Explore the most popular nature trips 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.

hiking
20 days ago

From the trailhead it was an 7 mile out and back. We reached the trailhead via a rocky steep gravel/sand/mud track which was pot holed and rocky. It lead from Rockville over an old Parker Bridge. The trail was sandy and rocky but well marked (don't confuse the trail with a dry wash which runs alongside and crosses the trail at times) being a desert of juniper and pine with flowering cacti. We saw black-chinned hummingbirds feeding on the flowering cacti. Looking north from our destination underneath eagle crag was a stunning view of Zion and its canyons.

mountain biking
1 month ago

First time riding this trail it’s fun with beautiful views! Will go back for sure

mountain biking
2 months ago

Loved this trail. Second fave after guacamole. About the same difficulty for me as guacamole. Easier than gooseberry. Trail was easy to follow. Was recommended to ride trail clockwise which after ride was done I agree with. Trail starts at top of parking lot. Trailhead was on a dirt road about 4 miles off highway. Some flowy, some technical rock. All fun. Gorgeous views.

hiking
2 months ago

Really nice trail, beautiful views, easy to follow, some sandy some rocky sections. Fairly shaded which is nice for the dogs. About half way through after a good climb the trail starts to head slightly down and cuts along the side hill. There’s one section where it almost looks like the trail ends but step over the down tree and look for a Carin, continue in the same direction as before. This section is exposed to the sun and less well worn, but still decent to follow. I turned around after about a mile following it because it was getting to be too hot for the dogs. Beautiful views, worth doing. Road to get there was a little bumpy and steep at the beginning but no need for 4 wheel. Nice parking lot and map at the trailhead.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Hard rocks

hiking
2 months ago

Nice shortish hike. I made it about 1/4 mile before the grades got steeper than I was comfortable with but very scenic views at the top! Getting to the trail head is a little tricky - look for Grafton Rod which will take you across a single lane bridge and then follow dirt road for about 1 mile until you get to the cemetery.

The trail is great. Getting there and back in my Ford Fiesta was an adventure that I will not repeat. There are a lot of good trails around here that don’t require a high profile vehicle. If you are determined to get there then have a go but be careful.

hiking
4 months ago

Great trail. We hiked it to climb the towers on top of the ridge. Amazing views and fairly moderate. Made it to the trailhead with my low-clearance passenger car.

5 months ago

Amazing views of all sides of the Mesa. Juniper trees grace the trail and give off a wonderful scent. This is a great trail in the cooler months.

5 months ago

We didn't actually get to the trailhead. The road got worse and worse, and we ended up turning back. A high clearance vehicle would probably work. Giving in 3 stars for the awesome view of Zion on the way up to the trailhead.

off road driving
9 months ago

Really Liked This Trail. We went up a section with a Very Steep and Very Rocky Incline. Thankfully I had just gotten a Lift, Beefier Suspension and 32's. Slapped my vehicle in 4LO and had some fun!! And we pulled off the trail for the night for some remote camping after taking in the views. Super Fresh Air after a short rain made it all the more enjoyable. And VERY FEW tourists. Thumbs Up !!

avoid the crowds at Zion. Hike next to Zion in the wilderness!

Great off the beaten path trail and you can bring your pup!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Nice hike. Good exercise... lots of up and down.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

It's along a dirt road so be ready for a dirt bath every time someone drives by! It has beautiful view points all along the trail.

hiking
Saturday, May 21, 2016

beautiful trail thriugh pinyon pine. trail is often rocky and uneven so bring good shoes. nice overlook of entrance to zions. i did not go to the end of the trail.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Really enjoyed this hike. Beautiful trail and gentle up hills not too strenuous. Great vistas along the way and at the top.

hiking
Sunday, January 18, 2015

Great hike with an easy to follow path. you can choose to go longer but the trail gets hard to follow. Beautiful views.

on Grafton Trail

Monday, December 29, 2014

Interesting history

hiking
Sunday, July 28, 2013

This is where the filmed the bicycle riding scene in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid". The Grafton Cemetary is a nice bit of history and well preserved. Great scenery all around you. When you get to the ghost town it's fun to figure out where the scene from the film was shot.

off road driving
Thursday, May 30, 2013

The north end of this trail starts in Rockville off of Hwy 9. Cross the Virgin River and after you turn off the Grafton road, the trail get rough and steep. Once you get on top of the ridge, the road improves dramatically. Nice view of Zion at the top of the ridge..

scenic driving
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A great little drive for history buffs! The road is paved for about half the way; the unpaved portion is a little rough, but can be driven in a passenger car

hiking
Monday, July 16, 2012

It's a nice hike with beautiful views. There's more than 650 ft of elevation gain..... It goes up and down and up and down over several ridges. You get a beautiful view of Zion and Springdale.

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on Grafton Trail

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