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West Rim Trail

Zion National Park, UT
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The lower part of the Angel's Landing

This trail is challenging (my legs feel very sore from it!) because it's mostly climbing up. If you... read more

Reviewed 3 June 2017
cindyjan14
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Houston, Texas
Pleasant challenge, fabulous views

We meant to turn left out of the parking area, but ended up headed right so we had no idea what we... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2017
BoldlyGoing
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Berkeley, California
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Strenuous hiking trail, 10 miles each way.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
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Zion National Park, UT

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

This trail is challenging (my legs feel very sore from it!) because it's mostly climbing up. If you are going to Angel's Landing, you will go through West Rim Trail.

Thank cindyjan14
Reviewed 16 January 2017

We meant to turn left out of the parking area, but ended up headed right so we had no idea what we were getting into. I kept thinking, Utah is hardcore if they think this is an easy hike. It's not. It gets steep. But...More

1  Thank BoldlyGoing
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We didn't get very far on this hike because of deep snow, but it was beautiful and only had one other hiker who was breaking a path for us. Completely quiet out there and nothing but our path and animal tracks in the snow. We...More

Thank bdonaghey
Reviewed 14 December 2016

We caught the first shuttle from Zion Adventure Co and did the hike top down, camping overnight at campsite #4. The reservation website crashed when it opened up for our dates in the summer because so many people were trying to reserve sites. Luckily, my...More

Thank Jack H
Reviewed 10 November 2016

yes lots of switchbacks - all uphill and fairly steep , first 2 miles - even on paved trail - most in the expose sun - Oct weather was warm 75-degrees- can't even imgine during hot summer months - but hitting Refrigerator Canon - and...More

Thank Roxanne M
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The trail head is well-marked and begins a few miles from Lava Point. It is best to have two vehicles, one parked near the Visitor's Center where the shuttles run, the other to travel to the trail head. The hike begins easy enough, about four...More

Thank Randal A
Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Great views. We got wonderful pictures. October is a great time to go. Loved the colors as we traveled.

Thank rocknrayl
Reviewed 5 October 2016

West RIm is long-ish but not difficult. The views are epic. Best we had in our week in Zion. Zion Adventure will shuttle you to the trail head and then it's 14 miles mostly downhill to an exit at the Grotto (Angel's landing TH). Expansive...More

Thank RaleighBigR
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

The first few km offers fantastic views of Angels landing, every view gets better and better. Go for this part. After you cant see Angels landing anymore, the trail gets less spectacular. I greatly recommend the first part of the hike.

Thank kasperfrank
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Great lookouts in the end at the Plateau, before that it's kind of bright, hot in the summer and the view is not very entertaining. The end is worth it though. And of course, combined with Angels Landing it's a great nice workout and dayhike

Thank viveoistrach
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Bev Y
18 March 2017|
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Response from Randal A | Reviewed this property |
No, a permit is not requires for a day hike.
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claudetteT74
1 June 2015|
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Response from JLH89 |
Totally possible. Just look at the weather forecast. You are still reasonalbly high in elevation but it won't be cold. It has been a number of years since doing this hike but having grown up here it is one I did many... More
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