We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers: Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All reviews pay attention water filter steep descent neoprene socks the river challenging hike loose rocks miles round trip hike starts hiking shoes late start bring enough quarter mile bring lots of water entire hike angels landing take photos
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 were in the water, which makes neoprene for feet advisable though I did okay without it and did not need to get wet above my thigh except for slipping on slime covering low angle rock in the river. Careful footwork is required.
Parties coming down used ropes for rappelling including from rock just upstream of the subway.
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
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, slippery footing while walking up numerous low angle cascades, skirting bigger falls, water temperature and scrambling make it more than a just a vigorous hike.
Please word search "Zion subway permit " and you'll find all I needed to successfully apply online for a permit, though it was in April with much less demand. This is for the single more desired backcountry permit in all of Zion and numbers are strictly limited. You may be researching for next spring unless you get lucky.