Explore the most popular waterfall 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.

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

I loved this hike, we where there first part of November. The deepest part of the Narrows was just above the knee. We had rented the water gear at Zion Adventures. The water temp was 42 degrees and we where not cold at all, feet were wet the whole time, kinda felt like you had jello in your shoes! We hiked about 5 hours up and back. I will definitely do this hike again!!! The scenery was spectacular.

Aweosme hike. Brought the entire family along-deer in the stream-waterfalls-scenic spots-everything is surreal here!

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.

hiking
11 days ago

Such a welcome respite from the holiday crowds in the main section of the park! Even if you don’t do a proper trail, this area is well worth exploring, as the slickrocks provide an endless number of scrambling possibilities, and there are some truly special views to be had. Hiking out to Crawford Wash provides some of the best. All of this within about a 15 minute drive of the teeming masses of the lodge! If you prefer a well-marked trail with facilities, this may not be the best choice, but if you’re up for a little exploration and potentially some bushwhacking, you cannot go wrong out here.

Beautiful views in the snow on 12.30.18

I did this hike in late September. Weather was 90 degrees, but the water was 62 degrees, and cold. The Narrows path is a paved trail along the river that ends at the entrance into the Narrows canyon. I would strongly suggest renting the neoprene socks and hiking shoes in town, along with a hiking stick. Your hike will be much more enjoyable if your feet aren't freezing cold (we didn't and wished we did). Stick definitely helps with your balance. Don't underestimate things in hiking up this river. The Narrows hike up the canyon is an incredible hike and unlike anything I have ever done before. The scenery and environment is spectacular and a MUST do at Zion. The place is very crowded, which is a draw back. But is it still worth it.

Hiked up the narrows. Rented gear to keep our feet warm and bodies dry. Did the hike with 4 kids ages 9-13 and 2 adults. Everyone loved it. Despite it being December and snowing lightly for part of the trip, we were warm as long as we kept moving. Wall Street was amazing and also hiked the other way towards veiled falls. Quieter going this way and equally wonderful! Steady traffic in and out but you also had moments where it was just your group.

Easy trail and fun for all member of the fam. Old to young we were able to make the lower pool no problem.

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

Great trail with beautiful views including a minor waterfall.

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

great for tourons.

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.

Always a great hike with great views.

The River Walk is just beautiful & peaceful. Easy walk. With water.

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

hiking
30 days 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.

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.

Hold on to the chain!

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.

3 bc this is just for the river walk, but 5 for the narrows. Bottom-Up isn’t an option to review on this app. A previous trip I did the river walk bc my friend wasn’t a big hiker plus the conditions borderline that time of year. The paved HC accessible route just not for me and wasn’t at all a good impression of what Zion has to offer. The longer harder hikes are a game changer for those capable and willing to work a little. Anyways this was one of 7 back to backI hikes I did in a 6 day period between Bryce and Zion. I rented gear and at this time of year there’s not a crowd in the river (and Subway permit odds extremely high if you do a two day gear rental). A few times you have no option but to be waist deep so the full drysuit was reassuring even though many times I was too warm. Walking stick very helpful to test depth and determine direction of walking or at times when the extra sturdiness helpful bc of the current.

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

Paved path with lots of areas to walk down to the river. We went Dec 12th and it wasn't too crowded. Great way to see the beginning of the narrows and looking up all you see is canyon walls. There was also dirt paths by the river you could walk but you do have to come up to the paved path at some points. We also saw the dipper bird! Very beautiful and peaceful hike, easy and wheelchair assable.

We went Dec 12th, there wasn't a lot of people but middle and upper pool is closed. We saw two waterfalls and it was very muddy/slippery at the pools. We also saw deer and turkeys while on our way in! Definitely a great hike.

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.

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