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Riverside Walk

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Address: Trailhead at Temple of Sinawava, Zion National Park, UT

A paved walking trail.

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The Gateway to The Narrows

The River Walk is a shady, winding 2-mile (round-trip) trail along the river with tons of wildlife including deer, a snake, chipmunks and performing squirrels! I stopped when the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Hollie W
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The River Walk is a shady, winding 2-mile (round-trip) trail along the river with tons of wildlife including deer, a snake, chipmunks and performing squirrels! I stopped when the shoreline disappeared, but Hunterdon continued on into the Narrows while I soaked in the peaceful cool breeze on the water's edge. The trailhead is at the Temple of Sinawava (the northernmost... More 

Thank Hollie W
Tempe, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you only have a half day in Zion, I recommend this walk. You can take the shuttle bus to the end (40 minutes). Walk this easy mile trail and back. And take the shuttle back out. If you have more time, plan to take it more slowly and spend time. Bring wading shoes and get in the river. Go... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

This is an easy hike, and the most popular in the park. We grabbed an early shuttle from Zion Lodge, so we hiked just ahead of the masses which followed. Even though this was a paved trail, there was ample opportunity to detour down to the nearby Virgin River, which paralleled the trail. The flora and rock formations were great,... More 

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Northern NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The shaded, paved walk is just longer than a mile and allows visitors a view of the Virgin River without needing to tackle the Narrows. There are several spots to sit and relax. If you do choose to keep going beyond the Riverside Walk (it's worth it!), you will actually be hiking in the river in the Narrows. We saw... More 

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Sutton, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did this hike on the way to the Narrows hike. It is really pleasant. It is in the shade and about 2.2 mi round trip, with multiple entry points to the river. The only downside is that this is the last stop on the shuttle, so it takes about 30 minutes to get there from the visitor's center.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice level walk thru the woods between the canyon walls. We saw deer and the begging squirrels (Take photos, don't feed) along the way. At the end, you reach the Narrows, where you can hike further thru the water. Bring water shoes if you want to keep hiking further. Very beautiful scenery.

Thank Sandee M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The Riverside Walk is a very easy walk, paved and mostly level. It ends at the entrance to the Virgin river walk. Our family loved that the path is easy to go at your own pace, see nature and be mostly in the shade; with the canyon rising above, on both sides. When we visited, the river was running a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

The trail is so nice and family friendly. Paved path, trees for shade, lots of offshoot paths to walk to river, awesome destination. What more could my kids ask for. We enjoyed playing in the river and my son wanted to keep going back to the same trail. The restrooms, water fountains are only at the beginning of the trail.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I have been here many times and always enjoy the Riverside Walk. It is best to come in the off season to avoid the crowds on this particular trail. There are bathrooms at the beginning of the trail, when you get off the bus. It is a good idea to use those before you start your walk. There aren't any... More 

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Woodstock, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

This was a beautiful hike, easy with little elevation change. Slightly crowded but the trail was large enough to handle. We took along lunch to eat by the Virgin River at the end of the paved trail. The trail continues through the Narrows, but water shoes are necessary to do this part as you have to ford the river in... More 

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