Looking for a great trail in Zion National Park, Utah? AllTrails has 91 great hiking trails, trail 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 35 moderate trails in Zion National Park ranging from 0.7 to 18.6 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!

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Zion National Park, located in Southern Utah, is a popular destination in the Southwestern United states with beautiful views and a unique landscape. It was the first national park in Utah and and is best experienced hiking among the high cliffs and through the narrow canyons. The park is home to some very popular hikes and sights - it is truly a hiker's park. On the Narrows you walk for miles up a river with sheer canyon walls on either side of you. The Angels Landing Trail has 21 switchbacks to the top of Angels Landing which boasts a spectacular canyon overlook. The East Rim Trail takes you to Observation Point, the highest point in the park. The Subway Trail is a unique slot canyon trail that traverses through the left fork of North Creek. The Kayenta Trail is a great option for families with canyon views and provides access to other trails in park. The Emerald Pools trail is a paved trail that starts from the Zion Lodge and takes you to Lower Emerald Pool and from there a sandy and rocky trail to the Upper Emerald Pool at the base of a cliff. West Rim Trail is a two night backpacking trail takes you to from the Grotto trailhead to Lava Point and offers spectacular views of the park. You can also rent bikes and ride the Pa’rus trail within the park to observe the main canyon of the park in a short amount of time. The lesser known area of Kolob Canyon, located on Kolob Terrace Road, contains trails such as the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek Trail and the Kolob Arch Trail. Many people access the Kolob Canyon area from the scenic drive located off I-15 exit #40. Many of the zion hikes require permits, which you can pick up from the visitor center prior to heading out on your hike. Aside in addition to the excellent hiking trails, this geologically unique area has colorful sandstone canyons, high plateaus, and rock towers. Natural arches and exposed formations of the Colorado Plateau make up a large wilderness of diverse ecosystems. Route 9, which traverses the park from east to west, is open year-round to private vehicles. This area is prone to flash floods so be prepared for hazardous driving conditions during and immediately following storms. Icy spots remain through the winter.

We did this late May with our 2 and 3 year olds and 60 year old mom. They loved it! There was a few times we had to pick the kids up and hand them off to each other over the river, but overall it was amazing. Also they couldn’t go all the way to the waterfall at the end since it gets to be pretty steep climbing at the end, but I would do it again if I had the chance!

Pretty good, easy trail. It gets steep, but not for long. If you’re looking to save time, skip this one. You’re not missing a whole lot.

I went on this hike earlier this month on a sunny but cool day. The weather was perfect with a slight breeze. The first half of the hike is nothing but poorly paved, LONG switchbacks. It is definitely a destination hike, in the sense that it is not enjoyable until you get to the top. This hike, in my opinion, is ONLY for the view from the top. Once you reach the top of the switchbacks, you get to start scrambling along the ridge out to Angels Landing. This part of the hike is fun and thrilling. Sheer drops on either side of you with nothing but an anchored chain to hold on to. All in all scrambling along the ridge and the view from the top made the grueling switchbacks worth every minute. If you are looking to get away from the crowd and surround yourself with nature this is NOT the hike for you. BUT, if you want an amazing view on a hike that wont eat up your whole day, and dont mind the crowd, I would definitely reccomend this hike.

easy to the overlook. a bit of an incline coming back. nice views, trail itself is not that exciting until the end.

I hiked this trail May 23 from Canyon Junction (trail access is open at the shuttle stop) to the Visitor Center, about 1.7 miles. Many beautiful blooms lined the trail, including magenta prickly pear flowers. It was early evening, and a small herd of deer (all does) grazed on trees and shrubs about 50 feet away from me on their way from the mountains to the river. The walk took me about an hour, but I'm a slow walker and stopped frequently to enjoy the sights. The day was overcast, and I did get wet from intermittent rain/hail, but it was enjoyable nonetheless.

Highly recommend.

Really loved the view from behind the waterfalls, but prepare to get wet. The hike itself is just alright, but being able to get behind the falls is what made it for me.

Easy hike and well maintained but not worth your time. You could hear cars pretty much the whole time. Every time you look down you see the visitor center/bus area. When you actually make it to the top, you’re rewarded with a view of Springdale.....

Relatively flat well marked trail. Only people on the trail and got an amazing view at the end. Even more respect for Zion after this hike. About 10-11 miles round trip!

Beautiful hike but check the weather before you go. We had an easy hike to the alcove, easy stream crossings the entire way. Started raining steadily just before we reached the alcove and the stream rose quickly such that we ended up mostly wading across on the way back, arriving back to the trailhead with frozen feet. So go on a dry day or prepare for getting wet.

Amazing hike! Trail was easy to follow. Was about 10.8 miles total. Didn’t see anyone else on the path minus some people coming in as we were heading back to the car. Started at about 8:15 and finished around 1:30 (ate lunch at the top). Until the viewpoint, trail was mostly tundra, meadows, and brush

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
3 days ago

Hiking in wasn’t so bad. We started in at 7 am. We made it within 0.2 miles of the arch and couldn’t go any further due to fallen rocks and trees. On the way back, we encountered hail, rain, and snow and the creeks were rising quickly. We had to wade in ankle deep water at some creeks because the rock paths were no longer visible. The last mile out is tough due to the elevation. Overall, great day hike if the weather would have cooperated.

Hiked on 5/20/19......muddy AF. Parked 0.5 mile from the trailhead. The view is incredible. If it was dry it would be a simple hike but the mud made it hard. Weeping rock was still closed

hiking
over grown
3 days ago

Many reviews for this trail are misleading. This is not the hike that crosses a creek occasionally and includes historic cabins and a double arch alcove. That is the Middle Fork Taylor Creek Trail. This trail has stretches of pushing through overgrown tree branches and long stretches of walking in the creek. But the first time that I broke out of the woods and found myself face-to-face with the massive canyon wall I was awestruck. Also my husband and I didn't meet anyone else on the trail either way. Possibly my favorite hike of Zion, thanks in part to waterproof boots.

hiking
3 days ago

Lovely stroll past a frolicking spring river.

Un freaking real. DO IT!!!!!!

Somewhere between a three and a four. Better than alright.

Beautiful and worth it. So are you.

The Narrows were unbelievable. I went last October and a small thunderstorm was passing by. Not much rain so there was no flood risks involved but the first clasp of thunder was so loud in the canyon I nearly shit myself.

Absolute knockout views. Switchbacks are a little rough but not too tough a hike. If you’re in Zion it’s a must. Enjoy!

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off trail
rocky
3 days ago

Very flat, easy trail. It is 100% paved if you need it. There are also several out trails that are dirt that follow the river where you can do the hike 75% on a “real” trail. This route is a little over 3 miles if you do it this way.

hiking
4 days ago

Very short trail but still beautiful! Only about a 5-10 hike, not 30 per the map.

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no shade
off trail
rocky
4 days ago

This trail is so serene. Overall about 100 creek crossings out and back. All super easy though. The creek and tall cliffs are quite breathtaking. The alcove at the end doesn’t look real! One of my favorite hikes I’ve done! Just do it early to avoid people

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike to start the morning. The loop at top has a view point area to make for some pretty cinematic shots. Offers a good down range view of the valley through Zion.

hiking
4 days ago

Hiked this one last weekend and it was beautiful! Be prepared though, the water is still cool and high so I suggest the bib overalls, Neoprene socks, and shoes from the outfitters. It did get over waist high at points. Also experienced strange and hard to predict weather, it was bright and sunny when we started, then began slightly raining when we got to the subway, then it turned to hail for about 5 minutes a quarter of the way back, then slight on and off rain, and back to bright and sunny just in time to climb out of the canyon. This is a beautiful time to go though because the wildflowers are blooming and it looks and smells really nice on the trail. I totally recommend it for more experienced hikers and plan on doing this hike again myself.

I loved this trail! I would totally recommend doing this one if you’re in Zion. Try to start earlier because it does get crowded at the top.

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

We loved this, but it is definitely a lot of scrambling. Ankle deep water in the slot canyon so plan on getting wet. We used RG Hikers photos below to help find the trail (thanks!). At the slickrock area with the broken tree, we couldn't figure out how to climb up so went through the bushes on the right side of the trail. Sliding down it on the way out was fun though. Anyway, awesome hike if you have kids that enjoy climbing (ours were 10 and 13).

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