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Hop Valley Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.2 (15)

Wander above, then through one of Zion's beautiful valleys.


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Map Key

6.6

Miles

10.7

KM

Point to Point

6,380' 1,945 m

High

5,342' 1,628 m

Low

282' 86 m

Up

1,319' 402 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

24%

Max Grade (14°)

Dogs No Dogs

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

Description

The trail begins off the Kolob Terrace Road and wanders through the open fields with wide open views of the surrounding rock formations. As you near Hop Valley, the trail starts its descent. The valley floor of Hop Valley is breathtaking with its flat sandy bottom and vertical walls rising on both sides. The trail is sandy but well worn. The campsites are at the far end of the valley before the descent into La Verkin Creek. The descent into La Verkin Creek is steep and offers access to the Kolob Arch. Camping is permitted in designated sites only.

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Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  4.2 from 15 votes

#6457

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  4.2 from 15 votes
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Trail Rankings

#217

in Utah

#6,457

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Photos

Heading into Hop Valley
May 1, 2021 near Toquerv…, UT
Hop Valley from Lower Kolob Plateau.
Oct 31, 2021 near Toquerv…, UT
Looking across the valley and up the side canyon that leads to Kolob Arch.
Mar 30, 2015 near Toquerv…, UT
At the start of the hike before descending into the canyon.
Nov 14, 2019 near Toquerv…, UT
La Verkin Canyon
Oct 31, 2021 near Toquerv…, UT
One of the numerous stream crossings.
Nov 14, 2019 near Toquerv…, UT

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Jun 1, 2021
Kyle C-in-Texas
Hop Valley is underrated. It's worth combining with La Verkin Creek. Views are astounding. Downer: LOTS of walking in loose sand. Bring lots water 14mi — 8h 00m
Apr 11, 2021
Tilman Giese
Lots of sandy stretches and some challenging creek crossings
Mar 26, 2021
Gary L
Hop Valley TH to Camp A. 39 degrees at start. A few snow flurries along the way 10.5mi
May 17, 2019
Paul Lizer
6.6mi — 3h 00m
Nov 4, 2018
Justin Clark
Oct 12, 2018
Bryan Leon
6.6mi
Oct 9, 2018
Heidi Barker
6mi
May 26, 2018
Matthew Brown
Very Sandy/dusty likely from horses. No recent cattle. Lots of tadpoles & frogs!