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
344 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.

hiking
8 minutes ago

Hiked up about 5 miles. It was great except for the massive crowds.

10 hours ago

Very easy, offers a beautiful view of the canyon and river.

1 day ago

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hiking
3 days ago

Despite the crowds it's an amazing trail. We did it in the evening so there was less and less people. Make sure you arrive at least to the intersection with the Orderville Canyon (tributary coming from the right as you walk up), otherwise you'll miss breathtaking sections.

3 days ago

Breathtaking hike. Especially if you've just spend a lot of time in the rocky desert parts of Zion, this area is remarkably different and lush with hanging gardens.

4 days ago

Beautiful, refreshing hike. Way too many people July 4 week!

hiking
5 days ago

Wear water shoes with a hard, thick soul! I did it in 5 dollar walmart water shoes and my feet were pretty sore at the end but a beautiful hike! Just way too many people...

7 days ago

Had lots of fun walking from the beginning river walk to around 6 miles. Left around 745 and returned 1205. Not many folks when we started but coming out it was swarming with people of all ages and description.

hiking
7 days ago

8 days ago

So amazing and beautiful, but go early to avoid the crowds.

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

The best riverside walk in Zion. Fresh water and greenary all around. Virgin gorge river flows all the way and its such a picturesque.

9 days ago

SUCH AN AMAZING HIKE!!

hiking
9 days ago

Nice paved trail and the scenery is awesome!

10 days ago

Fun trail, like something I've never experienced. Highly recommend at least a walking stick. We went mid day and it was VERY crowded at the beginning, but thinned out the further you got into the canyon. The bartender at Jack's recommended that you go later in the day (I.e 7pm) and you will avoid the crowds.

11 days ago

Stunning. And fun!

11 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful easy walk