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15 hours ago

Phenomenal hike! Many elevation changes but I would rate it more moderate than hard. Definitely gets your breathing and heart rate going, but it is very manageable. We did the whole loop in 2 hrs 58 minutes with several stops along the way.

The trail is truly amazing. This was my first encounter with Bryce Canyon National Park and I'm stunned. Wow! The hike is rather easy, perfect for part of a day. It'd be nice though if there were some places to seat so one could enjoy the Park.

Good hike. A bit chilly when the sun goes down so I’d recommend starting early. I’d recommend renting water boots and pants if you don’t have any, but when I did it, this was my last hike for the day so I wore my hiking boots and it went just fine. It’s also a very easy hike :)

Wow the view just keep getting better with every turn. we hiked to Observation Point, about 2 hours, had a snack and then came down and went and did Hidden Canyon. if you have a good base fitness level this is a great combo. We were hiking for about 4 and a half hours plus snack breaks!

Amazing hike, I really liked it. I'd say do fairytale and this loop. This is NOT a hard hike, moderate. Bryce viewpoint is great, and going down there is equally cool. Worth it!

Wow, this is amazing! Great hike, easy for the distance. The gain is very moderate and offers amazing views. I started from sunrise point at about sunrise. It was good so that the trail was essentially empty and not too warm. This is the most amazing hike around Bryce (as far as I know)

How is that moderate and Angels Landing Hard?! Anyhow, add angels landing. Also, if you do it one way, I'd advise picking west rim and not telephone canyon because the view is nicer. Great hike!

Awesome views, way less populated than Queens Garden/Navajo loop. Steady incline at times, totally worth it

Great hike! Start early and add angels landing! This, and observation point (and the narrows) would be the MUST hike in Zion. I did this in a day hike - decent gain and decent distance but the trail is for the length quite easy. You can't lose the trail, and it is well maintained. The gain is steady. And most importantly, the view is awesome, those gray mountains! Amazing. If you do it from lava point and need to choose telephone vs west rim -> do west rim! Much nicer view

That is quite a unique experience. I don't know why, but there is something satisfying about going knee or even balls deep in this hike. It is a hard hike, not so much because strenous, but mostly because it is very "technical" and you have to watch your steps not to roll an ankle. Most of it is in the water, so bring proper footwear. They rent shoes and pants for that at the entrance I think. I was wearing crocs sandals with socks, and it was OK (although a bit cold). Bring a jacket - it won't always shine so you can get a bit cold. I don't know what's up with the 4000 feet gain - it must be a problem with the gps.
Also, at first the hike is annoying crowded with people having no clue how to walk in river - but don't worry: it gets better quickly.
I'm assuming that the water level varies depending on time of the year - I've seen pictures with much less water. Anyway, just be smart about where you walk. It takes a lot of time to do despite the distance - reserve a lot of time to do this. And you can turn around before the end anyway.
Conclusion: definitely a must hike in Zion, I"d say it's very special.

That's a great hike! The observation point view is amazing, overlooking angels landing and the valley. One of the bets (if not the best) hike around. There is a good gain, but other than that it's an easy to follow hike with very well maintained and easy to follow trail. It took me about 3.5 hours, but I had just done West rim trail/telephone canyon/angels landing, so it might be misleading. Anyhow, a must-hike in Zion if you feel you can climb 2500 feet. It is much less crowded than angel landing, and there is no "narrow" ridge, so that can be a good alternative.

I did Angels landing as an extra loop to the West rim trail/telephone canyon. Angel landing itself is great, but a little too crowded. From bus stop to top, then back down, it took me 2 hours. Go as early as possible (went there with the 4th bus of the day, and already starting to be annoying). The trail is NOT hard - more like moderate - but there is a 1500 feet gain so you need to be ok with that. Although it can be narrow, the holding is always extremely easy. The biggest danger is that it is too crowded and people are impatient. The view is great, so do it! Definetly in the top hikes in the area. Otherwise do observation point via east mesa trail is a good alternative overlooking angels landing.

Awesome trail and view!!!

hiking
1 day ago

Impressive! Much of the trail is paved and offers gorgeous views! After Scout Lookout it gets ridiculous. Many places you cling to angled rock feeling for a foothold in the rock; hold the chains and pray you don’t misstep and plummet 1500 feet to your death.

Went last week and water was only up to mid thigh at deepest point. Made it to Orderville canyon. Awesome hike with amazing scenery

hiking
1 day ago

Go early. Awesome hike.

This is a great trail. We did it because wall street was closed and I am glad we did. We discovered it was difficult and at the end although glad we went we were also very tired. Between it and Navajo loop and part of Queens garden we ended up hiking 7 miles in an afternoon and that was a lot. Bryce is amazing.

hiking
2 days ago

So glad we did this trail - it does not disappoint! So many changes in elevation throughout the hike which I enjoy. Gives you a chance to see the park from so many viewpoints. Bryce is pure magic and I can not recommend this trail enough!

Got started before the first shuttle got there since we are staying at the lodge. Left the cabin at around 6:45 and we’re one of the first few people to the top. Recommend going in the morning as the way down had a lot of congestion.

Great hike with great views. we approached from east mesa trail and then hiked into the valley.

hiking
2 days ago

Fun!

Killer view at the top...

This is a hard trail because of the steep switch-backs. Pace yourself up this trail. Think of it in four parts. The first is the steep switch-backs up the outside of the mountain. But once you make it up that you get a break by hiking in the shade and more reasonable path back inside. But be prepared to hit the third part of the trail that takes you up shorter, but steeper switch-backs a good bit up. At the end you find the part that’s flat where you can rest and go to the bathroom. From here you can go back down or take the final leg up where you have to hold on to chains and make your way to the top on a small ledge with pausing for hikers moving back and forth up the trail.

This is not only the most amazing place in Zion, but it’s one of the most amazing places/hikes in the country. The Narrows isn’t something you need to do in Zion, it’s a MUST if you visit there. Clear your day and make this an all day adventure! Find yourself by loosing yourself in the Narrows! Zen magic.

The end of the trail is a wonderful place to see, so don’t get me wrong here. But the trail itself is BS. Why I say that is one reason only... This is most likely the most horrible marked (unmarked) trail I have EVER seen. You have no idea what side on the stream you need to be on to keep moving forward. You guess if water run off patches in the sides are paths or not and your back tracking 1/3 of time instead of moving forward. Most of the trail has no real pay off for at least there hours in. Plus after going all the way up and then back, you then have to climb back up that mountain with tired legs to get out. So be prepared. I’d skip the bottom up trail for the Subway and just go to the amazing Narrows in Zion!

hiking
4 days ago

Amazing hike

It’s scary. Be smart wear good shoes. Great views both directions

Incredible hike. Very challenging because the trail is scarce. You have to do a lot of climbing. Looks for the dinosaur footprints!

Started just after sunrise and had the trail to ourselves most of the time. Beautiful. Go clockwise

Absolutely breathtaking. Cannot stress enough how dangerous and difficult it is, though. If you are unsure, stop at Chicken Rock. From there, the steep drop offs begin.

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