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Northgate Peaks Trail - sidetrip options

The Wildcat Canyon Trailhead is the entry point for several hikes. We chose the Northgate Peaks... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Jeff B
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Seattle, Washington
Northgate Peaks Trail - Fabulous!

The Northgate Peaks part of Wildcat Canyon is a great little hike! A little over 4 miles roundtrip... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2018
Rosemary G
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Wildcat Canyon Trailhead is the entry point for several hikes. We chose the Northgate Peaks hike as a break from having done Observation Point the day before. The Kolob Reservoir Road was a beautiful drive to the trailhead. The trail itself is a nice...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jeff B
Reviewed May 15, 2018

The Northgate Peaks part of Wildcat Canyon is a great little hike! A little over 4 miles roundtrip, this mostly flat hike ambles through pretty forest and meadows high above the valley floor and out to a quieter version of the massive Zion vistas the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rosemary G
Reviewed March 20, 2018

We did this trail in early March, and much of the way was snow covered. So it was pretty, but we had to keep moving so our feet didn't get too cold. The trail is super evident - no worry about following it - and...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ron S
Reviewed October 18, 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Mindy and Roger A
Reviewed July 15, 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank pickupthepace
Reviewed October 18, 2016

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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank travelpartners05
Reviewed May 31, 2016

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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Zachary S
Reviewed August 26, 2015

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

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Zoom_Gotti
Reviewed October 10, 2014

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. The...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Cardinalis
Reviewed May 27, 2014

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

Date of experience: May 2014
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