In response to the COVID-19 Pandemic, temporary changes have be made to the Zion Wilderness Permit Operation.
Permits Required for this Day-Use Only Area
There are two ways to explore The Subway (the Left Fork of North Creek). Permits are required regardless of the direction of travel. Both trips involve extensive route finding. Visitors are encouraged to obtain a detailed route description and travel with someone that has successfully completed the Subway in the past. The Subway is a day-use area only.
This is a strenuous 9-mile round-trip hike through the Left Fork of North Creek that requires route finding, creek crossing, and scrambling over boulders. This hike begins and ends at the Left Fork Trailhead on the Kolob Terrace Road.
From the Top Down
This is a strenuous 9.5-mile through hike that requires rappelling skills, 60 feet of rope, and extensive route finding experience. The route also requires swimming through several deep pools of very cold debris-filled water. The trail begins at the Wildcat Canyon Trailhead and ends at the Left Fork Trailhead. Both trailheads are located on the Kolob Terrace Road.
Last updated: November 15, 2020