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There’s not a lot to say that hasn’t already been said, this trail is incredible but not for the faint of heart. Go early or late in the day to avoid the crowds, bring gloves with good grip for holding onto the chains on the rocks. If you do get scared, please move off the trail! There were several people that were clinging on to the chains, holding on for dear life, sitting on the ground in the middle of the walkways, making it very dangerous for the rest of us.

I bought the shirt, and then I had to do it. Tip: go as early as you can get in the park. The crowds start coming after that, and you do NOT want to be stuck behind them when you're all hanging on the side of a cliff holding the same chain. Plus, there are people coming up who are not prepared or in shape for this hike and you do not want to get stuck behind them. Great hike if you don't mind a little fear factor. I'm not afraid of heights, but even I was a little uncertain in some parts. Just keep climbing.

must do hike!!! go early.

Highly recommend starting early to beat the crowds. We caught the 7 am shuttle from the visitor center and crowds were limited at that time. Great views at the top.

Great hike but WAY TOO many people on the chain!! Too close for comfort in my opinion!

Wonderful hike! I could not do the chain section - vertigo took over but we hiked part way up the West Rim and had a spectacular view of the valley.

Fun and Very easy hike with a well maintained trail at the beginning and Not too much shade. People make it sound hard but theres nothing hard about this trail for the active person. although In summer is really crowded with ppl which really sucks a lot. Nice views at the top and overall good experience. Is one of those hikes that you must do once but not twice. In my opinion if you're there for a day the narrows are better but if you can do both trails then might as well do them.

We enjoyed this hike, we made it on the first shuttle. I would not go if you don't make it early. Also seemed to be not as dangerous as all the hype, I am sure it is worse with more people on it. Hidden canyon seemed more precarious.

Very beautiful views from the top.
It is marked as “hard” for a reason. 1/3 of the trial is with chains and very steep cliffs. I would not recommend this for the kids or someone who is very scared heights. We started at 9am and was getting crowded already, like everyone hike the early you go the less people you will meet.

A must in Zion. If you are scared of heights, skip the last 0.5 miles climb to Angel's landing and turn around at Scout's lookout. (Totally worth it too)

I siked myself out the night before this hike by watching videos and reading reviews. I was seriously having a panic attack because I’m deathly afraid of heights. I actually found the hike to be very easy! Once you’re past the switchbacks and start the chains, it’s mainly using arm strength to hold and pull yourself up over rocks. The heights was not that bad! The videos made it look scarier than it actually was. I also recommend going very early to beat the crowds because you do end up having to wait for people to pass on the chains a lot if it’s crowded. I went at 6am and it was almost empty! If you like this hike, I would also highly recommend Observation Point. I found the scenery at OP to be even nicer than AL since it’s higher and you get more of the overall view of the park.

Great hike with amazing views. Parked at bus station 3 intersection very early in the morning and walked to trail head. This allowed me to beat the crowds and view the sunrise at the summit.

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Hiked these trails in September 2015 and it is still one of my all time favorite hikes! So much to see: redwoods, fern canyon, the beach, and wildlife. We took James Irvine out from the visitor center to fern canyon. Such a beautiful and peaceful walk through the woods and fern canyon is a great place to explore. When we emerged from fern canyon through the woods and out toward the beach, we actually ran into a large bull elk taking a rest right next to the trail (we almost didn’t see him, be careful!), so we bypassed the beach trail and walked along the road to get to Miners Ridge. We were out most of the day, from around 10 AM to just about sun set, with lots of stops for photos and to enjoy the beauty around us. Highly recommend, well worth it! I would rate it moderate, rather than hard.

Amazing hike but not as scary as it’s cut out to be. Start early. Switchbacks are tiring and super steep.

Absolutely stunning. Tough hike but oh so worth it!!

Epic views at the top. Tough hike when there is snow on the ground but well worth it. Dog friendly.

Absolutely stunning views. The red rocks are some of my favorites. Such a beautiful hike. Exhilarating and gets your adrenaline pumping. Highly recommend.

So beautiful and exhilarating! One of the best hikes I’ve done of all time. If you don’t like heights, stay away.

We lucked out and missed the crowds because of rain and a storm in the distance. We had a guide that made me feel safe, since this was my first time and I was a little nervous. I also have a fear of heights, but I conquered that fear. The views are absolutely breathtaking. There is a sense of camaraderie on the trail itself. Everyone was working towards the same goal. I felt like I had accomplished a great feat when I made it back down. It was hard. I was scared. But it was so worth it. I highly recommend this hike. Be prepared when you go, people have died on this hike.

The last third of the hike is by far the scariest thing I’ve ever done. When you’re back on solid ground, all you can feel is.... victory.

If you can, stay in the Zion Lodge, get up a half hour before dawn and set out walking to the trailhead along the Grotto trail. We avoided the big crowds and had a mind-blowing sunrise view. A painfully early wake-up call will hurt but it is so, so worth it. We went in early April and needed a LOT of layers, with temps varying from below freezing In the morning to the 60s by mid-day. This one’s not for the faint of heart, so plan well and don’t attempt if you can’t stomach the idea of a narrow trail with steep drop offs on either side.

What a day! we started at 930 am and got to the top at 1130. We had lunch on top of the world! The most amazing view you can imagine, but it was a lot of work. I do not recommend taking a child under 13, it's very strenuous and sometimes slippery. My legs were shaking and I still had about 2 more hours to hike down.

Absolutely beautiful! Mid April so it was very busy! Most hikers are very friendly and patient when it comes to taking your time on the last 1/2mile. Worth the experience and the views!

hiking
12 days ago

Incredible hike!

This was an amazing hike, with incredible views at the top. One of the best I’ve ever done in a NP. It was definitely not easy with all the switchbacks and steep climbs up and down. I didn’t have issues with the heights but this is definitely a big factor for some. I would never take a child under 13 on this trail.

I started at 8AM, which is the latest I would ever start this trail. This was good timing since there was limited waiting climbing up and down. Due to the hoards of people (first week of apr) I could see coming up I didn’t stay very long at the top. I would not want to do this trail with lots of people going up or down, since you’ll be waiting a long time at the chains to safely climb up or down. They definitely need to issue permits to limit the number people attempting this hike and keep it enjoyable and safe.

There are some spots you have to pull yourself up and drop yourself down using your arms, so you really need to be in shape to climb to the top safely. Round trip took 3hrs 15mins, but I would have liked to spend more time enjoying the views at the top.

SO AWESOME! One of my favorite hikes. We went mid day and if you’re patient-you’ll be fine. (Went in the summer). Be wise while doing this trail. Stupidity doesn’t mix with heights and sheer cliffs. Cute chipmunks at the top

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful hike and not overly difficult. A little work involved but the value of the scenery well outweighs the work to get there.

hiking
15 days ago

Unbelievable hike! We started about 8:00 am and it wasn't too busy, getting to the top took about and hour and a half. The way back down was a little busier but it gave us more time to take in the views! round trip including spending time at the top was about 3.5 hours!

Best views ever. Kinda a super Highway but well worth it

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