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Great Shorter Hike

We did this hike as an alternative to our plans for the day as we ran out of time to do the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TextMeLater
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Columbus, Ohio
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Not up to Angel's Landing, this was our favorite hike in the park!

We went early, parking in the Visitor Center, and had the trail practically to ourselves. A little... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Edgewild1
,
Peoria, Illinois
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"short loop"
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"ranger led hike"
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"the main parking area"
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"moderately strenuous hike"
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"early hike"
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"great hike"
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"worth the climb"
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"favorite hike"
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"hike begins"
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"gorgeous views"
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"two hours"
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"couple of hours"
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"easy hike"
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"angel's landing"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this hike as an alternative to our plans for the day as we ran out of time to do the Observation Trail. This is a short hike with some gain to it, but not as bad as Angel’s Landing or Hidden Canyon elevation...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went early, parking in the Visitor Center, and had the trail practically to ourselves. A little bit of a climb, but good footing and wide enough for those with problems with heights. The views from the top were gorgeous. Took almost 2 hours up/down...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Watchman Trail begins at the Visitor Center, so you don't have to worry about taking the shuttles for this hike. We did this hike in the morning, and at this time, it is almost completed shaded. It is an easy to follow path and...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Shorter out and back than some other trails, but has great views and is a pleasant hike. Take the loop at the top. It adds a little extra, but has beautiful spots to view the canyon. If it is extremely hot, would go early in...More

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Reviewed June 6, 2018

The Watchman Trail is not as spectacular as Angel's Landing, West Rim, The Narrows, Hidden Canyon or Observation Point trails but it is relatively short and it is not difficult. It is best to do it earlier in the day for the best light and...More

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Reviewed June 3, 2018

Trail leaves from Visitors Center so you don't need the shuttle to get here. Really nice trail. Well maintained. Easy. Great views at the top. Worth doing Supposedly great at sunset. Not crowded

Thank John B
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

We did this hike the same day as we did Angel's Landing so it probably seemed more strenuous than it was. I had not read anything about this hike prior to coming to Zion but I am so glad we did it. As tired as...More

Thank Nicole S
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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

Hiked this “moderate” bad boy while my more adventurous friends tackled angels landing. It was absolutely on the tougher side of moderate, given it was a very hot day, the trail is absolutely “desert”, and shade is very few and far between. You gain some...More

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Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

We went on a ranger lead hike on Watchman’s Hike and learned a lot from the ranger! Doing this early in the morning is a good idea because it got warm as we were coming down. Views are beautiful and you can enjoy the hike...More

Thank Newtraveler83
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Reviewed May 21, 2018

Beautiful at every turn, all the way up from the riverside path at the beginning to the steeper climb further on. Peaceful. Less traveled than many Zion trails, but not so sparsely traveled that I felt uncomfortable being a solo hiker. Wide variety of plants:...More

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