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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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Strenuous hiking trail, 10 miles each way.

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on the way the Angel Landing - this is the 1st half

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Roxanne M
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Huntington Beach, California

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 you're in the shade and have a nice breeze - still more switchbacks and some... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 miles of relatively flat terrain. It gets more interesting as the trail meanders through burnt... More 

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Brownsburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Raleigh NC
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 canyon views, lovely scup oak and larch groves. Great picnic places. Likely hot in summer... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles 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

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

This is really nice hike. But it is too long a trail with good views only in last 2 hours of hike. Also the information suggests 1000 ft. net decline. But before that you have 1000 ft descend and then 1000 ft ascend. So just be careful not to expect only a descend. Also take a lot of water if... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

It is a strenuous day hike of 16 miles if you hate going downhill like I do. For fit trail runners it is probably a walk in the park for 3-4 hours. We took over 10 hours to finish, the last 1 mile of switch back zigzag was especially grueling. However, I still highly recommend this trail, and would happily... More 

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Murray, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

While I have hiked this trail from the top and from the bottom, there is a small portion in the middle that I haven't seen. From the bottom, it accesses Angel's Landing trail, and provides the approach for Behunin Canyon which I have hiked/rappelled down. From the top, hiked several miles along the trail and then cutoff to Heaps Canyon... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

We made it 2 days hike, by camping on top on the mountain and adding Angel's Landing to it. It is a beautiful trail from start to end, we hardly saw anyone else on the trail and we had campsite to ourselves. Fall colors, crip air, canyon.... everything so serene and perfect.

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