The Watchman Trail

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The Watchman Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Springdale, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

3.2 miles 692 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from South Entrance: Drive northward a short distance and turn right on the Watchman Campground access road. Cross the North Fork Virgin River and turn left on a short road immediately east of the river.

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1 month ago

great hike, a bit challenging definitely worth hiking breathtaking view at the top

hiking
1 month ago

Great, I'd definitely do it again. We overshot how long it would take us to ascend, and ended up waiting an extra hour for sunset. The trail is SO easy to navigate, although we went out and back, did not follow the loop. great views, lots of people on the trail no matter what the weather is like (we were there when it was raining-sprinkling, really). can't wait to do it again during a different time of year!

1 month ago

Great, I'd definitely do it again. We overshot how long it would take us to ascend, and ended up waiting an extra hour for sunset. The trail is SO easy to navigate, although we went out and back, did not follow the loop. great views, lots of people on the trail no matter what the weather is like (we were there when it was raining-sprinkling, really). can't wait to do it again during a different time of year!

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. The views are breathtaking. We went after a winter storm dumped a ton of snow so it was a bit muddy and icy. It was well worth the mess.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Nice easy trail. Great views.

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5 months ago

Fun, short hike, close to the south entrance of Zion. It was not super busy, even for a Friday in September! The trail has some incline to it but nothing too difficult or technical, a steady climb. The view is excellent but is cluttered with civilization. It's worth your time if you want a good 2-3 hour jaunt.

hiking
5 months ago

Zion is high tourist, but we did all our hikes at 6am and no one is out. Ran into 1 person on this trail. Loved the hike and do the extra little loop at the end. Nice view over Springdale.

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8 months ago

Woke up at dawn and headed out on the trail with a light drizzle coming down. Enjoyed every step of this short peaceful hike. Just as I got to the top the clouds cleared away and lit up the beautiful canyon walls.