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Address: Zion National Park, Zion National Park, UT
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Description: Zion's most popular hiking trail is also its most dangerous due to...
Zion's most popular hiking trail is also its most dangerous due to occasional flash floods.
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Hiked the Narrows in late April. Get off at the last stop on the shuttle and walk along a paved path for less than a mile to the start of the river trail. The hike is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Hiked the Narrows in late April. Get off at the last stop on the shuttle and walk along a paved path for less than a mile to the start of the river trail. The hike is absolutely beautiful and like nowhere we've hiked before. Start early because we saw almost no one when we set out around 8am but on... More 

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Bakersfield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The hike is quite different from the other typical hikes as you walk on the river bed. It was really fun for our family - we brought our own water shoes and walking poles but you can rent them at Zion Lodge or Visitor Center. The easiest way is to walk about a mile along the river, then 1-2 miles... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Zion has so many features that one cannot see them all in even a lengthy trip. At the end of the canyon, after about a mile's walk, we come to the end of the man-made trail. Then it is up the river canyon. The Virgin River has cut quite a gorge through the sandstone cliffs and the only way to... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 NEW

If you take the shuttle to the very end of the road you get to the river. A fairly easy trek on a paved path takes you to the Narrows. Even if you don't plan on actually walking into the river through the Narrows, it is a beautiful trail. Hubby has a back problem se we didn't go into the... More 

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Fairview, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

River walk is in a scenic canyon and generally not difficult. We had rented shoes and dry pants and a stick, and highly recommend doing this. Make it more enjoyable. Walked in mid-May and water was not too cold. Highly recommend a walking stick to help you in maintaining your balance. Watch how far you go since you have to... More 

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Summerville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

the walk to the narrows is a walk to the end of the canyon. there is a relatively flat trail along the river that leads to the river. if you intend to walk upstream secure boots and waders in the town of Springdale. you can then walk thru the canyon by wading the river. it's cold. enjoy

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Springdale, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Just returned from this walk first thing this morning. Do it early and beat the crowds as it will be much more enjoyable. The three of us all wore old runners and had great grip. I have just read through the "average" reviews and am amazed that people say there was no grip. Grip was very good for wet rocks.... More 

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Bellingham, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This was one of the main hikes we wanted to do when we were in Zion and it was quite a memory! We rented the gear from Zion Adventures (the best!) and did the hike that day! So fun walking in the water through the canyon! I had my i-phone in a protective, waterproof case I wore around my neck... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The trail is unique: a decent hike in a river that has created a beautiful canyon (the pictures can explain it better). Quick tip, you can avoid renting the river gear: dry pants and shoes (which are absolutely non-dry and non-waterproof). I regret renting them 500 feet into the hike because my rental shoes got soaked with cold water. The... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Besides Angels Landing, the Narrows is one of my favorite hikes to do in Zion Canyon national Park. There are a lot of trails to hike in Zion Canyon but the Narrows is different due to the fact that you don't really go up the canyon, you go up the Virgin River. This is also a trip you can do... More 

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