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

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Easy paved hike

This is a 2.2 mile roundtrip hike. This was our last hike of the day at Zion. It offers a paved walkway that goes along the Virgin River. The path was very popular with tourists... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
Amy H
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

This is a 2.2 mile roundtrip hike. This was our last hike of the day at Zion. It offers a paved walkway that goes along the Virgin River. The path was very popular with tourists but not too crowded since it is the off season. It was fun to see the start of the narrows hike. Would have loved to... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We walked along the Riverside Trail on the way to hike up Zion Narrows. The Riverside Trail itself is paved so should be easily accessible by most. As the name suggests, it's along the river which you can see most of the time and hear all of the time! There are some points where you can come off the trail... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Walked the riverside trail and put on water shoes at the end and walked up the narrows for about another mile. Well worth the getting wet.

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Hiking through the river was one of the best things I did in a long time! Be warned, though, take a walking stick. HAVE FUN!

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This trail is paved and has some hills but is a trail that most people, old and young, can enjoy. The views are nice. This trail is very crowded at times.

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michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

As far as hikes go, this one isn't very exciting. It's paved which is nice if you need that. Otherwise, I'd like to think there are better and more exciting hikes in the park. It just didn't do much for our family. It's the beginning of the Narrows so if you're doing that you'll do the Riverside anyway. If you... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Flat and easy walk on a fully paved trail. It takes you to the start of the narrows trail. Some pretty spots but you will not be missing anything if you skip this one.

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Gainesville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We did the Riverside Walk and turned back when we got to the river crossing. It was enjoyable - fully paved and we saw several wheelchairs on the path (wonderful for a National Park to do this!). There is no need for any special equipment to go to the Virgin River crossing - just some shoes and a bottle of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This is a mostly flat, paved path along the Virgin River on the way to the Narrows that passes many features such as hanging gardens, swamp plants right next to desert cactus, sandy beaches, and lots of wildlife. (You won't believe how bold the rock squirrels are!) Really spectacular; we took more pictures on this walk than on any other... More 

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Bonsall, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Rode our bikes to the start of this beautiful walk - there are trails along the river if you don't want to walk on the path that also follows the river - so much beauty everywhere - definitely would go back and rent the supplies to walk up the Narrows.

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