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Pa'rus Trail

Zion National Park, UT
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Montgomery, Alabama
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88 reviews 88 reviews
35 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

its one of the hikes where you are allowed to take strollers and bicycles. My wife and I along with our 2 year old walked on this trail twice. its a nice flat hike, easily doable. lot of places where you can take nice pictures. Also my wife took my son on bicycle ride on this trail and he loved... More

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Kanab, Utah
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77 reviews 77 reviews
41 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This is perhaps the easiest of all the hikes in Zion - bikes and dogs are allowed. Please note that technically, this is the only trail in Zion that allows dogs! It's a very easy path from the Visitor's Center to the confluence of roads at the mouth of Zion Canyon, and there is a shuttle stop at the end,... More

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Glen Mills, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We drove out from Vegas and arrived to our hotel 5 min from Zion at 2:30. Headed over to Zion and took the shuttle to the trail start. It was a perfect introduction to the Park - all level, paved, beautiful views, saw a black & white king snake. It's a nice walk, not a "hike". Our 10 & 12... More

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

The Pa’rus is a great trail for a walk with the kids or leisurely stroll with the dog—it’s as easy as ambling through the neighborhood, only the brick houses of the suburbs don’t surround you, the giant towers of Zion do--unreal views in every direction. But even if you’re a hardcore hiker, the Pa’rus can be a thrill. I certainly... More

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Avon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

The Pa’rus Trail is a paved trial about 1 ¾ mi (2.8 km) long, one-way, that follows the Virgin River from the South Campground to Canyon junction. Not only is this trial handicapped accessible, it is also the only trail in Zion that allows bikes and dogs. While this is not really our type of trail, it does offer wonderful... More

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Ann Arbor, MI
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146 reviews 146 reviews
64 attraction reviews
222 helpful votes 222 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

We hiked this trail because we were taking a dog from the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary on an outing and this is one of the few trails in the surrounding national parks that allows dogs. The trail leaves from the Visitor Center which is one of the shuttle stops, but if you're coming to the park with a dog you... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Great trail for an morning or evening when you are looking to chill. Crossing over the river a few time on adorable bridges. Great spots for photographs.

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Lancaster, Ohio
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Runs along the river and not much to see--but at times very nice. It was really hot when we tried it--to hot. Kids and dogs can take this trail with ease. Better trails to take than this one.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

This is a very scenic bike path that runs through a portion of Zion. It crosses the river at least 3 times and runs alongside the campground. W tool this path as the sat to ride up the scenic drive.

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California
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163 reviews 163 reviews
45 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

I walked this Virgin River trail on a June morning, primarily looking for birds. It is a 3.5 mile roundtrip, but you could just take it to the end and take the park shuttle back, cutting the distance in half. One of the trailheads is located just past the west entrance to the park on Highway 9. There is a... More

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