Zion National Park Trails

To find trails in Zion National Park, Utah select a region or trail below.

Zion National Park – Lava Point Campground :: Springdale, UT

Zion is a Hebrew word meaning refuge or sanctuary, and that’s exactly what Lava Point is.

Observation Point (Zion National Park) :: Springdale, UT

This popular trail offers a long and steep climb from the floor of Zion Canyon to the rimrock that soars high above it. There are excellent views all along the way, featuring the lower reaches of Zion Canyon, a brief firsthand look at the narrow sl

Angels Landing (Zion National Park) :: Springdale, UT

This trail provides a spectacular day trip for well-conditioned hikers who have no fear of heights. It receives heavy use, so chances for solitude are slim. Beyond Scout Lookout, the trail becomes an uneven route across sheer cliffs, with chains bolt

Emerald Pools (Zion National Park) :: Springdale, UT

There are three Emerald Pools—Upper, Middle, and Lower—and visitors may choose from as many trails: a short, 1.2-mile round-trip loop to the Lower Pool; a 1.9-mile round-trip visit to the Middle and Lower Pools; or a 2.5-mile round-trip hike to all t

West Bank of the Virgin River (Zion National Park) :: Springdale, UT

A day hike along the Virgin River, from the Court of the Patriarchs viewpoint to the Grotto trailhead. Following trails along the west bank of the Virgin River, this short hike provides an alternative to the scenic drive for visitors who prefer to ex

Sand Bench Loop (Zion National Park) :: Springdale, UT

This sandy trail loops onto an elevated bench on the far side of the Virgin River, visiting the Court of the Patriarchs and the Streaked Wall along the way. It is heavily used by park concessionaires for horse tours, so hikers should be prepared to

The Watchman ( Zion National Park) :: Springdale, UT

Climbing into the foothills beneath Bridge Mountain and The Watchman, this short trail begins on a set of wooden steps leading northward up a small knoll. Stay on the main trail, avoiding side trails created by a large population of mule deer. The

The Barracks (Zion National Park) :: Mount Carmel, UT

A wilderness route down the East Fork of the Virgin River through spectacular canyon country, then out via a difficult scramble over a poorly marked route. This route follows the East Fork of the Virgin River into Parunuweap Canyon, one of the most

Canyon Overlook (Zion National Park) :: Springdale, UT

This short but scenic trail runs to a high overlook immediately above the Great Arch, commanding vistas of the lower reaches of Zion Canyon. Interpretive brochures found at the trailhead explain the plants, animals, and geological features found alon

Cable Mountain (Zion National Park) :: Mount Carmel, UT

These trails off er day trips to two lofty viewpoints on the upper rim of Zion Canyon. Both overlooks can be visited in a long day trip of 10.4 miles. Cable and Deertrap Mountains can also be reached by means of longer and more strenuous routes via

East Mesa (Zion National Park) :: Springdale, UT

A day hike offering access to Observation Point. This trail provides a shorter and easier route to Observation Point and, in contrast to the paved trail from Weeping Rock, is open to horses.

East Rim (Zion National Park) :: Orderville, UT

A day hike or short backpack from Zion’s East Entrance over a high plateau to intersect the Observation Point Trail. Hikers can complete the East Rim Trail in a long day, or undertake it as a backpack with an overnight stay atop the plateau or in the

Up the Narrows to Orderville Canyon (Zion National Park) :: Springdale, UT

A one-day trip up the lower section of The Narrows. Travelers should expect nearly constant wading on this hike, which follows the North Fork of the Virgin River up through the lower half of the spectacular Narrows of Zion Canyon. Be ready for slip

The Narrows of Zion Canyon (Zion National Park) :: Springdale, UT

Possibly the best-known hike in Zion National Park, this wading route follows the Virgin River through the spectacular Narrows of Zion Canyon. Here, fluted walls rise for a thousand feet, crowding the waters into a narrow channel that twists and tu

Deep Creek (Zion National Park) :: Springdale, UT

This challenging wilderness route follows the rugged valley of Deep Creek into a newly designated wilderness, through montane forest, across arid scrubland, and into a narrow slot canyon as it joins the North Fork of the Virgin River. Most of the l

Eagle Crags (Zion National Park) :: Rockville, UT

This is a moderately strenuous hike into the Mount Canaan Wilderness with both gradual and steep changes in elevation. The trail surface is uneven and rocky in most areas, with the exception of some areas east and south of the crags, which are predom

Chinle Trail (Zion National Park) :: Rockville, UT

A traverse through the low desert of southwestern Zion ending at Coalpits Wash. From the parking area on Anasazi Way, follow the trail to the park boundary. Follow the path northwest as it smooths out into a wide, sandy trail. It’s easy hiking here

Huber Wash (Zion National Park) :: Rockville, UT

A route following Huber Wash through painted desert terrain in the southwestern corner of Zion National Park. This route takes the hiker up Huber Wash through some of the delicate desert terrain in Zion’s southwest corner. The Chinle and Moenkopi g

Coalpits Wash (Zion National Park) :: Rockville, UT

A route through Zion's southwest section ending in Upper Coalpits Wash. This route takes the hiker through some of the delicate painted-desert terrain located in the southwest section of Zion National Park. This portion of the park was formed during

Crater Hill to Upper Coalpits Wash (Zion National Park) :: Rockville, UT

A short, hot hike from Crater Hill to Coalpits Spring. From the parking area, this path heads southeast between a small knoll to the north and Crater Hill to the south. Follow the trail on a southeast bearing through open scrubland to reach the wash,

Scoggins Wash (Zion National Park) :: Rockville, UT

A route up Scoggins Wash through low desert terrain. This route travels through the painted desert of southwestern Zion National Park to the headwaters of Scoggins Wash. The trek begins at the southern park boundary and travels north up Coalpits an

Right Fork (Zion National Park) :: Virgin, UT

A long, out-and-back day hike or short backpack up the canyon of the Right Fork to Barrier Falls. This route offers a primitive backcountry experience in a rugged landscape of stark buttes and steep-walled canyons. The high points of the trip are the

Wildcat Canyon and Connector Trails (Zion National Park) :: Virgin, UT

A high-country day hike or backpack from the Hop Valley trailhead to Lava Point. This trail runs across the high country between the Hop Valley trailhead and Lava Point, linking the Hop Valley and West Rim trails and providing access to several primi

Northgate Peaks (Zion National Park) :: Virgin, UT

A short day hike to an overlook between the Northgate Peaks. This trail offers an easy day trip with fine scenery, but it receives relatively little use because of its location in a remote corner of the park. The trek begins in the shadow of Pine V

Left Fork (Zion National Park) :: Virgin, UT

A day hike following a wilderness self-rappel route down the Left Fork canyon and ending at Left Fork trailhead. Following one of the most popular routes in Zion National Park, this hike penetrates the spectacular canyon of the Left Fork. The area

Wildcat Canyon (Zion National Park) :: Virgin, UT

A long day trip following a wilderness route down Wildcat Canyon. This route makes a challenging day trip across a stark and forbidding landscape dominated by the bone-white cliffs of the Navajo Formation. The hike is hot and dry during summer, wit

West Rim (Zion National Park) :: Springdale, UT

A long day hike or backpack along the top of the Horse Pasture Plateau from Lava Point to the floor of Zion Canyon. This route is the most popular backpacking trail in Zion National Park, featuring easy access to remote country with striking vistas t

Hop Valley (Zion National Park) :: Virgin, UT

A backpack from Kolob Reservoir Road through the Hop Valley to La Verkin Creek. This trail begins in the sage flat atop the Kolob Terrace and then descends through the narrow dale of the Hop Valley before dropping to the banks of La Verkin Creek. T

La Verkin Creek (Zion National Park) :: New Harmony, UT

A short backpack up La Verkin Creek to Kolob Arch. This is the only trail suitable for backpacking in the Kolob Canyons area, and it provides access to Willis Creek and the Hop Valley for more extended journeys. The trail is immensely popular and is

Willis Creek (Zion National Park) :: New Harmony, UT

An extended trip from La Verkin Creek up the Willis Creek canyon with an option to Beartrap Falls. This trail ascends the upper reaches of La Verkin Creek and then passes through the narrow canyon of Willis Creek to reach the park boundary. A traditi

Middle Fork of Taylor Creek (Zion National Park) :: New Harmony, UT

A trail along the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek ending at Double Arch Alcove. This easy trail takes hikers up the canyon of the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek to two historic homestead cabins and Double Arch Alcove. An alcove is a “blind” arch formed in

North Fork of Taylor Creek (Zion National Park) :: New Harmony, UT

This is an unmaintained path that takes the hiker up the North Fork of Taylor Creek. The route follows an unofficial path up the North Fork of Taylor Creek into the canyon between Horse Ranch Mountain and Tucupit Point. To reach the North Fork, follo

South Fork of Taylor Creek (Zion National Park) :: New Harmony, UT

A route into the canyon between Paria Point and Beatty Point. This route follows an unofficial trail up the South Fork of Taylor Creek. It was created by a former park ranger who frequented this canyon because of its rock climbing potential. The tr

Camp Creek (Zion National Park) :: New Harmony, UT

A long, out-and-back day trip along a wilderness route up Camp Creek. This little-known canyon in the northwestern corner of the park is one of Zion’s forgotten treasures. It penetrates the far northwestern corner of the park, offering access to a sp

Zion National Park: Angels Landing :: Springdale, UT

This classic day hike runs up a narrow canyon and along a formidable knife-edge ridge to a giant monolith with mind-boggling red-rock views. Few trails have as fitting a name as Angels Landing. The eagle-eye view over Zion Canyon from the crest of t

Zion National Park: Zion Traverse :: Springdale, UT

Pack an extra memory card for what is, mile-for-mile, the most photogenic hike in the Southwest. One of our most veteran trail scouts, who has hiked in 24 national parks and is notoriously grudging with superlatives, calls this 47-mile traverse of Z

Kolob Fingers Scenic Byway: Kolob Canyon section of Zion National Park :: Kanarraville, UT

A 5-mile mini-tour of dramatic, colorful cliffs and deep-cut gorges. Kolob Canyon, the northwestern section of Zion National Park, features the same dramatic landscape associated with the main section of the park: towering colored cliffs, narrow wind

Middle Fork Taylor Creek Trail :: Zion National Park, UT

Middle Fork Taylor Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 5,491 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,037 feet. T

Willis Creek :: Zion National Park, UT

Willis Creek is a hiking trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 5,772 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,533 feet.

La Verkin Creek Trail :: Zion National Park, UT

La Verkin Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is a mile long and begins at 5,772 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 152 feet.

La Verkin Creek Trail :: Zion National Park, UT

La Verkin Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is 2.4 miles long and begins at 6,075 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 912 feet. Th

La Verkin Creek Trail :: Zion National Park, UT

La Verkin Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is 6.7 miles long and begins at 6,075 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 13.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 2,210 feet.

Willis Creek :: Zion National Park, UT

Willis Creek is a hiking trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is 1.2 miles long and begins at 5,772 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,533 feet.

La Verkin Creek Trail :: Zion National Park, UT

La Verkin Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is 2.7 miles long and begins at 5,772 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,130 feet.

Middle Fork Taylor Creek Trail :: Zion National Park, UT

Middle Fork Taylor Creek Trail is a hiking trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is 2.2 miles long and begins at 5,491 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 4.5 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,037 feet. T

Lava Point Road :: Zion National Park, UT

Lava Point Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is 0.9 miles long and begins at 7,973 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 1.8 miles with a total elevation gain of 203 feet.

Kolob Arch Trail :: Zion National Park, UT

Kolob Arch Trail is a hiking trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is 0.5 miles long and begins at 5,256 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is a mile with a total elevation gain of 82 feet. The trail ends near t

West Rim Trail :: Zion National Park, UT

West Rim Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is 14.4 miles long and begins at 7,470 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 29.4 miles with a total elevation gain of 9,214 feet. Near

Northgate Peaks :: Zion National Park, UT

Northgate Peaks is a hiking and horse trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is 1.1 miles long and begins at 6,926 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 235 feet.

Observation Point :: Zion National Park, UT

Observation Point is a hiking and horse trail in Washington County, Utah. It is within Zion National Park. It is 0.3 miles long and begins at 6,500 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 0.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 56 feet. The tra