Timber Creek Overlook Trail, Zion National Park Hiking

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Timber Creek Overlook Trail

A wonderful trail in Zion National Park, the Timber Creek Overlook Trail takes you on an easy jaunt through Zion, with views of Kolob Terrace and the Pine Valley Mountains. Read More

  • Timber Creek Overlook Trail is a good family hike in Zion National Park
  • It’s only 1.2 miles roundtrip (about 30 minutes)
  • An easy hike with only 78 feet of elevation gain
  • Trailhead is five miles past the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center
  • Enjoy views of Pine Valley Mountain Range, Kolob Canyon


Panoramic views await you at the end of the Timber Creek Overlook Trail. Zion National Park hiking offers many opportunities to see the amazing sandstone formations, towering monoliths and forest scenery. You’ll see the Pine Valley Mountain Range in the distance, Red Butte and Kolob Canyon. On a clear day you can see Grand Canyon’s North Rim. This is a first-hand view of the erosive forces of nature. Escape the crowds here too, as it is much less crowded than Zion Canyon. The whole family will enjoy hiking the Timber Creek Overlook Trail in Zion National Park.


From Interstate 15, take exit 40 and go five miles past the Kolob Canyons Visitor Center to the end of the road and park in the trailhead lot.


  • Distance – 1.2 miles
  • Average Time of Hike – 30 minutes
  • Elevation Gain – 78 feet
  • Difficulty – Easy
  • Trail Type – Out and back

Plan & Prepare

The best time to hike the Timber Creek Overlook Trail is during the summer, although it can get hot. Be sure to bring plenty of drinking water with you. The trail is exposed and storms are frequent. If lightning is present, don’t hike here.

Wear good hiking shoes or boots, as Timber Creek Overlook trail is rocky and uneven.

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