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East Rim Trail

Address: Zion National Park, UT
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Type: National Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: An 8-mile strenuous hike brings you to a vantage point high above Zion.
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Type: National Parks, Hiking Trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking
Owner description: An 8-mile strenuous hike brings you to a vantage point high above Zion.
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New York City, New York
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

After several days of hiking Angels Landing, The Narrows, and many of the other trails in Zion, we chose to hike the East Rim Trail entering from the East Gate. Great views very few people and an awesome hike for a day or overnight.

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Rigby, Idaho
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The 10.6-mile East Rim Trail begins near the East Entrance of Zion National Park and follows an old logging road as it climbs (and climbs and climbs) up the sandstone ridge and into a forest of cedar and ponderosa pine. Just after the crest of the trail, we passed Stave Spring (more accurately, Stave Damp-Spot-in-the-Grass) at 5.6 miles. Unfortunately, many... More 

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Mount Carmel, Utah
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51 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The East Rim Trail is one of the two main backpacking trails in the park. Starting at the east side, near the toll booth and ending in Zion Canyon makes for a pleasant 10 mile hike.

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