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Temple of Sinawava Trail

Zion Canyon, Zion National Park, UT
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Type: Hiking Trails
Activities: Hiking
Description: This trail can be hiked to view the Narrows of the Virgin River Canyon.
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

Really easy to access and good for almost any ability. A paved walkway leads through the canyon alongside the stream. There are stream access points at many places so you can go just as far as you can manage. There are one or two shady spots along the way but not a huge amount of room on the trail for... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Most hikers walk this trail on their way to the Narrows, which is what we did. It's a lovely walk, paved and easy, along the Virgin River.

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Portland, Oregon
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

The riverwalk to the narrows is beautiful all by itself but if we had brought closed toe shoes we could have gone further up in the river where you have to walk in the water.

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Austin, Texas
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Loved this trail! Easy trail that's beautiful and diverse. Plenty of areas where you can go off path and go down to the river. Wish I'd been better prepared to hike into The Narrows at the end of main trail, but leaves something for next visit! Saw several deer along the river banks and was amazing to be able to... More

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Guilderland, New York
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207 reviews 207 reviews
97 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This was an easy trail along the Virgin River from where the road ends. It was very popular and therefore a bit crowded, but it is still a great trail. Lots of pretty scenery. We took one of the ranger led walks along this trail and that was well worth it. We learned a lot more about the canyon, plus... More

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San Carlos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This popular paved path winds alongside the Virgin River and takes you to the spot where most people start to hike the Narrows. Good place to take wheelchairs or strollers because it's flat and easy to maneuver, aside from the crowds. Beware of large, overfed ground squirrels who have absolutely no fear of humans and will come right up to... More

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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

At the end of Zion Canyon, the road stops at Temple of Sinawava, where the cliffs come together to form a parade leaving room only for the river and a very popular hiking trail: Riverside Walk Trail, originally called Gateway to the Narrows . This path is 1 mile one way (2 hours with the return) along the Virgin River... More

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Santa Clarita, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

After doing the top down Narrow's hike in a day (16 miles) you have to finish by traversing down this trail to get to the buses. By the time you reach this trail you just want to be done. That walk down that last mile on this trail seemed to go on forever!

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wilds of New Jersey
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110 reviews 110 reviews
54 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is one of the most popular trails in the park, at the northern end of the valley road. It can get rather crowded during the busy season. But here's what you need to know: for a majority of visitors, this is a scenic, fairly easy walk along the river, leading to what seems to be a dead end, and... More

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Foothill Ranch, California
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211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This was a gentle walk along the riverside. It allowed the hiker to experience the changes of the river, park wildlife (chipmunks and deer), water meandering off the rock walls and dripping off plants and even a swamp. The wild flowers are hard to spot, but if you stop to look, you will find the beauty of the small flowers.... More

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