Hiking Zion's Riverside Walk

The Riverside Walk is easy and very scenic. The paved trail follows the Virgin River from Temple of Sinawava up to the mouth of the Narrows, under hanging gardens, past pools, brooklets and towering cliffs.

Waterfall Along Riverside Trail
Spring Waterfall Along Riverside Walk
Location: Zion Canyon
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2 miles (round trip), 1.5 hours
Elevation change: About 57 feet
Additional trail information

Weather: This is a great year-round hike. There may be some ice on the trail during the coldest part of winter, but it can usually be avoided. Beautiful waterfalls can be seen at Temple of Sinawava and along the trail during spring runoff. Wildflowers bloom in spring and early summer.

Other Factors: Toilets and drinking water are available at the trailhead.

Route Description: The trailhead is at Temple of Sinawava, which is the major shuttle stop at the far end of Zion Canyon. The trail is well marked, paved and easy to follow. It stays above the river and in some spots there is a small dropoff from the trail down to the river, but such areas are fenced. People in wheelchairs can navigate the trail.

For more information contact Zion National Park, PO Box 1099, Springdale 84767, 435-772-3256.

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