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Timber Creek Overlook

Easy/Intermediate
 4.4 (18) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A small ridge with spectacular views of the Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

1.9

KM

Out and Back

6,331' 1,930 m

High

6,237' 1,901 m

Low

112' 34 m

Up

113' 34 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Earn some awesome high desert views on this easy ridge-striding route the whole family can enjoy.

Overview

This is an incredibly family-friendly out-and-back hike that offers great bang for your buck.

Like most typical high desert routes, Timber Creek Overlook has little respite from the summer sun. Be prepared with water!

Description

The Timber Creek Overlook Trail follows along a small ridge with spectacular views of the Kolob Canyons, the Kolob Terrace, and the Pine Valley Mountains. Looking south on the far horizon, visitors may see Mt. Trumbull 100 miles away at the north rim of the Grand Canyon.

During the spring and early summer months, the Timber Creek Overlook Trial is covered in a beautiful display of desert wildflowers. A small picnic area is located 100 yards from the trailhead.

Flora & Fauna

At the lower elevations in the park, the drought tolerant plants thrive. Desert shrubs, well adapted to high temperatures, are right at home. Throughout the summer, grasses bloom and go to seed before drying in the sun to wait for the next growing season. By utilizing many different habitats, and developing ingenious ways to find shade, store water, and collect nutrients, cacti are desert specialists, abundant throughout the park.

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Tom Robson

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Timber Creek Overlook!
Feb 5, 2015 near Toquerv…, UT
View west towards the Pine Valley Mountain Willderness Area across I-15
Jul 8, 2019 near Toquerv…, UT
Just leaving the Kolob Canyons Viewpoint on Timber Creek Overlook.
Feb 5, 2015 near Toquerv…, UT

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May 26, 2021
Justin Milam
May 2, 2021
Breck Tuttle
Jan 3, 2021
David Merrill
Nov 28, 2020
Chris Bruman
Short easy trail from kolob canyon parking lot. Views of south; Highest pt in Zion; 118ft gain 1.5mi — 0h 35m
Nov 22, 2020
David Hitchcock
Oct 30, 2020
Kevin H
Oct 23, 2020
Alex Kensil
Aug 21, 2020
Joshua Francis
1.2mi