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Observation Point

Zion National Park, UT
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The best hike in Zion

I did Angel's landing, Canyon overlook, and Narrows in Zion and this was my favourite trail... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Matija P
Zagreb, Croatia
via mobile
Amazing View

This is one of the best views in the park. Though it's a long hike going up, be sure to be well... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Nas S
Long Beach, California
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This overlook provides a great view of southern Zion Canyon if you're willing to climb the 2200 feet of elevation to get there.
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  • Very good7%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I did Angel's landing, Canyon overlook, and Narrows in Zion and this was my favourite trail. Diverse, beautiful, spectacular view!

Thank Matija P
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the best views in the park. Though it's a long hike going up, be sure to be well equipped with comfortable shoes and stock up on water. Definitely worth it!

2  Thank Nas S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I hike this every year I visit. This is an 8 mile round trip, 3,000 ft elevation gain hike. Hang on to your loved ones as there is a sheer drop off at the end of the trail. Spectacular views of the valley floor; you...More

2  Thank Brenda C
Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

Two fellows at the hotel told us about the easy access trail to Observation Point. Since I have a problem with heights, I was all ears. It was very easy to find the trailhead. Just google East Mesa Trailhead. There are several overlooks along the...More

4  Thank OtPot
Reviewed 4 November 2017

we just got back from this 8 mile round trip hike. Keep in mind it does have 2000 feet of steep climbing. Actually, if you are an east coast hiker, it won't seem steep as it has a ton of switchbacks which made it easy...More

2  Thank VTwelltravelled
Reviewed 3 November 2017

This hike...8 miles of tough! I did this hike with my boyfriend, started ~12pm. I did the angels landing hike prior to this (BAD idea to do 2 strenuous hikes in one day!) HOWEVER! This hike was AMAZING and i don't regret it for a...More

1  Thank azpiccone
Reviewed 2 November 2017

The Observation Point trail is definitely one of my favorites. Challenging from the start, but if you are used to hiking it is not unmanageable. Absolutely worth it for the serenity of Echo Canyon and the amazing view at the top. Allow a few hours...More

Thank Sola_2012
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Beautiful view! We snuck in the "back" way, which is a little known secret told to us by a friend who stayed at the Ponderosa Ranch. This trail was about 6 miles round trip, we met up with the observation point trail 1/4 mile from...More

2  Thank IrishGirlinConcord
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Though challenging, this hike is totally doable (especially if you are athletic). The views are astounding and the trail (though well maintained) is not nearly as crowded as Angel's Landing. You can do this when the weather is right in your sneakers, but like with...More

Thank Kari E
Reviewed 24 October 2017

Not nearly as difficult as we were led to believe. The trail is quite cool. If you have a severe fear of heights you might not enjoy it though.

Thank Chris L
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Eric R
27 November 2017|
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Response from tdftdf19 | Reviewed this property |
At the shuttle drop off...hike a bit and you can turn to go to weeping rock, or continue to observation point.
4 July 2016|
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Response from ClineFam | Reviewed this property |
I might be slightly wrong about beaver and cedar, now that I look at the map, but from Twin Knolls there are a lot of signs.