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Hard hike but worth every minute!

1 day ago

i love this hike. not for non hikers.

Absolutely amazing! Breathtaking and worth every step!

People are insanely unprepared for this hike. Energy levels are showing way to low and the main hike to the top hasn't even started. The chains are a huge help, but this isn't for the average "walker" or tourist in a pair of snickers. You must be prepared for this, hydrated and the proper footwear. Seriously people! no more near misses- this trail will close permanently

One of my favorite trails!

This s one of my favorite hikes of all time!! I've done it several times. Incredible!!!!!I would recommend going early in the morning ( at least in the summer) the sun can be pretty brutal.

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!

It's funny to hike with chains in the hand, but don't too worry about the danger. Just be careful. Actually the most difficult part is before reaching the cliff, as it's very steep. When you hike with chains, you always need to stop to wait for others in the opposite direction, so will not be very tired.

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.

Great hike. I didn’t do the chains but my girlfriend did and loved it. Even the hike up to the plateau at the top is worth it though. Go early to avoid crowds.

One of the best, most iconic hikes in the country. Hope it opens up again soon.

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

Challenging but fun hike. Go early to beat the heat. View at the top is amazing.

hiking
12 days ago

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

favorite hike in Zion! extremely awesome, sheer vertical cliffs all around.

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.

Four stars, not because of the hike but because they really should permit this hike on/past Scout Lookout. There was TOO many people coming up and down those chains with total disregard for right-of-way and no experience.

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.

on The Red Hill

hiking
17 days ago

A bit hilly, but a lot of fun and very pretty.

The bus to the trail took over an hour and set us back hard. Went in a very hot day wish we could have finished the hike didn’t even get the the wiggles ! We had dogs at a daycare and had to get back to them at 3. I plan to go back dog free and finish the hike didn’t seem difficult just wasn’t in the best mind space

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!

I highly recommend this if you are in shape. Wiggles seemed more difficult than the hike to the top. The view is amazing, but there are many chipmunks and squirrels looking beg or steal food. Do not feed them, their scurrying about under your foot is not safe. Walking along the spine can be intimidating, but it is beyond worth the energy spent

hiking
20 days ago

Loved this hike, but it's not for the faint of heart. The unsupported trail from Ramparts thins the crowds (we never saw anyone else), and if you just patiently keep going you get to the arches. When reading the reviews we were unsure whether we should follow the ridge line (very steep and dangerous) or go down on the river bed (safer but much less visibility). It turned out that the final 1/4 mile has a nice trail that you stumble upon from the river bed. That's the way we'll do this in the future. :)

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

A favourite of mine since childhood. Lots of cool lookout points and moments that can get your inner adrenaline junkie excited.

Beautiful hike. If you are going for the first time, go in the morning so it won’t be as trafficked when there isn’t enough space for two direction traveling. It isn’t as beautiful in the morning as it is latter in the day, but is more busy.

Absolutely incredible hike! The views at the top are some of the best I have ever seen and, while the sight of the last part of the hike from Scout’s point almost made me turn back, the hike itself didn’t feel nearly as nerve wracking as I expected. 100% worth the effort and looking forward to doing it again when the trail reopens.

Spoke to a Zion ranger on July 20th, 2018 that informed me that this trail will be closed indefinitely. When asked about her opinion on when it could reopen, she said “a year”. Just wanted to pass the info along.

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