Angels Landing Trail

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Angels Landing Trail is a 4.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hurricane, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from February until October.

DISTANCE
4.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2073 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

no shade

no dogs

Angels Landing is a strenuous trail in Zion National Park with steep drop-offs and very narrow sections. Start by parking at The Grotto trailhead, or taking the West Rim Shuttle to The Grotto shuttle stop. Begin by crossing a bridge over the Virgin River, the first 2-miles of the West Rim Trail are a well-maintained, paved trail. Most of the path is sunny, but Refrigerator Canyon offers shade and often a cool breeze. The trail takes you up Walter's Wiggles, a set of 21 steep switchbacks that take their name from Walter Ruesch, Zion National Park’s first superintendent. The last half-mile (0.8 km) follows a steep and narrow ridge from Scout Lookout to Angels Landing itself, a fantastic observation point 1500 feet above Zion Canyon. Anchored support chains are attached along some sections of the sheer cliff. Avoid standing near the edge at all times! Do not hike the trail when it is wet, storming, or when high winds are present. If you are afraid of heights this trail is not recommended. This is a good early morning hike to check off your Grand Canyon bucket list. Make sure to allow time to be off the trail by dark if starting late in the day.

hiking
2 hours ago

Love it, came down when it was dark, so I suggest you do it when there is still sun.

hiking
2 hours ago

Peur du vide non , mais peur de la foule oui....
La vue au sommet n’est pas à couper le souffle non plus.

hiking
7 hours ago

This was a great hike - I loved every part of it - However, if you have any fear of heights then this trail is not for you

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked Angel's landing starting @ the grotto this past March. Absolutely challenging but every step was worth it! One you reach Scout's landing prepare for more of a mental climb. Patience is key! Please don't wear flip flops like some of the others

1 day ago

Short in distance but difficult for one who has a fear of heights. Keep your head down and keep going up.

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2 days ago

best view ever!

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3 days ago

Beautiful and worth the strenuous hike

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4 days ago

GREAT trail. Earlier the better or avoid weekends to beat the crowd. Amazing views and experience

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4 days ago

Amazing views from the chains/climbing part.
But little bit too busy in that part.