Explore the most popular trail running 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.

hiking
14 hours ago

Best part is you can hike straight from the parking lot, no waiting in line for the tram (1.5hr wait all day on a Tuesday). Wonderful photo opportunities. Not the most interesting hike in Zion but still worthwhile.

Scenic. We hiked in the afternoon which was ideal as it was shaded. Majestic views all around! We hiked from the 6th tram stop back down to the 5th. Enjoyable.

Did this one in August 2015. Brutally hot weather, but otherwise great hiking conditions.

The hike up to "base camp" was spectacular - beautifully maintained trails, pleasant elevation gain, and uninterrupted views of the canyon. I would recommend that first leg of the hike to most anybody.

The actual Angel's Landing climb is a completely different beast. Between the heat, the treacherous drop-offs, and the altitude, it was an intense hour or so. The view from the point, though, is fantastic - panoramic views of the canyon and its technicolored rock walls complimented by a dozen or so California Condors circling overhead.

A very memorable experience, and a worthy member of the hiker's hall of fame.

Is this open yet? I am surprised to see comments from people even this week

walking
1 day ago

Awesome spot. Beautiful views and the puppers loved it! Just watch out for bikes if you are walking your pup because the turns are sharp and people were riding fast.

Mentally tough but rewarding hike.

Hard hike but worth every minute!

4 days ago

i love this hike. not for non hikers.

People are insanely unprepared for this hike. Energy levels are showing way to low and the main hike to the top hasn't even started. The chains are a huge help, but this isn't for the average "walker" or tourist in a pair of snickers. You must be prepared for this, hydrated and the proper footwear. Seriously people! no more near misses- this trail will close permanently

This s one of my favorite hikes of all time!! I've done it several times. Incredible!!!!!I would recommend going early in the morning ( at least in the summer) the sun can be pretty brutal.

This is one of the ultimate. Keep your wits it gets crowded and time you meet to get into a cubby hole and let fellow hikers through on small paths views climbs all worth it.

It's funny to hike with chains in the hand, but don't too worry about the danger. Just be careful. Actually the most difficult part is before reaching the cliff, as it's very steep. When you hike with chains, you always need to stop to wait for others in the opposite direction, so will not be very tired.

This trail was well populated with families, as it should be (keep them off Angel's Landing!!!) It's an idyllic hike to a cool pool, with many opportunities along the way to drop into the river. I'd recommend this for a hot summer day because of the access to water.

A lovely hike if you're looking for a trail that takes you by (and in) water. It'll cool you off a little if you're a summer hiker.

Great hike. I didn’t do the chains but my girlfriend did and loved it. Even the hike up to the plateau at the top is worth it though. Go early to avoid crowds.

Easy trail. Nice views through the valley. Only 3 stars as it is just not comparable at all to some of the other hikes you can do in Zion. If you only have one day in Zion and are happy to do a harder hike I would suggest hiking Angel’s Landing (even if you don’t do the chains) or Observation Point.

One of the best, most iconic hikes in the country. Hope it opens up again soon.

Middle and upper pools are closed I would save your time and energy for another hike. Was extremely crowded around 10:30-11 am when we went.

this was the only trail we could do in the time we had as we arrived at 5 and left at 7. you take shuttles to the various trails which took up some time. The valley was shady. the pool was not spectacular but the trickling water was nice to see and hear. Views of the peaks with the setting sun striking them from the shadowed path. easy hike.

walking
14 days ago

Great walk and only trail dogs are allowed in park

Challenging but fun hike. Go early to beat the heat. View at the top is amazing.

fun little walk

Scenic trail with good views and leading to a small waterfall.

favorite hike in Zion! extremely awesome, sheer vertical cliffs all around.

hiking
19 days ago

Did this hike as an out-and-back hike from the Grotto until the first campsite, with a detour to Angel's Landing along the way. It was a super strenuous hike, almost entirely uphill and very exposed to the sun. However, views at the end are wonderful and once you pass Angel's Landing you'll feel like you have the park to yourself (which is pretty rare in Zion). If you start early enough you could reasonably do the best parts of the trail without having to deal with permits or transport issues that come with doing the one-way version of this hike.

Four stars, not because of the hike but because they really should permit this hike on/past Scout Lookout. There was TOO many people coming up and down those chains with total disregard for right-of-way and no experience.

Fantastic views!! It’s a quick hike, so a great start to a full day in the park. I suggest to hike this in the morning with the sun in the east.

The bus to the trail took over an hour and set us back hard. Went in a very hot day wish we could have finished the hike didn’t even get the the wiggles ! We had dogs at a daycare and had to get back to them at 3. I plan to go back dog free and finish the hike didn’t seem difficult just wasn’t in the best mind space

hiking
21 days ago

Parked at first pull off, traveling west to east. Walked the road portion of the trail, then ascended sandstone on west end of the trail. Once at the top, you have a very steep class 2 descent to the opening of the slot canyon. I brought 3 kids up (14, 11, 5), but wife and 5 yr old daughter turned back at summit, since class 2 scramble down would be too much. Saw some anchors for repealing down if trained/equipped. Boys and I started into the slot canyon, then faced a 8-10 foot long section full of gray water, 4.5-5 feet deep. After trying to attempt a crossing (removed my hiking boots, started to probe depth with poles), I decided it too dangerous for the boys and we turned back (to much displeasure from the kids). Scramble back up, then easy walk down sandstone. Going to come back and try reversing (clockwise vs counterclockwise as I first tried), to see if slot access easier from west end (looks like might not be any ascent/descent from that side). I’ll review again if we try. Spent about 45-60 mins going to that halfway point and then backtracking.

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