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 dogs

This is a strenuous trail in Zion National Park with steep drop-offs and very narrow sections. Not for anyone afraid of heights! The first 2-miles are paved and well-maintained. Most of the path is sunny, but Refrigerator Canyon offers shade and often a cool breeze. Ends at summit 1500 feet above Zion Canyon. Last 0.5 mi (0.8 km) follows a steep, narrow ridge; chains have been added in the most difficult areas. This is a good early morning hike. Make sure to allow time to be off the trail by dark if starting late in the day. The last half-mile is across a narrow sandstone ridge. Anchored support chains are attached along some sections of the sheer fin. Sheer cliffs at high elevations while hiking on a narrow fin. Avoid standing near the edge at all times! Do not hike the trail when it is wet, storming, or when high winds are present.

15 hours ago

Hardest hike I've ever undertaken...totally worth it!

23 hours ago

1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

Amazing and thrilling high-energy hike. Moderately strenuous for some, but only to make up for it with a breathtaking panoramic view of the valley and the way the Virgin River flows through it.

hiking
1 day ago

After long switchbacks to a brief flat stretch then short switchbacks the real adventure begins. The .5 mile stretch of Angels landing was an hour of extreme fear at the start overtaken by endorphins from exertion to pure joy at the accomplishment of it all.

2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Great hike, BUT depending on when you it could be pretty crowded.

2 days ago

Views are incredible. Completed this hike in extremely warm temperatures. In the future I would probably plan to hike this in a cooler season. Look forward to more from this park in the future.

hiking
3 days ago

Do this hike first thing in the morning to beat the heat and the crowds of people. It's paved most of the way up and then it's a scramble over sandstone with chains hanging from the sides of the trail. Not for those who are scared of heights.

hiking
4 days ago

This is one of the best hikes I've ever done. It was beautiful, challenging, a little thrilling, and I'm anxious to do it again.

5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

5 days ago

Absolutely breathtaking

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7 days ago

Go as early as you can to avoid the crowds. Other people can make the hike dangerous.