Hidden Canyon Trail

MODERATE 95 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.

3.2 miles 1128 feet Out & Back

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

2 days ago

such a fine hike! the canyon is colder, it's a lovely change after the switchbacks. it gets steep in some areas but there are chains to hold on to if you need them. as for the canyon itself, there is a lot of neat boulders to climb and scramble across if you are willing and able. wear shoes that have traction, since the sand makes the stone pretty slick most of the time. enjoy the beautiful hike.

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2 days ago

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3 days ago

Love love love this hike. Lots of amazing views
Lots of bouldering, trails on the cliff face with chains to hold on to, and a slot canyon the last mile of the hike.

4 days ago

Really enjoyed the unmaintained trail on this hike. There was some moderate scrambling which was really fun. Once you get into the canyon, expect a drastic change in temperature and scenery. It was beautiful in there!

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7 days ago

Switchbacks and narrow trails with chains all the way up to the canyon. Once you reach the canyon you can continue on but it requires some bouldering. Lots of fun but some areas of the bouldering were tricky. Very fun trail.

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9 days ago

scary on the way down! good time and worth it!

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12 days ago

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1 month ago

Great hike if you like narrow trails with sheer drops next to the trail. Ends in a canyon, but you can continue on if you so choose according to weather and conditions. Steep climb up switchbacks but some interesting rock formations and pools at the end.

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1 month ago

The highlight of the trail was the cliff side portion with the chain. It's a great hike for those who want a thrill but aren't ready for Angel's Landing.

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

vast views of zion canyon as you ascend switchbacks up to hidden canyon. it was icy but manageable. chains are along the canyon walls in narrow, steep areas

2 months ago

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3 months ago

A great hike. It's a workout for the first mile as you switchback up the face of the cliff. After that there are lots of fun little rock scrambles but mainly flat hiking through the canyon to the arch. Easy coming back down. Once you are back to the parking lot, make sure you take the time to jaunt up the very short trail to Weeping Rock. It's easy, short and totally worth it.

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Beautiful hike. Getting up to top was a good workout. The "chain" section was awesome and continuing on to the mini arch was fun. Saw several people that didn't make it to top, just to hard for them but if your in reasonable shape no issues. Recommend this hike to anyone that is up for it.

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3 months ago

3 months ago

Challenging, but worth the effort, especially after starting into the "hidden" portion. Even with the chains there is still solid footing. The staircase was beautiful in autumn!

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4 months ago

We had a great time on this hike. It was challenging with beautiful views. Some chains and some scrambling, but the views were worth the effort.

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4 months ago