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We did this in place of Angel's Landing as that trail is currently closed. We are active fit-ish 30-somethings and it took us 1.5 hours to ascend and surprisingly, 1.5 hours to descend because of the volume of hikers coming up at around 11am. I'm not sure how this is labeled as a moderate trail as this was fairly difficult due to the constant incline. The trail is not technical and like others have said, leave early so you take advantage of the canyon's shadows on the way up.

Awesome, tough hike. Not for beginners. Long and steep, but totally worth the work. The views are out of this world!

Great views! We did the loop from Trail 4 and back on and did the Little Devil's Tower as well. A little over 9 miles.

My 11 yr old son and I hiked and loved it. The trail is beautiful the whole way up because the leaves are changing. The cave is very cold, bring a good jacket. Great hike, but definitely longer than listed here. I clocked it on my phone at just under 9 miles.

Bring water. Great scenery and the farther you go, the less people you see.

Absolutely stunning !! It has river, lakes, views, glacier.. The hike, the views, the glacier lake with ice floating at the top! Take rain gear if chance of showers, it comes in quick. Lots of wildlife, we saw a moose coming up to thw beach where we swam in a lake to drink..

Gorgeous!

Awesome Hike on a beautiful day.
Went up on trail 9 and came back in trial 4.

Excellant hike, beautiful foliage in the fall all the way up. The cave at the top is worth exploring, flashlight needed. Watch your footing, as ice is already forming along the stream bed.

Amazing hike but with the side hikes for the views ended up being 12 miles. Was worth every step. Truly amazing

Did this 9/18. Took 3 of us 1:15 to get up and about an hour down. The switchbacks to start are a butt kicker, a nice break in the middle followed by another tough section finishing with a 3/4 mile or so rim trail with amazing views. We started at 7:30 and trail was not busy. Had a nice time at top for 45 minutes before heading down. There were A LOT of people heading up on our way down (as in several hundred). Trail is mostly smooth so the difficulty is purely the steepness of the trail. It is work with a lot of sun exposure on upper half. Great views on top and many good views along the way.

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2 days ago

Hiked 9/4/18 via the 8:30 boat round-trip and ranger-led hike, about 7 miles. Perfect pace for this 69-yr-old from Alabama in moderate shape. Great scenery despite high clouds covering the mountain tops. We saw big-horn sheep and later a moose family by the upper lake.

Hiked Sept 6th . Started from Many Glacier Lodge at 9am, great beginning trail. Great mountain and lake views. Relativly easy for first 3.5 miles. Took way too much stuff ( planded for bad weather and such) could have reduced pack weight by 10 lbs. Took water filter - great for refill at the top, helped others refill as well. did not snack enough along the way to keep up the energy . The last 1.5 miles were trying to make me quit the climb but all the younger and older hikers passing us and urging us on got us to the top. Took 5 hrs to make it up. epic climb and made my whoe year ! Checked off the Bucket List !took 4 hrs to get down and missed the boat literly to catch the ride back to the lodge so walked the last 2 mils compleatly pooped. From Indiana we did not plan or prepare for shuch a climb but glad we did it. PS: our Iphone recorded 15 miles total. This is a must do climb.

My favorite hike on a recent trip to Zion, Bryce, and the North Rim. Was on the 3rd bus and not too much of a crowd. Encountered a handful of people on their way down during the 2nd half of the hike. First 1.25 is a fairly steep climb on pavement. Trail levels off for most of the next 1/2 mile before climbing again. Most of trail on rock/concrete. Mid section and end with stretches of sand. Gets pretty narrow in spots but felt comfortable running down portions of the trail. Gets pretty narrow in some spots but nothing needing hand rails like Angels Landing has. On the way down the first half of the hike was the in the sun and second half was in the shade. On September 16th it was pretty warm in the sun so felt for those who got a later start. View from the top is absolutely worth work to get there.

Hiked 9/17. I'm not particularly athletic so I had doubts about being able to finish this trail (10 miles and uphill? Yikes) It was surprisingly easy, the incline is gradual and because you stop frequently to let people pass and admire the views you never get too tired. The only time I was out of breath was the steeper portion just before you reach the glacier which doesn't last long at all. It took us around 6 hours including a handful of short stops on the way up and a half hour break at the top. I'm from the northeast and have never seen anything as beautiful as what I've seen here.. With the fall colors, it was too much!! This one is a must. HIGHLY recommended. P.S. There are pit toilets a half mile before the top.

It’s one of the most gorgeous hikes I’ve ever done! The views are spectacular the whole way up. Once we reached the top, there were a good amount of people there, so we kept walking along the water and the crowd died down. We went with a group of 6 people, 4 of us are more experienced hikers and it was a bit challenging at points but over all easier than expected. Our other 2 friends, who are not experienced, did find it pretty challenging, but with a good amount of breaks, we all made it up to the top together in about 3.5hrs. I HIGHLY recommend this hike.

this is my favorite hike in Zion. Even better than Angel' s Landing. The views are breathtaking and the hike itself is beautiful!

AMAZING! If you don’t like crowds then just get there early, first shuttle leaves at 6am (headlamp recommended). We had a great hike up and only a few people at top. The views are breathtaking. Trekking poles recommended for rocks and steep grade. Made it up in 2 and down in 1.7 hours!

one of my favorite hikes of all time. spectacular views the entire way and the glacier lake and waterfalls are amazing.

Like are you even kidding me with these fall colors gosh DANG Montana

One of my fav hikes in North Carolina. Have done it several times and several different routes. From Profile Trail to paying at entrance. Either way, worth the time and the money. I just remind myself that the money goes towards maintaining Grandfather Mountain! So I have no problem paying the fee!

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5 days ago

Outstanding views the entire trail. Gives you nearly everything GNP has to offer including lakes, heights, wildlife, and glaciers.

Consistent, steady incline and sun exposure throughout most of the trail. While you don’t hear much about the sheer cliffs on this path, there are some points that may make those with a fear of heights a bit nervous. Prepare for a somewhat strenuous finish, but they payoff is very much worth it.

Would recommend bringing lunch to eat while overlooking the lake at the farthest point in the trail.

One of the best trails in one of the best parks.

Would be a 5-star trail if it wasn’t so overcrowded. Once up top you have to wait 5-10 minutes just to catch a glimpse of the canyon because of all the glamour and selfie photography. Really is breathtaking though. The hike up is long and hard . Don’t underestimate the hike down as it’s steep and never seems to stop!

This hike is awesome but IMO it’s not moderate it’s actually about 4.2 miles one way and your almost doing 3,000 feet of elevation gain. It’s strange this is rated moderate when angles landing is rated hard. The only thing I can think of is that’s due to Angles Landing’s chain section that is not really for kids or people afraid of cliffs. Anyway the view up top is amazing and if your going for sunset watch the time so you don’t miss the last bus (10pm) and of course bring a headlight as I had to guide another group down as they had no light.

This is a rough hike, but absolutely worth it. Make sure you're there as early as possible, and bring lots of water. the switchbacks are harsh climbing, so trekking poles are a good idea. The views from the top are unbeatable, however. It will take you a good 5 hours or so, 6 if you take it slow and easy.

Is quite crowded for most of it but the views are excellent.

Spectacular but not for the faint of heart (heights). Some narrow paths with steep drop offs but a nice steady easy gradient. Fabulous views. Take plenty of water. We saw one Grizzly Mum and 3 cubs on the way back down and another Black bear too. Lovely day. Highly recommend.

Beautiful reward but the hike is hard. It took us about 5 hours round trip. The first switchbacks are easier than the second which are very steep. The last half mile is flat, but it’s all sand so still not the easiest.

I came for the destination and ended up enjoying the journey. It's a long, unchallenging hike. You walk and walk and walk and eventually ascend to the peak where you ... look around. You're so high that the endless views, while admittedly beautiful, have little scale.

Along the paths up (we took trail 9) and down (trail 4), however, you'll find magic. Unexpected views, sudden spires, and quiet beauty everywhere. It's a wonderful trail.

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