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The Best Hiking in Virgin

Looking for the best hiking in Virgin? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Virgin. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top hiking spots in and near Virgin

  • Hurricane, Utah

    Running Windmill Trail

    8 mi
    Windmill trail and trailhead sits just down the road from Gooseberry Mesa Trailhead in Apple Valley, Utah. Head out on this figure-8 loop for as long as you want. If you're smart, you'll bring your MTB, and you can ride the singletrack once you're done getting your run in.This is also a great spo...
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  • Virgin, Utah

    Camp on Dalton Wash Road

    5.0
    0.5 mi / 500 ft gain
    Zion National Park. Truly one of the beauties of the American Southwest. With red walls and orange sunsets, Zion is a must-see. However, during the busy season of the parks, finding a campsite that hasn't been snagged can be difficult. That's why I'd suggest looking for a quieter, equally as beau...
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  • Toquerville, Utah

    Toquerville Falls

    4.5
    11.75 mi / 2044 ft gain
    Toquerville Falls is a hidden waterfall nearby a small town named Toquerville. The road is rugged - saying rugged is kind of an understatement. Medium or high profile 4x4 is recommended. I drove a Toyota FJ Cruiser and it took me about half an hour to get there from Toquerville. The picture doesn...
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  • Springdale, Utah

    Grafton Cemetary Viewpoint

    0.37 mi / 36 ft gain
    Grafton Cemetary Viewpoint is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Rockville, Utah.
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  • Virgin, Utah

    The Subway - Bottom Up

    4.9
    6.82 mi
    Start your day early at the Left Fork Trailhead on Kolob Terrace Road from the town of Virgin outside Zion National Park. This 6.5 mile out and back hike will take you to one of the most beautiful features in Zion National Park: The Subway. You'll start with a steep descent into the canyon. This ...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Mollies Nipple Trail

    1.73 mi / 1171 ft gain
    Mollies Nipple Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Hurricane, Utah.
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Hike Arch Trail to Babylon Arch

    5.0
    1.5 mi
    Arch Trail to Babylon Arch is a short family friendly hike to the Virgin River and back. The trail is very sandy, which makes climbing hills difficult. The arch is really neat and totally worth the visit.To get to the trailhead will require 4 wheel drive and if its recently rained I would not rec...
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  • Rockville, Utah

    Camp off the Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway

    5.0
    9.5 mi / 800 ft gain
    Smithsonian Butte Backcountry Byway is gorgeous 9.5 mile road that runs between Rockville near the entrance to Zion National Park and Apple Valley UT, and affords excellent places to camp & boondock *as long* as it is .5 miles from the road itself (and there are numerous turn offs). To get th...
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  • Virgin, Utah

    Canyoneering Lambs Knoll

    5.0
    1 mi / 200 ft gain
    Located just outside of Zion National Park's boundaries, Lamb's Knoll is a popular destination among adventure seekers. This area is unique as it offers routes for both climbing and canyoneering. Perfect for beginners, the canyoneering routes at Lamb's Knoll are half day routes that takes you thr...
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  • Virgin, Utah

    Rock Climb in Lambs Knoll

    5.0
    If you're a rock climber, then chances are you've got Zion National Park on your list of to do's, or must go back. The beautiful sandstone just keeps calling you back and asking you to climb more. Although not technically in the park, Lambs Knoll is right across the street in the north western pa...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Hike the Historic Babylon - Little Purgatory Loop

    6 mi / 1000 ft gain
    The trailhead has space for about three or four cars. Watch for an obvious gap in the cliffs very close to the trailhead, this is where you should park. Just before exiting the gap, look to the left for some interesting petroglyphs. The trail follows a dry wash through some heavy vegetation for a...
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  • Pine Valley, Utah

    Mount Kinesava Trail

    8.06 mi / 3343 ft gain
    Mount Kinesava Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Springdale, Utah.
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  • Pine Valley, Utah

    Chinle Trail

    15.67 mi / 1565 ft gain
    Chinle Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hurricane, Utah.
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  • Virgin, Utah

    Hop Valley Trail, Zion NP

    3.0
    14.58 mi / 1000 ft gain
    This 6.5 mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail. The trail can serve as standalone trail allowing hikers to get in either a solid in-and-out day hike or as a leg to a much bigger and epic Trans-Zion Trek. For those interested in the later, the Hop Valley Trail is the leg of the journey t...
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  • Virgin, Utah

    Connector Trail, Zion NP

    5.0
    4.9 mi
    This 4.9-mile (one-way) trek is a multi-functional trail. The trail can serve as standalone trail allowing hikers to get in either a solid in-and-out day hike or as a leg to a much bigger and epic Trans-Zion Trek. For those interested in the later, the Connector Trail is the leg of the journey th...
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  • Hurricane, Utah

    Camp at Little Creek Mesa

    5.0
    Experience solitude and beauty at Little Creek Mesa Utah. When you get there, grab a campsite, and go for an evening mountain bike ride along the rim of the mesa and see breathtaking views of the valley below as the sun sets.  Little Creek Mesa is located 22 miles from Hurricane, Utah and only 8 ...
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