Court of the Patriarchs Viewpoint Trail

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Zion National Park

Court of the Patriarchs Viewpoint Trail is a 0.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.1 miles Elevation Gain: 19 feet Route Type: Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

walking

bird watching

partially paved

views

wild flowers

no dogs

Short stroll to a viewpoint of the Patriarchs rock formations.

walking
no shade
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Neat little hidden gem! I’ve hiked Zion for years now and never have done this hike. But this is great! If you take the sandy trail there’s a trail that beers off back to the canyon walls. You have to go around/under the horse fence. It’s a great little hike that takes you to a waterfall and river.

hiking
2 months ago

While you can barely call this a hike it is definitely worth the shuttle stop. We had the view point to ourselves for the better part of an hour!

hiking
2 months ago

Worth the shuttle stop and short steep climb to get gorgeous views of peaks Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

hiking
2 months ago

A little steep but short climb. Great view!

hiking
2 months ago

Great view right off of the bus stop. Only like 140 feet away from the road. Might as well do it if you’re in the park!

3 months ago

Short steep climb on a paved path to a viewing area. the views of course are spectacular.

hiking
4 months ago

Very short, touristy, hike. Spectacular views

hiking
5 months ago

Very short paved trail. Literally takes 2 minutes to get to the end. It’s worth the stop in my opinion. Gives a nice view of the peaks from a vantage point a bit higher than the road. Pretty good deal for so little effort and time.

short easy walk to a nice viewpoint

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful view of the patriarchs! Steep but paved switchback going up .1 mile from the road. Got some great pics!

Great little 5 minute walkway to a nice sight of the Patriarchs!

Super easy walk to the viewpoint. Definitely worth the short shuttle stop!

hiking
Sun May 26 2019

Not quite what I had expected, but still beautiful. It was really really short, but brings you to a nice overlook of the court of the patriarchs. I would recommend this viewpoint to someone looking for an easy walk to a viewpoint.

Sun May 26 2019

Nice viewpoint, but you can see this view from the shuttle.

hiking
Sat May 18 2019

Not much of a hike or even a walk for that matter, but definitely worth stopping by. The view is pretty and it only takes a minute or two to get there from the bus stop. In terms of value to effort ratio, this one is pretty high.

hiking
Tue May 14 2019

Not what I would consider much of a trail but short, sweet and and interesting panorama. Up, down and pictures took less than 10 minutes. Good photo ops of the three peaks. Trail is paved, steep and busy. Nice warmer upper.

Fri Apr 19 2019

Shuttle stop #4 (Court of the Patriarchs) is great for those with social phobia! Lol. In the morning hours there were almost no other people there. Don't be fooled in to thinking you're alone however, a family of turkeys live somewhere in the bushes and you'll hear the occasional gobble gobble on the way up. After you finish gazing at the Patriarch's I recommend heading back down and crossing the road, where you'll find a path that leads to a sandy trail that hugs the river, with a few areas you can go right down to the water. It was really nice sitting on the river bank and taking it all in with no one else around.

Not sure this is worth getting off the shuttle bus, since it can be hard to get a seat sometimes.

hiking
Wed Mar 20 2019

This is a very easy hike. It's uphill but very short. It provides you a great view of the mountain tops known as the patriarchs. There were two very large deer there, they were double the size of normal deer. They appeared to be very calm and unafraid of us. There was also a wild turkey in the area as you could hear the turkey's "gobble gobble". There are lots of trees and bushes on the trail and it is well shaded.

Kind of pathetically short, but paved and not icy in the late afternoon. Beautiful view of the three patriarchs.

walking
Sun Jan 27 2019

Not much of a walk or hike but beautiful spot for some photos!

hiking
Fri Nov 16 2018

hiking
Sun Sep 09 2018

Quick climb to great view.

Sat Jun 30 2018

worth the 5 minute stop on the shuttle for sure. Its like a 300 ft. inclined climb. takes 1 minute to get there

Fri Apr 20 2018

Short walk along a paved path but great views

hiking
Wed Apr 18 2018

short and sweet

Sat Jan 13 2018

it's not a hike - it's a simple walk up a short, paved path. the view is beautiful though!

hiking
Thu Jan 04 2018

Sorry this isn’t a hike, it is a view point.

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