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Toquerville Falls is an oasis in the desert that is best found by truck, SUV, or ATV. The road is rough, but well worth the trip. The views are spectacular on the drive, and the waterfalls are great to look at and play in. The area is clean and great for families. This is not much of a hike, but by request and because of the popularity of the location, I decided to put up an official post about it. You won’t be sorry you made the trip!
11 miles from Toquerville, Spring Creek turn off
45 mins – 1 hour roundtrip
Spring Drive Turn-off: 37.256653, -113.285574
Falls: 37.298692, -113.246882
29 Miles (30 minutes driving)
No Restroom Available
Out & Back
Spring, Summer, Fall
No Permit Required
La Verkin Creek (only drink if purified and filtered) Drinking not recommended
Dispersed Camping Available
Dirt Single Track, Stream/River
Full Sun Exposure
Directions to Trailhead. From St George, head north on I-15 for about 20 miles and take exit 27 to Toquerville UT-17 S/UT-228. Head south for 2.6 miles and take a left onto Spring Dr. Follow Spring Dr for 3.6 miles and the road will fork – take the right fork and continue for about 2 miles and you will turn off the road to the right and head over to the falls (you will have seen them by now).
Plants: Typical plant life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.
Animals: Typical animal life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.
HikeStGeorge is a project that began as a seedling for Tim LeBaron in the early part of 2008, but really didn’t begin to blossom until the latter part of 2011. The original idea behind the site was to bring to light all of the harder to find, or “less known” hidden gems of the area. It was more of a pet project than anything. As excitement about the site began to spread, there was more of a push to develop information about all hikes in the Southern Utah Region.
Hi there I visited this wonderful place on Saturday, October 15. I’m wondering if by chance I may have lost a very precious keepsake, a journal, out of my backpack while I was there or out of our car while we were rock crawling with the windows down. We cannot find it anywhere. It’s a blue journal with a yellow tree on it. It says “Brittney Clark” on the inside cover. If it somehow gets brought up by someone please give them my info!! Thank you so much!!
Hi Would an subie crosstrek make it ?
You might be able to make it in that. You’ll just want to be very careful to stay away from any big ruts or rocks.
Three of us want to visit the falls but do not have high clearance vehicle. We plan to backpack in to the falls, camp overnight, and return to the car the next day.
1) Where do you recommend we park overnight so that we don’t get towed?
2) From your written description, it sounds like we will be hiking approx. 6 miles in each direction. Is that correct?
I just saw a similar question asked by two other people in 2020. Thank you for providing the coordinates for a parking spot.
From your reply, it looks like the hike from that parking spot is approx. 3.5 miles each direction. What are your thoughts if we are leaving EARLY (6am) from the parking spot and carrying full bladders of water along with a water filtration system?
Yeah, as long as you have plenty of water you should be ok. Just know that you are doing this in the middle of the summer and it is very hot. Do so at your own risk.
Do you think a Jeep Renegade Latitude could make it?
Katie, you can probably make it, but it will require some very careful driving. The rocks that stick up on the road followed by potholes are what make navigating a couple sections of the road tricky. High clearance is best, but you might be ok in that.
Are the falls running with water the end of April? How warm is it during this time?
Cayla, these falls run year round and the temperature just depends on the outside temps and snow melt. By the end of April it is still going to be a little cold.
Took a drive up this weekend. Road was rough, F-150 was almost too wide for some of the more technical spots in the road. 100% worth the trip though and Absolutely beautiful. Made a video of the falls if you’re interested. https://youtu.be/OZpZSrC4Zk0
Hey Nathan, would a Ford Escape 4X4 make it ok there? How about this time of the year sir?
Hi, I know my car would not be able to make it so I would like to find somewhere to park and hike to the falls. Where can we park specifically?
Lannie, like I told Ellen below: “I want to make it very clear that I do not recommend this walk, as it will be long and extremely hot, and you’ll have a challenge carrying enough water. If you are going to park and walk, here is the point where you would have to do it from, and it will be at least 3 miles walk each direction https://goo.gl/maps/yEnvdGxY8Jh3otL5A.” Do so at your own risk…
Is the algae bloom a concern at this time for swimming at Toquerville Falls?
Dan, according this report from Utah DEQ, there have been algae blooms found in La Verkin Creek (which is what feeds Toquerville Falls) and in other areas of the North Fork of the Virgin. We have not heard any cases of people having issues from going there, but it is good to understand the risks before going.
Will a 12 passenger van traverse the road well enough?
Is it 2 lanes wide for passing?
The road is wide enough in most places for 2 vehicles to pass.
I just read that there are a few scary drop-offs on the road. How would a Polaris General ride that road?
You should be just fine in that.
if we need to hike it where is the best place to start and how far is the hike by foot?
Ellen, first of all, I want to make it very clear that I do not recommend this walk, as it will be long and extremely hot, and you’ll have a challenge carrying enough water. If you are going to park and walk, here is the point where you would have to do it from, and it will be at least 3 miles walk each direction https://goo.gl/maps/yEnvdGxY8Jh3otL5A.
We have a Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. Do you think it has enough clearance? I’m not an off roader…at all so I have no idea if it would make it! It is 4×4. Also, about how long is the rough part of the road?
You should have enough clearance, but you need to be careful on that road regardless, especially if you’re not used to going offroad.
Are the waters still flowing well for June?
Yes. It flows year round.
Would we be able to make it to the falls in a Subaru Outback?
It’s very rough. We turned around halfway up in a Toyota Highlander today. Our under carriage was just getting too beat up. Your vehicle would have to be empty. Ours was weighted down with luggage and camping gear.
Will they be a limit on people allow on the trail daily?
To our knowledge, BLM has not limited the number of people that can visit the falls. Obviously they would recommend social distancing and practicing good sanitation habits.
Hi! Thanks for all your input. I was wondering if there was a campground near that has full hookups and that you could off-road with a side by side from? As far as leaving your campsite with your off road vehicle and not have to to trailer your off road vehicle?
Looking to take my 2wd F150 with a lift to the falls. Will I be able to make it?
Yeah you should be fine as long as things are dry.
If our car can’t make the drive over the dirt road is there somewhere to park before the dirt road and walk in and how long would that take?
You can park and walk, but it will be a 3+ mile walk to get to the falls. So, depending on how fast you hike, it will take an hour to an hour and a half. It’s mostly downhill from where you would park, so be prepared for an uphill climb back to your car. In the heat we are forecast to have, you’ll want to make sure you have lots of water as well!
Where is the open camping? Beginning of trailhead or do you have to hike in?
This is not really a hike. You drive to it. Dispersed camping is available in the area around the falls.
do you need to reserve a spot or is ti first come first serve?
This is BLM land, and it is dispersed camping, so it is first come, first served.
Is it going to be open this weekend ?
As far as we know, Toquerville Falls is open. You would have to contact the BLM for more definite information.
Would my 2015 RAV4 make it up okay?
Yeah, you should be ok in a RAV4. Just know that its a rough road with lots of rocks.
Hello, is the area closed due to the fire?
I think they pretty well have that fire out now, and it is far enough away from the fire area that it didn’t affect the falls anyway.
Would this be accessible for a camper?
If your camper has high clearance and you want to take it over a VERY rough road. I wouldn’t recommend it, but that’s up to you.
Hello – looking at the dispersed camping information for toquerville falls as listed as available. The site says its being worked on. Is there dispersed camping available at Toquerville? Thank you
Yes there is. The dispersed camping rules follow standard BLM rules and requirements.
Is the waterfall area good for swimming right now?
Yes, it is flowing nicely and people have been enjoying the swimming for weeks now.
Se puede acampar?
Yes, open camping is available. If you camp, try to reuse camp sites and fire rings that have already been used to reduce impact on the area there.
Would you recommend a 2×4 attempt this trail, please let me know!
Edguardo, the issue is more about clearance. If you a truck or SUV with clearance, you should be fine. The 4WD just helps make the trip more smooth. Hope this helps!
So…minivans are probably a no go?😏
I wouldn’t recommend it.
Are you guys open?
Toquerville Falls is locate on BLM land and is open to the public unless areas are closed down due to fires or other natural disasters. Right now, it is open.
visited end of summer on somewhat of a whim. Road is not just rough, it is extremely rough. Even 4wd veterans will want to go very slow for the first half, the second half is much more of a standard dirt road. There are a few spots that are a little freaky with drop offs but nothing extreme. I would not even attempt if there was past rain or anything looming that would make the ground even slightly wet. Once to the falls it is a very unique spot. We had fun being there by ourselves(probably pretty rare) and swam for hours. We did jump off the falls into the deepest section, but be aware that testing depth is necessary and even at that we had to “buckle” when hitting the water to keep from injuring our legs or spine. Make sure you take out any trash you bring, maybe even something that someone else left to keep this place clean.
question: from the directions that are posted here, at which point would you park if you can’t continue by car due to the rough conditions?