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Favorite hike at Zion

We did 3 hikes in Zion and this was my favorite. It's moderately strenuous. I suggest getting an... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mechanicsville, Virginia
via mobile
A moderately strenuous hike near the Visitor Centre, good views

An interesting hike that starts the Visitor Centre at Zion National Park is the Watchman's Trail... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did 3 hikes in Zion and this was my favorite. It's moderately strenuous. I suggest getting an early start or waiting until later in the day when temperatures are more comfortable. Wear good shoes and take plenty of water. Beautiful scenery and great views!...More

1  Thank scrappysquirrel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An interesting hike that starts the Visitor Centre at Zion National Park is the Watchman's Trail. This is a 3.3 mile trail that is moderately strenuous and takes a bit over 2 hours to complete. There is little shade so make sure to bring a...More

1  Thank BradJill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hike is around three miles round trip, with a moderate incline up to a viewpoint for beautiful views. There are also lovely views on the way to the viewpoint. During the summer, hike early, as it gets very hot, and there is almost no...More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

We started this 3 mile roundtrip hike in the late afternoon, but it was just too hot to finish! Do this one in the morning, as the views of the canyon are washed out by afternoon. The trail is winding and uphill most of the...More

Thank Lynette796
Reviewed 6 June 2017

We did this hike at the end of a long driving day. It was the perfect excuse to be outside. The sun was setting as we were on top and the view were beautiful. It was right next to the watchman and south campground, don't...More

Thank Sara M
Reviewed 27 May 2017

Wonderful views, early hike best in warmer weather. Does have some narrow, steep rocky points. Hiking shoes and poles helpful if you are not as strong in the legs as you would like to be.

Thank bgal182017
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We hiked this trail the morning of Saturday May 6. It is a great hike! The wildflowers were in bloom (& hopefully still are), changing with each turn and change in altitude. A beautiful show! The day was overcast, nice because there was no morning...More

1  Thank Kate B
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Delightful walk, easy gradients and spectacular views of some of the highest sandstone cliffs in America, unto 2000ft. But you don't need to climb high to see them. A perfect short trail for the evening and not crowded, we saw just a handful of walkers.

Thank JOHN S
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We did Angel's Landing and the riverside portion of the narrows, the hanging gardens, the emerald pools and this was our favorite hike. The rocks are so interesting along the trail and the view of everything is gorgeous. We hiked this just before dark and...More

Thank Amychuck
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The watchman trail was my daughter and myself favorite hike at Zion. We were unable to do the narrows due to high waters still at end of April, they said it would be a few more weeks till it reopened. If angel's landing is too...More

1  Thank helpinghands001
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