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Stunning views throughout the entire hike and culminates with a vista overlooking the Virgin River Gorge down the heart of Zion!!

Pretty busy when I started the hike just after noon, but it wasn’t overly hot. For those wondering about the “falling danger” listed by NPS, the trail is plenty wide (6ish feet wide) when there is a drop off. Due to some of the rocks and sand on the trail, there are points when hikers going opposite directions will have to give way, but these choke points are few. This hike is a must do if you visit Zion!

This hike was breathtaking! We set out on the trail at 2:00 pm and we’re pretty worried about the heat. It was 98 degrees with no cloud cover. The first 2 miles of the hike are a constant uphill and at some points I thought I wanted to turn around. There is a wonderful slot canyon that you walk through that is fairly flat. And then it is uphill for about another mile before you reach the top and walk over to the observation point. So many beautiful sceneries and the views from the top are incredible. You look over Angels Landing. Gorgeous. Not too crowded, there were many spots with shade as well. We also lucked out with some cloud cover about half way through! We were done with our hike at 5:15.

Awesome trail- our first trail hiked in Zion. Very scenic and only took an hour or so. The drive through the tunnel and windy, breathtaking drive was part of the adventure! Hiked with 2 teen boys and they had fun. We saw a few lizards along the way and hiked a bit off trail for some added adventure.

Planned to hike Hidden Canyon but on the shuttle bus I learned that it had been closed that morning due to flash flood damage. I was a little short on time but decided to try to get to Observation Point with enough time to get back down and get back to the house by lunch. I’m so glad I did. What an amazing hike. Starts out steep up some switchbacks and then enters a slot canyon. Then there are more switchbacks and the trail wraps around the cliffs. There are a few more switchbacks and then the trail pretty much straightens our until the end. The views up top are stunning.

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.

Very fun hike my 8 yr old enjoyed every bit of it the drive is a 6 mile dirt road not a bad drive though fun slot canyon the slot canyon is relative short but fun ....

What a great trail. The kids loved the hike up and the views were great. This trail is worth it.

Hiked on July 7th. We started in the heat of the day, which is not recommended for obvious reasons. Took 3 liters of water each, and two of us ran out about 1/2 way down. The trek to the very top can be a butt-kicker of a hike if you're not at least in decent shape. My 19 y.o., who hasn't done any such activities in quite a while, gave everything he had to make it to the top. Do NOT do this! If it takes everything you have to get to the top, then the way down will be very painful, scary, and slow. As for the crowds... we knew to expect it from previous reviews, and I actually enjoyed the camaraderie of the fellow hikers as we figured out how/where to let one another pass. If you're in Zion, I think this is a must. Just start early, and hydrate as much as you can prior to (there is a toilet about 2/3 the way up, so you'll be okay to flood yourself prior).

If you aren't used to scrambling or heights, this hike will have an added fear factor. When I would go hiking at home, we would usually separate from the trail and free climb around the rocks, so I scarcely needed the chains provided past Scout's Lookout. However, the scariest part was trying to navigate around so many other people going the opposite direction on such a narrow trail. The views are great and it's a pretty good workout when you can keep your own pace.

The Riverside is an easy trail. At the end of the Riverside trail, one can begin to hike the narrows by simply following the river. We hiked the river about 2.5 miles passed the fork where we first chose to go right (Orderville Canyon) where the water is warmer, then tracked back to the fork and briefly peeked at what the left fork offered before heading back to the Riverside trail. Fantastic hike, and my 5 y/o thoroughly enjoyed the entire 5+ miles of hiking in the river.

The first time we attempted to hike the narrows, our hike was cut short due to rain (hazardous due to possible flash flood). So we returned 6 years later to continue what we had started. So worth it, and we can't wait to do it again!

Didn't rent shoes, but we did bring walking sticks, which are really, really helpful. We hiked in July and the water is cool, but not too cold. I had no issues hiking in my Keen sandals until we enter Orderville Canyon, where tiny pebbles got stuck in my sandals a few times.

Fun outing with the kids. Didn’t enter the narrows due to flood probability. Would love to come back with better conditions and let the kids play in the river.

Due to flood damage we were only able to hike the lower emerald pool. Not a bad hike but nothing overly special either. I’m sure it would have been a much better hike if we had access to the middle and upper pools.

Beautiful and full of unexpected sights. Well worth the climb to the overlook.

Great hike, but start early to beat crowds. Even then, on the way back, you'll hit traffic. We did it ,April 20th and traffic was high on the trail, somewhat expected for a beautiful Sunday. It was a bucket list knockoff and felt good enough for hike to narrows after and bike back to the rental. At age 62, mind you

One of the most iconic hikes in the US, and for good reason. Just wow. Huge crowds can be a bummer, but it's hard to blame people for wanting to experience it. If you're scared of heights, you can stop at the "first landing" where Walter's Wiggles spits out - one of our group did that. That said, there are chains for all the harrowing drops and the heights are totally worth the view at the end.

Beware the chipmunks! Had someone tell me she found one in her bag halfway down the trail - some of them can work zippers!

Fantastic hike. I'll agree with the folks saying this should be your one big hike in Bryce if you only have time for one. Much quieter than the main amphitheater trails, and just as spectacular. We hiked it clockwise and loved it. I'm sure it's great both ways, but it was fun to walk along the canyon rim at the end and point out all the places we'd been.

Beautiful hike; very doable and fun - also with kids due to water element. Would wish it was clearer where the end of the trial is (maybe add some signage). Trip to parking lot with car was fine (first hill is steep and lots of ditches; but AWD did fine). Highly recommended as only a few come here and you are truly in the middle of beautiful nature. Be sure the wear shoes that can get wet and dirty (hiking shoes recommended).

Amazing trail! Don't let the scary stories and pictures hold you back, I thought it was way less scary than expected. The view at the top is to die for ;-)

This hike wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I really enjoyed the hike. I was actually dreading this but it wasn’t bad. Great hike recommend to all!

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.

I’ve done multiple hikes and scrambles where I live and I don’t consider this a hard hike at all. I could see it being hard for those scared of heights or elderly or those with medical conditions. Be aware of edges with kids as people continue to fall off for not paying attention but you really have to walk to the edge where people have fallen not even on the chain portion. There is no shade you start with switch backs after a long path up then it flattens to a part where most people seem to stop and head back down as this is where the chain starts. The chain portion is really not scary at all and if you’re scared don’t go up as it holds everyone up. There is literal steps built into the rock in some portions. After the chains is quite a gorgeous view of all of Zion. Take lots of water and go early as it gets hot quick. It’s a relatively short hike depending on how fast you’re going.

I didn’t actually hike this, but for all of you planning trips out here, the TRAIL IS CLOSED until further notice due to a landslide that happened July 11th, 2018. Call the park prior to your trip if you’re hoping to do this hike!

The colors of the river and rock are absolutely amazing and so worth the short hike over! Absolutely stunning

The views were breathtaking, and it’s definitely something to be proud to accomplish. However if you’re not a regular hiker, especially in the summer months, take extra precaution. The last stretch which is the part where you use the ropes to help you up the side of the mountain is almost all direct sunlight, and can take a toll on your body. Bring lots of water and salty snacks, and enjoy the view!

Nothing new to say, but had to say it - WOW

It’s a great hike but extremely heavily trafficked with people that don’t know hiking etiquette. Get there early before the tourists get there with there beer and boom boxes. In the early morning you will have the trail to yourself. Plus you won’t have to worry about the heat. There is very little shade and everyone buds for it. But the view are amazing

on Canyon Overlook Trail

5 days 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.

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