Weeping Rock Trail

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Weeping Rock Trail is a 0.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Hurricane, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
164 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

You could do this trail fast. Half an hour is all it takes to go up to the overhanging cliff face and back. If you're a grinder, you can skip the signs and do it even faster. But if you're that kind of person, what is the point of coming here? Why not just run around the track back at home? Weeping Rock offers a spectacular view down-canyon, especially of Zion's signature landmark The Great White Throne. Water that has filtered for 1200 years seeps out of the Navajo Sandstone where it meets the Kayenta Shale and forms a steady rain in front of an overhang. Enroute you pass through a sloping swamp, a distinctive feature of Zion, where maidenhair fern and horsetails grow. Bird lovers will enjoy the swallows and when the maples begin to turn in late October, there is yet another spectacle not to be missed. The passage of the hours will change the hues before your very eyes.

hiking
6 days ago

10 days ago

If I didnt want a longer hike this ones good. I did it when I finished hidden canyon late afternoon. The observation deck was popular earlier but near the end of the day not many people were there.

hiking
14 days ago

quick cool trail but there are many better hikes

hiking
18 days ago

This is a quick little trail, but the rock itself wasn't overly interesting. You can see similar hanging gardens / weeping rocks on Riverside Trail which is much more picturesque.

23 days ago

Short and easy, but if you are looking for a better experience in Zion I would choose another trail. This trails was paved and a little boring. Not suitable if you are looking for more action.

26 days ago

This was a very easy and short hike!

hiking
1 month ago

There is much nicer walks in Zion. Also, you'll have a decent view from weeping rock if you do the beginning of east rim

1 month ago

A very short (0.5 miles) and easy hike. There is a cool (temperature) resting area at the top which would be nice in a hot day - water is dripping out of the rocks at the top, hence the name of the trial.

hiking
1 month ago

short thou steep! worth it .

1 month ago

neat little walk, interesting to find out why/how the rock is weeping (info is on a placard right before you go up the stairs)

hiking
1 month ago

Cool

1 month ago

Short and steep hike and also had cool views out into the valley. This was easy for us and our daughter but is a steeper climb then expected. I did this after dinner so there were very few people, which made it nicer.

hiking
1 month ago

Very short trail but cool to see the water dripping down from the rock

1 month ago

Nice short trail. Fun to see the water is dripping down.

2 months ago

Easy simple hike for young kids.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a very short trail, but it goes to an interesting phenomenon in the park. I read that the water that weeps from the wall started it's journey about 12,000 years ago. It has worked it's way down through the sandstone until it hits a layer it can not penetrate and so it comes out of the wall. There are some great views of Angels Landing and down the valley. Worth a quick detour.

2 months ago

This was a beautiful outlook spot! Really easy hike for my two and seven year old. A little steep but short. The color of the rocks when the sun was lower in the sky was gorgeous and the sun shone on the canyon that late so it wasn’t too cold of a hike. Seeing the water deep out of the rocks and shower down on us was fun and my kids loved it!

2 months ago

Super easy. Awesome hike with a great view at the end...although it was windy when we went so it got a little chilly up at the top.

2 months ago

Super easy. We went later in the evening and sat under the rock. It was like sitting on a porch on a rainy day watching the sun go down. Very peaceful

3 months ago

The walk up was very slippery. With as many people as they have walking this short hike I would think they could at least shovel this off. The views were nice.

3 months ago

We added this short trail on to our day after we did Angel's Landing. It snowed today but it made for a wonderful experience. The hike was an easy but beautiful hike. We are glad that we were able to see it.

3 months ago

Really crowded but nice easy trail

trail running
3 months ago

Absolutely beautiful!

walking
4 months ago

Quick viewpoint after our hike up to hidden canyon.

hiking
4 months ago

It was neat to see the water coming down through the overhang, and there were some decent views of the rest of the park, but I would recommend spending more time elsewhere.

5 months ago

Cool to see but if short on time you can probably cut this one out. In winter watch for black ice while walking up trail

hiking
5 months ago

We went in early October and Angel’s Landing was closed for maintenance so we did some last minute random hikes. This was a short, easy hike and had a nice view. Would definitely recommend if that’s what you are looking for.

6 months ago

Not that much impressive.

6 months ago

Nice, quick trail. The coolest part of this was the view to the rest of the park.

6 months ago

Super brief, but worth the 15/20 minutes

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