Pa'rus Trail

EASY 53 reviews
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Pa'rus Trail is a 3.3 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 offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
223 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Vistas, broad meadows, scenic footbridges, wildflower, and a river for wading. Bike riders have known about the Pa'rus for years and many walkers staying in the Watchman Campground make use of the trail. You'll find a few spots shaded by cottonwoods, ash, and maples where you can slip into the Virgin River to soak the feet. This trail, unsung in the guides, allows the named peaks to check you out as you jog or just stroll. Signs tell about features along the way such as the diversion dam which allows Zion NP to quench the thirst of the town of Springdale while retaining the wild character of the lower gorge. If you feel restless and in need of a winding down after one or more of the up-canyon hikes in Zion, the Pa'rus Trail may be the antidote you need. It's an easy walk along the Virgin River where you can enjoy a paved path, rusting footbridges, meadows, and spectacular vistas of the gorge's features. The name is Paiute for "bubbling, tumbling water". You will see plenty of that and much more that is lovely to the eye and the ear.

hiking
5 days ago

walking
16 days ago

Nice walk. We camped at the South campground and this trail was not far. It's great to do around/after sunset for great views. There are many spots for river access. You can take this path to the Museum and Canyon Junction. We saw a lot of people biking and walking with their pets during the day.

17 days ago

Easy. Beautiful walk at sunset

20 days ago

24 days ago

beautiful! super casual walk, but great views

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hiking
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1 month ago

I love this trail very easy. Beautiful scenery !!

1 month ago

road biking
1 month ago

Nice trail to bike with kids.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Nice, easy walk. I wouldn't classify it as a hike. We only did this one, because it's the only trail that allows dogs. (And that's too bad!).
It took a few minutes to find the trailhead, but if you go directly to the Visitor Center, it's right behind it.....by the shuttle stop. You actually have to walk passed the shuttle stop and then you'll see signs for the trail.
The trail is nice and relaxing once you pass the campground. The Virgin River follows the path or vice versa. Although there were several people on the trail, it wasn't too much. Several walkers. A few bicyclists. A few other dogs. All good.
From La Quinta to the end of the trail and back was 6.1 miles. A good morning walk indeed!

walking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

After a very long drive with two surly tweeners in tow this easy, pleasant stroll was enjoyable. It's a good introduction to the park. We took this walk around 4:00 in the afternoon mid week in April. It wasn't crowded. At the end of the trail we took the bus all the way to the end and back.

2 months ago

Good easy trail, helps to catch bus at canyon junction (avoiding big queues )

hiking
2 months ago

This is the best kept secret in Zion...if you are camping at Watchman use this trail/bike path to bypass the crowed shuttle to Caynon Junction and you can peel off and head to the natural history museum in between, awesome little stroll along the creek, light traffic and great views
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