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Best trails in Zion National Park

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Looking for a great trail in Zion National Park, Utah? AllTrails has 105 great hiking trails, running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 46 moderate trails in Zion National Park ranging from 0.7 to 19 miles and from 3,661 to 7,463 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description
Zion National Park is a unique landscape of high cliffs, narrow canyons, and beautiful views. The park has many famous hikes. Angels Landing is an intense switchback trail with a truly spectacular view from atop of the canyon. Another famous hike is the unique Narrows "trail" which is a very long trek through a river nestled between a sheer canyon. Other notable trails include the East Rim Trail to the park's highest point, the slot canyon Subway Trail , and the family friendly, but equally beautiful Kayenta Trail. There is also the paved Emerald Pools trail and the more challenging backpacking West Rim Trail. Please note that several of the hikes in this park require permits. Please inquire prior to your visit. The park is open to visitors 24 hours a day, but please note that not all areas including the entrance and Visitors Center will be staffed, nor open. Please also take into account that there are seasonal closures of roads, trails, and other parks of the park. Entrance Passes: Private Vehicle: $35. Valid for 7 days. Admits private, non commercial vehicle (15 passenger capacity or less) and all occupants to Zion National Park, including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas. Motorcycle: $30. Valid for 7 days. Admits one non-commercial motorcycle to Zion National Park, including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas. Per Person: $20. Valid for 7 days. Admits one individual with no car to Zion National Park, including both the Zion Canyon and Kolob Canyon areas. Typically used for bicyclists, hikers and pedestrians. Youth 15 and under are admitted free. Non-Commercial Organized Groups: Valid for 7 days. Organized groups such as Scouts, Rotary, Clubs, Youth Groups, Churches, Reunions, etc. that do not qualify for an Academic Fee Waiver are charged as follows: $35.00 Non-commercial vehicles with a vehicle capacity of 15 or less. $20.00 per person Non-commercial vehicles with a capacity of 16 or greater. Fees will not exceed the commercial fee for the same-sized vehicle. Youth 15 and under are free. Individuals or families with any valid Annual or Lifetime pass may use their pass for entry at the per person rate. Pass and photo ID must be present upon entry.
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Map of trails in Zion National Park
Park information
Acreage:
146597 acres
Contact
435-772-3256
Top trails (105)
#1 - The Zion Narrows Riverside Walk
Zion National Park
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Length: 1.9 mi • Est. 45 m
The Narrows may close during extreme weather conditions (flash flood warnings). Please check conditions before visiting: https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/conditions.htm Walk through the water bShow more
#2 - The Watchman Trail
Zion National Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 41 m
The Watchman Trail is a great easy trail that is often overlooked by tourists going to the neighboring Angels Landing or the Narrows. It overlooks the entire Springdale area and is ideal for beginner Show more
#3 - Observation Point via East Rim and East Mesa to
Zion National Park
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Length: 7.1 mi • Est. 4 h 45 m
NOTE: This trail is currently closed due to rockfall. For more info, please see https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/conditions.htm This is a strenuous hike to the highest point in Zion National PaShow more
#4 - The Subway Trail
Zion National Park
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Length: 9.1 mi • Est. 4 h 33 m
In order to hike the subway trail, hikers need a PERMIT from the administration of Zion National Park that can be picked up from the visitor center. This is day-use only hike. The Subway Trail can beShow more
#5 - Zion Narrows Trail to Imlay Temple and Big Spring
Zion National Park
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Length: 8.6 mi • Est. 6 h 17 m
This is the full bottom-up day-hike route of the Zion Narrows and you MUST turn around at Big Springs. Access after Big Springs is by permit only and continuing onward without a permit intrudes on camShow more
#6 - Emerald Pools Trail
Zion National Park
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Length: 3 mi • Est. 1 h 12 m
As of October 2019, there is rockfall damage closing part of the Emerald Pools Trail. This also affects the Weeping Rock Trail, Hidden Canyon Trail, and Observation Point Trail (from Weeping Rock). ThShow more
#7 - Hidden Canyon Trail
Zion National Park
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
Temporarily closed due to rockfall. More information and updates can be found here: https://www.nps.gov/zion/learn/news/hidden-canyon-trail-closed-due-to-rockfall.htm Hidden Canyon is a strenuous 2.4Show more
#8 - Pa'rus Trail
Zion National Park
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 26 m
Vistas, broad meadows, scenic footbridges, wildflower, and a river for wading. Bike riders have known about the Pa'rus for years and many walkers staying in the Watchman Campground make use of the trShow more
#9 - Middle Fork Taylor Creek Trail
Zion National Park
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Length: 4.9 mi • Est. 2 h 27 m
Please note: As of May 29, 2020 users have reported that the road up the canyon is closed due to snow and rockfall. Please consult the park's website before visiting. The start of the trail at the tShow more
#10 - Zion National Park Scenic Drive
Zion National Park
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Length: 12.6 mi
Short drive along the canyon floor. The park operates shuttles that go up and down the canyon from March to October. During this time only shuttle buses and bicycles are allowed. During the peak seasShow more
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