Court of the Patriarchs Viewpoint Trail

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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



bird watching

partially paved


wild flowers

no dogs

Short stroll to a viewpoint of the Patriarchs rock formations.

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

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

2 months ago

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.

2 months ago

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

3 months ago

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.

3 months ago

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.

4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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.

6 months ago

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

9 months ago

11 months ago

Quick climb to great view.

Saturday, June 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

Friday, April 20, 2018

Short walk along a paved path but great views

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

short and sweet

Saturday, January 13, 2018

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

Thursday, January 04, 2018

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

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Easy, short, hike with a great view.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Simple walk, but a great view.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Extremely simple and easy hike. The hike is a paved, uphill walk to a viewpoint where you can marvel at the Court of the Patriarchs. It's good for kids who don't want to hike much.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

It's good for kids as it's less than 3 minutes to the top and is paved. The view is nice but DAMN I wanted to get more info on the sheer cliffs behind me! Can't believe the info signs don't talk about them.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Gets you just above the tree line, cool view!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Just a short walk up a concrete pathway above the shuttle bus stop to a better viewing spot for the Court of the Patriarchs.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Great stop for a view of the peaks! Easy and very short trail. Well paved.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Nice stop along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive - between Canyon Junction and Zion Lodge. Very short sloped paved trail to a nice viewpoint of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob Peaks, Mount Moroni and The Sentinel. Probably best in mid-morning when the sun is on the surrounding peaks. If riding the shuttle, hop off, check it out and hop back on the next shuttle. We did this on our way to Angel's Landing.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Simple walk for a photo op. Nice view.

scenic driving
Sunday, June 19, 2016

Short trek to a viewing area off the bus route!

Monday, March 28, 2016

Almost not sure if you can even call this a trail. Its a short paved path up to a really great view though.

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