Pa'rus Trail

EASY 87 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 a river 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
167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

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.

walking
5 days ago

Great walk for the dog with awesome views. Most of it is a paved road but does have access points to river. We saw some deer along the hike as well.

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hiking
1 month ago

great trail to walk your dog.

walking
1 month ago

short, easy, nice views. not a hike, definitely a walk. the only place you can take your dog in the park.

hiking
2 months ago

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2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Nice view, only trial you can take your dog on.

road biking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Super easy walk along the paved path of the river.

hiking
3 months ago

It lets you walk your dog inside the park but it's not a great trail. Hot for a lot of the way, paved and hot on the dogs feet. Best part was getting the dogs in the river they loved it and cooled off.

walking
3 months ago

straight forward and enjoyable. lots of river access and great places to stop and view the Watchman.

hiking
3 months ago