|Signal Peak from Pine Valley
Length: 11 miles round trip
Description: Signal Peak, the highest peak in the Pine Valley Mountains, is located just south of the town of Pine Valley. The hike to the peak is one of Utah's great mountain hikes. The summit can be approached from the town of Pine Valley (described here) or from the south, from Oak Grove. Either way, it is a steep hike to an incredible vista overlooking most of southeastern Utah.
Browns Point Trailhead
The hike begins at the Browns Point Trailhead. To get there, drive past the town of Pine Valley toward the Pine Valley Campground. Watch for the signed trailhead on the south side of the road. Hike south on the well-marked Browns Point Trail for about 3.8 miles as it climbs a steep ridge and drops down into Nay Canyon.
The trail forks in Nay Canyon. Continue south for about 0.75 miles to the junction with the Summit Trail.
Summit Trail Junction
From the signed trail junction, take the well-defined trail west toward Further Water. On most maps this section is called the Summit Trail. It skirts Signal Peak on the north side.
The trail does not actually ascend to the top of the summit, but it skirts to the north. You'll have to bushwhack south for about 0.25 miles (one way) to the top of the mountain.