Hog Slant Rock Climb

Total Miles


1,795.16 ft


0.5 Hours

Technical Rating



Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

This is a short little trail that takes you to the Hog Slant Rock Climb. It's a fun obstacle, so we wanted people to be able to find it. There are so many trails in the Hog Canyon Trail System, it's easy to miss this one, even though it's a loop that's wedged in between Hog Canyon-BLMHC7 Tom's Trail. Easy and fun slick rock formations to climb around on, and then on to more challenging trails in Hog Canyon. This is a popular area for off-roaders, so be aware of other people in the area. In a lot of places, there is nowhere to move over and let someone pass. In February of 2023 Utah began enforcement of a new law, which requires an online education course for all off-roaders. The free course is available online. Google "Utah OHV Education Course," and the free test will pop up. It's an easy test that will only take 15-30 minutes, and it's required for all off-roaders, Jeeps, SXSs, dirt bikes, ATVs. Kids under the age of 18 will have to take the Youth Education Test at the same site. After completing the test, print out the certificate to carry with you which shows you completed the course. We have taken it, and it's really no big deal. Good reminders about trail etiquette and trail preservation.

Photos of Hog Slant Rock Climb

Hog Slant Rock Climb
Hog Slant Rock Climb
Hog Slant Rock Climb


Slick rock formations to climb, but nothing too difficult. In fact, it's easier than Tom's Trail on either end.


Johnson Canyon in Kane County, Utah, is the site where a lot of old westerns were filmed, including Gunsmoke, Wagon Train, Have Gun - Will Travel, Westward the Women, How the West Was Won, Mackenna's Gold, Death Valley Days and Duel at Diablo. The Johnson Canyon Western Movie Set is a tourist attraction in Kane County, Utah. The buildings have fallen into disrepair, and so they cannot be accessed, but they are visible for pictures.

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Access Description

From Kanab, UT, take Highway 89 north to the Hog Canyon parking area on the right. It's a large sandy staging area that will hold a lot of vehicles and trailers. Take Hog Canyon Road up through the North Fork of Hog Canyon. Turn left on Hog Canyon BLMHC1 Trail. Take another left when Hog Canyon BLMHC1 turns. At the next Y, you can take either side to find the Hog Slant Rock Climb.

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