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The Best Hiking in Wayne County

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

Top hiking spots in and near Wayne County

  • Hanksville, Utah

    Angel Point Trail

    7.97 mi / 2021 ft gain
    Angel Point Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a river located near Hanksville, Utah.
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  • Green River, Utah

    Goblin Valley Trail

    3.21 mi / 207 ft gain
    Goblin Valley Trail is an out-and-back trail where you may see local wildlife located near Hanksville, Utah.
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  • Green River, Utah

    Valley of the Goblins

    0.55 mi / 36 ft gain
    Valley of the Goblins is a loop trail where you may see beautiful wildflowers located near Hanksville, Utah.
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  • Green River, Utah

    Exploring Goblin Valley

    4.5
    Goblin Valley Can entertain you for 1 hour or 10. There are no established trails, so you are free to wander around the entire park. There are cliffs to climb, slot canyons to explore and hoodoos to discover. From the parking area, you descend about 100 feet into the valley. Once you are down the...
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  • Green River, Utah

    Camp at Goblin Valley

    4.0
    Goblin Valley State Park is in a rural section of southern Utah, but if you type it into Google Maps you will go straight there. There are awesome campsites within the park but they require reservations. If you didn't take the time to reserve a campsite, don't worry, there is plenty of BLM land r...
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  • Green River, Utah

    Hike to Goblin's Lair and Carmel Canyon

    4.5
    3.18 mi / 433 ft gain
    This beautiful, isolated hike also makes for a flexible route – very few places in Goblin Valley are off limits, allowing you to customize the adventure as much as you please. The hike begins on a rapidly descending trail, heading into the heart of Goblin Valley State Park. After a quarter mile ...
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  • Green River, Utah

    Desert View Trail Loop

    3.9 mi / 413 ft gain
    Desert View Trail Loop is a loop trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Hanksville, Utah.
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  • Garfield County, Utah

    Hike Mount Ellen in Utah's Henry Mountains

    4.0
    4 mi / 1091 ft gain
    Mount Ellen is considered an Ultra Prominent Peak. What's that you may ask? Well, Ultra Prominent Peaks are determined by how high the summit rises above its surroundings. Rising 5,812 feet above the desert floor with a summit elevation of 11,527 feet, Mount Ellen is the third most prominent peak...
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  • Green River, Utah

    Hiking Little Wild Horse Canyon & Bell Canyon Loop

    4.5
    8.03 mi / 794 ft gain
    The Little Wild Horse Canyon/Bell Canyon loop hike is a classic southern Utah experience. Little Wild Horse Canyon is the better of the two canyons, so if you can only do part of the hike do Little Wild Horse. If you're doing a loop of both, save the best for last and go up Bell Canyon and down L...
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  • Torrey, Utah

    Camp at McMillan Springs In The Henry Mountains

    McMillan Springs Campground is south of Hanksville, Utah and within the Henry Mountains, which run north and south between Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef National Parks.  Situated at 8,400 feet, McMillan Springs Campground has moderate temperatures and is managed by the BLM, so fees are donation b...
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  • Torrey, Utah

    Cottonwood Wash

    6.28 mi / 1184 ft gain
    Cottonwood Wash is an out-and-back trail that provides a good opportunity to view wildlife located near Hanksville, Utah.
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  • Torrey, Utah

    Golden Throne

    3.59 mi / 1529 ft gain
    Capitol Reef National Park is filled with excellent hikes, and the hike to the Golden Throne should not be left out of the conversation.  This hike is 2WD accessible, has moderate distance, and decent elevation gain, making it a great hike and exercise for everyone.  The trail begins from the Cap...
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  • Torrey, Utah

    Capitol Gorge Trail

    4.02 mi / 787 ft gain
    Drive along Scenic Drive in Capitol Reef National Park and you'll find this trailhead at the end of the road. After 7 miles of driving, you'll arrive at the Pleasant Creek Road turnout and parking area. From here, the road continues to Capitol Gorge, but is unpaved. We had to park at a small p...
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  • Green River, Utah

    Crack Canyon

    4.74 mi / 955 ft gain
    Crack Canyon is an out-and-back trail that takes you past scenic surroundings located near Green River, Utah.
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  • Wayne County, Utah

    Explore the Temple of the Sun & Moon and Glass Mountain

    The temple of the sun and moon are accessed from Cathedral Rd. in Capitol Reef National Park, the road is a 4x4 high clearance vehical road. Upon arriving at the Temples which are called “monoliths”, the giant rocks protrude from the earth, and are something like a fine piece of art. This is a po...
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  • Torrey, Utah

    Cassidy Arch Trail

    4.4
    3.08 mi / 1283 ft gain
    Follow the scenic road just past the Fruita Campground to the first dirt road on the left. The dirt road meanders through cool rock formations (great for night photography) and eventually dramatic cliffs that you will be climbing up. The parking area is obvious and there are primitive restrooms. ...
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