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The Northgate Peaks Hike is considered an "EASY" hike and we agree. The hike is a total of 4.2 miles round trip. The trail is easy to follow with gradual up or down grades. After hiking for about 1 mile look for the sign labeled...More
Did this route years ago and remembered it being cooler and shadier than the main park area. Just went back there and was only minimally shaded and quite hot. The view at the end is amazing. Relatively uncrowded. Prepare for the heat and lack of...More
After spending a day at a very busy Zion national park we really wanted to get away from the crowds. Wildcat Canyon trail is a very pleasant drive, parking and restrooms at the trail head. Walk through pine trees and meadows, very little incline. The...More
Made this into a great daylong hike. Did the Northgate Peaks hike (which is a great, easy hike with spectacular views at the end) and, on the way back, went down to Wildcat Canyon. The trail goes really far. We went about 4 miles further....More
Not really a hike. More like a stroll for about 40 minutes to some exciting outcroppings and great views of the nearby mountains and farther main canyon. Very serene location. On the drive, at about mile marker 16 you'll find the Wildcat parking. Other trails...More
Having hiked to Observation Point the day before, the trip to Northgate Peaks, via Wildcat Canyon Trail, was tame and bland. But we recognized that it unfairly suffered by comparison to a wowser of a hike, and gave it the benefit of the doubt.
After completed the first two legs of the Cross Zion Trek, along with about 4 miles hiking along the Kolob Terrace Road (total of about 17.5 miles), I started down the Wildcat Canyon Road fairly late in the afternoon. My original destination was the Northgate...More