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I first hiked this trail in back March 2018, and it was amazing. It was definitely chilly, but worth every step especially reaching the top. Just a beautiful scenery all the way to the top!

I hiked it again yesterday (Aug 2018) under a warmer weather, which made it more difficult. I wanted to hike back down right away, but I’m glad that I didn’t! Personally, I prefer this trail in Spring season. I finished the hike (both times) in 4 hours or so.

Very challenging and just outstanding!!!

Trail was incredible; amazing views and easy to navigate. Rate moderate to hard (mainly because I am grossly out of shape). Finished in 3.5 hours. Trail was pretty populated, but there was plenty of solitude as well.

hiking
1 day ago

Short easy hike. Nice scenery, iconic sight Zion NP.

My cousin and I made it to the summit in 1.5 hours and ran back down in 45 minuets. Idk how long the trail really is but it took us a total of 2h15m to hike out and back. Many people did it in 5h or so. It all depends on your fitness level and how much pain you want to endure. You can shock yourself with every new hike if you’re willing to push yourself past what you thought was possible :)

This was awesome! I started around 8:00am and only saw a few groups on the way back. I went probably about 2.5-2.75 miles into the canyon as I wasn't sure about where the end of the "trail" was. I checked my guide book eventually and realized I had already passed the "end" - considered where you see a another Creek intersect Willis Creek at about 2.2 miles. Such a cool slot canyon with varying wall heights. Wear hiking sandals. I just walked in the creek the whole way. Dogs would love it, too.

Super randonnée faite avec mes enfants de six et sept ans. Nous sommes descendus jusqu'au pont. La remontée est longue mais sacs difficulté. Le sentier est en excellent état et il y a un point d'eau à mi-parcours (juste avant le tunnel), pratique pour faire le plein à l'aller comme au retour). On ne voit pas le grand Canyon mais un canyon parallèle. Des points de vue majestueux néanmoins. Je recommande vivement.

Balade facile et amusante pour les enfants (passages un peu techniques) pour bien finir la journée en sortant de Zion national Park par l'est. Arrêtez vous juste après le tunnel. Si le parking est plein, on trouve des places un peu plus haut le long de la route. Très beau point de vue sur la vallée une gros arrivé au bout du trail. Comptez une heure A/R.

Scenic. We hiked in the afternoon which was ideal as it was shaded. Majestic views all around! We hiked from the 6th tram stop back down to the 5th. Enjoyable.

Amazing hike with so much interest. I would suggest that if people leave out the side track to Bryce Point then this is a fairly comfortable hike and certainly not hard. Would be a shame if this trail was missed because of concern over hard grading. The East Rim to Observation Point in Zion was much tougher and that was graded Moderate. Overall Bryce is a unique place and this loop with the Navajo and Queens Garden will deliver most of the top sites in Bryce in my opinion.

We decided on this hike when we found out that Angels Landing was closed. Started early, (August 12 2018 with a predicted high of 95F) and glad we did. This has to be one of the most beautiful hikes we have done and for someone of my advanced age it was definitely a challenge. Coming down was not so easy either. Beauty at every turn though

walking
4 days 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.

Great trail, look forward to doing it again next month.

This is an excellent trail. Moderate is the right grading as the start is reasonably energetic but by no means strenuous in our view. We are a family, reasonably fit but nothing exceptional with 15 and 12 year old boys. The views are fantastic, the photo opportunities along the way plentiful and incredible. There is a lovely canyon portion in the middle which is shaded. The top section is easy going until observation point which is a good place to take in the elevated view and replenish reserves for the trip down. We started at 08:15, took many photos on the way up and stayed at the top for 20 minutes or so. We were back at the start by 12:15. We did not rush at any point.

6 days ago

Easy for kids and beautiful. I didn’t love the dirt road to get there.

This hike is a slice of heaven. To us it was a combination of several different hikes we have been on together. My husband an I are pretty fit, my husband far more than myself(he could leave me in the dust) and we made it up to Observation point in 2 hours. That’s including several photo op stops and stops to take in the scenery. We absolutely enjoyed the scenery and views on the way up far more as opposed to the actual observation point. It was sort of anticlimactic for us. We made it down in about 1.5hrs, the inclines are pretty intense going up which makes for a pretty crazy decline on the way down. We chose to wear our running shoes but I suggest hiking shoes or boots with better absorption for the decline, my knees definitely felt the impact on the way down. I do suggest starting as early as you can, watching the sun shift throughout the trail and light up the rocks was stunning and not to mention we were primarily in shade for most of the hike. We started at 0800. And the crowds were far less earlier than what we saw coming down at 11am. Fair warning, there is no warm up to the incline, you just get thrown right into the huffin and puffin. Enjoy!

Initially, I was looking forward to hiking “Angels Landing” or “Narrows” trails at Zion Canyon, but both were closed. Angels is closed indefinitely and Narrows closed due to flooding.

My hiking bestie and I decided to hike to “Observation Point.” We hopped in our car and left Las Vegas at 7:45am PST. We soon realized we lost an hour due to the time change into MST. We arrived in Zion at 11:30am (stopped once for a restroom break). The hike to Observation Point starts at “Weeping Rock Trailhead.” There’s a mandatory $35 entrance fee to get into the park - but it’s good for 7 days. Just a heads up, you can purchase an annual pass for $50. Parking at the trailhead is very limited so you’ll be more than likely be forced to park in town (the closest parking lot to the Zion Canyon shuttle (green shuttle) pick up will cost you $30). If you decide to park further away, it will only cost you $20 but you’ll have to take the town shuttle (brown shuttle) first before taking the Zion Canyon shuttle. Rather than waiting for two shuttles, we opted to pay the extra $10 and wait for the Zion Canyon shuttle. To avoid the crowds and waiting in an excruciatingly long line for the shuttle, I recommend getting there early as possible since we waited about half an hour for the shuttle. Be prepared to wait in the scorching hot sun - it felt like waiting in line for a ride at Disneyland. Not fun at all. The shuttles are not air conditioned and they pack as many people on as they can. So you may be one of the unlucky ones sans a seat.

Once you’re on the shuttle, it’s about a 20 minute ride to the 7th stop to Weeping Rock Trailhead. From there, you immediately begin the grueling hike as it doesn’t waste any time gaining elevation zigzag-ing up the east side of the Zion Canyon. It was almost 1pm by the time we actually started the hike. We made it to the top in roughly an hour 45 minutes. Round trip, it took us about just over 3 hours. I consider us to be above average fitness levels. I’m sure my hiking partner could have made it to the top sooner but I definitely had to take a few water breaks because it was so hot - 100 degrees!

The trail is definitely “strenuous but worth it” as described online. Just before getting top, it does level out a bit. With that said, be prepared for a rather steady elevation gain for most of the hike. I recommend bringing at least 3 liters of water, pack some light snacks, change of clothes, sunglasses and sun block.

The view at “observation point” is absolutely stunning - photos and videos do no justice whatsoever. It’s nice to finally be able to check Zion Canyon off my bucket list. So worth it! From the towering red rock, to the lush greenery, formidable landscape and to the breath taking views at the top, the observation point trail at Zion Canyon is an unforgettable and epic experience. Highly recommended!

walking
9 days ago

Easy enough hike, could be at the top and down again in under an hour. If you are looking to stretch the legs before a more advance hike I suggest this one. Views are incredible from above

hiking
10 days ago

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.

easy hike, if you can call it that. it is less than 30 minutes but a fun experience if you have the time.

hiking
10 days ago

You can make this trail as easy or hard as you want to; the trail outlined here is pretty steep, but there are places less steep to make it up. Gorgeous; and we were the only ones out on the trail.

Short, easy hike. Nice cool place

Definitely worth it! Less known and less crowded than the other hikes. Saw a great herd of bighorn sheep on the way. A great place to cool off with some fun rock climbing and rocks to jump off of into the pools.

Awesome but strenuous hike. The view is incredible. Get there early and bring as much water as you can carry. Bring electrolytes as well. Two hikers had to be rescued by search and rescue. One guy had severe disabling cramps, the other got heatstroke. I do not recommend this hike for kids or for novice hikers.

Tough hike in the sun and heat but worth it.

This is a trail of many varied sections but ultimately you're climbing 80% of the way to the observation point.

We started hiking at 9am, got there at 11.30 with plenty of stops. We had lunch and it took us just under 2 hours to return (plenty stops). We were family with 10, 13 and 15 year old kids.

Main issue is sun and heat. It would be a moderate hike if it was cool.

View from the top is incredible. Overlooking angel's landing is quite something.

Highly recommended.

hiking
12 days ago

Although the grade is steep to walk up to the falls, I didn't feel this was a hike - more of a walk up to the falls. This is a good trail for families because it's paved and wide. Just be careful nobody slips on the water.
This is a short hike, so every time I'm in Zion, I tack it onto my other hikes.

A lovely hike if you're looking for a trail that takes you by (and in) water. It'll cool you off a little if you're a summer hiker.

I would not consider this hike strenuous at all. It's a lot of switchbacks so the ascent doesn't seem that hard. The views along the way are awesome. Just be sure to bring lots of water and go early to avoid the heat of the day and crowds. We did this hike since Angels landing was closed and I'm glad we did.

Amazing amazing place... not to be missed
Easy enough hike, trail is well wide with not too much traffic

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

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