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Hiked Angel’s Landing this afternoon and it was beautiful. There were a few wet spots from the morning rain, but otherwise dry. There were A LOT of people so take your time! It took us about 3.5 hours round trip and that was with a couple snack stops and waiting for people to go up and down.

Though not the most well known, definitely well worth it. I almost preferred this hike over Angles Landing. You get different beautiful views around every corner instead of just at the top. Start out early to beat the crowds and to have a great seat at the top.

Beautiful views! This is a demanding hike but worth it.

We loved it except at one point it seemed that we could not go any farther. We thought we somehow missed the trail and went back. Then when there seemed to be no other trail, we decided to try again. We followed the river pretty much the whole way and near the end there is a spot where the walls are around 6 feet high and the water is beautiful but up to 4 feet deep, and it seems you can’t get through without swimming. After about 30 minutes of searching, my son found that on the left hand side you can climb up the wall and walk on the side to continue forward to the waterfall. It was beautiful, but definitely a difficult trail for little kids, as there is a lot of scrambling over boulders. My 7 year old needed quite a bit of help and was dismayed when she fell in the water several times.
Other people who we talked to afterwords found a trail that led to the top of the waterfall. I would guess that would be easier because you are not climbing over so many boulders. The view from the bottom was great though!

2 days ago

3 friends and I hiked this one after a harder hike. Beautiful views leading up to it, but the pools themselves were alright. It was cooler at the top so we cooled off then headed back. Moderately challenging because of all the rocks on the trail, but worth it!

Definitely a challenge. I have a major fear of heights and I decided to just do it. (Nike would be proud y’all). Had second thoughts halfway into it but it’s like a roller coaster: you really can’t go back. Crowds tend to keep you moving forward and it’s challenging on the chains. The views, however, were so so worth it.

Moral of the story: WORTH IT. Brave your fear of heights but also be careful.

hard but worth while!

Beautiful, as expected it was pretty crowded. If you wait out a few mins between groups it is a pretty good climb without dealing with back and forth traffic on the narrow path given. Definitely, invest in hiking shoes for this hike. A lot of crazy college kids who would jump and run the hike. Patience is key to enjoy the beautiful view at the top!!!

We had a very late start at 4p. But we’re up and back down in time to catch one of the last shuttles (4:10 total trip time including 40ish minutes at the point). Since we were essentially there for sunset, we had the place to ourselves. This is an incredible hike providing visual rewards after taking step number 1. On the ‘hard’ rating spectrum, OP falls much closer to moderate.

3 days ago

The views throughout the entire trail are impressive..as is everything in Zion. Go early to avoid the crowds.

Amazing and Death Defying.

This trail is no secret, but it is everything it is hyped up to be and more. My friend and I did it as a spur on a longer overnight journey into Zion’s indescribably ethereal backcountry via the West Rim Trail, which I would highly recommend. There are beautiful views from the trail camps, and it really takes you through all of the classic Zion environments. The landing definitely slowed us down a bit thanks to the crowds. Walter’s Wiggles, the switchbacks on the initial climb up the canyon, are difficult, exposed and steep, but the spur up to Angel’s Landing itself is not as physically taxing as it is nerve-wracking—the trail gets to be an extremely narrow ridge at points, and you feel like a bighorn sheep! As everyone has mentioned, start at the very first light, if not earlier—that’s the best way in the desert, to beat the heat and the peeps. Nothing like jumping into the Virgin when you descend back into the valley!

We went after an overnight snow storm. The snow was melting and the water volume was up because of it. The falls between the middle and lower pools had three different falls, with quite a bit of water volume. The upper falls was simply amazing. When you tried to stand by the upper pool, you were getting drenched, it felt like it was creating its own wind, and you felt very chilled.

This trail had way to many people on it for me to give it more than 4 stars. It was a true traffic jam at times between the middle falls and the upper fallls.

4 days ago

This is a very short trail, but it goes to an interesting phenomenon in the park. I read that the water that weeps from the wall started it's journey about 12,000 years ago. It has worked it's way down through the sandstone until it hits a layer it can not penetrate and so it comes out of the wall. There are some great views of Angels Landing and down the valley. Worth a quick detour.

This trail is very heavily trafficked trail that leads to the start of the lower narrows. It is a nice walk along the Virgin river but is built for the high traffic so you are walking on concrete or pavement most of the way up. We had great views of the waterfall on our hiking day because it has snowed the night before and the snow was melting.

Hidden Canyon trail is a great short hike that provides everything you could ask for in exciting experiences with great views. After climbing up the first first part of the switchbacks from the Weeping Rock parking lot, the Hidden Canyon trail takes off to the right. A few more tight switchbacks and you are now ready for the fun of navigating the rock ledges with the chains. Finally you are in the canyon and being amazed by the height and beauty of the rock. It is like having three different experiences in one hike.

This was a beautiful outlook spot! Really easy hike for my two and seven year old. A little steep but short. The color of the rocks when the sun was lower in the sky was gorgeous and the sun shone on the canyon that late so it wasn’t too cold of a hike. Seeing the water deep out of the rocks and shower down on us was fun and my kids loved it!

Did this the day after Angel's Landing, and we thought it was very cool to look down from Observation Point and see where we hiked the day before. The way up is tiring but lunch at the top was beautiful, and let us rest for an easy hike down. While not the most well-known hike in the park, I would definitely argue it's a must-do if you visit!

Oh boy, I've done longer hikes with more elevation change, but the switchbacks here are one of the toughest stretches of trail I've found. Trail gets easier after that part though, as it's just being careful navigating the narrow parts with a bunch of people passing you. Definitely among the best day hikes I've completed; the view at the end is utterly worth it!

Super easy. Awesome hike with a great view at the end...although it was windy when we went so it got a little chilly up at the top.

Awesome hike...only able to go about .25 miles in the river because of some rain but it was just stunning.

The views are amazing ! Well worth it.

Easy hike , beautiful when we went, three waterfalls overhead so amazing

5 days ago

I’d imagine this hike is a lot prettier in the summer with more vegetation. The trail up is pretty and you get to see the falls that come from the pools above (falls isn’t the right word its more line streams that run off the side of the rocks). I’m definitely glad I did it but on my next visit I plan on choosing new hikes to explore instead of this one.

Trail is easy to get to a flat. I would recommend going early in the morning. It was quiet and serine walking through the water and having the canyon walls shooting up around us. Despite going the first week of March after we had turned around to head back around 10:30 there were numerous louder groups coming through so we were glad we had gone earlier.

5 days ago

Great hike—challenging with a great sense of accomplishment at the end. Please be patient when going on narrow areas; if it’s narrow and some people are descending, don’t just start your ascent and then make it difficult for people to pass. Just be patient, because this trail can be dangerous.

Recommend going early, just as sun rises. Fewer people on the trail and the worst part about this is the number of people there that make it difficult to do the hike.

It was a fantastic trail!! Paved which is nice and steep which is really what makes it be considered hard! It was a great workout and I wore my backpacking backpack just for extra weight but definitely only need some water and a camera for this one. No real “gear” needed.

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