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This trail is less popular than angels landing but the view is fantastic. It's a long walk but not... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ravi-Baliem
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Venice, Florida
Great workout, beautiful place, no matter how much you do

I wasn't ready to commit to the full 14-miles one-way, so we opted to go out-and-back, turning... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
World_Traveler_Food
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This trail is less popular than angels landing but the view is fantastic. It's a long walk but not difficult..

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

I wasn't ready to commit to the full 14-miles one-way, so we opted to go out-and-back, turning around when we thought it made sense. Glad we made that decision, because we were surprised to see the gate between Lava Point and the West Rim Trailhead...More

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Reviewed April 15, 2018

The West Rim Trail was our second favourite in Zion National Park. A big draw was the lack of crowds once you get past the turn off to Angel'a Landing. Once a bit past the turn off to Angel's Landing you get a great view...More

1  Thank Jim R
Reviewed June 2, 2017

This trail is challenging (my legs feel very sore from it!) because it's mostly climbing up. If you are going to Angel's Landing, you will go through West Rim Trail.

1  Thank cindyjan14
Reviewed January 15, 2017

We meant to turn left out of the parking area, but ended up headed right so we had no idea what we were getting into. I kept thinking, Utah is hardcore if they think this is an easy hike. It's not. It gets steep. But...More

1  Thank BoldlyGoing
Reviewed January 5, 2017

We didn't get very far on this hike because of deep snow, but it was beautiful and only had one other hiker who was breaking a path for us. Completely quiet out there and nothing but our path and animal tracks in the snow. We...More

Thank bdonaghey
Reviewed December 14, 2016

We caught the first shuttle from Zion Adventure Co and did the hike top down, camping overnight at campsite #4. The reservation website crashed when it opened up for our dates in the summer because so many people were trying to reserve sites. Luckily, my...More

1  Thank Jack H
Reviewed November 9, 2016

yes lots of switchbacks - all uphill and fairly steep , first 2 miles - even on paved trail - most in the expose sun - Oct weather was warm 75-degrees- can't even imgine during hot summer months - but hitting Refrigerator Canon - and...More

Thank Roxanne M
Reviewed October 23, 2016

The trail head is well-marked and begins a few miles from Lava Point. It is best to have two vehicles, one parked near the Visitor's Center where the shuttles run, the other to travel to the trail head. The hike begins easy enough, about four...More

Thank Randal A
Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Great views. We got wonderful pictures. October is a great time to go. Loved the colors as we traveled.

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Bev Y
March 17, 2017|
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Response from Randal A | Reviewed this property |
No, a permit is not requires for a day hike.
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claudetteT74
June 1, 2015|
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Totally possible. Just look at the weather forecast. You are still reasonalbly high in elevation but it won't be cold. It has been a number of years since doing this hike but having grown up here it is one I did many... More
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