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Taking the bottom up hike is tedious but the destination is worth it!

We were picked in the 2 day before permit lottery to hike to the Subway. We took the Left Fork... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Anna K
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Massachusetts
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Surreal

What a phenomenal hike! If you don’t do the top-down hike, you are missing out on the best parts... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
SuperK3_0
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were picked in the 2 day before permit lottery to hike to the Subway. We took the Left Fork North Creek trail (bottom up hike) starting from Kolob Terrace Road, out and back, to get to the Subway. There are no markings on the...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

What a phenomenal hike! If you don’t do the top-down hike, you are missing out on the best parts! Get some gear, learn how to rappel (they’re easy ones), and go for it! My son and I found out that we won the permit lottery...More

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Reviewed July 5, 2018

This hike is very unassuming, so if you're a novice hiker it will be a challenging one. The hike will take you at least 6-8 hrs if you go all the way to the Subway. The first part of the hike you have to scale...More

2  Thank dirtyfreddie
Reviewed June 27, 2018

My husband and I did the bottom up hike at the end of April. We started around 7:30 AM and finished around 2 PM, and took lots of pictures and spent a lot of time in the subway. I would describe us as frequent, casual...More

2  Thank coopel546
Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

OVERVIEW - We started the Subway hike (bottom up) at 9am and made it to the Subway tunnel at 12:30pm walking at a decent pace, stopping periodically to take photos. We ate lunch inside of the tunnel for 30 minutes and began our hike back...More

7  Thank Matt L
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

Because of that hike I wanted to visit Zion. When my sister showed me her pictures I thought it looked like they were from a different planet, they were amazing. She came back with me and we were so lucky to get a permit. The...More

2  Thank IwonK-ska
Reviewed November 8, 2017

We did the top down route. An amazing and challenging hike through multiple layers of nature and geology. Many of your hiking, routefinding and canyoneering skills will be tested. You have one or two rappels, climbs, swims, water crossings, slikc rock, down climbs, up climbs...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed October 1, 2017

Its just a wonder of nature and you'll be fascinated once you reached the waterfalls before the subway, and then the subway it self. Its absolutely gorgeus and magical. The sun makes the subway look really nice in the right light. The trip is hard,...More

6  Thank TravelFrJ
Reviewed September 11, 2017

Over the years I have ventured into the Zion Canyon National Park backcountry hiking areas more times than I can remember. Of all my outings, The Subway (Left Fork) hike is by far my favorite. This trip makes you work for it but is not...More

4  Thank Michael T
Reviewed August 21, 2017

The hike to The Subway and The Subway itself are definitely gorgeous! I took the "bottom-up" route starting at Left Fork Trailhead. After leaving the parking lot, you'll enter the approach to the hike. However, don't let the approach fool you, because the actual hike...More

5  Thank Sandy W
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Lovely808
October 4, 2017|
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Response from jesse o | Reviewed this property |
Bottom up is non technical and did not require a rope or wetsuits. We did it in April so the water was higher than seen in most photos, people on trail also said it was higher than usual. We did get wet, much if the time we... More
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Response from jesse o | Reviewed this property |
You do, and they are quite competitive. And it is considerably more than only a hike, even the lower, non technical section. Young fit college students I was with did not find it too challenging but the route finding... More
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April 2, 2017|
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As far as i know, there is no shuttle service.
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