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An amazing park for the family. We fish, bbq, paddle board, kayak, and play on the playground.

Backpacked from Kolob Arch side down to the camping spots (a mile from Kolob Arch) then backpacked back up the same direction. There’s running water for filtering. It was so pretty. My first backpacking trip.

on Canyon Overlook Trail

2 days ago

This trail should not be rated easy!! Easy = I can take grandma on a short hike and she will be fine. Easy = I can hike this in sandals.

Nope! You need proper hiking footwear and anyone with balance or mobility issues of any kind should not be on this trail. This trail has steep sections (especially in the beginning) minor rock scrambles, and some exposed areas with steep drop offs without railings! There is one area in particular that was really sketchy - it’s very narrow, slick rock, and still wet due to recent monsoon rainstorms - no railings when it should really have them. One slip and it’s over....

Any fear of heights, don’t do this! The overlook is nice but there are better hikes in the park so don’t be disappointed if you can’t find parking.

We hiked this with our four kids ages 5, 6, 8, and 10 and we all loved it! Variety of terrain but totally doable. The views of the canyon were amazing! We even spotted some mountain goats. Do this hike, you won’t regret it!

Beautiful hike, the toughest part is the initial entrance upwards, otherwise it's fairly easy. We arrived at 6:45 am, plenty of parking. We got to see the sun rising against the landscape, it was not busy and extremely peaceful. We also got to see a family of mountain goats up close!

14 days ago

I think this is a fine hike to do, especially if you are seeing Zion for the first time. However, Angles Landing and Observation Point have far superior views to this. This is a short hike, and easy for kids. However I just do not seeing this more than a 2 stars when there is so much Zion has to offer.

Beautiful drive to the trailhead and incredible views for such a short hike! This hike is great for kids.

Great hike to a beautiful overlook into Zion. Has some steep drop offs but there are railings along the trail.

I understand the overall appeal of this trail—a relatively easy, short hike with a beautiful overlook of the canyon. If you are short on time in Zion, I recommend this trail; however, it pales in comparison to Angels Landing and River Narrows. If you do the latter two, I do not think you’re missing out if you pass on Canyon Overlook.

I also recommend this trail if you have kids. There were many kids on this trail while I was there, and it looked like they were enjoying scaling the different rock formations that come up on the latter portion of the trail.

As other reviews mention, parking is tough. We spent a long time trying to find a parking space for a short hike. While I am happy I did this trail, it is not the first memory that comes to mind when I think of Zion.

Easy, yet fantastic.

18 days ago

Easy, rewarding, beautiful spot. Went for sunset and there were other people but it wasn’t terribly crowded.

A truly remarkable hike! Outstanding view from the top! Highly recommend. Started at 6:25 am and watched the sun light up the canyon.

This hike is certainly the best “bang for your buck” in Zion. The trail is short and not terribly strenuous, but the scrambles and steep drop offs might be challenging for people with balance or mobility issues. You’ll need to drive and the parking can be challenging. If you are driving from the Springdale side of Zion, the parking lot is on the right IMMEDIATELY after the tunnel. (If you miss it, you’ll have two more tunnel rides in store). There is a small overflow lot a little after on the left. According to the ranger, you are allowed to park on the turnoffs as long as you are off the road or vegetation.

Extremely sandy. Make sure to go through the wheat field pasture after the first gate, going left will give you an extra 3-4 miles of sand dune hiking round trip to backtrack to the gate. The majesty of the La Verkin Creek is incredible and worth it!

Great hike that’s easy. Nice pay off with an amazing view over the canyon

Not a hard hike but definitely some sections with steep drop offs and narrow paths. Beautiful views at the end for such a short hike. A must-do while at Zion

1 month ago

For how many reviews of this trail I read that said it was a very easy little jaunt, I was not expecting the many narrow areas with drop offs. I have a moderate fear of heights that’s amplified when hiking with my kids (13 and 9). So while it’s definitely not a strenuous hike, it’s not the simplest paved pathway either, and it’s not for everyone. If you have a fear of heights, consider your limits. Keep a close eye and sometimes a hand on children.

1 month ago

Nice easy hike with a fantastic view!

It’s a pretty view and a very short hike. It was pretty crowded

Quick and easy walk out to a beautiful view of the valley. A solid filler if you’re looking to kill an hour.

1 month ago

Happened to be a spot in the parking lot to this hike as we were waiting to go through the tunnel. Hiked out and back with my husband, eight-year-old daughter, and three-year-old son. They both did great. My little guy was tuckered out on the way back, so we took turns giving him piggy back rides. Took us about two hours at a nice and slow pace set by my little boy. Great view at the end. Some shade.

Stayed overnight at campsite #11, highly recommend this site. Hike along Hop Valley is very sandy but the reward at La Verkin Creek and Kolob Canyon was worth it.

on Canyon Overlook Trail

1 month ago

Such an easy, short hike and beautiful! My husband and I hiked this just before sunset to watch from the top and it was stunning! We went on a Wednesday evening (5/31) and there were a lot of people but not near as crowded Angel's Landing.

Hiked in May 2018. We only took this route to the Kolob Arch because Kolob Canyon Road was closed. Turns out the Hop Valley Trail itself was more of a treat than the glimpse of the Kolob Arch! I would go this way again, on purpose next time!

Great vistas throughout the hike. Be prepared for multiple river crossings and ready to hike in miles of sand! Elevation changes vary and super fun and challenging when packing all of your gear. Bring bug repellent! No water sources until Beauty springs.

We did this trail last week. The trail is very sandy so expect to get a good workout. It is relatively flat until you reach the descent into the valley to the campsite. The valley itself has stunning views especially during sunrise. Expect to get your feet wet in the valley as you are going to cross the creek about a dozen times until you reach the hop valley campsite. The portion of the trail from the campsite to the Kolob arch does contain some steep hills but the view of the arch itself is worth it once you arrive. The arch is off in the distance and is easy to miss if you aren’t paying attention to the signs. Relatively few people were walking this trail so it was a great way to get great scenery in without the crowds.

Went out there with a friend, and we did see the white reef. But at the same time we didn't recognize it until the way back. We hiked a little further along the path, and found so really nice views. I would recommend this hike. Super easy, and well worth hike. Definitely spare of the moment.

Just what we were looking for today. Nice, easy walk around the cinder cone. Some nice scenery to boot. This would be a great evening walk with pets and kids.

Oitstanding view at the end. A must do if you visit Zion.

short but great view

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