West Rim Trail

Springdale, Utah 84767

West Rim Trail

West Rim Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The trail drops down a large cliff through a series of switchbacks carved in the sandstone, passes beneath the cliffs of Mount Majestic and Cathedral Mountain to the south. Veering south, you walk across the top of a very narrow ridge to Scout Lookout.

From here you can look down to the Zion Canyon floor, across the canyon to Observation Point, or to Angels Landing to the west. At Scout Lookout, the trail joins with the Angels Landing Trail. At the junction turn right and head down Walters Wiggles and, once at the bottom, to the Grotto."

West Rim Trail Reviews

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2 days hike. BRING A LOT OF WATER, potatto hallow spring was spoiled and poor, so we didn t refill water until the 2d day morning at spring cabin. we took a shuttle at Zion adventure Shoop, 39$/p, we started at lava point at noon, we slept at camside 5, nice view on west canyon. the second day is a long descent, with fun at angel landings. you can get a parkshuttle at the end. Enjoy!
We did this hike over 2 days/ 1 night from Lava Point down to the Grotto. We were lucky in securing the last campsite available... but, it was also the furthest from Lava Point, making our first day grueling at over 11 miles on foot. The trail is easy to follow and well maintained, but nearly always exposed to full sun. Bring lots of water... and then some. The signs at the park station said that Cabin Spring was running, but when we finally found it, it was barely a trickle.

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Trail Information

Nearby City
1,400 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
2 days
April to early June, late September to October
Zion National Park
Local Contacts
USGS The Guardian Angels, Temple of Sinawava, Kolob Reservoir; Trails Illustrated Zion National Park
Local Maps

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Jul 2018