Update: as of May 2018, thanks to the powerful reach of social media and the growing tourism to Southern Utah, there is now a required $8 permit per PERSON to see the falls. They claim this is an effort to reduce the number of hikers, however, last time I was there they were not limiting the number of people entering the trail. What used to be a treasure has now become a nightmare for many Kanarraville residents. The influx of hikers has left the small community of 350 faced with many difficulties they would have never known otherwise, including parking problems and fears of contamination of the primary water source. Please remove all trash and belongings and be respectful! Visit here to purchase permits in advance.
Distance: 4.8 miles round trip with amazing views the entire time. You will be hiking in and out of the river, so wear/bring water shoes! The water is generally very cold year-round, but it feels great in the dead heat of the summer
The entire hike is full of beautiful views! As you get further in there are also some amazing slot canyons!
And of course, there’s the legendary ladder and falls that you’ve probably seen circulating social media!
Once you climb over the falls, which is well worth it, keep hiking and you’ll get to the amazing natural water slides and more falls.
Directions: The Kanarraville Falls Trailhead is due east of the town of Kanarraville. From Cedar City, take 1-15 South and exit at Kanarraville. From Kanarraville, take 100 North. This road turns into 250 North and will lead you straight to the trailhead.