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Review of Kanarra Creek

Kanarra Creek
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Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2014

this was an amazing hike. It was really easy to get to. Hike is about 4 miles round trip. You could make it longer but we turned around not to far after the last set of falls. The falls and slot canyons are breathtaking. You do have to hike through water if you want to see the falls. There are 2 falls that you have to climb obstacles to get up. the first one was a log with a ladder on it and seems pretty safe, the second is a little more tricky and from what I could gather looks like it changes from year to year. When we went it was a log and ropes.

Visited June 2014
4 Thank Kcooperr
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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“Kanarraville Creek”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great hiking through a small stream/creek. Very young children will have difficulty. I would recommend 7 or older.

Moderately busy in late May.

Water was still fairly cold (high 50's).

Free parking is available about 4 blocks away (west) @ City Hall. Parking @ Trailhead is $10.

Port-a-potties are available @ the trailhead and @ the city park next to City Hall.

Visited May 2014
7 Thank mercinary
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Santa Cruz, California, United States
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
54 attraction reviews
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“Very scenic narrows, cold but peaceful in Winter. 2nd ladder smashed.”
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Just got back from doing this hike a few days ago.The slot sections are very nice and the not so tight areas are nice too, but not so impressive. I was hoping for a lot of ice to walk on and got it in the wider sections with slower currents. Unfortunately, in the slot sections the current is faster and there was little ice, just really cold water. Thick Neoprene socks would be recommended.

Parking is a bit of a bummer and the hike in from parking takes a bit of time and energy. You can park for free at the town hall but then it's an even longer hike. The second ladder at the second waterfall is completely smashed so at least for now you can't get past it unless you want to climb up while getting slammed with icy cold water. I saw no one else, so if you want solitude go in Winter. Only 4 stars because although the slot sections are beautiful, they are shorter than I expected.

Visited December 2013
Thank Nicholas L
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Hawthorne, Nevada
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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“Nice Hike, Nice Canyon, but Rip-off parking”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

The start of the hike in Kanarraville Utah (just north of the Kolob Section of Zion NP) is easy to find. The hike itself is straightforward and beautiful. There are some nice falls to climb, slides to play on, and slot canyons to admire.

The ten dollar parking fee imposed by the town is a blatant ripoff. It might not be so bad if the toilet facilities were cleaned and stocked on a regular basis. The two port-a-potties were pretty disgusting the weekday that I visited.

The hike is regularly crowded. If n ot for the crowds and the poor facilities I would have given it a better rating. It's a nice hike for the family.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank Shawn H
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Whittier, CA
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52 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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“Kanarraville Falls Hike, Great for Families”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

This was an awesome experience with the entire family. You start off on a dirt hiking trail which leads to a creek. Once you reach the creek, it is your choice whether you want to hike the dirt trail or hike in the creek. The majority of the creek is less than 1 foot deep, but it can get up to about 3 feet deep in certain sections. I definitely recommend this hike during the summer because the creek water will keep you cool. There are a few small water falls you can reach the deeper you hike up the creek. Two of the water falls require you to climb up some make-shift ladders, so be careful, especially with your children. This was a beautiful hike which the kids absolutely loved, this is by far a much better hike than Emerald Pools in Zion. Be prepared to pay $10 for parking, but there is no park entrance fee.

***Be very careful if you decide to hike within the creek and then start hiking on the dirt trail as it can become very slippery especially when walking on rocks or downhill. I fell on the way down from the hike and landed on a jagged rock causing me to get 20 stitches on my arm.

Visited July 2013
55 Thank FitTeacher
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