Zion Narrows Trail

#2 of 74 trails in Zion National Park
Zion Narrows Trail is a 4.9 mile out and back trail located near Springdale, UT that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

4.9 miles 4393 feet Out & Back
camping hiking walking cave river views waterfall
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TOP-DOWN - ONE DAY. This 16 mile hike as a one day event is the most strenuous option. For athletic people who are very agile hikers. Best done May through September when days are longer. Usually a 10-14 hour hike for most athletes. Very scenic if you take time to look up. Permit required. Max group size is 12 persons. Starting Point is Chamberlain's Ranch.

TOP-DOWN OVERNIGHT. With the only disadvantage being the extra weight of overnight gear, this is the way to have the full Narrows experience. Spend one night under a blanket of stars in the canyon in one of 12 designated sites. Plan on hiking 6-8 hours each day with enough time to check out Deep and Kolob Creeks on day one, and Orderville Gulch on day two. Permit required. Max group size is 12 persons. Make sure to pack light (under 25 lbs.). Best time is May-September. Starting point is Chamberlain's Ranch, 1.5 hour drive from Zion Canyon.

Josh Stringer

17 Completed7 Reviews

This hike is and experience like no other. My wife and I did the bottom up start, but only went in about 2-3 miles. The reason is you are hiking through water and not your typical balling brook crossing(IT'S A RIVER) there are points in the river where you go from ankle height to waist deep and deeper. We wore regular tennis shoes for traction but the water temperature is cold and after a while without a wetsuit you can go numb.... anyway, this trail is beautiful and breathtaking. We will be going back here and possibly making this an annual trip for my birthday. Hope to see you out there. Be safe and be mindful of flash floods.

Scott Densmore

158 Completed41 Reviews

Bucket List.

Tatum Mortimer

7 Completed3 Reviews

Christine Weir

2 Completed2 Reviews

Chris Chakos

17 Completed18 Reviews

A must for anyone looking for adventure without taking up the weekend.
The river is great during the summer, winter you need a dry suit

Steve Oswald

190 Completed191 Reviews

The Narrows are so unique and glorious. This is a must do (at least part of it) when you are in the area!

Jen Dean

57 Completed15 Reviews

Jen Dean

57 Completed15 Reviews

Tamera Meehan

2 Completed4 Reviews


Tamera Meehan

2 Completed4 Reviews

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