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Makes a nice day for an easy hike, incorporating scrambling and some adventure if combine weeping rock.

This hike is fantastic. Pretty strenuous, but the payoff is amazing. The views cannot be beat. There are some steep dropoffs, but the trail is wide enough and it’s nice to have the mountain on one side of you. Every part of this hike is jaw-dropping. Echo Canyon is so cool and the views from the top are breathtaking. Did this in early December and the cool air was very welcome! There was snow but only at the very top on the last flat stretch. A must do hike!

Great hike over looking the Zion canyon and angels landing. I would have to say this was my favorite hike compared to angels landing b fuse you are at a high elevation see everything

October 2018- this hike is definitely a must do! We started at about 745 AM. Every turn had stunning views. We took so many pictures. The overlook was my favorite in the region. We saw chipmunks at the top. It took us 4 hours and 15 minutes. Don’t miss out on this hike!

The whole way up to the ”Observation Point“ hast great views and interesting sceneries. The big reward for the ascent is the perfect view up and down the main canyon of Zion NP.

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16 days ago

Favorite hike in Zion

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16 days ago

Amazing walk with great views over Zion canyon. Definitely worth the many switchback and long uphill climb. The trail is really easy to follow. It took us 2 hours to get to the top and just over an hour to great down. Would advise to head out early to beat the crowds, also the shuttle bus is only way to get to trailhead and back but they come every few minutes with first and last bus times varying depending on the time of year. Toilets are at the trailhead.

One of my favorites in Zion. This trail gives you a variety of scenery and the end point gives you one of the best views in the park.

A long huff up on one of the hardest ascents in the park, but the variety of geology, slot canyon fun, geologic variation, and astounding views are Zion at its best. Start early, bring lunch, and hydrate.

Lots of switchbacks, approx 30. But the view of the canyon at the end was worth it.

Did it in august. Bring with you at least 3l water. The view is astonishing

One breathtaking view after another. Beautiful!!!

Just walked passed this section today Nov 17 2018 and it is closed due to rock fall. You can keep going to the observation point thou.

Did Observation Point, then more on the East Rim trail to Cable Mountain. Really great views, loved it!

Great hike as it showed just how varied and beautiful the landscape is in Zion National Park. I would rate easy-moderate. Don’t forget to take some of the side trails to the canyon rim on your way up and back
Saw very few people on the East Mesa part but the final approach and point are busy.

I did this hike in August because Angels Landing was closed. It’s a steady climb of switchbacks with spectacular views. Midway is a slot canyon with shade and a nice stop for photos before continuing to the summit. The temperature was reaching the 90s. Take 2-3 liters of water and snacks. I arrived at the summit at lunch and it was very crowded. I found a relaxing spot to enjoy the views over Angels Landing and watch the tourists taking pics and face timing friends. Round trip was aprox 4 hours. Fantastic hike!

Great hike!! Did this hike a couple days ago and the weather was perfect! Started right before 8 am and finished right under 4 hours. Spent about 20 min at the top. Was only 2 other people up there. Amazing views! Glad we did the hike when we did before it warmed up. The second set of switchbacks was tougher than the first. As soon as we finished this hike we went and did Angels Landing. I thought this hike was better and is def my favorite in the park!

Awesome hiking take good hiking shoes and water.

Great hike, well maintained. Bring plenty of water as this is strenuous. I am scared of heights, but the trail is sturdy so I did not have any difficulties with the drop offs at points. Bring a pair of hiking poles!!!!

Amazing hike. Bring lots of water. Views going up and at the summit are spectacular. Strenuous with the switchbacks but absolutely worth it!!!!

Another incredible hike in Zion. The hike has significant elevation gain virtually all the way to the viewpoint. There’s no shortage of awe inspiring views the entire trip. My only tip, is from the view point, follow the cliff line clock wise for a bit. The views are just as impressive looking down the canyon at the Temple of Sinawava but there’s no one there.

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1 month ago

This is a really awesome hike! It is very strenuous heading up, but the views are amazing throughout. There are several switchbacks. We took our time taking breaks along the way. We each packed 3 liters in our camelbacks, which I recommend bringing. We headed out on the hike about 9:30 am and it was 37 degrees. I was wearing several layers, which I had to remove along the ascent and had to put them back on at the top. We arrived at the top at noon and there was about 20 people up there. We brought lunch and spent about 45 minutes at the top enjoying the view and the three chipmunks running around up there. After this hike, we feel we are definitely ready for Angels Landing now.

I read that the rock fall was in the chains section. My question is can you hike up until this section and stop? Love this part of the trail and will be there November 19! I assume you can at least get to the trail split to observation point but I would like to continue to the right direction before the “chains.”

Did this hike later in the day. Barely made it back in time for the last bus, but it was worth it (took me about 3 hours round trip). Very few people on the trail! Only 4 other folks at the peak. The views were utterly spectacular. Definitely in my top 5 hikes!

Tough hike, but if you pace yourself and come prepared, it makes it better. The views are amazing all along the trail. Definitely recommend doing this one.

This hike gives you everything that Zion has to offer. It’s a pretty challenging hike physically but the views are stunning. We did Angel’s Landing the day before and found it really cool that you were literally looking down at it on this hike.

Life changing. Will definitely be doing it again. Leave in the morning to beat other hikers to the peak.

I hope it opens back up soon. I hiked it in June of 2017. This is one of my favorite short hikes I’ve done.

Amazing! Great views the entire way!

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