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Closed at the trailhead due to rockfall as of 1/19/2019.

1/11/19 heavy ice on beginning of trailhead. do not attempt without crampons.

GREAT hike! Definitely need cramp-ons to do this safely right now. Absolutely stunning views, and not heavily trafficked at all. 10/10 would recommend.

Steep, but not too difficult. I did not like how exposed the last mile was on the sheer cliff face, but I am afraid of steep cliffs.

A lot better than Angels Landing, because this is less crowded.

Absolutely great views, I would do it again.

Did this early October and really enjoyed it. On my first try I had to return about 15min before I reach the top because it began to rain and a storm was rolling in. But I did it again 2 days later on a perfect sunny day. The view is just spectacular and I stayed for about 1 hour and enjoyed the scenery. Although it was strenuous, going up and down took me a little less than 4 hours. I recommend to start early, so you have some time for yourself at the top before more and more people are coming.

This trail can get muddy

two great falls... one clearly marked, the other is a more rustic trail. you can simply walk the stream to get to the other. wear waterproof boots!

Great trail with alot of history Im sure. Trail starts at an old farm that the park service probably made the people leave. Some old run down huts along the trail also. It got busier than expected but not bad. Has some options of getting on other trails also. You could also park at Crows Foot Gully and cross the street to access the trail.

Very fun moderate path. Struggled a bit with bad signage but had a great time.

Loved this trail. We chose to start going left and glad we did. Starts along the river and then ascends to a moderate climb along the utility easement. On way down it is steeper but has steps which are much more forgiving on my knees. Stumbled upon this trail and it is quickly one of my favorites. Looking forward to hiking it again in the spring.

This hike is a difficult and long hike, but is a great hike with incredible scenery. You need to be in pretty good shape to do this hike though. Don't underestimate it. We actually took the easier way when we hiked it. We took a private shuttle in town to the East Mesa trail, and then hiked the East Mesa Trail to Observation Point. Hiking East Mesa Trail eliminates the long and grueling hike from the bottom of the canyon up to Observation Point. The East Mesa Trail starts up on top of the mountain and is a flat three mile trail to Observation Point. When taking the private shuttle, you are able to leave your car by the visitors center. You can hike Observation Point back down into the canyon, and then take the free park shuttle back to your car. We took the private shuttle with Zion Rock and Guide. Cost was about $40 per person, but was worth it for our group of 50 year olds. There are a couple of other companies that do private shuttle services. The view from Observation Point is spectacular and is the best view in the entire park. Do the hike anyway possible, but I'd definitely take the private shuttle route to get there. The hike from the bottom of the canyon goes through a bunch of switch backs, then through a really neat section of Echo canyon, and then some more tough switch backs. Even if you can't go all the way to the top, it would still be worthwhile hiking to the Echo canyon section. That is a neat area to see even if you don't go all of the way to the top. The upper section of switch backs do go along the cliffside with straight drop offs. If you have a fear of heights, this section may be a bit nerve racking for you. But the path is pretty wide to walk on. Happy trails.

Great winter hike, a little slippery but still great! Hiked all the way to the Buttermilk Falls.

This was a hard trail, as both my husband and I are kind of out of shape. However, with a lot of breaks and a lot of layers (it was winter and cold) we did fine. Make sure to bring food and water, otherwise you'll be in for a painful day. The view was beautiful and made for great pictures.

Fantastic hike with great variety and stunning views. There are some icy sections of the trail but manageable. Took about five hours. Moderate traffic on the day after New Year’s Day.

Did this trail January 1. Spectacular breathtaking views of Zion National Park. Well worth the effort. Definitely recommend having micro spikes on had for portions of the trail that are covered with ice and snow, dress warm it’s cold in the Canyons.

Wonderful views at every turn! The climb was unsurprisingly strenuous. Water and good shoes are highly recommended! We saw several people attempting the journey without water and sporting some business shoes, but they did not seem to be enjoying the hike so much. Mid December was the perfect time to go due to the lack of crowds and we were able to spend some extra time enjoying the uninterrupted view at the top! This gorgeous hike is well worth the tired legs!

This is a fun trail with lots of variety! Saw lots of Bluebirds which really surprised me here at the end of December. I started counter clockwise as another reviewer recommended. It was VERY muddy.

Stunning views!!! Long climb, but at a constant comfortable incline. Definitely take traction devices, there is ice most of the way up (December). Some people didn’t take any, and most looked worried most of the time.

Did this in late December and we were lucky with the weather. It was lightly snowing when we started out and there was a light dusting on the ground, but no wind. About halfway through our climb up, the sun came out. We dressed in layers and hiking boots but no tractions (though def looks like it makes things easier for those who had them). I had poles, but my husband didn’t, and we made it and loved it.

Very nice hike, not too crowded! 4 hours with a lunch break! Should bring tractions. Enjoy!

amazing views and doable in December!

This hike is a burner. So fun and very challenging. The view from the top is amazing. View of the entire canyon. Great place to eat lunch and take it all in. Round trip took me about 4.5 hours staying at the top for around 30 min.

Absolutely stunning!

hiking
1 month ago

It's a challenging but fun trail. I travelled alone and didn't manage to get to the subway due to the deep water. I made the return at the falls 3.9 miles from the trailhead. I saw a wolf-like animal (Coyote I guess) 10 m in front of me when I was back, which scared me a lot. Fortunately, it ran away when seeing me and didn't show up and bother me any more. The final climb up to the plateau was quite tough. I had to take several short breaks before reaching the top. Overall, it's a very good trail. I hope to try it again sometime in the fall.

Favorite hike in Zion! Very strenuous, but worth it for the view at the end.

First mile was the toughest for me. The scenery is so BEAUTIFUL, it is worth the work getting up there and taking it all in. Wasn't too busy for this time of year. Took us about 4 hours all together (including lots of mini breaks and spending about 10-15 min at the top). AllTrails says its 7.1 round trip but I have read elsewhere that it's 8 miles round trip.

on The Subway Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Did this fun hike yesterday. I started at 6:30a with a headlight and finished around 2:30p, stopping often to set up camera on tripod for photos. I never saw another person. I wore neoprene socks over wools socks and feet were toasty. Neoprene pants kept me warm, with just polypropylene longsleeve and soft shell vest. Water knee-deep but there are very few spots that necessitated actually getting into water. I didn’t explore too far into the actual Subway slot as I was solo and the rocks were pretty darn slippery there and water was deeper. Going back again next week with a friend and will probably explore deeper into canyon. The 1/4 mile climb back up at the end is challenging but it’s fun to divert attention by looking for Moqui marbles! There are thousands of them. I will definitely go earlier in season next year to get the autumn colors in my pictures.

Great hike and nice view. Generally a constant incline but changing trail scenery/conditions. Lots of places to sunbathe, picnic, etc at the point. Didn’t get on the trail until 1245 because of car problems but actually made it up and back in under 4 hours because I didn’t take a break until the top bc of 530 sunset and allegedly 6 hrs round trip. Glad I didn’t push it to the next day and let vehicle issues waste my whole day.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun playful trail and scenic destination. If I wasn’t hiking solo I would have tried going a little further into the slots once it became shoulder depth pools. Most of the river was at most knee depth but most of the time not actually walking in it but switching from one side thru to the other. Being the second week of December only 4-5 permits were requested which made you feel like the trail was all yours. Rented neoprene socks and dry suit for 2 days since I did Narrows the next day and rental is 50% second day. Didn’t need the top til the Narrows so I just tied the sleeves around my waist so I wouldn’t have to bother exchanging pants for suit for day 2

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