Angels Landing Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hurricane, UT that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from February until October.
Zion National Park. Strenuous with steep drop-offs and narrow trail. Not for anyone fearful of heights. Ends at summit 1500 feet above Zion Canyon. Last 0.5 mi (0.8 km) follows a steep, narrow ridge; chains have been added in the most difficult areas. The first 2-miles are paved and well-maintained. Most of the path is sunny, but Refrigerator Canyon offers shade and often a cool breeze. This is a good early morning hike. Make sure to allow time to be off the trail by dark if starting late in the day. The last half-mile is across a narrow sandstone ridge. Anchored support chains are attached along some sections of the sheer fin. Sheer cliffs at high elevations while hiking on a narrow fin. Not suggested for children or those with a fear of heights. Avoid standing near the edge at all times! Do not hike the trail when it is wet, storming, or when high winds are present.
Fun trail but definitely not difficult. Get in the first shuttle at 7 am to avoid the crowds!
One of my top 5 hikes - A must do! There was a great camaraderie amongst the hikers which made this a fun hike. Everyone had a great sense of accomplishment when they reached the top. I have a modest fear of heights, but still had to do this. It will test most people's comfort level with the drop offs - don't look down. I'd not bring walking sticks as you won't want them after Scout's Lookout. We went early in the morning to avoid crowds. That was a plus when navigating the chains sections. We felt the first section of chains was the hardest to navigate.
Amazing. More mentally than physically taxing (if you have any discomfort with hikes) but definitely a strenuous hike. Tons of people on the trail, go as early as you can. Avoid wearing lots of weight or a big backpack if you can, there are sections on the ascent where that can make you feel less stable.
Amazing trail in an amazing National Park. I would rate it as easy though, not hard.
Hiking this trail was literally the favorite thing I've ever done! The views and the rush is unbelievable!
Angels Landing is a must do. It's a unique experience that you will be retelling many times. It's not a particularly difficult hike and the most strenuous part is probably heading into Walters Wiggles, but even here it's only moderate. The chains are a lot of fun. Well, in retrospect they were a lot of fun, but at the time it felt terrifying/exhilarating all at once.
For people with a fear of heights- I have a decent fear of heights and I didn't have any real issues on the chains. I wasn't one of those people that you see peering over the edge or anything like that, but it was definitely doable and enjoyable even for someone who isn't the biggest fan of heights.
Pro Tip: Make every possible effort to get on the first bus. I got on the second or third bus of the day and had no problems getting up at all, but coming back down we were already starting to run into traffic on the chains. Unfortunately, early in the day is not the best lighting for pictures at Angel's Landing, but it is absolutely the best time for hiking.
Breathtaking views on both sides of the cliffs on top. It is strenuous, but definitely worth it. Very rewarding.
Best hiking trip I've ever had! Extremely busy but well worth it!
Very fun hike after the initial paved steep walk. Lotsa scrambling to the top and some awesome views. A LOT of people though so go early. This will help with the heat as well. Lost GPS signal a bunch in the canyon.
My Favorite so far..worth it!