Paradise Canyon, St George UT

• 4-star hikes
• 2.5 to 3.2 mile options
• Easy difficulty | Gain 310 to 380 feet
• St George, UT | Southwest Region
• Driving Directions: Trailhead

This popular hiking trail is also an easy mountain biking route.

Located two hours east of Las Vegas, St George is a booming city surrounded by dramatic deserts and fiery red sandstone mountains. A great place for hiking in its own right, its also a gateway to Zion National Park and many other of the US Southwest's celebrated natural wonders.

The access to Paradise Canyon begins at an unassuming trailhead among the sprawling suburbia of northwest St George, but almost immediately transports you away from any sign of civilization and into the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area. This large protected natural reserve is comprised of deep red sandstone outcroppings, contrasting against the green of hardy desert vegetation and long scenic landscape views.

Turtle Wall, Beck Hill Expand Map

Paradise Rim & Turtle Wall 4★
2.5 mi, Loop, Easy, Gain 310 ft
Trailspotting Map: AllTrails, GPX File

Paradise Rim & Beck Hill 4★
3.2 mi, Loop, Easy, Gain 380 ft
Trailspotting Map: AllTrails, GPX File

Both routes offer mostly firm trails underfoot with occasional shallow sand. The loop including Beck Hill Trail promises more distant views but Turtle Wall provides for a fun ramble along a ragged wall-hugging route. Both trails head to a dramatic westerly overlook before looping back to the start. You can't miss the junction between the fork in the trails, which is well marked by signage but also by a tall small sandstone keyhole arch.

Note that these trails are popular with mountain bikers and equestrians as well as hikers, so be sure to give other trail users the wide berth they need to enjoy Paradise Canyon.

Wide vistas and wall-hugging trails on the Turtle Wall Trail.

Rock outcropping with keyhole arch marks the Turtle Wall Trail junction.

More views on the longer Beck Hill Trail.

• Trail Links: Public Map at AllTrails
• Nearby Trails: Show on map

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