Trail

Confluence Trail

La Verkin, UT
Length: 3.80 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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The Confluence Trail is located in a 344 acre park and a nice little trail that runs along the Virgin River in the middle of a deep gorge below the town of La Verkin. There are two entry points to this trail. One route takes you from the parking lot next to River Rock Coffee Shop down a fire road and a hill. This is a bit of a steep climb up for kids who aren’t good walkers. But if you are carrying and comfortable with uphills, this is a great trail.

The easier route takes  you from the north side of the town and you can hike in on a flat trail toward the coffee shop.

This hike has some spooky old mining buildings and a rope swing, so kids will love the trail. Also a great dog walking trail.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Elevation gain 306 ft.
Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Excellent
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
No

Trail highlights

Creek / River and Picnic Area

Great place to splash in the river with kids. Also excellent for dogs to run. There is a steep climb on one end, but you can avoid it by parking at the north end of the trail and just walking in and out.

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Easy to park on both ends of this trail. If you park at the south end you will be just off the side of the main highway traveling through La Verkin and near River Rock Coffee shop.

If you want an easier route for little kids start at Confluence Park at the north end of the trailhead.

Trail Contributor

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Shanti Hodges is the Founder of Hike it Baby. Shanti started the organization in Portland, OR in 2013 so she could find friends to hike with. It quickly caught on locally and people started contacting her to help develop hike communities that were baby and toddler focused in other cities. To further support her mission to get families outside, Shanti wrote a book “Hike it Baby: 100 Awesome Outdoor Adventures with Babies and Toddlers.” She is committed to getting local and national parks to be more aware of how they can better support families with babies and newly walking children. Shanti lives in Southern Utah with her husband and son. In her spare time she’s a hike guide and hosts women’s hike retreats

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Getting There

There are two entrances to this hike. One is near the River Rock Cafe, so you can park in their parking lot and head down the hill toward the Virgin River. The other lot is also off of State Street, but is you head toward Toquerville. Look for a sign that says Confluence Park and will head through a neighborhood and then down a dirt road. Park when you come to the dead end round about.

About The Guide

Hike it Baby Family Trail Guide is an online resource to help families with children source trails that little legs can hike and parents can feel comfortable with. Hike details are sourced and have been hiked by families who participate in our community. Our contributors do their best to give you all the details they can, but if something is missed, you can reach out to the contributor and offer suggestions for them to add to make it a better trail description for all. This guide was built with a generous 3-year partnership with L.L Bean. Like Hike it Baby, L.L Bean believes that helping get families into nature from birth on is key to healthier, happier communities.