East Rim Trail - Zion NP is a 10.8 mile one way hike with 1,000 feet accumulated elevation gain. Located 23 miles west-northwest of Kanab Utah. Trailhead access is via a dirt road which is typically car accessible when dry. October and April are the best months to enjoy this hike.
East Entrance station to the Weeping Rock shuttle stop. This trail travels through the forested mesas of eastern Zion. The path gradually climbs over 1000 feet (with some sections of soft sand), then descends 2400 feet into Zion Canyon. Along the way are views of the massive sandstone cliffs and canyons of Zion. This trail also accesses the Deertrap, Cable Mountain and Observation Point Trails, and connects to the East Mesa and Stave Spring Trailhead.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.