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Birch Hollow

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Trail stats

Distance
10.33 mi
Elevation gain
1,319 ft
Technical difficulty
Difficult
Elevation loss
1,798 ft
Max elevation
6,932 ft
TrailRank 
11
Min elevation
5,508 ft
Trail type
One Way
Coordinates
472
Uploaded
May 12, 2016
Recorded
May 2016
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6,932 ft
5,508 ft
10.33 mi

near Zion Lodge, Utah (United States)

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Waypoints

PictographWaypoint Altitude 6,172 ft

dBrchHlwR1

Rap 1 in Birch Hollow. Anchored from a tree about 6 feet back and drops about 40 feet down a vertical wall with some loose rock.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,974 ft

dBrchHlwR2

Rap 2 in Birch Hollow. Anchored from a log about 20 feet upstream of the rap and drops about 50 feet.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,865 ft

dBrchHlwR3

Rap 3 in Birch Hollow. Anchored from a choke stone about 20 feet upstream of the rap and drops about 15 feet.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,914 ft

dBrchHlwR4-5

Raps 4 and 5 in Birch Hollow. Rap 4 is drops about 15 feet down a pile of boulders and is easily down climbed with the use of a hand line. Rap 3 is anchored 2 bolted hangers LDC and drops about 20 feet.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,772 ft

dBrchHlwR6-8

Raps 6 - 8 in Birch Hollow. Rap 6 is anchored from a tree LDC and drops about 100 feet down a fluted dry fall. Rap 7 is at the bottom of rap 6 and is anchored from 2 bolted hangers RDC and drops about 30 feet. Rap 8 is anchored from 2 bolt ad hangers RDC and drops about 40 feet.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,688 ft

dBrchHlwR9-11

Raps 9 - 11 in Birch Hollow. Rap 9 is anchored RDC from 2 bolted hangers and drops about 30 feet. Rap 10 is anchored LDC from 2 bolted hangers and drops about 70 feet. Rap 11 is anchored LDC from 2 bolted hangers ad drops about 60 feet.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,178 ft

dOrderVileR1

Rap 1 in Orderville Canyon. Drops about 15 feet to a pool that is sometimes a muddy mess and is anchored from 2 bolted hangers RDC.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,782 ft

dOrderVileR2

Rap 2 in Orderville Canyon. Drops about12 feet anchored from 2 bolt and hangars LDC. The pool has a waterfall. There is a huge boulder overhead with tree growing on top. One of my favorite rappels. This is sometimes called the Guillotine due to the huge boulder chock stone over head.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 6,430 ft

extOrderville

Turn off for Orderville from the North Fork road. 11.4 miles from highway 9.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,509 ft

jRiverWalkEnd

This is where the river walk side walk meets the river in The Narrows.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,645 ft

Mile13Nrws

13 Miles from NrwsTHtop2 And 13.5 Miles from NrwsTHtop1

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,615 ft

Mile14Nrws

14 Miles from NrwsTHtop2 And 14.5 Miles from NrwsTHtop1

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,536 ft

Mile15Nrws

15 Miles from NrwsTHtop2 And 15.5 Miles from NrwsTHtop1

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,763 ft

pkOrdrvlUprAlt

A large turn out to park in IF you have 4WD to drive in. Otherwise you need to hike this portion of the Orderville route.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 6,736 ft

tBirchHollow

Trailhead for Birch Hollow. It is a very large turn out on the west side of the road.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 4,439 ft

tNarrowsBot

Bottom trailhead for the Virgin River Narrows at the Temple of Sinawava.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 6,403 ft

tOrdervilleTp

Trailhead for upper Orderville Canyon. There is a gate here and room to camp for a few cars.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,525 ft

tWildWindHlwBt

Bottom of Wild Wind Hollow. A non technical and brush filled hollow leading up out of Orederville sometimes used as a return route after Birch Hollow.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,756 ft

w-WWH-RP-01

Trail is better defined and runs at the base of a vertical rock cliff band.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,788 ft

w-WWH-RP-02

Social trail had been following along the base of a sandstone wall. This is the east end of the wall and is about 200 feet up out of the wash.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,841 ft

w-WWH-RP-03

Use trail forks off in 3 directions. Turn right (southwest) and follow the trail going up the slope away from Wild Wind Hollow.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 5,963 ft

w-WWH-RP-04

Trail tops out here about 50 feet before reaching a wide shallow drainage. Walk over to the shallow drainge then follow up a faint path along the LUC side.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 6,046 ft

w-WWH-RP-05

Shallow drainge fades away here and you will be walking southwest traversing the slope.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 6,090 ft

w-WWH-RP-06

Route gets to a ridge that is the east rim of the drainage between Wild Wind hollow and Orderville. Turn left and travel on faint use trails along the ridge.

PictographWaypoint Altitude 6,147 ft

w-WWH-RP-07

First of a few small washes dropping into the head of the large drainge.

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