Zion Narrows Trail - Top Down

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Zion Narrows Trail is a 17.1 mile point-to-point trail located near Hurricane, Utah that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced outdoorsmen. The trail is primarily used for camping & hiking and is accessible from June until September.

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Randy Riddell (167)

40 Completed4 Reviews

OK. so I didn't go the entire 17 miles. I started in the valley went about 10 miles up river. this trail is perfect for summer. get water shoes you're feet are in the water 98% of the time its a must do if u go to Zion f***" awesome!!

Russell M (168)

20 Completed3 Reviews

Jae B (676)

34 Completed29 Reviews

Jason Wilson (2126)

92 Completed37 Reviews

The Narrows is worth the visit, but the crowds were almost too much. Can't say we enjoyed the shuttle bus to catch the shuttle bus to hike on an very crowded trail. The scenery is truly spectacular and jaw dropping, we only went a little ways up the Narrows and the current got a little strong and wasn't worth the risk with my small children.

Dax N Moreno (168)

7 Completed2 Reviews

Long but great canyon views while walking in water. Definetly rent the boots.

Cody Huesers (211)

6 Completed6 Reviews

Absolutely amazing

Michele Whisenhunt (816)

37 Completed35 Reviews

I did not actually COMPLETE this trail, but I cannot find a way to chose partially completed. My daughter and I hiked this trail "from the bottom up" as the guidebook says. We started out on the riverside trail then headed into the water and hiked for about three hours; past the entrance into Orderville Canyon and into the area where the canyon is very narrow and dark. Then we stopped, snacked, and waded back. It was a lot of fun! There were a quite a lot of people, but most people were considerate and friendly. We probably hiked closer to ten miles total. We started about 11 and made it back by around 5. We rented "canyoneering" shoes and a walking stick from a nearby rental shop. It was definitely worth the rental. I did "fall" in the river twice, but it was all a part of the fun. The water isn't very deep in August, except for a few places, but it does move quickly and in some places the rocky bottom was difficult to manipulate. Not an easy trail, but not too difficult either. Really an unusual experience.

Deanna Edgar (71)

3 Completed3 Reviews

This has been my favorite hike so far, we rented dry pants and shoes. i would get the dry pants again but i would use my own Hiking shoes, and rent the hiking stick so you don't ruin your own its worth it or buy one of the wood ones. There was a lot of people in shorts and would just hike a miles in or so. It is amazing and well worth it. I went at the Beginning of May 2014. The water was cool in the 50's but not bad. It is moderately difficult we were in ankle high to hip high water, we took the split about 3.5 miles in, you will have to climb up rocks in waist high water I let my partner go up first and he helped me you only can go a little ways up before you have to do some more tricky hiking. I LOVE this hike cant wait to go back!!!

Theresa Schrider (434)

14 Completed7 Reviews

By far the most incredible hike and one of the most amazing things I've ever done! The whole hike is absolutely stunning I could not stop taking pictures. I went 3 hours up the river to one of the narrowest points of the canyon and looped back for a lil over a 6 hour hike. It's a strenuous trek through the river but I loved the challenge of it. Here is a few tips for everyone wanting to tackle this hike: wear closed toed hiking/waterproof shoes (saw many barefoot or with flip flops and were miserable), bring some sort of walking stick you will need the support because the river gets deep in areas and is very slippery the whole time, and also protect any electronics from water damage because you most likely will trip or fall at some point. Best hike I've ever done.

Marcos Bermudez (118)

5 Completed2 Reviews

Did it yesterday, was great, we took the first shuttle of the day, and were the only ones doing this trail that early. That meant that the whole way we saw nobody. Took amazing photos. On the way back there were tons of people at the bottom just swimming and relaxing. It was semi-difficult to get around all the people who only went to see the river, and waited about 15 minutes for a down shuttle. Other than the end it was a great trail!