Hiking in Zion

Hikers on the West Rim Trail.

Hiking in Zion, even short hikes, requires advance planning. Review the trail information linked below to choose a trail that is right for your group. Your safety is your responsibility. You can read the most recent trail information in our park newspaper, and for updated trail closure information, check the current conditions.

Zion Canyon

Some of the most popular trails in the national park are located in Zion Canyon. Zion Canyon Trail Descriptions.
This includes information for:

  • Pa'rus Trail
  • Lower and Upper Emerald Pools Trails
  • Weeping Rock Trail (Closed)
  • Riverside Walk
  • Watchman Trail
  • Angels Landing
  • Hidden Canyon (Closed)
  • Observation Point (Closed via the East Rim Trail from the Weeping Rock shuttle stop)
  • The Narrows

Day Hiking in the Zion Wilderness

Much longer hikes are located in the Zion Wilderness. These are not loop hikes. Most day hikers will hike out and back the same way. Hikers do not need to travel the full distance, they can turn around at any point and return the way they came. The group size limit for all wilderness trails, including The Narrows beyond Orderville Canyon, is 12 people.

Kolob Canyons

Several hiking options are located in Kolob Canyons, the northwest corner of Zion National Park. Kolob Canyons Wilderness Trail Descriptions.

Kolob Terrace

These trails are at a higher elevation, mostly streching across a center portion of the park. Kolob Terrace Wilderness Trail Descriptions.

East Rim Area

This area is located east of Zion Canyon at a much higher elevation. East Rim Wilderness Trail Descriptions.

Southwest Desert

A beautiful low-elevation area located in the southwest corner of Zion National Park. Southwest Desert Wilderness Trail Descriptions.


Overnight trips require a wilderness permit. Backpacking Trail Descriptions.

Last updated: September 23, 2020

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Mailing Address:

Zion National Park
1 Zion Park Blvd.
State Route 9

Springdale, UT 84767


(435) 772-3256
Recorded park information available 24 hours a day. Phones are answered 9 am to 4 pm Mountain Time. If no one answers, please send your questions to us at zion_park_information@nps.gov.

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