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Watchman Trail

Address: Zion National Park, UT
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Hong Kong, China
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324 reviews 324 reviews
115 attraction reviews
284 helpful votes 284 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Not a highlight trail but enjoyable with nice views of the canyon. Not too difficult. Take a snack and chill out at the top

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Lafayette, Indiana
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43 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Very mellow 2 mile trail. Great views. We enjoyed this trail very much. This is a great trail to squeeze in before or after a strenuous hike or if your have limited time in the park. Or it would make a terrific after dinner hike. At the top is a really cool little loop trail that should not be missed.... More 

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64 reviews 64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This was the first trail we hiked afted we arrived at Zion, but it was late in the day so we did not hike the whole trail. That said, it was beautiful and we got to see mule deer for the first time.

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47 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I would be hard pressed to give any of the trails in Zion less than five stars. This is a nice hike that you should take early in the day or later when the sun is going down as it will be exposed to full sun throughout. The hike is moderate but gives you a nice little workout with the... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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143 attraction reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We missed the ranger walk, which we were sorry about, since it is always great to get more information about what you are seeing. Even in October the sun beats down on this hike and there are few shady spots. You climb through a couple of climate changes as you go from the canyon floor to the overlook. It is... More 

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Vienna, VA
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44 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Relatively short, easy hike with nice views and pleasant places to stop at the top. Great warm-up hike for the more serious trails in Zion.

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San Luis Obispo, California
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16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

This is on the east side of the canyon and can be rough in the afternoon with the sun beating on you. Limited tree cover. Would recommend this as an early morning hike - really pretty though - It's a moderate trail that takes about 2 hours round trip

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Granville, Ohio
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We did the hike twice in our 5 days at the park. Hike early in the morning to avoid the sun and heat after noon. Try one of the ranger led hikes on this trail as the information provided by the ranger is very good.

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Of the 5 or 6 hikes we did in Zion (all under 2 hours), this was our favorite. We saw maybe 15 other people during our 90 minute walk, and the views were outstanding the whole way. Our kids (10 and 12) loved this hike too. Do it in the morning, before the sun comes up over the ridge as... More 

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Connecticut
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We hiked this first thing in the morning. Awesome. We loved all of Zion and can't wait to return some day. The area is simply beautiful! I recommend getting an early start when hiking to avoid the crowds. Water and some snacks are a must. Enjoy!

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