Hidden Canyon via East Mesa Trail
5 reviews Zion National Park #2 hike out of 80 in
4 hrs 48 min
This is a difficult one way trail to Zion Canyon Scenic Drive in Zion National Park.
starsJacob 2 years, 3 months ago
Observation Point Trail, Zion NP
Track (10/1/18, 12:06:06PM) For details of the Observation Point route https://www.hikingproject.com/trail/7001623/observation-point Trail is 3.3 miles each way = 6.7 miles total. 12% average grade. Starting from the Weeping Rock Trailhead take Weeping Rock Trail heading south, then make a right to join East Rim Trail. From here, East Rim heads straight up a slot in Zion Canyon, directly across from Angel's Landing, so the views are spectacular. Continue up the canyon, past Hidden Canyon Trail on your right, and all the way to an intersection with East Mesa Trail. All the while ascending some incredibly steep switchbacks with little to no respite from the sun. Once at the intersection with East Mesa Trail, turn left. Starting from East Rim Trail, East Mesa climbs very steeply, switchbacking multiple times until it eventually contours south of a small mesa. Once the trail levels off, all of the hard stuff is done. After contouring along this smaller mesa, head left onto Observation Point Trail. The trail works its way out to the edge of the canyon rim and offers absolutely astounding panoramic views of the canyon. You'll have clear views of Angel's Landing to the southwest, while the Great White Throne will be in sight due south.
East Rim Tr., to Observation Point 5.3 km one way
?? 5 - 6 hrs, 10.6 km, return elevation change 2148 ft. Long drop offs, Climbs through Echo Canyon to viewpoint of Zion Canyon. Access to Cable Mtn., Deertrap Mtn. and East Rim Trail.
starsJacob 2 years, 2 months ago
Observation Point out & back- Zion NP
Moderate to Hard hike on a clear and cool day under sunny skies. We planned to hike the Hidden Canyon trail as well, but it has been closed since July 2018 due to rocks slide.
Track (4/16/18, 1:57:57PM) Observation Point from Weeping Rock
Out and Back to Observation Point via East Rim & East Mesa Trails.