Angels Landing via West Rim Trail

3 reviews #11 hike out of 126 in
6.5 mi
2 hrs 45 min
1,192 ft
Elev Gain


This is a difficult one way trail in Zion National Park.

This trail goes by Walter's Wiggles, Scout Lookout, Upper Emerald Pools, Middle Emerald Pool, Lower Emerald Pools, and Lower Emerald Pool.

Beautiful hike in Zion National Park. Must park and take the shuttle to the trailhead of all hikes in Zion.
The trail is paved almost all the way up. Once you're at a top, you can go to the true summit - there are chains as it is fairly narrow up there and no longer paved.
Very busy hike, especially at the chains where people are going up and down the same chain. Lots of people stopped at the end of the paved section. Extremely easy trail to follow. Bring a wide-angle camera lens!

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    1 month ago
    Great hike with amazing views. Make sure to get a very early start to avoid the crowds!
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    1 month ago
    One of the greatest experiences of my life! Get there early! The climb up is not too difficult. The angels landing part is pretty scary but fun. Take your time, carry a small pack with a drink and snacks. No hiking poles needed, you will need your hands. If you get there early you will be done and at the bottom by lunch.
    ★ ★ ★ ★ ★

    2 months, 1 week ago

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mbauer1985 2 years, 5 months ago
Angels Landing to Emerald Lower Pool Trail, Washington County, UT, USA
Got into the park at 5:30am. Highly recommended to start Angels Landing at the front of the pack. If you're a faster paced hiker it will save you from the traffic jam until you're coming back down. This makes the switch backs and the climbing at the top more interesting. Awesome views up top and had a fun time scrambling up the rock faces where the chains were.Traffic wasn't so heavy on the trip back down, so we were able to jog most of it with only a minimal amount of stoppages. Took Lower Emerald as an easy hike to help cool the leg muscles down. Angels is a short trail, and rated hard due to the ascent of the switch back, the heights factor that bothers some people, and the need for sure footing in a lot of places at the top. Emerald is easy and enjoyable as a cool down trail.
alihike 2 years, 10 months ago
Tzu-Jung Lee 4 years, 5 months ago
Nandor Szotak 5 years, 1 month ago