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Address: Zion Canyon, Temple of Sinawava Shuttle Station, Zion National Park, UT
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This trail can be hiked to view the Narrows of the Virgin River...

This trail can be hiked to view the Narrows of the Virgin River Canyon.

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Beautiful relaxing walk

We did this walk in early November on a Sunday morning. It's the last stop on the Zion shuttle. The fall colors were amazing. I'm glad we did it early. The temperature was in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Heather L
Cincinnati, Ohio

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this walk in early November on a Sunday morning. It's the last stop on the Zion shuttle. The fall colors were amazing. I'm glad we did it early. The temperature was in the 30s and it was a nice, pleasant stroll on a paved trail that runs along the Virgin River. The scenery was just beautiful and you... More 

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Bridge City, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited in early Nov. and the cottonwoods were amazing. We were only able to walk to the river area but we were not disappointed. The canyon wall were amazing, the river was wonderful, cottonwoods yellow, and we saw an ouzle. This was a very calm and peaceful area of the park.

Thank Sherry B
Ridgecrest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Often referred to as the Riverwalk, the Temple of Sinawava Trail is an easy, mostly level, paved trail that can be enjoyed by people of all fitness levels. It winds through gorgeous scenery along the Virgin River and ends at the entrance to The Narrows, where you turn around. After a rain, waterfalls can be seen coming from the cliffs.

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St. George, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trail runs beside the Virgin River. It is paved and well maintained. The comments about limited parking are very true. However, we made this hike in early November on a weekday. We were able to find parking fairly close. The trees were colorful and the sound of the river made the hike delightful. I would recommend this hike to... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Let me preface this review by saying that we hiked this paved trail on a Saturday when Zion was very, very crowded. We arrived around1:30-2:00pm and our room wasn't ready, so we thought we'd do this hike while we waited. Big mistake. The trail was so crowded that it was impossible to enjoy the walk. I am NOT exaggerating when... More 

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La Crescenta, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely paved, mostly level easy trail that almost anyone can enjoy, even those in wheelchairs (as long as someone can push on a couple of short steeper bits). It starts at the Temple of Sinawava and takes you to the beginning of the Narrows. To go farther up the Narrows, rent the proper equipment as you'll be... More 

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San Diego, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

CHECK SHUTTLES ARE RUNNING BEFORE YOU VISIT! IF NOT DON'T VISIT ZION! Otherwise there's no available parking - so no hiking - only traffic gridlock! We were there 2 days when shuttles were cancelled & only got 1 hike due to lack of parking. Zion NP was a huge disappointment! DON'T GO UNLESS YOU KNOW SHUTTLES ARE RUNNING!

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a lovely walk along the riverside to reach the Temple. It is mostly flat and family friendly. There are several areas where you can access the river so take your shoes off and enjoy. The mountains create a feeling a awe.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

The Temple of Sinawava Trail (or the Riverside Walk as it is officially called) trailhead is at the last stop of on the Zion National Park shuttle bus route. Zion National Park is located in southern Utah about 160 miles northeast of Las Vegas, Nevada. It is also located about 300 miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah. The trail... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

If you take any one hike in the park, this is the one you should not miss. When you get to the end, don't be afraid to enter the river and walk down a ways. Take a hiking stick to help steady you. It's stunningly beautiful.

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