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This is a difficult, but beautiful trail. Every switchback provides a new perspective. The view from the top isn't the only great view. Echo Canyon is a bonus.

hiking
17 hours ago

Short, relatively easy hike but great views along the way. Left the visitor center at 5pm and was back by 6:45. Also saw 2 big horn sheep at the top near the scenic loop!

We hike a lot, and my husband and I said this was one of the best hikes we’ve ever done. Go early to beat the crowds and be prepared to get a leg workout. If you’re in decent shape and going to Zion, I would consider this a “can’t miss”

hiking
1 day ago

Holy crap this hike was awesome! The lottery system keeps crowds down to 20 people per day, which you really appreciate when you arrive.

Great easy walk around the lake.

It was raining and the water was about 38 degrees, but it was worth every moment of it. Make sure to have water shoes and hiking pole because the current can get a little rough when it rains. Also, pack lunch and extra clothes in a water bag.

A very difficult hike for me physically and mentally (I don’t like heights) but worth every step to get to the top! Amazing view!

First time on this trail and it definitely does not disappoint. A little more difficult than I wanted due to my son and I packing out camping gear as well, but had a great time and will do it again.

Tough trail if you’re not in shape — uphill the entire first half, and pretty steep. Also, the trail was already coated in ice, which made the going slow toward the top (especially on the way down). Poles or chains recommended. But the view at the top was gorgeous, the lake was so serene — and we had two wild moose sightings (from a safe distance)! Highly recommend, just be prepared.

hiking
4 days ago

Challenging hike as far as elevation gain/loss but definitely rewarding. Very agreeable trail material making footing easy. Approximately 90% stone/concrete and 10% sand. Pretty much straight up then straight down so anyone with bad knees...be forewarned. The decent is knee-jarring. Highly suggest good shoes or boots if you don’t want your toes cramming against your shoes on the decent. I saw a few with sandals...and subsequently blisters. Take plenty of water and salty snacks, extra if it’s very hot. If you have time, pack a lunch or bigger snack to enjoy at the top. You’ll be hungry. Overall great hike.

Second time here to the narrows and just as beautiful as ever! Make sure you wear the right shoes though and preferably have hiking poles; we passed quite a few people trying to attempt this barefoot with no poles or anything and they looked like they were having a horrible time. It’s worth it to come prepared! :)

Nice paved path to get you to the start of the water. Watch your step in the water and you should be good, take your time, it’s crowded, always!

A must if you are visiting Zion!

8/14/17

Favorite hike and national park!

well worth the time. can be tough going up but beautiful the whole time

walking
6 days ago

very easy trail for a relaxing walk by the river. beautiful landscape.

Very much a tough trail if you are not in shape. The trail is very rocky and hilly but well traveled. Take plenty of water and take plenty of breaks to keep from getting winded.

It was steep but the view was pretty cool once you get there. We backpacked so we hiked at night and woke up to a beautiful fall view. Did it about 1.5 weeks ago

hiking
7 days ago

Really cool views. Pretty steep in some spots, but not too bad. Straight forward hike.

hiking
7 days ago

Super easy, just chill and cool view at top.

Love this hike. Super quick, only hard for about a mile tops. Gives you lots of time to chill there. Done this so many times can’t count. Ha

It's a nice stretch and you can see a garden on the rocks and squirrels and mules. Was exciting and mostly used as a trail head to narrows.

hiking
8 days ago

Short but very scenic hike. Lots of different vegetation, rock and amazing views of the Watchmen once you get to the loop trail. Best if you are at the viewing spot just before sunset so you can watch the mountain glow and change colors as the sun sets upon it.

My first proper hike up a running river thru beautiful 2000’ tall narrow sandstone canyons that have been formed over millions of years from the Virgin Rivers constant flow down South eventually ending in Lake Powell

gorgeous. if you're there and the weather permits, go for it.

Even on a rainy/ overcast day, the views from the observation point are stunning. Very satisfying to look down at all the congestion on Angles Landing as well :). The slot canton in the middle is really something special- the high walls come soaring above your head, and the stream echos a bit in the canyon. We got lucky and also saw big horn sheep on the trail.

Certainly a strenuous hike- it was 65 and overcast for us, and we were tuckered out after this one!

hiking
9 days ago

Absolutely fabulous. Now that I have been there, the route is easy. Caution if terrain navigating. 2nd largest slot canyon on NA very close.

Great difficult hike switch backs are definitely in place 70-80% of the hike take snacks and plenty of water and back up. Views are gorgeous
At every peek. Went October 1 2018 and overcast day busses drop you off at stops inside national park. Getting in park costs but we bought annual pass and you can use in any national park

I wish I had more time at the top. Absolutely peaceful lake and views. Hike was very enjoyable. I want to go back in the fall!

Absolutely incredible view of the valley of Zion. There is no other view like this!!! Views along the side of the hike were also beautiful. Enjoyed this hike the entire way up!

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