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I did this hike back in April. Best experience I’ve ever had. That was my favorite hike in Zion and over all, I’ve done a lot but that was the best. It was long and strenuous but, if you put your mind to it you can definitely do it. Loved this hike!

Prettty hike and worth the visit.

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.

on Canyon Overlook Trail

1 day ago

This trail should not be rated easy!! Easy = I can take grandma on a short hike and she will be fine. Easy = I can hike this in sandals.

Nope! You need proper hiking footwear and anyone with balance or mobility issues of any kind should not be on this trail. This trail has steep sections (especially in the beginning) minor rock scrambles, and some exposed areas with steep drop offs without railings! There is one area in particular that was really sketchy - it’s very narrow, slick rock, and still wet due to recent monsoon rainstorms - no railings when it should really have them. One slip and it’s over....

Any fear of heights, don’t do this! The overlook is nice but there are better hikes in the park so don’t be disappointed if you can’t find parking.

Top top top! Dis it in 4 hours starting at the sunrise last October, it was absolutely fantastic!

hiking
2 days ago

Nice path leading to the Narrows. We hiked in the water about 2 miles and then turned back.

Did this after Angels Landing. Went about half mile up the River into the Narrows. The water never got much over knees. Saw Mitt Romney Hiking with family.

Solid hike. I was able to get to the top in about 2 hours. I went early around 8am, the traffic was super light. Tons of people were coming up when I walked back down around 1030am. I’d do this and really any trails in Zion early. Trail was easy, but I hike a lot. It gets steep and has some drop offs that you would not survive if you fell, there are no rails but the trails are wide enough for two people to pass each other comfortably.

Amazing view ! Absolutely stunning. So worth it !!

Lots of uphill but doable. Stunning views. was fun to look back on Angels Landing where we had hiked the day before.

Great hike. Can get crowded in the summer.

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

A longer hike and definitely has some less than exciting points along the way. Longer and higher but culminates with a view looking down on Angel’s Landing

The begin is very steep but getting to the area where you hold on to chains and try to keep from slipping was very fun! Combined with observation point this trail is wonderful

We hiked this with our four kids ages 5, 6, 8, and 10 and we all loved it! Variety of terrain but totally doable. The views of the canyon were amazing! We even spotted some mountain goats. Do this hike, you won’t regret it!

Very difficult hike but great views and scenery along the way.

Can’t beat the views or the experience! You can make this as long a hike as you want. We went through the narrows and stopped and had lunch on the banks. Definitely rent the boots, socks, and walking stick. Saw a lot of people take an unexpected plunge! It’s a must do (if weather permits) at Zion!

Great hike! Definitely rent the special water hiking boots they rent around town because they somehow, magically, keep you very secure on the wet rocks. It's like they have suction cups on the bottom or something, though I don't think that's the secret. They also keep your feet warm in the very cold water. This hike is as hard as you want it to be, and we hiked much farther than 2 miles. I think it's 16 if you go from the top down, which I would love to try some day. Fewer people that way, I'm sure, though I never mind sharing my hike with other people.

hiking
7 days ago

Beautiful views! Did it in July during the middle of a hot afternoon. Not unbearable but it was hot. Make sure you take lots of water if you are considering doing the same.

Great hike! Probably one of the most amazing hikes I have ever done. Highly recommend starting early. We hiked this trail on a Wednesday and started by 7:30. We were first on the trail but by the time we we're back at the TH there were at least 10 other groups hiking in and a line to climb up in to Peekaboo. We hiked this loop in reverse. Spooky to Peekaboo. Spooky is narrow in spots. if you are a little bigger of a person you may find it challenging to get through. It is litterally only about 11 inches wide in spots. Going in reverse requires some scrambling/quick climbing manuevers but was a fun challenge. Overall an easy and amazing hike! We completed it in 2.25 hours from start to finish.

Recommend hiking as a loop. Take the normal trail in and traverse the 5 Creek crossings. They weren't deeper than halfway up my calf at any of them. Then on your way out take the shortcut trail back. Was a great loop hike and big change in scenery. We hiked in 95 degree heat. Left early morning and the hike down was no problem. Hiking out and climbing back up the wall at the end to get to the car was a good challenge. If it's over 90 I would say this trail rating increases to hard. We both took 3 liters of water in camelbacks and 3 water bottles. GPS made this hike much easier! HIGHLY RECOMMEND GPS!!! Can't imagine trying to decipher all the spinoff trails from the real trail without it!

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.

9 days ago

Go early in the morning.

Great hike. A little tricky in a few areas but well worth the adventure! Amazing pic opportunities and the water felt amazing!

Breathtaking. Took the 6am bus from the Visitors Center and had the canyon to ourselves. Would recommend trekking poles for balance and high quality closed toe water shoes.

Fun hard hike pretty much straight out of the canyon! Views are spectacular. Low traffic in the early am.

10 days ago

I thought this one was the prettiest of all hikes at Zion. Incredible views of the whole canyon, thru different formations and rock colors.
I did Angels Landing the day before and it was pretty cool to look down at it during this hike.
I’m not sure why this one is rated hard. There are absolutely no technical parts. It is paved for a great portion of it. Then it’s sandy in the flat parts. I wore my trail running shoes and I got some sand in. Perhaps better to wear higher ankle boots.

It’s like walking on wet bowling balls. Get good hiking shoes and enjoy the cool canyons air.

Spectacular!!!

hiking
11 days 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.

hiking
11 days ago

Crowded, paved, flat. Not much of a workout but beautiful.

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