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Hidden Canyon Trail

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 4.3 (3)

Long, steep drop-offs make this a trail only for those with a controllable fear of heights.


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Map Key

1.1

Miles

1.7

KM

Point to Point

5,265' 1,605 m

High

4,746' 1,447 m

Low

520' 158 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

9%

Avg Grade (5°)

60%

Max Grade (31°)

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Features Birding · Cave · Views · Wildlife

Description

The Hidden Canyon Trail follows along a cliff face to the mouth of a narrow canyon. It switchbacks its way up the face from a junction with East Rim Trail near the East Rim Trailhead.

This section of trail is moderately strenuous due to the steep grades. As you ascend, the technicality of the trail decreases (grades flatten) but the difficulty remains high due to the extreme exposure. Utilize the chains that have been bolted to the cliff in order to stabilize your body and, inevitably, your mind.

Keep following the trail to the mouth of the canyon and its terminus. From here, one can hike and scramble further into the hanging canyon but the official trail ends.

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Brian Smith

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  4.3 from 3 votes

#10

in East Zion

#7678

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#10

in East Zion

#316

in Utah

#7,678

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Stairs aid your passage on this part of the Hidden Canyon Trail.
Apr 18, 2017 near Springdale, UT
View of Angel's Landing
Feb 5, 2015 near Springdale, UT
Hiking back to the trailhead, you'll have plenty of time to absorb your amazing surroundings.
Apr 18, 2017 near Springdale, UT
A browsing Bighorn stretches its legs along the Hidden Canyon Trail.
Dec 5, 2016 near Springdale, UT
The trail up Hidden Canyon can be seen below from the East Rim Trail.
Mar 23, 2017 near Springdale, UT
An arch survives the elements at the end of the Hidden Canyon Trail.
Apr 18, 2017 near Springdale, UT

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Jul 5, 2018
Lea Marx
Jun 24, 2018
Heather Sepúlveda
Did this on the way down from observation point. About 1.5 hours round trio
Feb 17, 2018
Heather Spruell
May 21, 2017
Kristine Friedman
May 9, 2017
Kelsie Jordan
Mar 31, 2017
James Heidlebaugh
Oct 20, 2016
Steven Conter
Sep 28, 2016
Stephen Asker