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West Rim Trail

Zion National Park, UT
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Type: National Parks, Hiking Trails, Sports
Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: Strenuous hiking trail, 10 miles each way.
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Henderson, Nevada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

this is a great hike even in the rain. the colors were wonderful. we only made it to the snow line, 6750 ft., there was one foot of snow at the top.

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Crownsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

My dad and I thru hiked the West Rim trail from Lava Point in October. It was a beautiful trail and well worth it!

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New York City, New York
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189 reviews 189 reviews
165 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I began this hike at the base of the grotto, hiked up the very narrow trail to the base of angel's landing, then back down. Our tour group did not have time to participate in continuing on to angel's landing, but if you have the time and heights don't bother you, the views and sense of accomplishment are probably some... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Long but beautiful hike. You traverse up and down the canyon thru many different types of scenery. Again another hike that most do in two days while we chose to do it in a day. You need to be in very good shape to do this hike in a day. My wife, Son and I are and it still kicked... More

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Silverthorne, Colorado
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67 reviews 67 reviews
31 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We hiked this trail to bottom in May. We took a shuttle from Springdale for $40 a head. When we left Watchman campground, it was cool...around 50 degrees. On the way to the drop off, it started snowing. We didn't really prepare for this having only packed rain jackets. When we reached the drop off, it was blowing about 30... More

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Wareham, United Kingdom
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138 reviews 138 reviews
27 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

I'm sure the narrows is a great day hike ... But if you want something more challenging, more scenery, more diversity, more wildness then the trans-Zion hike is 100% awesome. The highlight (ignoring angels landings and all it's crowds) is the west Rim Trail. Walk alongside the edge of a canyon for 2 miles of jaw dropping views. Camp on... More

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Jax Beach
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

After completing the La Verkin Creek and Hop Valley trails, I woke up in the middle of the latter stages of the Wildcat Canyon trail and proceeded towards the last, and longest, leg of the trek, the West Rim Trail. Near the beginning of the trail is another spring, where it was imperative to fill up. I had used most... More

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Jackson, Wyoming
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Today we hiked up and back from the Grotto parking lot, about 10 miles total, roundtrip. It's early April and we had a bit of snow on some higher switchbacks. Total elevation gain is about 2,600+ feet so take plenty of water and food and we needed jackets and gloves and lots of sunscreen. This hike is strenuous, so give... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews 79 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We parked near Lava Point campground and slept near back-country campsite #9. It was about a 1 hour and 45 minute drive from the Southern Entrance of the park, and only about a 1.1 mile hike to our campsite. The local springs were dried up in August, but the views of the surrounding area and the drive were amazing (like... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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82 reviews 82 reviews
48 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is a pretty decent hike; it may have been better if I had executed it in a different manner or had better weather conditions. I camped at the Lava Point campground the night prior (no fee/permit required); which is about a 1-hour drive from the main park entrance. It is a nice but spartan first-come/first-served campground with a clean,... More

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