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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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This easy, flat trail that goes along the Virgin River is the only one in Zion National Park that is dog friendly. We never walked the entire trail, but we and the dogs both... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nori S
Ridgecrest, California

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Dundas, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The scenic end starts at Canyon Junction and crosses over the scenic Virgin River at several points. The second half towards the Visitor's Centre is quite open and would not be enjoyable on a hot day ... better to double back to Canyon Junction.

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Ridgecrest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This easy, flat trail that goes along the Virgin River is the only one in Zion National Park that is dog friendly. We never walked the entire trail, but we and the dogs both enjoyed our time on the Pa'rus Trail.

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Roy, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I did this hike at the beginning of our day trip. It's a great hike to start with because it's mostly all level. Anyone can do it and be comfortable. This trail follows the Virgin River, starting at Canyon Junction and ending at the Zion Museum. It's great to end at the museum because you can cool... More 

Thank MaitreyeeMayhem
Joshua Tree
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This is a beautiful, pretty flat hike/trail that has bridges that crisscross over the river. It is also the only one in Zion National Park that allows your dog to be on! It is a 3 1/2 mile walk roundtrip. Our 12 year old Bosco loved it and really enjoyed cooling off in the river. FYI: If you are a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2015

First time, in all our visits to Zion, we walked along the Pa'rus trail from Canyon Junction down to the visitors center. The trail was paved and flat. Bike friendly. There were a number of places that gave access to the river. It was quiet and not too populated when we were there. We generally bring some sandwiches in our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This trail does not get the attention it deserves. It is paved and cuts through a meadow along the river between the campground and the Human History Museum. It is flat and easily accessible (by bikes, etc). We walked this trail after a long day of hiking and were pleasantly surprised. It cuts over the river a few times on... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

A really easy walk in Zion. It's also a great place to watch the setting sun's light shine on the Watchman (rather than congregate with the crowd at the bridge). You can enter the trail at multiple points (e.g. campgrounds, behind the museum, etc.). It's not a route for anyone looking for something strenuous :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Just like the early Mormon settlers saying, "here, you don't need to build a cathedral to worship". These great mountains, cliffs along the trail makes the hiking a journey of pilgrimage. Wonderful experience.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This trail was more like a walk in the park than a hike. There are a few stairs next to the museum, but other than that a flat trail the entire way. If you need something to fill 30-45 mins, take this trail.

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is an easy trail, paved and accessible to strollers and bicycles. It goes along the river and is a peaceful walk. As with any hike you should bring water and good shoes. I do not recommend this hike in the afternoon on a hot day because the heat can exceed 100 degrees.

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