Monday, May 16, 2016

Kanarraville Falls

**UPDATE! Since writing this blog post the city of Kanarraville has started requiring permits to hike this trail. They are $9/person and can be purchased by clicking here.**

Hello! How was your weekend? I had a really great weekend going on a double date, going to the park and getting some random things done around my house. One of the random tasks I did was transferring old pictures from my old laptop to my new laptop...This has been on my to do list for months! I'm almost done with the task. While I was going through the pictures I found some from 6 years ago (that makes me feel old) when I went on the Kanarraville Falls hike with 2 friends. This was my first time doing this hike. Kanarraville Falls is now one of my all time favorite hikes and I've done it so many times since then.

I blogged about this hike last July but thought it would be a good time to blog about it again since the weather is warming up and this would be a perfect time of year to go. You can read my original post about it by clicking here.

Kanarraville Falls is located just south of Cedar City. You get to the trail by taking the New Harmony/Kanarraville exit. The majority of the hike is through a creek, which is why you want to make sure you have good socks and shoes on or go at a time of year when the water will be warmer. I've found that if it is at least 80 degrees outside the water is bearable.

The only downside to this hike is it is becoming more and more popular so it can get very crowded! The earlier in the day you go the less crowds you will see. You can have the hike be as long or as short as you want. There are two ladders that you climb up. A lot of people will turn around after the first ladder but if you go on to the second ladder you will get to a natural water slide, which is awesome!

You won't be disappointed with this hike. Be sure to add it to your list of things to do this summer!

Difficulty: Mild to moderate

Distance: Between 4 and 4.5 miles roundtrip

Pets: NO pets allowed

Location: Head north on I-15 from St. George. Take exit 42 to New Harmony/Kanarraville. Turn right onto Highway 144 and take your first left onto Old Highway 91. Continue about 4.5 miles and turn right onto 100 North. Travel on 100 North for about 3 blocks and you will see a sign for parking. The parking lot is on your left.

Cost: $9/person - parking is included with the permit

Permit: Permits are required. You can purchase them in advance by clicking here.


Realtor Chantel said...

Love, love love this hike! You shouldn't be telling everyone about it though ;-) Love these three girls too

Claudine Cable said...

Thanks for the good directions. I want to do this.