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

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Incredible views and great way to get away from Zion crowds

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Le Moule, Guadeloupe

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Le Moule, Guadeloupe
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank swimm3r31
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Cecilia2014
Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!

Thank AlaBoincean
North Canton, Ohio
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16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 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 

Thank johnst0n
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51 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

Thank Brendan O
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 

Thank Andrea M
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 

Thank Haydenhe
Grafton, Wisconsin
2 reviews
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.

Thank Rick M
St. George, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Some of the most amazing scenery in southern Utah. Like many hikes, go early to avoid the sun. I am an avid hiker and this trail was surprisingly tough. We planned to spend the night at one of the campsites and decided to push on and complete the 15 miles in one day. Not the most wise decision. Beautiful and... More 

Thank danrodgerson
Cleveland, Oh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is one of my favored trail in Utah. It is a long hike from Lava Point to the road Lodge at Zion Canyon is about 18 miles, but it is initially flat and then downhill. There are several outfitters in Springdale which can transport you to Lava Point, about 45 min driving, high on another westward valley. It can... More 

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