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on Jenny's Canyon Trail

2 days ago

nice short hike

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!

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.

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

13 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.

19 days ago

Great morning hike. Beautiful views & close to home

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!

20 days ago

We loved it!

The hike to the look out is very rocky and not much to look at, but the overlook once you get there is AMAZE!! Pretty easy hike, just annoying as it feels like you’re walking through a dried up river.

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

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.

Get out early. Love this trail . Great for mountain biking, hiking, jogging.

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.

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.

Nice short hike. Park map shows it has slot canyons, but I think that’s a stretch. It’s a steep short hike over rocks at the end. It’s always nice and cool up high, by the red rocks.

1 month ago

Ran this trail counter clockwise. Pretty technical, not a fast loop. There are some portions that are more runnable than others, but overall a ton of fun. Like some other reviews noted, the trail can be quite hard to follow in places, particularly where it crosses over solid rock. There are some cairns, but not enough to solely rely on them. But between the cairns, your sense of direction, the trail map on this app, and keeping an eye out for mountain bike tracks, you can mostly stay on the trail. Views are pretty great throughout. I ran it on a fairly overcast evening, about 90 degrees out. I went through 2 liters of water. Make sure you're carrying enough. There's very little shade.

1 month ago

We were visiting from Tucson.
My GPS showed 6.75 miles round trip from trailhead with just over 1000’ if climbing. This is a moderate trail, not really hard. Trailhead is just outside a housing subdivision. We went counterclockwise. The first and last mile are on a featureless road and uninspiring. The middle is an unbelievably beautiful landscape of rocks, boulders, ridges, and washes. I was really surprised at the beauty so close to town. Started at daybreak and met one other couple on a Sunday. Lots of evidence of MTB use. Relied on Trails map as rocky terrain sometimes hard to follow. Cairns help but network of trails caused us to get off-route twice.
Would highly recommend.

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

Absolutely stunner view and what a payoff! The approach is quite muggy and hotter than surrounding areas. The payoff was stunner and we spent an hour alone there. Good option for those with a 4 legged friend that are blocked out of zion.

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.


1 month ago

I know people are complaining about the $8 fee, but did you know that this stream is the water source for the town? And that because of irresponsible "hikers", they have had to deal with trash on the trail and in the creek, construct restrooms and a parking lot? I'd rather pay the fee and know that someone is actually doing a good job managing the environment since us outsiders are invading their town. Okay, enough about that. This is the second attempt to make it to the first ladder. First attempt was in November 2017, but had to turn around due to fading daylight. This time we were prepared. I just wore my regular hiking boots through the stream crossings and up the ladder. Great grip, and they dried quickly. Took about 3 hours RT to first ladder. Definitely saw some unprepared people there -- sandals, no water, no hats, etc. My two pre-teen kids did just fine because we had plenty of water and stuck to the shade as much as possible. New snack shop at the lower parking lot was fun - happy to support the local economy.

Great hike, the view was amazing!

1 month ago

This is a quick stop. Take a picture. Continue on type of hike. When I saw images of this I thought it would be awesome but the canyon is very short and that picture is hard to get as it is a popular hike.

1 month ago

Zion is one of my favorite places in Utah but sometimes when visiting St George you need to do something different. Snow canyon is maybe a one day, once only thing but there is some fun hikes. We took our girls to this arch right as the sun was coming down and had beautiful red colors going in, and a nice cool shadow to enjoy the last part of the hike. Not a hike to write home about but a nice walk with the kids.

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