The Spring Creek hike in Kanarraville, UT, was one that far exceeded expectations and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a great day hike. This hike, like Kanarra Falls, features many of the rock and plant characteristics and profiles that are so prevalent in Kolob Canyons with a nice slot canyon thrown into the mix, and because of the elevation increase, it was about 15 degrees cooler there than in St George!
The South Fork of Taylor Creek Trail is a short, less traveled trail that ventures up into one of the “finger” canyons. It is covered in soft, green overgrowth that makes it nice and cool during the day. This is a scenic, easy trail that is great for Spring, Summer, and Fall, but may closed during the snow season. The trail is a single track through the woods that ends up in a nice clearing next to some walls that look like they could be great for an amateur rock climber. This hike is good for the whole family and is another great option for the hot Southern Utah weather!
The Middle Fork of Taylor Creek Trail is a scenic easy trail that is great for Spring, Summer, and Fall, but may closed during the snow season. The trail is a single track through the woods that features a couple of old ranchers’ cabins and a cool, shady alcove at the end of the hike. This hike is family friendly but could get a little long for kids that are not used to walking longer distances. Overall a great hike, and perfect for beating the summer heat!
Kanarra Creek Trail – commonly referred to as Kanarraville Falls – is a very rewarding hike that takes you up a canyon just east of the town of Kanarraville, UT. This is a water hike and cannot be completed without getting wet. The trail crosses Kanarra Creek many times and eventually enters a slot canyon where you have no choice to to enter the 3-8 inches of water so you can see the falls. The trail is lush with trees, plants, reeds – lots of green. Not really suitable for small children unless you plan to carry them a lot of the way. Beautiful hike – definitely a great place to get out of the St George heat in the summer time!
Update 5/1/18: As of 5/1/18, all hikers (or groups) need to have a permit. See details below. Purchase Permit Online