Pets allowed
Allowed
Elevation Gain
183.00 ft (55.78 m)
Trail type
Loop
Distance
3.30 mi (5.31 km)
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Part of the Hurricane Cliffs trail network, this loop is conveniently close to Zion National Park and other destinations near Hurricane, Utah. The trails are best known for mountain biking but are also open to hiking, and More Cowbell in particular is quite good for trail running.

More Cowbell Trail starts at Jem Trailhead, all on smooth singletrack, following the panoramic edge of a cliff-lined mesa. You'll see cake-layered rocks of Gooseberry Mesa overhead, and the hulking Pine Valley Mountain opposite, plus the white temples of Zion scraping the horizon. The immediate surroundings are juniper and sagebrush scrubland, granting wide open views and offering no shade.

The direction you go on the loop doesn't matter; views are spectacular either way, and elevation change is slight. Roughly half of the loop is on higher ground, overlooking the other half which traces the rim. On this lower part you'll be very close to the vertical drop off the mesa, but far enough to be safe if you stay on the trail.

More Cowbell is a great choice for any hiker or runner, as a casual outing that's loaded with scenery. You can easily start your day with a lap on this loop, then move on to other objectives. You can also make a longer route by connecting with Dead Ringer or Jem Trail from the same trailhead.

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Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Winter
Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

None

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Great views. Good trail for running.

Trailhead Elevation

4,290.00 ft (1,307.59 m)

Highest point

4,290.00 ft (1,307.59 m)

Features

Family friendly
Vault toilet
Big vistas
Wildflowers

Typically multi-day

No

Suitable for

Biking

Permit required

No

Location

Nearby Lodging + Camping

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