Shuttle Stop 9, [Temple of Sinawava]
Estimated Roundtrip Time: 1.5 hours
Distance: 2.2 miles/3.5 kilometers
Elevation Change: 57 feet/17 meters
Description: Minor drop-offs, Paved trail follows the virgin River along the bottom of a narrow canyon. Trailside exhibits.Wheelchairs may need assistant.
The Riverside Walk trail is a beautiful, short hike in Zion National Park. This easy Zion hike is on a relatively level, laved trail. It offers stunning and peaceful views of the Virgin River as it snakes through the valley.
To get to the Riverside Walk Trail, you’ll start at the Temple of Sinawava, which is the 8th and final stop on the Zion Canyon Shuttle. You’re then met with a breathtaking look at the main canyon!
You’re able to get an up-close look at the lush vegetation, like moss, trees, and ferns, surrounded by all of that gorgeous red rock. We recommend taking your time and enjoying the sights. The sights that the Riverside Walk has to offer are found on the “journey” instead of the destination, so take your time and take it all in.
Additionally, one will find expansive hanging gardens, and trees that are surrounded by towering “weeping walls”. This hike is the first chunk of The Narrows, before getting to the river input. It is a family friendly hike and is wheelchair accessible.
The Riverside Walk Trail is suitable for everyone from young children to the elderly. A mostly level hike with minimal inclines or declines, Riverside Walk is a two-mile round trip. It can take anywhere between one to two hours to complete, depending on your hiking speed and how many stops your group decides to make. This is one of the most rewarding easy hikes in Zion.
Whether you’re exploring the lush greenery of the Lower Emerald Pools Trail or the historic sights of the Archeology Trail, Zion National Park offers many diverse and undemanding trails. They’re accessible and effortless trails that everyone to enjoy! We hope this article gives you more insight on the less-strenuous hikes at Zion.