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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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An 8-mile strenuous hike brings you to a vantage point high above Zion.

An 8-mile strenuous hike brings you to a vantage point high above Zion.

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I hiked the East Rim whilst doing the Observation Point hike. The part of the East Rim trail I was on was lovely with great view at the end on observation point. Mainly in the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 July 2016
Milnthorp
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Henley
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Henley
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I hiked the East Rim whilst doing the Observation Point hike. The part of the East Rim trail I was on was lovely with great view at the end on observation point. Mainly in the sun so be prepared.

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St. George, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

I am a local and I consider this to be the best trail in Zion National Park. There are some logistical factors to consider if you want to do the entire trail. Using two vehicles, one at trail's head and one at trail's end seems to work the best.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

It is an amazing trail! You get some of the best views of the park. I had an absolutely amazing time and highly recommend this trail

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DeWitt, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

We explore the East Rim Trail (road to trail head is near East Entrance Station – north side of road). The short road ends at a small dirt parking lot. The East Rim Trail goes for more than 10 miles (to Weeping Rock). We hike until we decide to retrace our steps back to the car. The sandy trail is... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

I was pretty hesitant about doing this hike. It is long (11 miles) with lots of elevation gain (1,000) and loss (2,300). I read the reviews and got the facts. Ultimately, decided it would be stretching my limits but didn’t want to be left out (the rest of my group were all going.) I’m so glad I did! Turned out... More 

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Roy, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This hike is very steep so make sure you have good shoes and plenty of water. It's all mainly uphill but the view is gorgeous, even inside the cave. I like how you can take this trail to Observation hike or the other two hikes available. It's also located by Weeping Rock so you can do multiple hikes in one... More 

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Lancashire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

We hiked this from the east entrance trail head to the top of Echo Canyon, then back to the car, about 7 miles out and 7 miles back. Over the first 5 miles the trail winds and climbs slowly up onto the mesa top through lovely scenery very different to the drama and sheer scale of the main Virgin River... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015

The Park trail map shows the East Rim Trail going between the Weeping Rock parking area and a pull-off near the East Entrance and Checkerboard Mesa for a distance of over 10-miles. Hidden Canyon trail, Observation Point trail, and Cable Mountain/Deertrap trail spur off at different places along the way. There are two ways visitors typically enjoy the East Rim... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

After several days of hiking Angels Landing, The Narrows, and many of the other trails in Zion, we chose to hike the East Rim Trail entering from the East Gate. Great views very few people and an awesome hike for a day or overnight.

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Rigby, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

The 10.6-mile East Rim Trail begins near the East Entrance of Zion National Park and follows an old logging road as it climbs (and climbs and climbs) up the sandstone ridge and into a forest of cedar and ponderosa pine. Just after the crest of the trail, we passed Stave Spring (more accurately, Stave Damp-Spot-in-the-Grass) at 5.6 miles. Unfortunately, many... More 

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