Length: 3.75 miles round trip
Description: The Whiterocks Trail in Snow Canyon State Park begins just south of the Cinder Cone Trail, descending along the upper portion of the main canyon, along the rim of the deeper West Canyon. On its more-or-less southward journey, the Whiterocks Trail hugs the edge of the canyon walls, rewarding its hikers with a magnificent view of West Canyon for much of the journey. Near the top of the trail, visitors will have the chance to add half a mile to their trip by climbing up to the Whiterocks Natural Amphitheatre, a natural bowl former at the base of three tall sandstone hills.
The trailhead is 0.45 mile below the Cinder Cone Trail, and a half-mile above the Snow Canyon Drive/State Route 18 Junction.
Whiterocks Natural Amphitheatre Junction
Taking the Amphitheatre spur trail adds half a mile to the trail, and though it is not a particularly steep half-mile, it is rugged and full of small climbs and descents.
Whiterocks Natural Amphitheatre
If visitors decide to hike from the trailhead to the amphitheatre and back, without traveling the rest of the Whiterocks Trail, it is only a half-mile roundtrip hike.
Lava Flow Overlook Trail Junction
Rather than return by the way they came, some hikers return to the Snow Canyon Drive by way of the Lava Flow Trail, after visiting the Lava Flow Overlook of course.
Lava Flow (West Canyon) Overlook
As its name implies, this bluff is perched atop the rim above West Canyon, giving visitors a great view of the canyon and its high walls.