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Water Canyon

Water Canyon

Difficulty Level: Moderate

Distance: 3.3 miles round-trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

Water Canyon is considered to be one of Southern Utah’s hidden gems.  Located outside of Hildale the trail follows a beautiful path through a canyon on BLM land.  The main attraction is a waterfall found less than a mile from the trailhead.  The trail is not well marked and can be confusing.  Hikers are encouraged to follow the river and be careful when a lot of water is running.

The trail is 3.3 miles round-trip and takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes.  Watch weather to avoid flash floods.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Moderate

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

3.3 miles round-trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.038024, -112.955404

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

BLM

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

45.2 miles (1 hour driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

Vault Toilets at Trailhead

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

Yes, on 6 ft leash

BIKERS ALLOWED

No

EQUESTRIAN ALLOWED

No

HIKE TYPE

Out & Back

BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE

Great Year Round

BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE

Any Time

GROUP LIMIT

No Limit

PERMIT INFORMATION

No Permit Required

COST

No Cost

WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE

Water Available at Trailhead, Stream/River Along Trail (Purify & Filter Before Drinking)

CAMP SITES

No Camping Available on Trail

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Dirt Single Track, Slick Rock, Sandy

SUN EXPOSURE

Partial Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD

Directions to Trailhead: Get on I-15 N.  Take UT-9 E/W State St and UT-59 S to Utah Ave in Hildale. Continue on Utah Ave. Drive to Water Canyon Rd.

FLORA AND FAUNA

Plants: Typical plant life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.
Animals: Typical animal life for Southern Utah lowland hiking.

TRAIL REPORT

Coming Soon.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tim LeBaron

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.

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