Northgate Peaks Zion National Park

Virgin, Utah

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A short day hike to an overlook between the Northgate Peaks. This trail offers an easy day trip with fine scenery, but it receives relatively little use because of its location in a remote corner of the park. The trek begins in the shadow of Pine Valley Peak, a lone pinnacle of bone-white Navajo sandstone. The path heads eastward across open sage meadows; soon a sprinkling of pines rises to either side. Upon approaching the compact mass of Pocket Mesa, the path veers southward and the pines coalesce into a gladed woodland.
Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

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Hiking Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks

by Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin (Falcon Guides)

A short day hike to an overlook between the Northgate Peaks. This trail offers an easy day trip with fine scenery, but it receives relatively little use because of its location in a remote corner of the park.

The trek begins in the shadow of Pine Valley Peak, a lone pinnacle of bone-white Navajo sandstone. The path heads eastward across open sage meadows; soon a sprinkling of pines rises to either side. Upon approaching the compact mass
of Pocket Mesa, the path veers southward and the pines coalesce into a gladed woodland.

© 2013 Erik Molvar & Tamara Martin/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Virgin
Distance: 2.2
Trail Type: Point-to-Point
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1 hour
Season: May-October
Local Contacts: Zion National Park
Driving Directions: Directions to Northgate Peaks (Zion National Park)

Recent Trail Reviews

11/3/2007
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This was a very short and easy hike. The mileage was mis-stated in the description. It is 2.2 miles ROUND-TRIP, not one-way. If you're looking for a very level hike, this is it! The trail is well maintained, very easy to follow, and leads to an impressive overlook.


9/23/2006
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This was a great 'recuperative' hike after doing the full 17 mile Zion narrows trip the day before. Aching knees were soothed by a flat, soft trail that leads to a dramatic visual payoff. The finish offers a lava rock perch with views of North Guardian angel framed by the Northgate peaks. A great hike for kids or hurting adults.



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Apr 2018