Grotto Trail

EASY 22 reviews
#17 of 70 trails in

Grotto Trail is a 1.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, UT that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

1.5 miles 129 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

views

Directions from South Entrance: Drive northward to the visitor center and park your car. Board the Zion shuttle and take it to The Grotto approximately five miles north in Zion Canyon.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

Nice easy morning walk "hike". Lots of wildlife along this trail as well. Very enjoyable!

backpacking
5 months ago

5 months ago

Gorgeous views!

hiking
8 months ago

Pretty much the most boring trail in Zion. Only waste your time if you're paring it with another trail.

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Took this little jaunt after Angel's landing to the park lodge. I suggest rather than the bus as it is a nice way to wind down and makes the beer even more refreshing. It is pretty and we saw deer and turkeys along the way!

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

We did the lower Emerald pool, Upper Emerald pool and on the way back took the Grotto Trail. The view is really good from the Grotto trail. It was the sunset time and the rock was glowing with the reddish color. The Lower Emerald pool falls was visible from this trail.

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

We did this trail after Emerald Pools, it was a nice easy hike. This trail was less busy and had some great views.

hiking
1 year ago

Easy hike, saw lots of deer! Bundle up if you trek it in December

hiking
2 years ago

Fun little trail.

hiking
2 years ago

Easy trail from Zion Lodge to a picnic area. Pretty views along the way.

hiking
2 years ago

Enjoyable easy hike.

hiking
2 years ago

Very easy hike, I'd recommend as a warm up for one of the longer ones. It is mostly flat and there's not much to look at. Part of it goes pretty close by the road, so I guess you can look at cars driving by. We were hoping that with the name Grotto Trail there'd be some, you know, grottos. Nope.

hiking
3 years ago

Combined this trail with the Emerald pools loop. Very scenic and some shade through the trees as you follow the river to the Zion lodge. Ate lunch overlooking the lawn in front of the lodge. Very peaceful. Extremetly large trees!! Lots of deer

walking
3 years ago

More of a walk that a hike compared to the rest of the trails.