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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.
Kristy D. on The Zion Narrows Riverside Walk
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.
Kristy D. on Lower Emerald Pool Trail
Slow easy hike. Loved it for an after lunch adventure.
Kristy D. on Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Nice scenic drive. Saw about 45 deer!
Kristy D. on The Watchman Trail
Nice easy trail. Great views.
Hiked Thanksgiving Day. Switchbacks pretty much define this trail, however at no point did I feel that there was any real danger for myself or my 11yr old. We took our time and stopped for a long lunch and some exploring in the slot canyons (which was our favorite part of the trail). Unfortunately we started too late to finish the trail (needed extra 45mins and it was getting dark) though the more fit & driven wife ditched us and made it up and back in time.
Was surprised how busy it was on Thanksgiving Day, but the views were absolutely worth it. Saw a bunch of mountain goats on the way back just off trail
Great views of the river down the valley. Not to strenuous at all. We walked back down along the river back to the Lodge and had lunch there. Came within several feet of some deer when we turned a corner on the river which was cool. Not nearly as crowded as emerald pools trail
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.
Spectacular views at observation point. Switchbacks for days but diverse views (weeping rock, echo canyon, Zion canyon views) along the way keep it interesting. For fit folks not taking breaks, up takes 2 hours and 1.3 hours coming down. If you have time stop by hidden canyon on the way down.
Beautiful hike. I don't think it would be great unless you make it to the upper pool. There are the lower, middle, and upper pools. For me, the only pool that appeared "emerald" was the final one at the top and that was by far the best one. The trail to the first pool is easy, but after that I would rate it moderate. Still beautiful views!
I've been to Zion 6 times now and Observation Point twice. The first time was as a side trip from the East Rim Trail and the hike up from there was grueling after 10 miles on the East Rim. I'm not afraid of heights but I was already weak by the time I got to the switch backs and the exposure made me nervous. Still a great hike and well worth the view!
There is a better (in my opinion) way to get to Observation Point; Contact one of the local adventure companies and pay $25 for a one way shuttle to the East Mesa Trail head, from there, it's a short 3.2 mile flat hike out to Observation Point with views of Mystery Canyon and other views along the way. When you're ready to head back, take the normal route down through the switchbacks, past echo canyon and down into the park where you can take a free shuttle back to your car at the visitor center. This is a much less strenuous way to see Observation Point and still see the beauty of the main trail up from the valley.
Did this one from the bottom up to Horse Pasture Plateau on a solo day hike. It was my favorite hike of the week we hiked in the area and top 10 of any hike I've ever done. There were some areas up top that were a little dangerous with huge drops and a lot of debris on the trails. There some very nice long climbs and some of the best views any where I've seen. Once I was a mile past Angel's Rim I never saw anyone until I came back down. My only regret for the week was not just putting on my backpack and just hiking everywhere we could..........#276
Phil S. on The Zion Narrows Riverside Walk
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.