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Riverside Walk

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 4.1 (126) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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Map Key

1.9

Miles

3.1

KM

100%

Runnable

4,521' 1,378 m

High

4,446' 1,355 m

Low

75' 23 m

Up

75' 23 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

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

Overview

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

Description

This wonderfully low-commitment run starts from the Temple of Sinawava and works its way north, along the shores of the Virgin River. Along the way runners 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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Trail Ratings

  4.1 from 126 votes

#3

in Zion Canyon

#87

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  4.1 from 126 votes
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in Zion Canyon

#16

in Utah

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Photos

The Narrows, Zion National Park
Feb 3, 2016 near Springdale, UT
Zion Narrows
Apr 3, 2020 near Springdale, UT
Starting your journey from the Temple of Sinawava along Riverside Walk.
Feb 5, 2015 near Springdale, UT
The Pulpit
May 10, 2019 near Springdale, UT
The Narrows.
Jan 14, 2016 near Springdale, UT
Near Temple of Sinawava along the Riverside walk
May 12, 2019 near Springdale, UT

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