The Zion Narrows Riverside Walk

EASY 329 reviews
#2 of 71 trails in

The Zion Narrows Riverside Walk is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is accessible from March until October.

1.9 miles 344 feet Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Walk through the water between high canyon walls as a nice way to cool off in Zion National Park. The Riverside Walk Trail is a relatively flat, easy paved out and back trail located at the end of the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive that travels alongside the Virgin River to the mouth of the Narrows. There are water filling stations at the trail head where the shuttle buses drop off as well as restrooms. There are sandy areas near the end near the entrance to the Narrows where you can cool your feet in the cool waters. Go as far as you like up the river but step carefully, as the water can get chest high in some places.

5 days ago

One of my favorite trails. So fun for anyone who even remotely likes the outdoors.

hiking
13 days ago

Another Zion bucket list hike. The easy walk from the final shuttle stop at the Temple of Sinawava along the paved Riverside Trail is terrific. Go slow and explore several of the river access points. I have some wonderful memories (and pictures) here, taking in the amazing beauty of the rushing Virgin River alongside the sheer canyon walls. By the time you reach the Narrows, the canyon is right on top of you on both sides. During my two trips to Zion, I have not yet been able hike very far up in the river. This will definitely be a priority if I am able to get back a third time!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We could only do part of this hike but was a very gentle and easy walk up to the river. When we got to the river we attempted it in bare feet and was just too cold after about 1/4 mile. Definitely would love to do it again in the summer.

1 month ago

1 month ago

2 months ago

It was one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever been on. Definitely nothing to rigorous but choppy at times thanks to the different sized rocks and boulders in the river.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Easy stroll through a beautiful part of the park. Recommend it after a long hike the day prior.

walking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

You have to see this if you go to Zion. It is the last stop of the bus tour, then you take a short, easy walk to where the cliffs come together. We saw several rock climbers in this area too. People wade out into the creek and can hike the Narrows if you brought the correct shoes. Very cool.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

A nice comfortable walk on a mostly paved trail ending at the Virgin River. If you intend to walk into The Narrows plan on getting the water proof pants and shoes and a walking stick. The water moves pretty quickly even for shin deep which may cause you to slip on rocks. The water is pretty chilly, somewhat refreshing.

hiking
2 months ago

A great easy walk in the river. Amazing views. Get prepared for wetting you feet and lower calf.

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

Very unique hike. We rented canyoneering shoes and walking sticks which I highly recommend if you're going beyond the trail into the river. After about a mile on a paved trail you continue to the river for up to another 3-4 miles. You'll pretty much always be in the water which can be up to waist deep. The hike is totally flat but takes a lot of energy because you have to constantly pay attention to where you're stepping in the water. 1000 foot walls on either side... haven't done anything like that before. Only downside is that it's a very busy hike, lots of people.