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

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Beautiful trail with expansive views

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
BinnyNM
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Dallas, Texas

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Madison
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Me and my college friends did this hike over our spring break, we took a shuttle to the north entrance, started with the la verkin creek trail and ended up on the West Rim. Spent 3 nights on the trail, ended in the main canyon (right by angels landing). Long tough hike but very worth the effort. Incredible views and... More 

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Le Moule, Guadeloupe
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

I did the Lava Point to Grottoes hike in one day. I used Zion Adventures as shuttle that dropped me at Lava trailhead just after sunrise. The hike itself is gorgeous with awesome views. I only saw two hikers. I reached the main canyon after 5h30 of hiking. Once you reach scout's lookout, you can go down and finish your... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Beautiful view along the whole way, this 16-mile trail gives you a different prospective of the beautiful landscape from up high and down low. There are a few steep spots that would keep your heart rate way up but it's all worth it. You can do this trail in one long day; however, 2 days is highly recommended so that... More 

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Thank Cecilia2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Amazingly beautiful and nicely maintained trail. My first backpacking experience. Rather easy hike the entire way, but we made it a little more challenging by adding a detour onto Angel's Landing. SO WORTH IT!

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Thank AlaBoincean
North Canton, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Hiking this trail will require two cars or hiring a shuttle service, to transport you to Lava Point or drive you back to your car in Zion Canyon. I did the 14 mile trail as a day hike from Lava Point back down into Zion Canyon terminating at the Grotto shuttle stop. I would not recommend attempting this as a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

Starting the West Rim Trail was easy - don't go back downhill when you are at Angel's Landing. There is a sign that directs you uphill and you enter a totally different world. Almost immediately, the throngs of tourists heading to Angel's Landing are gone and are replaced by nature. At the same time, you enter what feels like another... More 

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Nice, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

You first climb up the steep side of the main canyon, up until the point when the Angel's Landing trail departs. This will reward you with some stunning views, but if you keep going up the West Rim trail, you'll enter into a wild area, surrounded by imposing mountains of white polished rocks, dotted by sparse green pine trees. Bring... More 

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Cedar City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015 via mobile

This was a really good hike with great views. My friends and I did West Rim trail in one day which is a pretty long hike. We took 8hrs which was pretty good for the 13-15 miles we traveled. This is the kind of hike that you have to do once but I probably wouldn't do it again. To get... More 

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Thank Haydenhe
Grafton, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Zion is my favorite National Park because it just makes you drop your jaw and say wow so much and the West Rim trail which I took up from the Grotto had plenty of Wows to go around with a lot of diversity. I loved it.

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