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    Fire restrictions prohibiting campfires and charcoal fires in Watchman and South Campgrounds are in effect. More »

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    Monday to Thursday through 9/18: The East Rim Trail from Weeping Rock to Echo Canyon, including Hidden Canyon, is closed.
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Hiking in Zion

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Hiking
Hiking in Zion, even short hikes, requires advance planning. Your safety is your responsibility.


Flash Floods
Some hikes involve walking in water. Rivers and washes are subject to flash flooding. Know the weather and flash flood potential forecasts before starting your trip. Many canyons require ropes, hardware, and advanced technical skills for rappelling and ascending.

Group Size Limits
The group size limit for frontcountry trails is 50 people. Group size limit for The Narrows to Orderville Canyon is 25 people. Group size limit for all wilderness trails, including The Narrows beyond Orderville Canyon, is 12 people.

Print out your Zion National Park Hiking Guide.

For wilderness trail information, visit Wilderness Trail Descriptions.

Did You Know?

Tarantula

During the summer or fall, you may see a tarantula crossing a road or trail in Zion National Park. But don’t be frightened-- tarantulas are actually amazing arachnids--gentle, basically harmless creatures that have suffered a bum rap. More...