St George Area Hiking Trails

Because winters are mild here, hiking is pleasant year-round. Spring and fall are ideal times to hike, and many winter days are very pleasant. During summer, daytime temperatures can get really hot but hiking is enjoyable in the morning hours.

Hiking possibilities are limitless. Below we describe some of the more popular trails.

Butterfly Trail Moderate
The Butterfly Trail in Snow Canyon State Park connects Snow Canyon Drive and the Petrified Dunes Trail to the Lava Flow Overlook Trail to the north. I...(more)

Cinder Cone Trail Strenuous
The Cinder Cone Trail takes visitors to the rim of one of Washington County’s beautiful cinder cones. Two cinder cones sit almost completely within th...(more)

Hidden Pinyon Trail Moderate
The Hidden Pinyon Trail in Snow Canyon State Park is a short, but mildly strenuous hike that takes visitors up into the rocks below the Petrified Dune...(more)

Jenny's Canyon Easy
Jenny’s Canyon is a fun, short slot canyon located almost at the mouth of Snow Canyon, across the road from the Sand Dunes. At only a half-mile roundt...(more)

Johnson Canyon Easy
Johnson Canyon Trail is a short, but exciting hike at the mouth of Snow Canyon State Park. It boasts a natural spring, black lava flows, redrock walls...(more)

Lava Flow Overlook Trail Moderate
The Lava Flow Overlook Trail in Snow Canyon State Park is a short trail that takes hikers from just below the junction of Snow Canyon Drive and State...(more)

Petrified Dunes Trail Moderate
The Petrified Dunes Trail in Snow Canyon State Park leads visitors through some rugged terrain that consists of the once-flowing mountains of sand. Th...(more)

Pioneer Names Trail Easy
The Pioneer Names Trail in Snow Canyon State Park is a short, crescent moon-shaped hike that leads visitors over some mildly rocky terrain with small...(more)

Red Cliffs Nature Trail Easy
Short, scenic and fun, this little trail leads from the campground at Red Cliffs Recreation Area into a narrow canyon beside a small stream. As you hi...(more)

Sand Dunes Easy
The Sand Dunes of Snow Canyon are one of the main attractions of the state park. Near the beginning of the canyon, co-located with a picnic area and r...(more)

Signal Peak from Oak Grove Strenuous
Signal Peak (10,368 feet), is the highest peak in the Pine Valley Mountains the prominent mountains north of I-15 between St George and Cedar City. T...(more)

Signal Peak from Pine Valley Strenuous
Signal Peak, the highest peak in the Pine Valley Mountains, is located just south of the town of Pine Valley. The hike to the peak is one of Utah's gr...(more)

Three Ponds Trail Moderate
The Three Ponds Trail cuts across West Canyon Road from beside the Hidden Pinyon Trailhead along the main road in Snow Canyon State Park, following th...(more)

Water Canyon To Top Rock Strenuous
This hike can be moderately or strenuous, depending on options you choose. It goes into beautiful country on the Utah/Arizona border. The area is remo...(more)

West Canyon Road Easy
The longest trail in Snow Canyon State Park, the West Canyon Road is an unpaved maintenance road that runs from just above the Sand Dunes area of the...(more)

Whiptail Trail Easy
The Whiptail Trail is a popular route for hikers, bikers, and joggers alike. It is a wide, paved trail that follows the bottom of Snow Canyon State Pa...(more)

Whiterocks Trail Moderate
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, alon...(more)

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