Hog Canyon-BLMHC3

Total Miles
2.0

Elevation

1,793.55 ft

Duration

2 Hours

Technical Rating

4

Moderate

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Trail Overview

Hog Canyon BLMHC3 loops from the intersection with BLMHC1 south to Hog Point on the western end of Tom's Canyon. The trail then runs the northern rim of the canyon eventually turning back to the north and intersecting BLMHC1. The trail is primarily a sand track, rocky track, and some slick rock climbs or descents. The trail is listed as more difficult on the Utah Division of Parks and Recreation trail. The Hog Canyon OHV Trail System is a network of technical motorized trails north of Kanab, UT offering OHV enthusiasts roughly 30 miles of trails through spectacular terrain ranging from easy sand to extreme rock crawling. The Hog Canyon OHV trails navigate steep inclines, rocky surfaces, narrow passages, and deep sand and are suitable for four-wheel-drive vehicles, ATVs, UTVs, dirt bikes, and other off-highway vehicles. They are not recommended for street or two-wheel-drive vehicles. Hiking, biking, and equestrian use of the trails is allowed, and motorized users should exercise situational awareness as users may not expect to encounter other user groups. The trail system is primarily accessed by trailheads located on its eastern and western entrances. The western trailhead includes a staging area and an informational kiosk. The eastern trailhead includes an informational kiosk but no other amenities. Riders arriving from the east generally stage vehicles at the Crocodile Staging Area.

Photos of Hog Canyon-BLMHC3

Hog Canyon-BLMHC3
Hog Canyon-BLMHC3
Hog Canyon-BLMHC3

Difficulty

Trail consisting of loose rock, dirt, and sand with some slickrock surfaces. Some erosion; washes, gulches, and rock steps no higher than 18". Tall tires (33" plus) and limited slip are a plus. 4WD is required. Enhanced suspension travel and good ground clearance are helpful. Good driving skills are a plus.

Technical Rating

4

Status Reports

There are no status reports yet for this trail.

Access Description

To the western trailhead from the Kanab Visitor Center (BLM) in Kanab, UT, turn right onto Highway 89. Take Highway 89 through Kanab and continue north. After 3.8 miles, turn right onto BLMHC1. Continue along the BLM access road which transits the private land and up the hill to the Hog Canyon OHV Trail System western kiosk and staging area. To the eastern kiosk from the Kanab Visitor Center (BLM) in Kanab, UT, travel east on Highway 89 for 8.6 miles. Turn left onto Johnson Canyon Road. Follow Johnson Canyon Road for 7.8 miles before reaching the Crocodile Staging Area on the left-hand side of the road. To reach the kiosk, continue west from the staging area on BLM100 for roughly 3.9 miles. Turn left onto BLM104 and travel south for approximately 4 miles. Turn right onto BLMHC1. The kiosk is immediately after the intersection.

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