This trail leads hikers to a canyon between Cable Mountain & the Great White Throne. Hidden Canyon Trail hugs an exposed cliff face with a 1,000 ft drop (NOT FOR PEOPLE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS). This peaceful, shaded canyon is a nice hike to avoid the summer heat. Once in the canyon, look for a natural arch that blends in with the canyon walls.

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Track Statistics -

Distance - 2.51 mi
Elevation Gain - 980 ft
Difficulty - Moderate
Hiking Time - 3 hrs

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Arch in Zion Hike

Arch in Hidden Canyon

Hidden Canyon Hike

Chains Leading to Hidden Canyon

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Finding the Trailhead -
The trail starts at the Weeping Rock shuttle stop on Zion Canyon Rd. The beginning of the trail shares the path with East Rim & Observation Point trails.
Overview - Start by hiking up the East Rim Trail. After a little more than a half mile of switchbacks, look for a sign marking the Hidden Canyon Trail branching off to the right. Climbing a few more switchbacks, hikers then come to the chains. Here, the trail hugs a cliff face & has chains in place to use as a handrail. As the trail rounds to the west, the Weeping Rock parking lot can be seen 900 ft below. A short distance from here, the chains end and Hidden Canyon appears. Heading up the canyon, look for a natural arch on the west wall. From here, some scrambling will be necessary to get over obstacles in the canyon. Eventually, a 30 ft wall blocks the canyon & is the turnaround point.

Tips - Use caution when using the chains. The trail is narrow & it's a sheer drop. NOT A HIKE FOR THOSE AFRAID OF HEIGHTS!!!
Zion Canyon Hike

Beginning of Hidden Canyon Trail

Hidden Canyon Hike

View from Hidden Canyon