Whiptail Trail - Snow Canyon State Park
Difficulty Level: Easy
Distance: 5.5 miles round trip
Running from the southern entrance of Snow Canyon to Upper Galoot, Whiptail Trail is a staple within the State Park. Round trip, the asphalt path is about 5.5 miles long and very easy to follow. Signs along the way help mark the way and indicate the many other trails that can be accessed off of Whiptail Trail. Johnson Canyon, West Canyon, Pioneer Names, Sand Dunes, Hidden Pinyon, and Red Sands can all be accessed Whiptail. Bikers are often found along the trail and hikers should be ready to share the path.
Overall, Whiptail Trail provides a scenic route through Snow Canyon State Park. Entrance Fee is required.
ROUND TRIP LENGTH
5.5 miles round trip
AVERAGE HIKE TIME
Snow Canyon State Park
DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE
8.8 miles (17 mins driving)
Vault Toilets at Trailhead
Out & Back
BEST TIME OF THE YEAR TO HIKE
Great Year Round
BEST TIME OF THE DAY TO HIKE
No Permit Required
WATER SOURCES AVAILABLE
No Water Sources Available
Camping Available only in Designated Camping Area
Full Sun Exposure
DIRECTIONS TO TRAILHEAD
Directions to Trailhead. From I-15 take exit 6 onto Bluff Street and head north toward Pine Valley Mountain for about 3.5 miles. Turn left onto Snow Canyon Parkway and continue about 4 miles. Turn right on Snow Canyon Dr and follow this road for about 1 mile. You will see a Trailhead on your right. You can park on the left.
The link and directions above lead to parking area at Johnson Canyon. As mentioned above, Whiptail Trail starts at the southern entrance to Snow Canyon and connects to Upper Galoot. Entrance Fee is required.
FLORA AND FAUNA
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Spencer McMullin is originally from Connecticut but has deep ties to the Southern Utah area. His passion for adventure and photography has lead him to HikeStGeorge.
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