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Full Trail with Permitted Overnight Camping (#2)

Myself and girlfriend hiked the18 mile trail back in June 2018. We hired transportation to Lava... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2019
Chicago, Illinois
Lower West Rim Trail overlooking Angel's Landing

We went up Angel's Landing half way, as it was scarier than we expected... then hiked up a bit to... read more

Reviewed 11 January 2019
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Strenuous hiking trail, 10 miles each way.
Zion National Park, UT
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Reviewed 12 February 2019

Myself and girlfriend hiked the18 mile trail back in June 2018. We hired transportation to Lava Point and began our hike there. We had chosen campsite #2 when purchasing our permits, and it turned out to be the perfect spot logistically. It only took us...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank RyGuy5
Reviewed 11 January 2019

We went up Angel's Landing half way, as it was scarier than we expected... then hiked up a bit to the Lower West Rim was beautiful & easy. We could overlook Angel's Landing from above, took pics and ate lunch. It was peaceful as no...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 23 August 2018

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

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Ravi-Baliem
Reviewed 30 April 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

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank World_Traveler_Food
Reviewed 16 April 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

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Jim R
Reviewed 3 June 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.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank cindyjan14
Reviewed 16 January 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

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank Heather E
Reviewed 6 January 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

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank bdonaghey
Reviewed 14 December 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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank reddog790
Reviewed 10 November 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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Roxanne M
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Bev Y
18 March 2017|
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Response from Randal A | Reviewed this property |
No, a permit is not requires for a day hike.
1 June 2015|
Response from JLH89 |
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