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Hidden Canyon Trail

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 4.5 (4)

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

87%

Runnable

5,265' 1,605 m

High

4,746' 1,447 m

Low

520' 158 m

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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 run and scramble further into the hanging canyon but the official trail ends.

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Brian Smith

Trail Ratings

  4.5 from 4 votes

#9

in East Zion

#7441

Overall
  4.5 from 4 votes
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#9

in East Zion

#268

in Utah

#7,441

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Photos

View of Angel's Landing
Feb 5, 2015 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
A chain railing provides some safety along part of the Hidden Canyon Trail.
Dec 5, 2016 near Springdale, UT
Angels landing. Half up the trail before entering the canyon.
Oct 11, 2021 near Springdale, UT

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