We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
nice easy walk along the river with scenic views

This is a nice paved trail that follows the river from the Visitor's Center, stop 1 on the shuttle... read more

Reviewed 14 November 2016
Lee L
Valhalla, New York
Beautiful easy hike

Beautiful easy hike along the river with shuttle connections along the route. We found parking... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2016
Karen R
Westminster, Colorado
Read all 134 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Zion National Park, UT

Similar Things to Do in Zion National Park

Write a Review
Reviews (134)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

21 - 30 of 134 reviews

Reviewed 14 November 2016

This is a nice paved trail that follows the river from the Visitor's Center, stop 1 on the shuttle, to Canyon Junction, stop 3 on the shuttle. There is a connecting trail at stop 2 so you can visit the museum and see the movie...More

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Beautiful easy hike along the river with shuttle connections along the route. We found parking near the camp ground.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

This is a beautiful trail especially as a warm up hike. This is the only trail that dogs are allowed on. It's not s super long trial and the majority of it is paved but it's along the river and there are places were you...More

Thank Juli K
Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I walked this entire trail from Canyon Junction down to the Visitor’s Center at 6:30pm on a Friday night in mid-October 2016. We were almost completely alone and it took us 30 minutes or so in the cooling afternoon. The view was...More

3  Thank PhilosophicalOldGuy
Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is the only trail dogs are allowed on in the park. Zion was packed on a Sunday but we found a parking spot near this trail by the nature center. This 3-3.5 mile round trip walk depending on what site you read is a...More

Thank Janet F
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great walk between stops 1, 2, and 3. Not a lot of shade so it's very hot. Lots of bike riders on this trail. Nice scenery.

Thank rurn0321
Reviewed 16 October 2016

one of the easier hikes with no climbing, but still beautiful views and you get to see the plant life up close

Thank ljm3235
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This trail had mixed reviews but if you are traveling with pets it is the way to go. It can be very hot so be prepared with water!! The views are beautiful and the exercise was easygoing. It was a perfect start to our vacation.

Thank Karen Robert B
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

This path is fine for everyone- dogs , bikes , children, people just wanting a stroll . Well surfaced and level . There is access to the museum from part way along this trail which is an excellent place to visit

Thank JANDDBritinParis
Reviewed 7 October 2016

This mile and a half trail starts just over the bridge from the Visitor Center parking lot. The trail runs along the river up to the museum and is about the only place to walk your dog. You can also rent a bike on the...More

Thank Goodness4you
Nearby Restaurants
Zion Lodge Dining Room
700 reviews
1.12 km away
Castle Dome Cafe
43 reviews
.22 km away
Cafe Soleil
1,549 reviews
1.52 km away
Thai Sapa
756 reviews
1.53 km away
Nearby Attractions
Zion National Park
1,230 reviews
1.22 km away
Zion Shuttle
1,556 reviews
.96 km away
Zion Canyon Visitor Center
262 reviews
1.36 km away
Watchman Trail
170 reviews
.93 km away
Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Hi all - we will be arriving at zion park on an august afternoon and the Parus trail sounds like a great early evening introduction to the park for our group. If we plan the timing properly, will we be able to see the watchman at sunset from the trail below or are we better off at canyon junction bridge squeezed in between the photographers? Any other suggestions for sunset viewing? Thanks in advance!
1 May 2017|
Answer Show all 2 answers
Response from lindamir |
Good to know, thanks!