Hidden Canyon Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.
Hidden Canyon is a strenuous 2.4 mile out and back trail that bears right opposite the Weeping Rock Trail and ascends steep switchbacks and along a cliff face into the mouth of a narrow canyon crevice between Cable Mountain and the Great White Throne. Hidden Canyon is a strenuous 2.4 mile out and back trail that bears right opposite the Weeping Rock Trail and ascends steep switchbacks and along a cliff face into the mouth of a narrow canyon crevice between Cable Mountain and the Great White Throne. The trail offers some awesome views and provides steel chains set in the rock to assist with traversing a dangerous cliff. This trail is not recommended for children. The trailhead is shared with the trail to Weeping Rock and East Rim Trail routes, at the top of the Big Bend. Take the right fork to climb 850 feet up steep switchbacks and across chain-assisted cliffs with some amazingly sheer and dangerous drop offs. The traditional trail ends at a slickrock surrounded set of pools and potholes that can become a raging waterfall during heavy rainstorms. This entrance to Hidden Canyon then leads to a free-standing arch and many boulders along the crevice between Cable Mountain (North and East face) and the Great White Throne (South and West Face). Much less crowded than the other trail routes along the Zion Scenic Road. The bouldering route just past the potholes continues another half-mile up the canyon before the route may get too technical for some visitors. The rest of the canyon requires technical climbing skills, though there are two arches before the canyon emerges atop the plateau.
Great hike if you like narrow trails with sheer drops next to the trail. Ends in a canyon, but you can continue on if you so choose according to weather and conditions. Steep climb up switchbacks but some interesting rock formations and pools at the end.
The highlight of the trail was the cliff side portion with the chain. It's a great hike for those who want a thrill but aren't ready for Angel's Landing.
vast views of zion canyon as you ascend switchbacks up to hidden canyon. it was icy but manageable. chains are along the canyon walls in narrow, steep areas
A great hike. It's a workout for the first mile as you switchback up the face of the cliff. After that there are lots of fun little rock scrambles but mainly flat hiking through the canyon to the arch. Easy coming back down. Once you are back to the parking lot, make sure you take the time to jaunt up the very short trail to Weeping Rock. It's easy, short and totally worth it.
Beautiful hike. Getting up to top was a good workout. The "chain" section was awesome and continuing on to the mini arch was fun. Saw several people that didn't make it to top, just to hard for them but if your in reasonable shape no issues. Recommend this hike to anyone that is up for it.
Challenging, but worth the effort, especially after starting into the "hidden" portion. Even with the chains there is still solid footing. The staircase was beautiful in autumn!
We had a great time on this hike. It was challenging with beautiful views. Some chains and some scrambling, but the views were worth the effort.
This was such a different experience of trailing because it had it all. Don't want to give to much info because you got to see it for yourself. Good luck
In a lot of ways this was almost the equal of Angel's Landing but less difficult. Good alternative if you want some difficult passes (narrow trails in a rock face with chains for stability) and some (almost) equally great views. At the top you can continue past the end of the official trail into a narrow canyon. Requires some scrambling but definitely worth it. Wear layers on this one, it's hot on the way up but much cooler in the shady canyon.
Very fun!!!!! Scrambling required!
Bugs inside canyon FYI!