Hidden Canyon Trail

MODERATE 139 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.

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27 days ago

Gorgeous hike. The beginning is steep and boring, but after like 2/3 mile the rest of the hike is incredible. The hidden canyon is amazing and a great place to stop and have a picnic.

1 month ago

You have to use chains on some parts which is fun, and there is a cool arch at the end that is perfect for taking pictures by. When you reach the point where you turn left down the canyon to the arch, if you go up to the right instead, you can climb up some rock and get a beautiful view of the valley, and see angels landing from where you are.

hiking
1 month ago

This Trail is CLOSED until September 1st, 2017 for repairs.

hiking
1 month ago

This hike requires scrambling, which made it all the more fun. The arch at the end of the trail is really not as impressive as I was hoping, but the scrambling made up for it. Great starter-scramble sort of hike. A few tricky bits at the start of the trail where you can choose to hold on to chains at some narrow ledges. I did this in December and there was no ice on the trail, which was fortunate.

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2 months ago

Loove this one! Perfect balance of hard hiking in the hot sun to easy hiking in between the beautiful mountains at the top.

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2 months ago

Loved this trail. A bit of variety for everyone. Steep climbs, chain assists, steep drop-offs, a small snake crossing the trail, good times. Not for young children or those with fears of heights.

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3 months ago

The info on this trail should mention that if you are afraid of heights, it may be challenging!!! I seriously thought of turning back but I am glad I didn't!!

3 months ago

Fun trail but it doesn't lead to a beautiful view, you end in the canyon at an arch formation. The road to get there was fun though, including chains, cliffside, and scrambling over boulders. We did this after hiking the 8 miles of observation point.

3 months ago

beautiful and fun! it's like an adult playground with all the boulder obstacles.

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3 months ago

Some switchbacks and chains to start. Nothing as bad as angels landing. Must scramble over a boulder to enter the hidden canyon which I thought was fun! Canyon is nice and cool which makes this a nice hike to do after Observation Point (and you can avoid doing the initial switchbacks twice!). The canyon itself was gorgeous and felt secluded. The arch at the end is meh, but the best part is just the hike through the canyon anyway!