Weeping Rock Trail

EASY 326 reviews
#8 of 85 trails in

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.

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

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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
2 days ago

Very short hike but a fun stopping point. My 5 year old was surprised and proclaimed, “We are done already?!” Our kids quickly tipped their heads back and stuck out their tongues to catch the falling water drops. Pretty views, nice and cool under the water and shade, quick hike. Add it in with a few other hikes since it’s so short.

5 days ago

Short steep walk to weeping rocks
Worth the hike
Amazing views and cooling off in weeping water

hiking
11 days ago

So more of a park and look. This is a great picture and experience on the way up towards observation point or hidden canyon. It is cool to see the constant rain of water. However, dont make this your only reason of riding the bus out there.

hiking
16 days ago

short hike.
great view from the rock

21 days ago

Short hike with gorgeous views and refreshing mist from “Weeping Rock”.

hiking
22 days ago

Outstanding view from top. Quick short hike!

hiking
26 days ago

This is part of the trail that branches off to go to Hidden Canyon and Observation Point. This is a good, very short trail that you can use as a warmup before you take on either HC or OP (or both). It's not worth taking the ride out purely for this trail, though.

hiking
1 month ago

Quick steep hike but worth it to stand under Weeping Rock - especially on a hot day. You have to take the shuttle to get to this spot and it is pretty quick to walk up and take a look.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month 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
2 months ago

quick cool trail but there are many better hikes

hiking
2 months 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.

2 months 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.

2 months ago

This was a very easy and short hike!

hiking
2 months 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

2 months 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
2 months ago

short thou steep! worth it .

3 months 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
3 months ago

Cool

3 months 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
3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

Easy simple hike for young kids.

hiking
3 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.

3 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!

3 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.

4 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

4 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.

4 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.

5 months ago

Really crowded but nice easy trail

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