Yesterday, I hiked the South end of the Rim Trail at Mt. Nebo State Park.
Mt. Nebo may be my favorite state park. It is a beautiful mountaintop park with a small campground and some great hiking trails. [Note: You can read about the entire rim trail loop at this link.]
The Rim Trail encircles most of Mt. Nebo. I have made a GPX file of the south section of the trail from the campground parking lot (on the east side of the mountain) over to the southwest overlook (where there is another parking lot).
This section of the Rim Trail is about 1.2 miles. Aside from having to navigate some of rocky sections, this is not a difficult trail section to hike. The views from the trail are gorgeous.
To get back to the campground parking lot, you can walk the trail back or follow the roads for about a half mile.
You should keep close tabs on small children as there are a few hazardous drop-offs without guardrails.
You can download the official Mt. Nebo trails brochure at this pdf link.
|Trail Name and Location||Rim Trail (South) - Mount Nebo State Park|
|Weather/Conditions||Upper 40's, pleasant.|
|Directions||I started on the trail behind the campground bathhouse and then headed south (i.e., right).|
|Length||1.2 miles to the southwest overlook.|
(1=Easy; 5=Most Difficult)
|ATT Cell Coverage?||Yes|
[Last revised: 2012-05-01.]