Explore the most popular trail running trails in Zion National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
16 hours ago

Yes the trail IS open! A very strenuous hike (for us 60-somethings) but oh-so-spectacular 360 views of the park from the Landing. Glad we fulfilled another bucket list hike in one our most breathtaking NP’s.

Not for those afraid of heights, but do it anyways! You’ll be so happy you did. This hike is not to be missed.

A good early morning hike and one that you don’t need the shuttle. Full sun by midday. Great views at the top.

Beautiful and challenging hike, well worth at the end.

we thought this was the best of the shorter moderate trails. lots to see all the way. it's a popular home so go in early morning since many parts of the trail are too narrow for two way traffic. views along top third of the trail were spectacular!

hiking
2 days ago

Hiked from the South Campground. Great views of the lower part of the canyon. Stayed for sunset then hiked back to camp. Trail is easy to follow. Some steep drop offs. Great shorter hike close to the entrance without needing to get on the bus.

This hike is awesome! There is a fairly extreme element of danger due to the huge drop offs on either side of the trail, but it makes for a very exciting hike with great views at the end! This trail is extremely crowded especially once you reach the top and the chains.

I did this hike in the dark so I didn't the best view of the pools. I have heard they are not as green as they look in pictures due to photographers adding filters to their photos.

Cool walk, very crowded. Middle and Upper pools are currently closed due to flooding.

Wife and I loved it! If you don’t hike much it can be a bit strenuous, but I still tend to recommend this one to anyone (beginners included). The ending makes it all worth it!

a great accomplishment and great workout

hiking
5 days ago

Lovely view, good cardio, solid easy to follow trail but too crowded for my taste.

a little more crowded than I like but beautiful views

Got to the parking lot before sunrise and we were the third car there. On return the lot was full. Get there early. Great hike with wonderful rock formations along the trail and super views at the end. Starts a little steep but flattens quickly. We got to the view point just as the canyon was beginning to glow with the sunrise. There is some exposure but with a little precaution you should be fine

Rock fall had blocked access to the upper and middle emerald pools but this trail is still worth the time. Great photo opportunity on the bridge across the Virgin River. This is a popular trail and will be crowded but it is wide enough to accommodate

Wow! I hit this puppy early in the morning with some snow sprinkles and I’m glad I left when I did. Boy does it get toasty on the ascent. Easy wide trail, but super steep in sections. Very beautiful views. It also gets CRAZY busy as the day unfolds, which makes you require a bit more patience. After we reached the top, we broke off on another trail for another 2 mi or so. Quite remote & beautiful!!

I have to add that so many people don’t eat the right shoes and they bring little to no water. I personally find that absolutely insane. Do some prep work and don’t put others at risk because you need help.

Great hike !!!

on Canyon Overlook Trail

hiking
9 days ago

Go early before 8am or after 5pm if you want to be more alone. Gorgeous views. Easy short hike.

walking
10 days ago

This was a very short, paved trail. There wasn’t much water in the pools. If you’re an experienced hiker, I would recommend exploring other Zion options over this.

hiking
10 days ago

THIS IS NOT A TRAIL!! its basically a make your own adventure hike which happens to follow the creek bed of the gifford canyon. climbing and bush wacking are required. there was nobody else on this "trail" but there were footsteps in the sand which helped navigation and eased the feelings of uncertainty. fun but a bit sketchy.

hiking
11 days ago

This was our first encounter with Zion and we loved it. If you start by 7:30am you will be in the shade the whole time.

Was recommended this hike by a Zion outfitter in town. Told me it was a nice hike to
get away from the crowds and some 360 degree views. Easy hike out to Lava Point. Only 2 other people when we did it this past Saturday. Decided to hike up the East Peak. Little rock scrambling and we were able to find the small trail to the top. Beautiful 360 degree views from the top! We also enjoyed how this hike goes through the forest as well.

A quick and easy hike on the drive in from Bryce. Great view from the overlook at the end.
https://hikingtheworld.blog/2018/06/16/canyon-overlook-zion-national-park/

hiking
16 days ago

Great hike to do with a dog in Zion. Right along the river most of the way so we were able to go down and cool off multiple times. Parking at the visitor center is a nightmare though! Can’t take the shuttle with a dog.

Gorgeous easy hike, did this one just before sunrise, and hiking up in the dark then back down once it was light was like doing two different trails. Pretty and really nice!

hiking
18 days ago

Decent trail, lots of shade, all paved. Not much water in the pool or flowing from the falls. Still great views of the surrounding canyon.

hiking
18 days ago

Quick easy hike with incredible views! Plan on going back tomorrow night to view the stars.

Short hike with beautiful views (rock formations, waterfall, lots of deer). Great hike for beginners who want to warm up to the other popular hikes in Zion National Park.

Great mostly flat 5 mile round trip, with a nice viewpoint at the end, and opportunity for those who want to do some rock scrambling to get on top of one of the two big peaks. The best part was only encountering about a dozen people at most in this more remote section of the park -on a holiday weekend!

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