Trail

Rock Canyon Trailhead

Provo, UT
Length: 5.50 mi.
Type: Out & Back

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Rock Canyon Trail is 5.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is animal friendly and, accessible year round and offers a number of activity options, mainly rock climbing. The trail has a 1709 feet elevation gain and can feel like you’re walking in sand at some points but the first couple miles are absolutely toddler friendly!

Although I wouldn’t call this trail stroller friendly, if you have the strength you could push an all-terrain stroller up the first mile.

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Trail Features

Carrier needed No
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store Yes
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles
Yes

Trail highlights

Creek / River, Natural Play Area, Shaded Hike, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

There are tons of tiny offshoots from the trail that are super fun to explore with kids. Our kids also love to climb the boulders just like the rock climbers we often see while hiking. The river is dry in the fall and fun to explore instead of the trail.

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I’m Joey Johnson Branch Ambassador for Utah County. I’m happily married to Jory for 21 years and Proud Mama of two, Jack who would’ve been 12 and our rainbow baby, Jiraiya Dragon who is nearly 5. We’re from Utah but have lived in Arizona for 10 years and then New Zealand before returning to our roots when Jiraiya shocked us with his arrival.

We started hiking with Hike it Baby in May 2015 when I struggled to find a playgroup that we fit in. Within two months I became a BA for SLC but after all the driving back and forth from Provo I decided it was time to create HIB Utah County. The first 6 months was mostly just me and a friend but then they started joining us! Now we have an amazing group of regulars and we continue to get new faces all the time! I’m currently hosting twice weekly “Hike and Play Nature School”, my version or Forest Preschool but leans more towards unschooling, as it simply consists of Hiking and Free Play while parents try to stay as hands off as possible.

As my son ages out of HIB, I’m hoping to guide our branch back to it’s roots with getting Mamas and Babies out while offering hikes for families with school aged kids as well.