Angel's Landing
Angel's Landing
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Angel's Landing is one of Zion's most spectular scenic outlooks; it can be reached only by a very demanding hike on the West Rim Trail.
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  • joaniemaria
    Eldridge, Iowa4,744 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful hike up to Angels Landing.
    We did the hike up to Scouts Lookout, just past Walters Wiggles. It is a beautiful, strenuous hike with wonderful views of Zion Valley. The path is wide and not slippery. It is good for all ages. It took us about 3 hours roundtrip. Totally worth the time, and I would go again! We went in the early morning.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 1, 2023
  • CanuckAlberta
    647 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Angel Landing not for everyone
    For many people they should stop at Scouts Landing and enjoy the view from there. If you have your permit and wish to climb the spine up to Angel's Landing then be prepared to be frightened and challenged physically. This is a tough climb with zero tolerance for mistakes so if you are at all afraid of heights do not attempt this. I did it in around 3 hours, found it very strenuous but also exhilarating and was not able to relax until I had safely descended back down to Scouts Landing. Coming down I think is the most dangerous part of the hike as you are tired and have to crab walk down many sections. Do not take Angels Landing lightly and definitively don't bring any children on it.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 29, 2023
  • Rich S
    Mukilteo, Washington309 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scary at times, but worth the effort
    At 5.5 miles roundtrip, the hike doesn't sound like it would be too difficult if you're moderately fit. But the steep incline is pretty intense. And the final mile to the very top requires a good amount of concentration. I don't consider myself to be afraid of heights and standing at the edge of steep cliffs hardly bothers me. But there were some sections of this trail that felt sketchy, especially when there was traffic going both ways along the chained part of the trail. I would advise to take your time and stay focused. The reward at the top is worth it. I would also recommend going in slow season, if possible. I went in November and there weren't that many people on the trail. And the colder weather also helped. I think doing this hike in the Summer heat would be unbearable.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 5, 2023
  • Celia R
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Gods Masterpiece - Vibrant Colors
    My Husband and I visited Zion, Utah for our Anniversary. We stayed in Hurricane, Utah approximately 30 minutes away. Entered through Springdale and it was great, we did some Easy/Moderate Hiking, but when we entered through the East Entrance the next day, it was Majestic! We went through the Mile Tunnel, with Peek a boo views of the Beautiful Mountains. With all the Fall colors! Such an amazing Drive. I would recommend all would go see this glorious creation!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 6, 2023
  • BaldnRed
    Fayetteville, North Carolina224 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth The Hike!
    The views are absolutely amazing. We did not go to the top, we instead, stopped at Scouts Overlook where the chain section of the trail begins. Red is a little scared of heights and walking up the last section holding onto a chain to get there didn't really appeal to her. You will not be disappointed with the view it is absolutely breathtaking.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 8, 2023
  • John B
    39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Experience. GO EARLY IN THE DAY to beat the crowds.
    It was as fantastic as can be. Stunning views. Be sure to enter the lottery. I was subject to the day-before system and got lucky on the first try. My hike was in the morning, so it was a bit cooler, but the body heat jumped quickly. There are some very steep switchbacks that get the heart racing. My biggest tip would be to GO EARLY in the morning. Get the before 9am timeslot if you can. I'm thankful I did. When I was going up, I had to contend with very few people already coming down from being at the top. When I was on my way down, there were a lot of others doing the same, AND there were just as many people, if not more, trying to hike up. This caused traffic jams. Trust me...you'll enjoy it much more with fewer people.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled solo
    Written March 11, 2024
  • Selena F
    Salt Lake City, Utah82 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thriller
    Hiked Angel's Landing – talk about a wild ride! The trail had my heart racing, but the summit views? Worth every step. Felt like I was on cloud nine up there. Don't miss this adrenaline-packed adventure!
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 12, 2024
  • ScottRoby
    Scottsdale, Arizona804 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    April is a great month to do this hike
    A permit is required to do the final hike up to Angel's Landing but it is well worth it. The views are stunning and the hike itself I would suggest is not that hard unless you have a fear of hikes and then it might be very challenging. There were clearly people hiking it that should not have been. We were prepared for what has been called "one of the most dangerous hikes". I honestly do not think it was that dangerous although there were sections that felt both harder than expected and easier than expected. April was a great time to go. It was still crowded even though we went before peak time. We were all thankful it was not more crowded than what we experienced. We were met by a ranger who checked for a valid permit before we could ascend to the top.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 26, 2024
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ScottRoby
Scottsdale, AZ804 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
A permit is required to do the final hike up to Angel's Landing but it is well worth it. The views are stunning and the hike itself I would suggest is not that hard unless you have a fear of hikes and then it might be very challenging. There were clearly people hiking it that should not have been.

We were prepared for what has been called "one of the most dangerous hikes". I honestly do not think it was that dangerous although there were sections that felt both harder than expected and easier than expected.

April was a great time to go. It was still crowded even though we went before peak time. We were all thankful it was not more crowded than what we experienced.

We were met by a ranger who checked for a valid permit before we could ascend to the top.
Written April 26, 2024
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Dgouldd
Easthampton, MA501 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We were Lucky enough to get permit. This hike was awesome with breathtaking. Weather was in the 50’s which was ideal for hiking. If you have a fear of heights, this is not the hike for you. It should be on any hikers bucket list
Written April 19, 2024
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Selena F
Salt Lake City, UT82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Hiked Angel's Landing – talk about a wild ride! The trail had my heart racing, but the summit views? Worth every step. Felt like I was on cloud nine up there. Don't miss this adrenaline-packed adventure!
Written April 12, 2024
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ShuL-0831123
Pittsburgh, PA328 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We did not do the Angels Landing but stopped at Scouts Overlook, as far as you can go without a permit.

Our initial goal was to take on the challenge of Walter’s Wiggles and ended up pushing onward to Scouts Overlook, which had absolutely incredible views!

What we didn’t realize was there was another set of switchbacks before the 21 at Walter’s Wiggles. So for the average people like me, it was definitely a challenging trail and took lots of short breaks. And for me personally, the first set of switchbacks were more strenuous than the set of 21 at Walter’s Wiggles. My 15-year-old had no issues and fully enjoyed it.

This trail is also challenging in certain sections for someone who’s afraid of heights. I had to stock to the wall side in certain sections. Though for most of the trail, there was shrubbery to obscure the drop offs of the cliff’s edge.

Once you reach the top of Walter’s Wiggles, there’s a set of portable pottys. It’s the only restrooms and it has really, really strong odors.

At this point, the views are nice and most people stop here. But if you go up another 15/20 minutes, the views are just much better. The path up isn’t narrow, just not smooth. This was a pretty flat area with smooth light color rocks. We came across less than 10 people while we were there.

From there, you can hike up another 15 minutes for even more spectacular views - though that walk is a bit narrower.

Overall, including resting for about 20/30 minutes, it took us about 3.5 hours round trip. Definitely bring lots of water and pace yourself - with water and taking breaks. But I think it’s so rewarding, even for someone who’s afraid of heights. And no photos will capture what you’ll see!
Written April 3, 2024
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John B
39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
It was as fantastic as can be. Stunning views. Be sure to enter the lottery. I was subject to the day-before system and got lucky on the first try. My hike was in the morning, so it was a bit cooler, but the body heat jumped quickly. There are some very steep switchbacks that get the heart racing. My biggest tip would be to GO EARLY in the morning. Get the before 9am timeslot if you can. I'm thankful I did. When I was going up, I had to contend with very few people already coming down from being at the top. When I was on my way down, there were a lot of others doing the same, AND there were just as many people, if not more, trying to hike up. This caused traffic jams. Trust me...you'll enjoy it much more with fewer people.
Written March 11, 2024
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Alexander K
Saint Clair Shores, MI2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
I did not like it at all. I climbed with my dad, and it was so dangerous. I didn't make it all the way to the top, because he didn't want to push me TOO much, but the chain part was terrible! I almost ended up dying. Never going back again.
Written December 12, 2023
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Jessica D
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
What a hike! We had an amazing time, the views are gorgeous. We would highly recommend this hike! (unless you’re nervous around heights)
Written December 9, 2023
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BaldnRed
Fayetteville, NC224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The views are absolutely amazing. We did not go to the top, we instead, stopped at Scouts Overlook where the chain section of the trail begins. Red is a little scared of heights and walking up the last section holding onto a chain to get there didn't really appeal to her. You will not be disappointed with the view it is absolutely breathtaking.
Written November 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Celia R
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
My Husband and I visited Zion, Utah for our Anniversary. We stayed in Hurricane, Utah approximately 30 minutes away. Entered through Springdale and it was great, we did some Easy/Moderate Hiking, but when we entered through the East Entrance the next day, it was Majestic! We went through the Mile Tunnel, with Peek a boo views of the Beautiful Mountains. With all the Fall colors! Such an amazing Drive. I would recommend all would go see this glorious creation!
Written November 6, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Rich S
Mukilteo, WA309 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
At 5.5 miles roundtrip, the hike doesn't sound like it would be too difficult if you're moderately fit. But the steep incline is pretty intense. And the final mile to the very top requires a good amount of concentration. I don't consider myself to be afraid of heights and standing at the edge of steep cliffs hardly bothers me. But there were some sections of this trail that felt sketchy, especially when there was traffic going both ways along the chained part of the trail. I would advise to take your time and stay focused. The reward at the top is worth it. I would also recommend going in slow season, if possible. I went in November and there weren't that many people on the trail. And the colder weather also helped. I think doing this hike in the Summer heat would be unbearable.
Written November 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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