Explore the most popular river trails in United States with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking
7 hours ago

Great hike. Beautiful Canyon. I'd say the hike is easy to moderate. only reason for 4 stars is because it was so packed. Not hard to keep your feet dry water is very shallow.

hiking
9 hours ago

Closed at the moment due to the severe flood of 04/15. it will take months till it will be reopened.

Awesome trail.

Very easy. The markings in the stone are outside the canyon so you simply can drive up and look. Ended up doing a bit of exploring and had fun.

Awesome!

11 hours ago

For what this trail is (easily accessible, family focused, educational, etc) it is great. Definitely not a "hike", or a challenge but for a short jaunt it packs in some interesting views.

hiking
11 hours ago

Easy hike by a beautiful creek. It was very serene to be surrounded by the sounds of the birds, the wind and the water.

Hiked trail this past Sunday. The fire and subsequent mudslide have devastated the trail. It will need our help to restore it.

Trails could use better signs. At the trail head you start on asphalt and we continued on asphalt until hitting a dead end. We missed the entry onto a dirt trail and had to double back. Parking was full even at 10am on a Tuesday. Scenery was stunning. We only hiked about 2.5 miles in. It is a strenuous hike. Lots of steep switchbacks and jagged rock on the trail. Bring trekking poles! Lots of poison oak so take care to stay in the trail. No ticks or mosquitoes (yet). There is a good amount of unshaded trail so be prepared for sunburn and higher temperatures than you see around the falls.

Great trail for a family walk with young kids. Beautiful park and trail. The kids loved all the animal sightings, which included nutria, deer, turtles, and so many birds.

The park is a nature preserve, so that comes with a lot of restrictions; no dogs, no bikes, no trail running. These restrictions made for a very peaceful and relaxing experience.

Also we did not have to slog through spring mud thanks to the well maintained gravel trail.

I’ll be taking the family back in a few weeks so we can check out the other path that is only open seasonly.

Great hike! Start early and add angels landing! This, and observation point (and the narrows) would be the MUST hike in Zion. I did this in a day hike - decent gain and decent distance but the trail is for the length quite easy. You can't lose the trail, and it is well maintained. The gain is steady. And most importantly, the view is awesome, those gray mountains! Amazing. If you do it from lava point and need to choose telephone vs west rim -> do west rim! Much nicer view

That is quite a unique experience. I don't know why, but there is something satisfying about going knee or even balls deep in this hike. It is a hard hike, not so much because strenous, but mostly because it is very "technical" and you have to watch your steps not to roll an ankle. Most of it is in the water, so bring proper footwear. They rent shoes and pants for that at the entrance I think. I was wearing crocs sandals with socks, and it was OK (although a bit cold). Bring a jacket - it won't always shine so you can get a bit cold. I don't know what's up with the 4000 feet gain - it must be a problem with the gps.
Also, at first the hike is annoying crowded with people having no clue how to walk in river - but don't worry: it gets better quickly.
I'm assuming that the water level varies depending on time of the year - I've seen pictures with much less water. Anyway, just be smart about where you walk. It takes a lot of time to do despite the distance - reserve a lot of time to do this. And you can turn around before the end anyway.
Conclusion: definitely a must hike in Zion, I"d say it's very special.

Hiked this last fall with a friend - a little bit icy towards the top, but overall a fantastic experience and great views! Miss New England

Hard going! First half straightforward, second half difficult route finding, mostly breaking trail and frequent thigh-high snow. Snowshoes would help a lot! At least there are now two sets of tracks to follow...

hiking
12 hours 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

Must see, beautiful trail and well maintained, along with informational posts around the loop. Several raging waterfalls just add to the tranquil setting. Another hike adjoining this trail to add extra walking/hiking..Family friendly, along with parking and bathroom facilities (however, closed up when went yesterday 4/23)

That's a great hike! The observation point view is amazing, overlooking angels landing and the valley. One of the bets (if not the best) hike around. There is a good gain, but other than that it's an easy to follow hike with very well maintained and easy to follow trail. It took me about 3.5 hours, but I had just done West rim trail/telephone canyon/angels landing, so it might be misleading. Anyhow, a must-hike in Zion if you feel you can climb 2500 feet. It is much less crowded than angel landing, and there is no "narrow" ridge, so that can be a good alternative.

Beautiful even in the rain! Easy hike and very peaceful!

I did this to get to the narrow. The narrow is worth it, so therefore doing this is also worth it - but this is the extremly boring and crowded part. Impossible to skip for the narrow so do it, but otherwise not worth it - there are better easy hike in zion

hiking
12 hours ago

Hiked only 3 miles near the Cossatot falls and my tracker logged it as climbing 36 flights of stairs. Narrow trail very close to drop offs in many areas by the falls so those with young children should beware. Bridges over streams make for an easy impromptu hike. Lovely overlooks. Clean, well maintained trail

hiking
12 hours ago

Probably one of my favourite hikes I’ve ever done anywhere. The scenery was breathtaking, it has equal parts sun and shade. I saw a lizard, lots of cacti and the river that you run along side was perfect to keep my dog hydrated. I would def go back and do this again. So glad I did it while I was in Moab

Did this hike on April 23. Beauty day, hot and sunny. Easy in and out. Took an hour and a half round trip that’s including eating some snacks at the arch. Definitely worth it the scenery is amazing!!

Ran down bright angel and up south Kaibab. It is a very hard run especially if you start late (like I did). 96F at the bottom and no water on the way back up South Kaibab. Be prepared and have the right clothing as the sun is brutal. I am lucky enough to have ran in many places around the world but this is definitively in the top 3! AMAZING! Not for everyone but well worth the effort. It took me 4hours and a half for the whole loop and the milage from start to finish at 21.9miles. Enjoy responsibly !

walking
13 hours ago

Super easy walk, as it’s just a boardwalk and not an actual trail. Great for those with young children, elderly or those who cannot handle trails / hiking but want the views!
Beautiful views of the mountains!!

Hiked this on April 20. Didn’t start until 12:50 but that’s because I flew into town in the morning. As others indicate, you will need protection from the sun. I had long sleeves and a wide brim hat. Nothing on the calves though so they got a little toasty. The hike took me 2:35 to the top and 2:20 down. I saved the “mine shafts” for the way down. There are some great views to be had throughout the entire hike and lots of wildflowers this time of year. I didn’t really think the water requirements were that exceptional - I think I had 3 liters overall. Granted had I done this in July or August it would be more. I personally thought the uphill on the second peak was the toughest - that’s where I had to stop the most to rest. While not the most physically difficult trail around, the technical (sure footing) difficulty is enough that you need some experience to expect to do this trail in a reasonable amount of time. It is a good idea to go early though it was nice seeing my last other hiker by mile 4 as a result of starting so late.

Great trail run to be pushed physically. Start early. We decent run and allowed time for walking the ascent. Know your physical limitations and climbing altitude. I’m fit but ascent and elevation- I know my limits. It’s okay to hike your pace. You still get it done. I brought 64 ounces of water and one Gatorade. Best thing was ibuprofen. Take time to enjoy the view. Bring long shirt for morning and afternoon.

hiking
13 hours ago

We got poured on, which doesn't bother us. Trail was muddy but very manageable, but it is very narrow and steep drop offs in some places so be mindful when it's wet. I was surprised by the amount of people we saw. The last part of the road going in was pretty pot-holed so all the traffic was a bit of a shock. It's a spectacular hike though and the waterfall is huge. So loud sometimes you don't realize it until you get a bit away.

Super short trail right from the roadside. Took us a minute to find the trail from the parking lot, but amazingly enough there were some obvious indicators, like waterfall spray painted on the road... We were looking up not down, saw that on the way up. The falls were amazing. We got a short sunny break, which made for a great photo op.

hiking
13 hours ago

Very unique. I have a very healthy fear of heights... mainly vertigo, but I managed. The views are spectacular.

hiking
13 hours ago

It seems like it's a lot hotter in this cliff dwelling than the others. Guided tour only and it's the longest tour. One of the people in my group had to drop out after only 10 minutes. Stay hydrated!

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