The Zion Narrows Riverside Walk

EASY 343 reviews
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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, and nature trips and is best used from March until October.

1.9 miles 344 feet Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

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.

14 hours ago

walking
5 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

I like hard hiking trails that's the only reason I gave 4 stars. The views along the trail is good, but make sure to go there during summer or spring. Other wise the water is not impressive.

15 days ago

Beautiful all the way.

hiking
15 days ago

It was perfect after hiking all morning. We came down to 90+ temps and splashed around for a while.

18 days ago

walking
21 days ago

Long nice stroll along the river. You can often see deers grazing.

hiking
27 days ago

Awesome hike! This place is amazing!

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful Trek with the Family.. a little bit of everything.. waterfalls, riverside view and the trail is within arms length of the canyon..

1 month ago

1 month ago

So fun! Very crowded and people were playing loud music, but the views were breathtaking.

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

One of my favorite trails. So fun for anyone who even remotely likes the outdoors.

hiking
2 months ago

Another Zion bucket list hike. The easy walk from the final shuttle stop at the Temple of Sinawava along the paved Riverside Trail is terrific. Go slow and explore several of the river access points. I have some wonderful memories (and pictures) here, taking in the amazing beauty of the rushing Virgin River alongside the sheer canyon walls. By the time you reach the Narrows, the canyon is right on top of you on both sides. During my two trips to Zion, I have not yet been able hike very far up in the river. This will definitely be a priority if I am able to get back a third time!

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

We could only do part of this hike but was a very gentle and easy walk up to the river. When we got to the river we attempted it in bare feet and was just too cold after about 1/4 mile. Definitely would love to do it again in the summer.

3 months ago

4 months ago

4 months ago

It was one of the most beautiful hikes I have ever been on. Definitely nothing to rigorous but choppy at times thanks to the different sized rocks and boulders in the river.

4 months ago