With over 90 miles of trails, 37 designated backpacking sites, several at-large backpacking areas, and 124,400 acres of designated wilderness, Zion National Park offers a variety of unique backpacking opportunities.
Backpacking trips into the wilderness requires advanced planning. When planning your trip, consider your interests, time, and ability level of you and your group. There is no "one best trail." Use the Wilderness Guide, this website, guidebooks, and topographic maps to choose your wilderness experience.
Wilderness permits are required for all overnight backpacking trips. Permits are issued at both visitor centers the day before or the day of your trip. Reservations for a permit can be made up to three months in advanced.