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Best Hiking Trails in Zion National Park

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Published October 3rd 2018
If you looking for an adventurous hike in the United States, then Zion National Park is the place you want to be in. There are a lot of hiking trails that you can go for in this region. It inbounds the red mountains, orange cliffs, and even the topaz-blue waters which make it one of the most adventurous and the most exciting places to go for a hike.

Zion National Park
Zion National Park, my own archive

Here are some of the hiking trails that you can visit in the Zion National Park:

Angel's landing

Covering a length of approximately 8 km, this exciting trek could take around 3-4 hours to be completed by an average man. It is situated at an elevation of 450m. This is the trek recommended for those people who are not afraid of scaling heights. It gets its name from the fact that such difficult and tough summits could only be scaled by an angel and no one else. It is one of the toughest hiking trails in Zion Canyon and almost 8 people have died trekking in this region, hence, you must be very careful and an expert in trekking while going in this region.

The narrows

It is a total of 30 km trek, which could take around 9-10 hours to be completed. It is a hike beside a river and all through the trek, you walk beside the river. It is covered by smooth and towering canyons. Make sure that you don't go for trekking in this region during the rainy season as it holds the danger of floods occurring during that season and could even prove to be fateful.

Zion National Park
Zion National Park, my own archive

Canyon overlook trail

It is a round trip of around 1.6 km and hence can be covered easily within an hour. Though it does not have a great elevation and is also a short trek but still, it provides you with some of the most breath-taking scenes in the region. It consists of uneven rocky tracts and covers around the cliff. You must go after the footsteps already imprinted on the trail so that you avoid any confusion and reach the top safely.

Hidden Canyon

This hike runs for around 5 km. It takes around 2-3 hours to complete this trek. It includes a lot of fun sites and a scenic canyon view on the top. Though this trail is not as high as the other trails in the region, but that is what makes the beauty of this trail. It has a smaller number of people coming to it and this you can go here if you are looking for some pleasant and a peaceful time.

Zion National Park
Zion National Park, my own archive

The subway

This is one of the longest treks covering around 31 km for the entire round trip. It can be covered in around 14-15 hours. It requires the visitor to have a permit before they can start the hike. It is one of the most exciting trails as you have to go through the creeks and the boulders. It is a strenuous hike and a difficult one to follow.


Hence, the Zion National Park has a lot many trails and hikes which could be visited, depending upon your choice of it and the type of trek that you wish to experience. Therefore, this place is a must visit at least once in a lifetime.
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