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Did it in august. Bring with you at least 3l water. The view is astonishing

One breathtaking view after another. Beautiful!!!

hiking
9 days ago

Great Hike with stunning views!

I did this hike in August because Angels Landing was closed. It’s a steady climb of switchbacks with spectacular views. Midway is a slot canyon with shade and a nice stop for photos before continuing to the summit. The temperature was reaching the 90s. Take 2-3 liters of water and snacks. I arrived at the summit at lunch and it was very crowded. I found a relaxing spot to enjoy the views over Angels Landing and watch the tourists taking pics and face timing friends. Round trip was aprox 4 hours. Fantastic hike!

Great hike!! Did this hike a couple days ago and the weather was perfect! Started right before 8 am and finished right under 4 hours. Spent about 20 min at the top. Was only 2 other people up there. Amazing views! Glad we did the hike when we did before it warmed up. The second set of switchbacks was tougher than the first. As soon as we finished this hike we went and did Angels Landing. I thought this hike was better and is def my favorite in the park!

Awesome hiking take good hiking shoes and water.

Great hike, well maintained. Bring plenty of water as this is strenuous. I am scared of heights, but the trail is sturdy so I did not have any difficulties with the drop offs at points. Bring a pair of hiking poles!!!!

Amazing hike. Bring lots of water. Views going up and at the summit are spectacular. Strenuous with the switchbacks but absolutely worth it!!!!

Another incredible hike in Zion. The hike has significant elevation gain virtually all the way to the viewpoint. There’s no shortage of awe inspiring views the entire trip. My only tip, is from the view point, follow the cliff line clock wise for a bit. The views are just as impressive looking down the canyon at the Temple of Sinawava but there’s no one there.

14 days ago

Great hike good up and downs you can see forever lots of different views.

hiking
18 days ago

This is a really awesome hike! It is very strenuous heading up, but the views are amazing throughout. There are several switchbacks. We took our time taking breaks along the way. We each packed 3 liters in our camelbacks, which I recommend bringing. We headed out on the hike about 9:30 am and it was 37 degrees. I was wearing several layers, which I had to remove along the ascent and had to put them back on at the top. We arrived at the top at noon and there was about 20 people up there. We brought lunch and spent about 45 minutes at the top enjoying the view and the three chipmunks running around up there. After this hike, we feel we are definitely ready for Angels Landing now.

hiking
19 days ago

Favorite hike in Saint George! Lots of breathtaking views, not too crowded, great rocks for bouldering, and just difficult enough to be interesting for experienced hikers. Bring plenty of water (most of the hike will be in the direct sun), and have your phone. The map provided on this app has been helpful a few times for zen trail (easy to lose the trail).

Did this hike later in the day. Barely made it back in time for the last bus, but it was worth it (took me about 3 hours round trip). Very few people on the trail! Only 4 other folks at the peak. The views were utterly spectacular. Definitely in my top 5 hikes!

Tough hike, but if you pace yourself and come prepared, it makes it better. The views are amazing all along the trail. Definitely recommend doing this one.

This hike gives you everything that Zion has to offer. It’s a pretty challenging hike physically but the views are stunning. We did Angel’s Landing the day before and found it really cool that you were literally looking down at it on this hike.

Life changing. Will definitely be doing it again. Leave in the morning to beat other hikers to the peak.

Amazing! Great views the entire way!

My favorite hike in the park. Bring lots of water as you will be in the sun the vast majority of the time. Switchbacks for 2/3 of the hike. The top, which is about a half mile I'd say, is all flat. Poles probably would have helped on the descent.

Totally worth the hike. The view is AMAZING! Hard hike but totally worth it!

hiking
29 days ago

GETTING THERE
It's an 8 mile drive up a well-maintained dirt and gravel road from the interstate to the trail head. The road is suitable for regular cars. It’s a pretty drive through the hills, and there are many dispersed camp sites along the way. At the time of writing, the trail head and Oak Grove campground were closed due to a wash out. I parked a half-mile away at the Ridgeline Trail head and walked into Oak Grove.


THE SCENERY
The views are gorgeous the entire way up and varied. Oak Grove Campground is situated in a ponderosa grove that quickly transitions into oak up from the trail head. At 6,500 ft in the campground, you already have great views of the Colorado Plateau and Hurricane Valley below. Looking up, you see the impressive granite face of Pine Mountain. About halfway up the mountainside, you begin to get very close to the granite wall and its interesting rock formations. Plant communities and climate change over the course of the hike as well.

If you’re afraid of heights, there weren’t any sections with a straight drop until the very end at mile 1.9 (the top of the climb is mile 2.1). Until that point, the slope directly below the trail was never steep enough to make me nervous, and it was thickly vegetated with strong oak shrubs.

THE HIKE
This is a very strenuous hike, with a steep ascent. While steep, the trail is almost entirely composed of switchbacks, making it a little easier than you might imagine for the elevation gain (you won’t ever be hiking straight up). This is a non-technical hike, take your time and you’ll get there.

You’ll be walking over rocks and small boulders on an exposed ridge. It’s going to be hot, bring plenty of water. Trekking poles are recommended as the substrate between the rocks is loose and prone to sliding. Additionally, water has flowed down the middle of the trail in many sections, eroding the trail to a deep V. These sections can be awkward as you are forced to straddle the V as you hike or walk in the narrow bottom. Despite this, it is still a trail and you won’t have to do any scrambling or hike up a scree slope.

Overall, a challenging hike, but much easier than I had expected for the terrain and entirely non-technical.

I think this was my best hike at Zion. The view form Observation Point was stunning. I expected Observation Point to be barren and wind-blown, but the summit was calm and had vegetation. You could also see Angel's Landing from the summit. The trail was fairly difficult with many switchbacks but was well worth it. I found it harder than Angel's Landing.

Not a bad hike, occasionally a little boring but I feel it’s more of a moderate hike than a hard one. Some very unique rock structures and a beautiful view at the top. Not a lot of shade, 2L or water is just about right. Lots of bikers.

My wife and I highly recommend this trek! Some of the best views in the park. The uphill switchbacks were pretty tough, but well worth it!

Strenuous like the description says but well worth it! We hiked it at 9am on October 19 and started out in jackets and hats but down to t-shirts at the top. Gorgeous trail that has switchbacks and has a small part thru an impressive canyon!

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. The park service says this is an 8 mile hike. All Trails shows it as 7.1 miles. I used the All Trails app to record our hike and the recording says it's 10.4 miles. Why so much difference?

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”

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!

hiking
1 month 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.

A must if you are visiting Zion!

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

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