Hop Valley Trail (ZNP)

  • Aspen grove in Zion National Park.


Dogs No

Bird Watching


13 (miles)


Out & Back

~1100 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)



Hop Valley Trail is a tough hike in Zion National Park that is great way to beat the crowds in Zion Canyon and explore the park's backcountry. This trail is also open to horseback riders. There are no water sources along this trail, so plan on carrying all of the water you will need. The park says "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 it's descent. The valley floor of Hop Valley is breathtaking with it's 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." La Verkin Creek, Kolob Arch and the Connector Trail. There are three campgrounds in Zion National Park. The South and Watchman Campgrounds are located in Zion Canyon. The Lava Point Campground is roughly an hours drive from Zion Canyon on the Kolob Terrace Road.

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Entrance and Camping Fees, Backcountry Permits Required
Contact: Zion National Park Springdale, UT 84767

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