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“Great, fun hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Hidden Canyon

Hidden Canyon
Weeping Rock Parking Lot, Zion National Park, UT
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Activities: Hiking
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Owner description: A narrow side ravine that joins Zion Canyon and offers scenic hiking trails.
Dublin, Ireland
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“Great, fun hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We did this hike in the morning as we thought it was a bit chilly to do the narrows at that stage. It was a great decision as this is a nice hike when it's not too hot. The first part leaving from weeping rock shuttle stop is a steepish uphill climb with some very nice views. After the initial climb it becomes more fun, there's lots of scrambling over various obstacles and walking along sheer cliffs (with chains from the walls in some parts).

The 1 mile trail ends at the entry point to the Hidden Canyon, after that you can keep going into the canyon. It's quite narrow so you can't really get lost, but you should make sure you have plenty of water as there's none on the trail and you have to come back the same way. In the canyon there's various rock formations to climb and scramble over, which were fun but not excessively difficult for someone with a reasonable level of fitness. There is also a small arch down the canyon. We turned back after a while as we still wanted to do the Narrows that day as well so I'm not sure how long it went on for but we took about 3 hours overall including a couple of stops for food and pictures.

It was quite a nice break from the crowds in the national parks as well, as it's not a very busy trail. We encountered a few people but not very many.

Visited September 2012
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Austin, Texas
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“Nice hike on a hot day”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

If it gets hot, this is a nice hike since you will be hidden from the sun and it's a easier hike. This would be a great place for sport climbing.

Visited September 2012
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Wenatchee, Washington
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“Up, up, up!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This hike was on the "must do" list on the trail map, so we set out to do it - unfortunately in mid afternoon - in very hot weather. The map says it is 2 miles round trip, and takes 3 hours. This may be because if you go into the canyon it takes awhile (which we did not do) but we did it in an hour. It was HOT though, and it is a continous climb to the top, no up and downs on this trail. Water is a must and take more than you think, I've never drank so much water in my life as I have hiking through these parks. This trail starts at the Weeping Rock shuttle stop, so if you don't want to do this one, you can do the 1/2 mile (if that) hike (walk) to Weeping Rock, which is stunning, as if you walked into a rainforest (we were there in September). We did both, and glad we did Hidden Canyon first, Weeping Rock was just a treat afterward. Beautiful vista views from Hidden Canyon. My take on this trail is, regular hikers would consider this moderate with strenuous parts (like the trail map states), but someone like me who likes to get out there but is far from athletic would call this moderately strenuous with flat out strenuous at times. Also keep in mind you are increasing in altitude 850 feet. Hope this helps.

Visited September 2012
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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“Great views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This is a moderate trail that zig zags up the canyon wall. Good hiking shoes are a must. It covers a lot of vertical so it provides great views into the canyon.

Visited July 2012
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Zephyrhills, Florida
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“It's a warm up . . .”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

for Angel's Landing. We hiked this fairly short hike first, and both of us loved it. It has chains, high drop offs, and is pretty strenuous. Once you leave the maintained portion of the trail, you can continue on your own (well marked so you won't get lost) and continue scrambling huge rocks and rock faces. It was spectacular, but remember, it's an "out and back" hike. So remember that you have to come back, and carry enough water to account for that.

Visited July 2012
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