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Angels Landing Trail

Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.
— Ed Viesturs

Angels landing is named in 1916  as a group passing through the canyon commented only an angel can land on it. The trail is at Zion National Park. It's  one of the most popular trails in USA.

  • 4.4 miles heavily traffic in and out.
  • Elevation gain 1,624 feet
  • Estime hiking time is 2 hours.

The parking is at the Grotto Picnic area and it's very limited. However, you can park along the Floor of the Valley road. The trail starts at Kayenta Trail that you will walk across the bridge over Virgin river and turn right follow the W Rim Trail.

I separate Angels Landing trail into three parts, so you can see how beautiful the overall of the trail is.

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Part 1

You turn right at the W Rim trail and follow the trail. The first part is only one mile that you will walk up the hill. This path is very sunny. It's a very good morning hike. At the end of the part one, you will enter the canyon. The view at the end of part one is just beautiful. You will see the trail that you have walked in from up there.

Part 2

You will enter the canyon and follow the trail. The trail on this two parts are well paved. The second part is 0.7 mile and it will finish when you walk to the top of the stairs.



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Part 3

This is the most fun and dangerous part. You will enter Angels Landing trail through the last 0.5 miles. There are anchored support chains along side most of the trail on Angels Landing trail. You should not hike this trail during snow and wet terrain. Anyone who is scared of hight is not recommended. 

In the mountains there are only two grades: You can either do it, or you can’t.
— Rusty Baille

This is the reward when you reach the top of Angels Landing trail.

Are you adding this trail in you bucket list?

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