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

Gorgeous and the water is a welcome cool off. Be prepared for crowds though.

Great and easy walk. Recommend getting there early. Great views and people watching. People, please don't try to do this thing barefoot, I saw 4 people at the start trying to walk barefoot in the river... They probably didn't make it far. Buy some sandals or watershoes. Also, in general at zion don't bother with camping in the park, it stays so hot there in the summer months. Ask one of the park employees for dispersed camp zones. Stayed in one surrounding a lake and it was beautiful

This is just so fun. Make sure you have good shoes (that you're ok getting wet) the water is cold pretty much no matter when you go and the rocks in combo with the cold water will kill your feet.

Definitely worth it! Less known and less crowded than the other hikes. Saw a great herd of bighorn sheep on the way. A great place to cool off with some fun rock climbing and rocks to jump off of into the pools.

A easy hiking to the river, with the mode of expectation of hiking in the river!

Very cool experience hiking up the river. Would have been a little easier if the water wasn't so muddy. Definitely get there early morning to avoid the crowds. We were headed back out around 12:30 and the amount of people just entering was mind blowing, especially since all the flash flood warning suggest being out of the narrows by early afternoon. Way too many people for my liking.

Amazing hike! Would suggest to go as early as possible as the crowds for the first few kms take away from the hike a little bit.

Great experience yesterday did this hike since Angels landing trail is still close but Planning of going back soon definitely a must do hike thru the river a little cold but so worth it !

Great hike, get out early to beat the crowds

The trail’s as packed as the splash mountain line at Disneyland, and for good reason—this place is beautiful and accessible.

walking
13 days ago

Great walk and only trail dogs are allowed in park

An interesting and unique experience. Trekking poles were useful, particularly in the rocky areas. Headed in around 5:30 pm and it was relatively empty. About 20 degrees cooler which was great on this 100 degree day! Highly recommend.

Great hike along and in the Virgin River

Awsome hike but too packed when we got there around 10. I would sugest getting on the 1st shuttle for this one. Got a little past the 1st fork, far less crowded up there.

Very fun and pretty easy hike! A walking stick definitely prevented me from slipping and plunging into the water several times but the water was so refreshing and not too cold that I wouldn’t have minded it anyways! Only downside was the insane amount of people on the trail, I found myself constantly waiting on others to cross sections of the river which prolonged my hike quite a bit. After you hike about an hour up the river though the crowd thins out, making it much more enjoyable!

This trail was amazing. It was truly a spectacle to behold. Though it was hot out, it wasn’t hot at all in the canyon. The water felt cool but wasn’t freezing. The views were incredible and I would certainly hike it again.

The Riverside is an easy trail. At the end of the Riverside trail, one can begin to hike the narrows by simply following the river. We hiked the river about 2.5 miles passed the fork where we first chose to go right (Orderville Canyon) where the water is warmer, then tracked back to the fork and briefly peeked at what the left fork offered before heading back to the Riverside trail. Fantastic hike, and my 5 y/o thoroughly enjoyed the entire 5+ miles of hiking in the river.

The first time we attempted to hike the narrows, our hike was cut short due to rain (hazardous due to possible flash flood). So we returned 6 years later to continue what we had started. So worth it, and we can't wait to do it again!

Didn't rent shoes, but we did bring walking sticks, which are really, really helpful. We hiked in July and the water is cool, but not too cold. I had no issues hiking in my Keen sandals until we enter Orderville Canyon, where tiny pebbles got stuck in my sandals a few times.

Fun outing with the kids. Didn’t enter the narrows due to flood probability. Would love to come back with better conditions and let the kids play in the river.

Prettty hike and worth the visit.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice path leading to the Narrows. We hiked in the water about 2 miles and then turned back.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this after Angels Landing. Went about half mile up the River into the Narrows. The water never got much over knees. Saw Mitt Romney Hiking with family.

Have done this by foot and by bike. Paved, but scenic and not super crowded. A great way to get some time in the park right from the main visitors center.

Can’t beat the views or the experience! You can make this as long a hike as you want. We went through the narrows and stopped and had lunch on the banks. Definitely rent the boots, socks, and walking stick. Saw a lot of people take an unexpected plunge! It’s a must do (if weather permits) at Zion!

Great hike! Definitely rent the special water hiking boots they rent around town because they somehow, magically, keep you very secure on the wet rocks. It's like they have suction cups on the bottom or something, though I don't think that's the secret. They also keep your feet warm in the very cold water. This hike is as hard as you want it to be, and we hiked much farther than 2 miles. I think it's 16 if you go from the top down, which I would love to try some day. Fewer people that way, I'm sure, though I never mind sharing my hike with other people.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice walk to stretch your legs after the drive in.

on Pa'rus Trail

1 month ago

Quick, easy & breathtaking!

Great hike. A little tricky in a few areas but well worth the adventure! Amazing pic opportunities and the water felt amazing!

Breathtaking. Took the 6am bus from the Visitors Center and had the canyon to ourselves. Would recommend trekking poles for balance and high quality closed toe water shoes.

It’s like walking on wet bowling balls. Get good hiking shoes and enjoy the cool canyons air.

hiking
1 month ago

Crowded, paved, flat. Not much of a workout but beautiful.

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