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green Riverside Walk

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Trail

1.9 mile 3.1 kilometer out and back
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 75' 23 m
Descent: -75' -23 m
High: 4,521' 1,378 m
Low: 4,446' 1,355 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

Soak up some amazing views along this paved path as it follows the Virgin River.

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly As an ADA accessible path, this route is perfect for the entire family - from Grandma to young children.

Overview

Billed as the perfect family stroll, Riverside Walk is open year round and is accessible to everyone.

Description

This wonderfully low-commitment hike starts from the Temple of Sinawava and works its way north, along the shores of the Virgin River. Along the way hikers will have awesome views of the river itself, as well as some ultra lush "hanging gardens" Zion is famous for.

Riverside Walk ends just before the start of the famous "Narrows" portion of the Virgin River Canyon. From the end of the paved trail, you'll be able to see visitors venturing into the narrow canyon, weather permitting of course. If this type of adventure is appealing to you, consider attempting The Narrows - Bottom Up Route.

Flora & Fauna

Visitors are often surprised by the relative lushness found in Zion Canyon. The riparian area of the Virgin River supports enormous cottonwood trees and a diversity of herbaceous plants and grasses. Nearby, saturated wetlands make nice habitat for cattails, willows, aquatic plants, and rushes. Water seeping out of the Navajo sandstone creates tranquil springs and the unique “hanging gardens” for which Zion is famous, full of ferns, wildflowers, and mosses.

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Jul 16, 2019
Agate Ose
1.9mi — 1h 30m
Jul 8, 2019
Brendan Meier
Jul 5, 2019
Brenden Cologna
Jul 1, 2019
Jessica Hildebrandt
2mi
Jun 25, 2019
Thomas Hilde
Jun 24, 2019
Eric S.
Jun 23, 2019
Charlie Thiel
With Annette, Andrew and Sierra 1.9mi
Jun 18, 2019
Sarah Stein
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  4.0 from 90 votes

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