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Pets allowed
No
Elevation Gain
55.00 ft (16.76 m)
Trail type
There-and-back
Distance
0.86 mi (1.38 km)
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The hike to Pine Creek Waterfall in Zion National Park is an easy trek with some light rock scrambling involved. It will take you into a scenic canyon with a small waterfall at the end. You can find parking in many places along Route 9, but the best spot is a large shoulder right by the trailhead. Follow the clearly marked trail until it reaches the creek. Once there you will cross the river on the dry rocks, and the trail picks back up on the other side. It meanders for a short distance before eventually giving way to rock scrambling. 

You can scramble on the left or the right side of the creek. The left side is more navigable, but the right side adds in some fun bouldering and rock scrambling if you feel comfortable. As you continue to meander up the creek, eventually you will reach the waterfall and small pool. Simply reverse your course to work you way back to the car!

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Summer
Spring

Congestion

Moderate

Parking Pass

Park entrance fee

Open Year-round

Yes

Pros

Easy hike. Great swimming spot. Good photo opportunities.

Cons

Trailhead parking can be difficult. Ascent back to the parking area.

Trailhead Elevation

4,000.00 ft (1,219.20 m)

Highest point

4,300.00 ft (1,310.64 m)

Net Elevation Gain

362.00 ft (110.34 m)

Address

UT-9
Hurricane, UT 84737
United States

Features

Family friendly
Near lake or river
Waterfalls

Typically multi-day

No

Permit required

No

Location

Field Guide

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