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Our group ranged in age from 4 to 69, avid hikers to couch potatoes and everyone LOVED it!!! We all would do it again!

great hike, did it with my 5 year old.

stop at the sweet spot for pan it and drinks.

Scenic. We hiked in the afternoon which was ideal as it was shaded. Majestic views all around! We hiked from the 6th tram stop back down to the 5th. Enjoyable.

This was maybe one of the most fun hikes I’ve done to date!!

on Petrified Dunes Trail

5 days ago

Hiked this with my 6 and 2 year old little girls. They loved it both of them where able to climb and explore.

Absolutely amazing! Breathtaking and worth every step!

One of my favorite trails!

This is a great hike! Fairly shaded most of the way, which is nice when it's hot! This hike is best in the summer because of the falls at the end is very temperature cool, and I would recommend water shoes or hiking sandals because you will walk through the water. It's a really fun hike, very beautiful place!

A lovely hike if you're looking for a trail that takes you by (and in) water. It'll cool you off a little if you're a summer hiker.

Love this hike. What a find just a few miles off the 15. Well worth the $9 entrance fee.

Easiest to jump in the creek and follow it up the canyon. Perfect for summer afternoon. Tracked it at approx. 2.7 miles and 1 hour to the 2nd ladder but I was moving at fairly quick pace. Appears trail continues quite a distance past the 2nd ladder with even taller canyon walls at some point but had to turn back before sunset. Will definitely return.

11 days ago

Fun, easy walk with my 3-yr old (who loved the lava field).

One of my favorite hikes so far. The waterfall was an amazing end to the hike.

Awesome hike! Definitely will do it again when we’re in the area

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16 days ago

I think this might be my favorite hike to date! Go! You won’t be disappointed.

Did this trail on 26Jul18 @ around 11 am. There were only a couple of sketchy spots that upon first glance, didn't know if I could make it-2nd ladder was one of them. Made it to the end. Water was 3 ft deep in a couple of spots, but nice and refreshing with the hot temp. As everyone tells you, second ladder has a couple of loose steps. Be careful. All in all, 100% worth doing. 12 of 10 stars. *Note that this trail is ~2.7 miles one way and the full trail is longer than 5.

We did this hike today with our dog. Yes, with our dog. We asked at the payment booth and the guy working it said that dogs are allowed now, they just haven’t changed the signs. It was a good hike. Very beautiful and quite refreshing with all the water crossings. It was, however, a very busy trail. My husband went to the second ladder, but since we forgot the doggie back pack I stayed back with our pup. It was so busy, we couldn’t even get the iconic ‘falls with ladder’ photo because all we would have gotten were peoples butts as they descended the ladder.

Great hike! Water was cold but overall worth the time! Grandson who is 9 years old love it. In one part, waded in water that was thigh high. 2nd ladder was a bit scary but we made it. Will make this an annual event!

Was an awesome trail but would suggest big older kids...10 or up, maybe a little younger if you have an athletic child and have done some hikes before...otherwise was a neat little hike

26 days ago

Hiked this in the spring and once before. Fun but quite crowded.

Great little hike! We were lucky to hit it on a drizzly day, crowds were leaving, didn't have to wait on ladders going down, only on first ladder coming up - waited 10+minutes for group with small children who were crying and paralyzed with fear trying to descend first ladder. Beautiful slot canyon, would have continued further if thunder and rain hadn't threatened us.

Due to flood damage we were only able to hike the lower emerald pool. Not a bad hike but nothing overly special either. I’m sure it would have been a much better hike if we had access to the middle and upper pools.

This was a really fun hike through water and slot canyons. There is parking at the bottom, and bathrooms at the parking and the beginning of the trailhead.
As of May 1st, 2018 they require permits to hike. You can get them online or just pay when you get there, they accept debit and credit on site. It's $8 per person 3 years old and up, plus a processing fee. There was a sign that said, "second ladder is loose, hike at your own risk". Also had a sign that said not to yell at them (which I didn't understand until I saw the ladder and read reviews about injured people).
I hate having to pay, but it was a really amazing hike. There were some trails toward the beginning that seemed to go everywhere. It was poorly labeled, just stay close to the water and you should be fine. I followed two different trails and they were both fine.
You will get wet if you go into the slot canyons and it was as deep as my stomach (I'm 5'3"). The first ladder was easy over the falls, about 1.6 miles in. The second ladder was not as easy. It was broken, missing steps, turns when you step on it, and the rope isn't tied down only at the top and it's worn out, not to mention it's slippery and wet. You would do a lot better bringing your own gear (there was a hook on the other side). But personally, I feel like if I'm paying to get in, I wish they would at least fix this. My 12 year old was able to get up and down with 2 adults helping, but it was too dangerous for me to send up my 7 year old (especially when groups of grown adults were turning around because it was too dangerous- really hard to get down), so we ended up turning around here. Disappointing..
I saw some people with dogs, I would suggest NOT bringing any pets or small children. My 7 year old was able to do it, but he's really athletic and we still had to pull him up onto rocks and help him through the deep waters. It was freezing. Also, I talked to some workers in Zion Adventures and they said the waters there are always freezing. You can buy neoprene socks to keep your feet warm for $30, used ones for $5. I would advise doing that if you plan on doing the whole hike because it was so cold it was painful at times.
We went around 8am, not a lot of crowds- 4 cars in the lot. We only ran into people in the canyons where there was a lot of back up because no one could get up that second "ladder". As we were leaving (around noon), there were about 25 more cars and the trails were getting pretty crowded.
I would suggest to wait to do this hike when the ladder is fixed or bring your own gear so you can get up the last fall safely.

Wonderful trail, starts of slow, gets a little steep. Extremely Rocky as well. Recommend this trail for Novice hikers.

This was one of the best hikes I ever done! The views are beautiful, easy enough to tAke our 3 yr old in our back carrier.

Backpacked from Kolob Arch side down to the camping spots (a mile from Kolob Arch) then backpacked back up the same direction. There’s running water for filtering. It was so pretty. My first backpacking trip.

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1 month ago

Did this hike and added the Grotto Trail. The Upper Pool is crowded and is difficult to get pics without people in the Pool. Many People were in the Pool with no Consideration for others taking photos.

Beautiful scenery and nice break from the heat since it's in a slot canyon. Trail could be better marked.

Fantastic hike! Our Kids ages 6-12 did awesome and loved every minute of it. The water felt great and very refreshing. Started fairly early, not many hikers. Coming out there were a lot of hikers getting started. Definitely go early! Made it to the second ladder. (Approx. 3.82 miles round trip to second ladder, completed in about 2 hrs 45 min.) 2nd Ladder rungs are falling off and is only safe for agile adults. Easier to go up than down. Kids cruised up the first ladder just fine. Beautiful hike! A must do for everyone of all ages. Will definitely come back again.

This train is hot but there is a great place to cool off at the top AND when you get done, get in the water! The Virgin River is relatively warm and shallow and a great way to end the hike.

Spectacular!!!

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