East Rim Trail to Observation Point

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East Rim Trail to Observation Point is a 8.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, Utah that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
8.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3480 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

This is a strenuous hike to the highest point in Zion National Park. You look down on Angels Landing and have a sweeping vista of the main canyon that makes up Zion. It is a stunning view.

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2 days ago

Love it! Second time up and brought our 6 month old son to the top. The views on the way up and echo canyon in the middle really make it a great hike. Good shade for the first half of the trail if hiking earlier in the day

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2 days ago

Beautiful hike. A bit longer and higher than Angel's Landing but less daunting. Only one stretch near the top that raised my blood pressure, so I just hugged the wall and kept my eyes focused on the trail. Incredible view at the top!

2 days ago

I liked it except for the heights. Great workout. Bring extra shirt so you can change at the top. I don’t understand how people can run down path. One wrong trip on the path and you’re Bon Voyage.

Second time up. Some say it’s more strenuous than Angles Landing

3 days ago

awesome uphill hike ends with a fantastic view.

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7 days ago

what a great hike. nice, steady incline with beautiful views at the end. echo canyon was such a nice surprise, ended up being my favorite part of the hike. such a beautiful way to experience zion.

7 days ago

Truelly incredible.

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9 days ago

My second favorite trail ever next to the Highline in Glacier

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