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Did this the day after Angel's Landing, and we thought it was very cool to look down from Observation Point and see where we hiked the day before. The way up is tiring but lunch at the top was beautiful, and let us rest for an easy hike down. While not the most well-known hike in the park, I would definitely argue it's a must-do if you visit!

Fantastic trail! This was one of the highlights of our trip to Arches.

Definitely do the entire loop if possible. We actually found the primitive trail portion to be easier than the main trail because there was less time on the windy, exposed high rocks — also, the primitive trail is very well marked with cairns, so if you keep an eye out for those you won’t get lost.

Very easy trail for families and the payoff is awesome

I actually liked the view here better than Angels Landing. And it wasn’t as crowded.

Super short trail but mostly upward. Some drop offs on the side but only once or twice. Great place to watch the sunset but get there early for a good spot if you plan on takin g pictures. Would definitely do again.

Watched the sunrise over horseshoe bend this week. Absolutely amazing. Very few people there at that time, but by the time he sun came up it was packed already. Recommend going early.

Absolutely awesome hike. Glad we did the entire hike. We went counter-clockwise and we were glad we did. Not very many people on the primitive trail. Make sure you have good shoes with good grip because you do have to do some scrambling. The views were spectacular and going the direction we did, we were able to avoid a lot of the crowds.

Absolutely beautiful! This was the first hike I've done at Zion and I would definitely do it again. The switchbacks were tiring, but the views were worth it. Hiking this trail felt like going through various landscapes.

Crowded and people get too close to the edge, but pretty

make sure to go on a sunny day for the best views. the valley looked gray and dull brown instead of its normal brilliant orange due to a combination of cloud cover and wet rock.

there is no snow on the trail currently.

took me 5 hours hiking slowly with breaks. surface is all paved, slickrock, or packed dirt. the hike is relatively easy for its length and elevation change.

Great short hike with a nice view at the end. Very busy, however.

This keeps you mostly on the side of the mountain and the scenery is absolutely beautiful. It is strenuous switchbacks and all up hill

Hiked this two days ago. No ice and snow, and the trail having been paved in a lot of places makes for easier hiking and can shorten the hike time. Very strenuous at the beginning but the trail gets easier when you walk through a canyon in the middle. Then you’ll have some more switchbacks to do, and finally the last 0.5-1 mile is a level walk around the rim of Zion canyon to the point. Took our group about 4 hours on the money to go up and down. And we took several breaks on the way up.

Great hike - we had 5 little ones (ages 5-7) in tow and there are some mildly hairy parts but overall the entire group loved the hike and the views!

Pictures just don't do justice. This place is beautiful regardless of crowds! just be patient bc there are tons of people trying to take cool pictures. it's all in good fun!

10 days ago

Such a great hike! Not too difficult, beautiful terrain, spectacular views, good for kids (maybe 7 and up). Don't miss the parking lot! If you're approaching from the west....turn right immediately out of the tunnel! It's a little difficult to turn around if you miss it and you can't get into the lot if going the other direction; you'll have to park along the narrow road. Shade is scarce so go in the morning if it's summer.

Super easy trail. First hike we did in Zion in October 2017. Views are astounding.

Great easy trek if you are visiting Zion in the off season and still want to get a great vista without the snow climbing. Very easy hike in about half a mile with a fun bridge to cross and a jaw dropping scenery once you reach the end. It’s about a mile round trip, good easy activity.

Hike 02/25/18. Stunning views. My favorite part was hiking through the canyons. Make sure to start early enough to come down before the buses stop running. it's definitely a strenuous hike. and for those who are not acclimated to the elevation yet - do that first before doing this hike!

easily some of the best views in the usa. The primitive trail can get a touch hard to follow at times but we always found our way back. Pro version with offline trail map is recomended for this trail.

17 days ago

This trail is so beautiful so much different terrain. Longer than a mile round trip probably 1.5 but easy!

Unbelievable hike: challenging, a little scary, but amazing at the top! I got to see the sunrise at the top and want to do this again

Absolutely unbelievable views from the top.

Great hike ! Solid difficulty. I know I probably don’t have to say this on this website but please wear appropriate footwear for this hike. There is a lot of scrambling at some parts and a girl got stuck because she was hiking in converse.....

The trail itself was awesome but just a word of warning... we went just after they got some snow and there were a lot of high risk situations where slipping on ice could’ve ruined the day. Also, if you were hiking clockwise just about in the last mile or so there is a giant what I would call a mini pond with two rock faces on each side. And the only way over is just walking through the ice water. We were with two folks who pulled off some American ninja warrior type move and ran over the side of the rock face. Haha I’m just not a risk taker like that.

My favorite of all Zion hikes. Have done it multiple times. Winter and summer.

Short hike with beautiful views at the end. Fairly easy for all ages.

I loved this hike! So many different terrains that made the hike challenging but worth it. Loved walking by slot canyons, and the view at the summit is breathtaking. Wear good trail running shoes though, I wore the wrong hiking boots and by the time I reached the summit I had blisters! My own fault! Hiked mid February so it was brisk at the beginning and in the shade, but still warmed up half way up the trail. Saw some snow!

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