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hiking
2 hours ago

Best part is you can hike straight from the parking lot, no waiting in line for the tram (1.5hr wait all day on a Tuesday). Wonderful photo opportunities. Not the most interesting hike in Zion but still worthwhile.

Bucket list river hike into the narrows. Walking stick recommended, can rent them just outside park. Fun, wet + beautiful.

walking
13 hours ago

Awesome spot. Beautiful views and the puppers loved it! Just watch out for bikes if you are walking your pup because the turns are sharp and people were riding fast.

Gorgeous and the water is a welcome cool off. Be prepared for crowds though.

Great and easy walk. Recommend getting there early. Great views and people watching. People, please don't try to do this thing barefoot, I saw 4 people at the start trying to walk barefoot in the river... They probably didn't make it far. Buy some sandals or watershoes. Also, in general at zion don't bother with camping in the park, it stays so hot there in the summer months. Ask one of the park employees for dispersed camp zones. Stayed in one surrounding a lake and it was beautiful

This is just so fun. Make sure you have good shoes (that you're ok getting wet) the water is cold pretty much no matter when you go and the rocks in combo with the cold water will kill your feet.

our first time to zion and our first hike. it was short and fairly easy for adults. we have a 7 and 10 year old and there were a few ledges that made my heart pound. otherwise there was no complaining. the view at the end was beautiful. parking was tough, we arrived at 10am.

A easy hiking to the river, with the mode of expectation of hiking in the river!

Very cool experience hiking up the river. Would have been a little easier if the water wasn't so muddy. Definitely get there early morning to avoid the crowds. We were headed back out around 12:30 and the amount of people just entering was mind blowing, especially since all the flash flood warning suggest being out of the narrows by early afternoon. Way too many people for my liking.

Easy mile, only took 12 minutes including a stop after the initial stair climb. Great view at the end.

Great views but beware that this hike can be challenging because of narrow hiking paths which are dangerously close to cliffs. For anyone wary of their balance or does not like to hike close to severe drop offs, don’t go on this hike

Amazing hike! Would suggest to go as early as possible as the crowds for the first few kms take away from the hike a little bit.

Great experience yesterday did this hike since Angels landing trail is still close but Planning of going back soon definitely a must do hike thru the river a little cold but so worth it !

Great hike! There are several side canyons to hike as well. We saw Petroglyphs and a lot of wildlife! Thunderstorms hit in the middle of our hike, flooded all the slot canyons that had been dry only an hour before. Absolutely beautiful!

Great hike, get out early to beat the crowds

The trail’s as packed as the splash mountain line at Disneyland, and for good reason—this place is beautiful and accessible.

walking
14 days ago

Great walk and only trail dogs are allowed in park

Terrific views of the canyon! Relatively easy hike, but as mentioned you’ll want good sturdy shoes as there are a couple of dicey spots. Definitely recommend.

An interesting and unique experience. Trekking poles were useful, particularly in the rocky areas. Headed in around 5:30 pm and it was relatively empty. About 20 degrees cooler which was great on this 100 degree day! Highly recommend.

I wish people would not describe this trail as easy. It certainly is not long, but if you are not confident when the trail narrows to about 14 inches across then don’t bother. It is very frustrating to climb most of the way only to reach a point where a slight misstep could send you plunging to the bottom of the canyon. I was terrified but knew my limits. I turned back.

Great hike along and in the Virgin River

Great reward for little effort! Please wear proper shoes if you have them - I saw a lot of people wearing sandals or even runners and slipping around. This trail has drop offs and could definitely be dangerous if not done properly!
In saying that, I would definitely recommend it :) the cave was a nice place to cool down on a 41 (115) degree day. Only probably took an hour all up, including time at the viewpoint, stopping and waiting for *numerous* people (its crowded and a narrow trail haha) and me not being in any hurry.
I was lucky enough to get a park somehow, but it’s right turn only (you can’t directly enter from the east entrance without U turns) and there aren’t many parks!

Fantastic views!! It’s a quick hike, so a great start to a full day in the park. I suggest to hike this in the morning with the sun in the east.

Awsome hike but too packed when we got there around 10. I would sugest getting on the 1st shuttle for this one. Got a little past the 1st fork, far less crowded up there.

Very fun and pretty easy hike! A walking stick definitely prevented me from slipping and plunging into the water several times but the water was so refreshing and not too cold that I wouldn’t have minded it anyways! Only downside was the insane amount of people on the trail, I found myself constantly waiting on others to cross sections of the river which prolonged my hike quite a bit. After you hike about an hour up the river though the crowd thins out, making it much more enjoyable!

trail running
25 days ago

Morning Run - very nice view

This trail was amazing. It was truly a spectacle to behold. Though it was hot out, it wasn’t hot at all in the canyon. The water felt cool but wasn’t freezing. The views were incredible and I would certainly hike it again.

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.

26 days ago

Watchman is a nice, short, easy hike with a great little 360° loop at the end, giving you views in all directions.

Great hike up. It challenged the kids a little and the payoff of views at the end were wonderful.

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