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Easy hike great views

The trail is rated moderate but pretty easy. Beginning of trail is a bunch of steps but then... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Sacramento, California
Don't do this on a hot afternoon

The Watchman Trail is a moderate to easy one. The sights are fairly nice, but not on the level of... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2019
Thomas F
Columbia, Maryland
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All reviews visitor center moderate hike great hike the main parking area favorite hike zion canyon virgin river gorgeous views miles round trip couple of hours short hike angel's landing easy hike bring plenty of water first thing in the morning park entrance early in the morning
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The trail is rated moderate but pretty easy. Beginning of trail is a bunch of steps but then flattens out. The view is worth it

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank entboy2013
Reviewed January 19, 2019

The Watchman Trail is a moderate to easy one. The sights are fairly nice, but not on the level of most of the other trails in Zion. At the end you look out over the lower part of the valley and the town of Springdale,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Thomas F
Reviewed January 11, 2019

I did this hike in Dec. so it was great and perfect weather - sunny but cool. There are a lot of spots that are shady but some in the sun so it would be a bit more difficult in the summer, but still doable...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MelissaW4444
Reviewed December 1, 2018

We were part of a 13 team hiking group who are all in our 60's and in average to good shape. This hike was just right for us. The park has identified it well. It took us 2 hours all in and was "moderate". some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank bullpasture5555
Reviewed November 8, 2018

Round trip from the trail entrance took 1 hour and 45 minutes with stops for pictures along the way and breakfast with a view. One of the easier climbing hikes in the park. The elevation is very gradual and the views in the morning across...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

You will work a bit to get to the top, but when you do make it you will be glad you did. Spectacular views. A good place to sit and reflect. It overlooks the camps and visitors areas.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 655billf
Reviewed November 4, 2018

We had only 1 full day in Zion and did not plan to do the Narrows so decided on this trail. We hit the trail head around 7am. It was a nice early morning hike with nice views of the canyon.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank ttiottn1
Reviewed October 30, 2018

This is a nice hike to get a sense of the park. It leaves from the visitor's center and is about 1 mile to a lookout point. The entire park has great scenery, so this is not a standout. Use it as a warm-up or...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wgetz13
Reviewed October 25, 2018

This trail is ideal for those wanting to get some good views but with a relatively short and easy climb. The trail head can be reached after a short walk from the visitor centre. The inclines are moderate and it took us about 45mins to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tantiko
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Not everybody is young enough or physically equipped to challenge some of Zion National Park's high elevation and very strenuous (and dangerous) hiking trails. The Watchman Trail, like the Pa' rus Trail, is just within the sanctuary of the park and often overlooked by Zion...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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November 6, 2018|
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Response from sammy1232018 | Reviewed this property |
No not on this trail...you might check their web site I believe only on one or two trails