are a good idea. Fall means hiking into a bright morning sun if you're an early bird. I'm 64 and a flatlander and I found trail moderate. Did it in 4 semi-leisurely hours.

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