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Riverside Walk

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Address: Trailhead at Temple of Sinawava, Zion National Park, UT
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A paved walking trail.

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A walk alongside the Virgin River & Zion's soaring heights!

Trail starts at the Temple of Sinawava, where there are restrooms & water bottle filling stations.This is also the trail that leads to the famous Narrows. The paved trail follows... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2015
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Trail starts at the Temple of Sinawava, where there are restrooms & water bottle filling stations.This is also the trail that leads to the famous Narrows. The paved trail follows the Virgin River along the bottom of a narrow canyon. An easy roundtrip trail of about 2.2 miles. Those interested in doing the famous & strenuous Narrows hike (in the... More 

Thank Ammvin
Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015 via mobile

This trail is at the end of the scenic road. It's an easy flat walk in hard surface trail. Beautiful views of the river and massive cliffs. Easy and rewarding hike.

Thank Trout-Tuff
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

At the end of the paved pathway you can hike up the stream bed through an amazing canyon with steep, sculpted walls and small rapids - an experience of a lifetime. But first you need to stop in town and get outfitted with neoprene socks, boots and a walking stick. Don't cheap out by trying to go in old running... More 

Thank Forever_Fifty
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

The sandstone columns stood mighty, and the emerald virgin river lashed at its feet to reveal even more layers of red and orange. Peak fall abounded. It was simply beautiful. The crowds scant, and the bus ride delightful-it was the last stop on the Zion shuttle. We love to hike, but today, we were just here to enjoy and bask... More 

Thank hemantphd
Nevada City, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Pretty level, mostly paved path along the river. Great scenery, well worth taking this trail even if you aren't a hiker. Ride the shuttle bus to the last stop & get off with ALL the people planning to hike The Narrows. You can even put your feet in the river if you want.

Thank Mary12191
Louisville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The trail is family friendly, mostly paved, some shaded areas and at the end a place to sit and put your feet in the cool water of the river. If you decide to walk up to the beginning of The Narrows for photos be prepared to cross the river with appropriate footwear.

Thank Jennyjourneys
Yokohama, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2015

Riverside Walk is a one mile trail that is more of a leisurely stroll than a hike. The path runs parallel to the Virgin River and is paved. There are subtle inclines and the path can get a little narrow in some parts, but I think it may even be stroller and wheel chair accessible. I definitely recommend this trail... More 

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Honiton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

There are so many walks, view points, climbs & stunning scenery (charge up your camera battery!) but the riverside walk is lovely. Head on further into the narrows by crossing the river (you'll have wet feet but it's worth it!). Catch the free shuttle bus from the visitors centre.

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Monchengladbach, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

The riverside walk ends up in walking in the river. This is a great adventure, but be prepared for slippery stones, speedy river flow and quite some people enjoying the same. I would not recommend this walk to people with balance difficulties as the walking in the river, without seeing where you step might be tiring and difficult for those.... More 

1 Thank Homie S
South Bend, Indiana
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The crowds really wreck this trail. Both times that I have walked along it, there were at least a dozen people in sight at all times. As a result, the trail is very noisy, and with every step, you have to watch out for people who stop in front of you to take pictures of themselves. Sure, the canyon walls... More 

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