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Whiptail Trail - Snow Canyon State Park

Whiptail Trail - Snow Canyon State Park

Difficulty Level: Easy

Distance: 5.5 miles round trip

TRAIL SUMMARY

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.

TRAIL DETAILS

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Easy

ROUND TRIP LENGTH

5.5 miles round trip

AVERAGE HIKE TIME

GPS COORDINATES

37.180631, -113.644733

PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Snow Canyon State Park

DISTANCE FROM ST GEORGE

8.8 miles (17 mins driving)

RESTROOM FACILITIES

Vault Toilets at Trailhead

HIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

DOGS ALLOWED

Yes

BIKERS ALLOWED

Yes

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

No Water Sources Available

CAMP SITES

Camping Available only in Designated Camping Area

TRAIL CONDITIONS

Asphalt, Concrete

SUN EXPOSURE

Full Sun Exposure

TRAIL MAP

Download Map

LOCAL SERVICES

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

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

Spencer McMullin

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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