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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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Quiet walk by the river

Walked this trail at the end of the day from canyon junction to park exit. Easy trail with beautiful scenery. Biked the path the next day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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103 reviews 103 reviews
53 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Walked this trail at the end of the day from canyon junction to park exit. Easy trail with beautiful scenery. Biked the path the next day.

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Troy, MI
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32 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

The Pa'rus Trail is located adjacent to the Zion Visitors Center and the Museum. This is an extremely easy trail with very little grade change and the surface is paved with concrete. Like a sidewalk with a view. A good place to start you adventure. Be sure to watch the orientation video at the visitor center. Then go down by... More 

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American Fork, Utah
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a great trail (paved) for either walking or biking. It's a nice way to just relax and enjoy the canyon after you've been on a more strenuous hike. Of, if you're not into hiking, this is a great way to enjoy spectacular views from the bottom of the canyon without having to climb. The best time of day... More 

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San Clemente, California
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6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

The Pa'rus Trail is not really a trail in the strictest sense. It is best desribed as an asphalt-paved path located at the bottom of the canyon. Most people access it near the main visitor center or at the northern terminus at Canyon Junction. Mostly flat, 1.7 miles in each direction, it is the only trail that legally allows dogs.... More 

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Edmonds, Washington
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45 reviews 45 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

This trail runs right to the campground where dogs are also allowed not bad for dogs as far as national parks go

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Montgomery, Alabama
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97 reviews 97 reviews
36 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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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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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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25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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