17 Mar 2022
Hiking Trails in Parowan
The quiet town of Parowan is picture-perfect, devoid of stoplights, and surrounded by gorgeous scenery. Each of these trails offers a very different view from the next and you’ll be amazed by the views waiting around every turn.
MODERATE | 1.4 MILES | SPRING – FALL | OUT & BACK | 275 FOOT ELEVATION GAIN
CAUTION: The Hidden Haven trail was damaged during recent flooding in the area. There are now some significant drops along the trail to the creek bed and the falls may be inaccessible to some hikers. Plan ahead, be flexible, and maybe circle back to this hike when there has been a chance for some trail repairs.
Wind through a wildlife study area then traverses a granite rock wall to a 20 ft waterfall. Use care approaching the waterfall as the surface is uneven and strewn with rock.
(Trail T15 on the area map included below)
Trailhead: The trailhead can be found in Parowan Canyon (Hwy 143) between mile markers 8 & 9.
Noah’s Ark Trail
MODERATE | 3 MILES | SPRING – FALL | OUT & BACK | 1,151 FOOT ELEVATION GAIN
This trail is a steep and steady climb that rewards hikers with a spectacular view of the Vermillion Castle, other canyon rock formations, and surrounding hills. Hiking poles are recommended due to areas of loose gravel.
(Trail T16 on the area map included below)
Trailhead: Take Hwy 143 to Yankee Meadow Road. The trailhead is to the left at the 5 Mile Picnic Area.
Valentine Peak Trail
STRENUOUS | 3.5 MILES | SPRING – FALL | OUT & BACK | 2,000 FOOT ELEVATION GAIN
A serious climb with rewarding views, we love the Valentine Peak trail! This hike is very steep. The elevation change is approx. 2,000 feet and can be challenging (wear good shoes!) but the trail provides stunning views of the Parowan Valley as it winds up to the peak and back.
Trailhead: The trailhead is located at the Parowan Cemetery
Download our area Hiking Guide here, and learn more about planning your visit.
Planning Your Visit to Parowan
Entrance Fee: The trails listed above are FREE to hike, with no entrance fee associated.
Nearby Attractions to Add to Your Visit: The trails listed above are located in scenic Parowan Canyon. It’s a great opportunity for a scenic drive from Parowan to the mountain town of Brian Head. Or spend some time exploring the historic and adorable Main Street of Parowan. Visit their shops, stop for lunch, and don’t forget a cinnamon roll!
Getting There from Cedar City: The trails mentioned above are T15 & T16. Take I-15 north and exit 75 to the town of Parowan, From there continue east on 200 S. Follow the signs to Brian Head to find Hwy 143.
Come explore our backyard and capture a memory or two of your own! When you do be sure to tag @visitcedarcity to share your adventure.
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