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45 minutes ago

Did it in January. The rockfall that the signs warn you about isn’t too hard to get past, even with snow. However, there was too much snow for my unequipped self once I got past that first section of descending chains for me to go further. I’d never done this before, so I actually had no idea where the trail went due to the snow and no footprints to follow (the sets I’d followed had all turned around at the same point, after that first set of chains). I thought there was a second rockfall that had blocked the trail; in reality, after watching YouTube videos later, the trail was just so deep in snow it was unfindable. Anyways, the hike was still way cool and had good views for as far as I was able to go.

Nice little walk with a decent view, but not much of a hike.

1/10/19 quick and easy. slight presence of ice near the waterfall.

1/10/17 great scenary for sunset. quick and easy. parking can be limited. would recommend due to ice on other trails at Zion.

The lower emerald pool was beautiful. Easy stroll and gorgeous even in the winter. The path to the middle and upper pools is closed indefinitely due to a rock slide.

I did this hike in late September. It is a really neat hike through a slot canyon w two waterfalls. This was one of the top three hikes I did in Zion. This hike is definitely worth the time to do. Your feet and legs will get wet. You are hiking in and out if water the entire way, mostly ankle to lower calf deep. A few spots were mid thigh deep. Water is pretty cold, but your in and out of it so it isn’t as noticeable as the Narrows. The ladders at the waterfalls are a bit challenging, but we made it safely. The second ladder is not safe to climb. We stopped at that point. This hike is through a true slot canyon. The scenery is some of the best in Zion. I think. There was a cost of about $8 if I recall correctly. But it was definitely worth the $8 cost. Would definitely do again. The hike is not for little kids though.

Unbelievable view when you get to the top. Main parking lot is hopeless, try going a bit ahead of tunnel to grab a roadside spot. The rocks may get slippery after rain/ snow. Very easy hike leading to an amazing end!

Lower trail was an easy, paved trail with manageable elevation change for most. The middle and upper sections become more difficult and required a little more effort. All trails were clearly marked although some portions were washed out and non-existent. We managed and were able to have a lot of fun even during the cold weather in late December.

short

hiking
25 days ago

Nice and short trail, with spectacular views at the end. There are a couple dropoffs on the side of the trail, so be careful with your footing in a few places. There are 10 parking spots right at the end of the tunnel (if you're coming from the park), with some overflow parking further up the road. I'd recommend getting here early - we ran into a bit of a traffic jam when we were descending through some of the more narrow passageways.

25 days ago

Breathtaking scenery and views! An excellent choice for a beginners hike, short and easy. Quite crowded on a cold December day but fun :)

Great trail with beautiful views including a minor waterfall.

Did it in the winter. Very cool, bring traction.

great for tourons.

Did this on the 24th of December. Second time this year I've done this hike. One of my favorite hikes. Water is about 40' this time of year so be prepared for cold feet. Not a good time of year to go to the second waterfall unless you have a wet suit. Beautiful

Nice short easy hike.

Completed this on 12/23/18. Fun rock scramble, waterfall easily accessible and actively flowing at a good rate at the end with gorgeous views looking up at the sheer rock faces.

Short trail up to the weeping cliffs. Easy, but narrow walk way with steep drop offs. Be mind full with kids & elders.

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.

Fun, short hike with fantastic views! There's are quite a few dropoffs on the side of trail, so just be cautious with young children and those with a fear of heights. We saw more than one adult freaking out a bit about dropoffs.

Not long, but lots of fun climbing over boulders and watching the steep mountain sides change color in the late afternoon light. Couldn't see the waterfall, but who cares--was an enjoyable hour plus just looking around. I'm sure it's busy in the season, but this Dec day, we had it to ourselves.

1 month ago

Very short hike with a great view relative to the effort of the hike. Limited parking and was fairly busy in middle of the day.

Hold on to the chain!

Awesome short hike in Zion. View of Zion Canyon was nice. Took less than 30 minutes to reach the overlook. Not ADA accessible though. Limited parking. There are overflow parking down the road. You can also park alongside the Hwy that permits.

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.

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

This area has smaller parking than other trail heads. Short and steep but overall it took us around 30min in and out. We went Dec 13th and the trail was wet, not many people.

hiking
1 month ago

Makes a nice day for an easy hike, incorporating scrambling and some adventure if combine weeping rock.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun and easy hike while connecting into hidden canyon. Made a nice day combining scrambling, hiking, scenic views and some off-trail adventures if combine these two hikes.

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