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.
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.
Not for people afraid of heights, the path is pretty treacherous. Good shoes are a must. The views are incredible and the hike is exhilarating! Biggest piece of advice is go early!! The path starts to fill up and you can't go both ways on a lot of the path bc it's so narrow, so you will spend a lot of time waiting. We were on the first shuttle out and had to wait a bit on the way down, which we happily did in the name of safety but I can imagine it being even more nerve wracking if it's been crowded that there and back. Overall, definitely worth it! So so beautiful.
Not as crazy scary as people will lead you to believe. I'm terrified of heights but I was able to do it. Shoes with good grip are a must and make sure you go earlier in the day. You wouldn't want to be coming down in the dark. The views are incredible and so worth it though!
Such a fun hike with an amazing view! I recommend wearing shoes with good grip and go either earlier or later in the day when it's less busy!
Maybe the most incredible hike on the planet! Challenging but not crazy either.
Did this hike as a kid and I'm trying to plan a trip back just to do it again.
Breathtaking views. The hike itself isn't very physically demanding, however, this hike isn't for the faint of heart. You have to walk on the edge of some very high and very sheer cliffs in order to get to the top. The chains help for sure, but it's still scary. We went in the afternoon, and the chains took about 90 minutes round trip because so many people were on them and there was some major clogging. That being said, this hike provides tremendous views and an exhilarating experience in a hike that any level of hiker can appreciate.
I absolutely loved this hike. Get up early, otherwise you will run into a lot of people on the chains. That can make it a bit discouraging.
If you stick to the trail and chains, it is as safe as any hike.
Great trail! We took our kids 15,12,9,7 and they did awesome! They needed a little help on the chains but overall a wonderful family experience.
Such a fun trail, can get steep at times and the chain section is awesome! Not a trail for the faint hearted. Can get BUSY at times so want to be careful!
This trail was WAY sketchier than I expected. Like, to the point I'm surprised it's open to the public. But it's awesome and we had a lot of fun as well as a lot of rattled nerves.
Quite a bit of elevation gain; hiking poles were helpful for me on the way down because of my knees. Bring a bag to carry them in/on though because they'll be a big liability when hiking the final ridge with the chains!
Do the hike early both because of the heat and because we passed a HUGE number of people on the way down as they came up. And most of them seemed wholly unprepared for the hike, so if you're stuck behind them on the final ridge (which is only one person wide) you'll be in for a long and frustrating finish to the trail.
Great view at the end. Not a "hard" trail per say, but I would rate it as difficult when you factor in the fear of traversing the chained section.