The Watchman Trail

MODERATE 184 reviews
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The Watchman Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Springdale, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
692 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from South Entrance: Drive northward a short distance and turn right on the Watchman Campground access road. Cross the North Fork Virgin River and turn left on a short road immediately east of the river.

2 hours ago

Nice that it wasn’t crowded, but leads to a view of the civilized part of Zion like roads, buildings, and buses.

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3 days ago

beautiful trail. even better view from the top.

3 days ago

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12 days ago

I loved this hike. It was a relatively easy hike for us with great views!

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13 days ago

Loved this hike. Harder, and less crowded than Emerald Pools Hike which I also reviewed. Great views from the top. This hike leaves from the Zion Visitor Center (so you are in the park and you have paid your $30 or whatever it is per car load). Zion is amazing.

23 days ago

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24 days ago

A decent hike with great views. There are some steady uphill bits, but because the hike is shorter, it's totally manageable for all activity levels. What I loved about this one is that it's on the south side of the park and completely different views than Observation Point and Angel's Landing.

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30 days ago

Pour occuper une paire d’heures... intérêt moyen

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1 month ago

you can access the trail behind the visitor's center-- go in the direction of the river and turn right (pass the zion shuttle line) so the river is on your left side. you'll see the signs for pa'rus and watchman trails (you'll pass pa'rus first and cross the street for watchman). good hike that takes ~2 hrs, ending with views of lower zion canyon, oak creek canyon and the town of springdale. it extends to a loop trail but didn't have enough time to venture out as sunset was nearing so i went out back the way i came.

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