Angels Landing Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hurricane, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until October.
This is a strenuous trail in Zion National Park with steep drop-offs and very narrow sections. Not for anyone afraid of heights! 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. 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. 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. Avoid standing near the edge at all times! Do not hike the trail when it is wet, storming, or when high winds are present.
Absolutely beautiful trail. Mostly paved until you reach the last 1/2 mile and then it's a scramble up the spine to the top. This is not a trail for the faint of heart, you feel very exposed at times with 1000+ foot shear cliffs feet from the trail on either side. It's well worth it - the view from angel's landing is incredible. Must-hike trail in Zion. I'd recommend going in the offseason, we hiked this in early February and I wouldn't want I go up and down the sketchy part with any more hikers on the trail than there were that day...plus the weather was absolutely perfect.
easy version of half dome
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Challenging Hike that gets extremely narrow. Some snow and ice on the trail but the view at the end is worth it. Would imagine that it becomes more crowded on the weekend.
Hardest trail I've hiked, but it was worth the trek! The views at the top are breathtaking plus you just have a great feel of accomplishment when you reach the top. It's a hike that stays with you.
This was pretty spectacular. The last mile along the ridge took forever! You are 1500 ft above the canyon floor and the ridge is often only wide enough for one person. There is a chain to hold onto the whole way, but there is still quite a bit of scrambling. It's pretty crowded, so a lot of the challenge comes from trying to pass groups moving in the opposite direction. People have actually fallen to their death, so safety is a real concern.
When you get to the actual landing, it will take your breath away! The views are incredible and it's extremely windy, so out your hat in your backpack. This is not a hike for those afraid of heights. But, if you can stomach it, it is spectacular!
What a beautiful stunning hike. Highly suggest.