Hidden Canyon Trail

MODERATE 167 reviews
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Hidden Canyon Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from April until October.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1128 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

no dogs

Hidden Canyon is a strenuous 2.4 mile out and back trail that bears right opposite the Weeping Rock Trail and ascends steep switchbacks and along a cliff face into the mouth of a narrow canyon crevice between Cable Mountain and the Great White Throne. Hidden Canyon is a strenuous 2.4 mile out and back trail that bears right opposite the Weeping Rock Trail and ascends steep switchbacks and along a cliff face into the mouth of a narrow canyon crevice between Cable Mountain and the Great White Throne. The trail offers some awesome views and provides steel chains set in the rock to assist with traversing a dangerous cliff. This trail is not recommended for children. The trailhead is shared with the trail to Weeping Rock and East Rim Trail routes, at the top of the Big Bend. Take the right fork to climb 850 feet up steep switchbacks and across chain-assisted cliffs with some amazingly sheer and dangerous drop offs. The traditional trail ends at a slickrock surrounded set of pools and potholes that can become a raging waterfall during heavy rainstorms. This entrance to Hidden Canyon then leads to a free-standing arch and many boulders along the crevice between Cable Mountain (North and East face) and the Great White Throne (South and West Face). Much less crowded than the other trail routes along the Zion Scenic Road. The bouldering route just past the potholes continues another half-mile up the canyon before the route may get too technical for some visitors. The rest of the canyon requires technical climbing skills, though there are two arches before the canyon emerges atop the plateau.

20 hours ago

Nice climb. Holding onto chains I believe can give you sense of Angels Landing. The end was a bit of a disappointment. Oh, this is it?

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2 days ago

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6 days ago

Great hike - pretty strenuous going up and there are some areas near the top where you need to hold on to chains so if you are afraid of heights I would suggest not doing that part

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7 days ago

Great hike!

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11 days ago

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13 days ago

Great trail. Awesome views. Nice incline.

15 days ago

Awesome! A little bit of everything.

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22 days ago

Great hike to do before Angels Landing. Kind of gives you a mini experience with chains. There are some slippery parts so wear good shoes. Saw a pair of owls before you get to the arch which is where you turn around. Beautiful hike.

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22 days ago

Best at sunrise hands down.

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25 days ago

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27 days ago

Did this one while coming back from observation point. The walk around the edge while using the chains is good prep for Angels Landing. Don't look over the edge. Kind of a letdown at the very end though at the natural arch.

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1 month ago

Some decent views on the trail, as well as a little bit of scrambling and chain assisted hiking on the cliff side. Not really a difficult hike and the payoff isn't as good as Observation Point or Angels Landing. We did this trail with Obseration Point and it was extremely tiring by the end, but Observation Point was definitely the most tiring and rewarding hike out of the two.