Riverside Walk

 22 votes

1.9 Miles 3.1 Kilometers


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75' 23 m

Ascent

-75' -23 m

Descent

4,521' 1,378 m

High

4,446' 1,355 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

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

Tom Robson

Overview

Billed as the perfect family stroll, Riverside Walk is open year round and is accessible to everyone.
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.
Dogs: No Dogs

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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Oct 17, 2017
Rachel Bott
Nice paved walk to the entrance of the narrows
Oct 15, 2017
Michael Scherger
Walked on riverside trail as well as paved Narrows trail 2.3mi
Oct 10, 2017
Chelsea Liu
Scenic and easy hike lead to narrows 2mi
Oct 10, 2017
Mikey Counselman
Oct 9, 2017
Jacob Luszcz
Oct 7, 2017
Dan Budge
July 2017
Oct 6, 2017
Matt Lanza
Sep 25, 2017
Brooke Walczak
We hiked this on the way to the Narrows.

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  4.2 from 22 votes

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