The Zion Narrows Riverside Walk

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The Zion Narrows Riverside Walk is a 1.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and canoeing and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
1.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
236 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

canoeing

hiking

nature trips

walking

beach

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Walk through the water between high canyon walls as a nice way to cool off in Zion National Park. The Riverside Walk Trail is a relatively flat, easy paved out and back trail located at the end of the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive that travels alongside the Virgin River to the mouth of the Narrows. There are water filling stations at the trail head where the shuttle buses drop off as well as restrooms. There are sandy areas near the end near the entrance to the Narrows where you can cool your feet in the cool waters. Go as far as you like up the river but step carefully, as the water can get chest high in some places.

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Did this hike early october on a warm day, 75 degrees and the water was really cold. To do this trail, you have to get wet, there's no other way. But the views you'll see here I don't think you'll see anywhere else. After about 5 minutes in the water my legs numbed and I couldn't feel it anymore, which made it easier to continue. I would say about 60 percent of the trail is by water and 40 in dry land. We walked a little past the junction and it was really worth it. We saw an elk on the way back and it was a beautiful sight. We wore hiking sandals, but we saw a lot of people with the same shoes, that we later learned the rented in Springdale. Would have been nice to know that in advance.

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9 days ago

Lots of people but beautiful and has great hanging gardens

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17 days ago

The 1.9 miles they refer to is “if you are staying dry”. After that, you can trek through the river and it’s cool, though I didn’t go through the river very long, but this hike can be as long as you want it to be if you are going through the river. Just turn around whenever you are done. This is only accessible by the Zion Shuttle bus and this is the end of the line.

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20 days ago

Very cool experience, super cold though! Come prepared & during the day so you can warm up afterwards

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21 days ago

What an adventure. As soon as you reach a corner and think you’ve gone far enough there’s more to see. It’s a challenge to see how far you can go. I can’t wait to go back!

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