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3 miles and 500 feet of climbing

Round trip from the trail entrance took 1 hour and 45 minutes with stops for pictures along the way... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeffrey S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Are We There Yet?

You will work a bit to get to the top, but when you do make it you will be glad you did... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adolphus, Kentucky
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Zion National Park, UT
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All reviews moderate hike visitor center short loop ranger led hike the main parking area great hike early hike prickly pear cactus favorite hike zion canyon hike begins virgin river easy climb gorgeous views two hours plant life couple of hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Round trip from the trail entrance took 1 hour and 45 minutes with stops for pictures along the way and breakfast with a view. One of the easier climbing hikes in the park. The elevation is very gradual and the views in the morning across...More

Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 1 week ago

You will work a bit to get to the top, but when you do make it you will be glad you did. Spectacular views. A good place to sit and reflect. It overlooks the camps and visitors areas.

Thank 655billf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had only 1 full day in Zion and did not plan to do the Narrows so decided on this trail. We hit the trail head around 7am. It was a nice early morning hike with nice views of the canyon.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice hike to get a sense of the park. It leaves from the visitor's center and is about 1 mile to a lookout point. The entire park has great scenery, so this is not a standout. Use it as a warm-up or...More

Thank wgetz13
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trail is ideal for those wanting to get some good views but with a relatively short and easy climb. The trail head can be reached after a short walk from the visitor centre. The inclines are moderate and it took us about 45mins to...More

Thank Tantiko
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not everybody is young enough or physically equipped to challenge some of Zion National Park's high elevation and very strenuous (and dangerous) hiking trails. The Watchman Trail, like the Pa' rus Trail, is just within the sanctuary of the park and often overlooked by Zion...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This short moderate level 3 mile hike is located very near the visitors center. There is an opportunity to see views of Zion one isn’t able to see anywhere else in the park. We went on a Sunday afternoon and one would have to say...More

Thank sammy1232018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I did this moderate hike on our last day in the park. After doing the dramatic Angel's Landing hike the previous day, this felt like a cool down hike, but unexpectedly offered new views of the area around the park entrance. Since...More

Thank DWcool
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great trail. Offers great views of Zion Canyon, the Watchman, Zion Village, and more. Very good family hike.

Thank julieandjay
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

We started the day here and it was a good intro to the park. Some climbing but manageable for most fitness levels. A bit confusing at the top and where it ends. Do take the loop trail at the top before heading down.

Thank Cindy M
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7 November 2018|
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Response from sammy1232018 | Reviewed this property |
No not on this trail...you might check their web site I believe only on one or two trails