Hike:
Weeping Rock

Trail Duration

  • 0.4 Miles
  • 0.6 Kilometers
  • 30 Min Round Trip

Difficulty/Rating:

Easy

Elevation Gain:

98 Feet/30 Meters

Style:

Wheelchair Accessible

yes

Permit Needed

no

Pets Allowed

no

Directions To Trailhead

By Shuttle:

From the Springdale & Zion Canyon Visitor Center, continue another 1.4 miles on SR-9 to the south entrance of Zion National Park. Once you enter the park, make your first right turn and travel roughly another 0.3 miles toward The National Park Visitor Center. Make your first right turn for regular parking or make your first left turn for RV and trailer parking. Walk over to the Zion National Park Shuttle stop in front of the Zion National Park Visitor Center (Stop 1). Ride the shuttle to Weeping Rock (Stop 7). Exit the shuttle and continue on to the Weeping Rock trailhead.

By Car in the Winter:

From the Springdale & Zion Canyon Visitor Center, continue 1.4 miles on SR-9 to the south entrance of Zion National Park. Once you enter the park, continue another 1.5-miles to the Zion Canyon Scenic Route (Sign on the right side: Zion Lodge, Scenic Drive) turn left. From there, travel another 4.6-miles up the Scenic Drive until you get to the Weeping Rock shuttle stop on your right-hand sign.

Highlights

Shortest Trail in the park
Lush hanging gardens that are continually moist due to a constant water flow from the canyons above.
A unique view of the Great White Throne to the upper left can be seen when standing behind the dripping water and looking out.
Mostly Paved

Best Time to Hike

Year Round
Portions can be closed in winter due to falling ice.
Spring and Fall provide the most water flow.
Summer can be very crowded.

Secrets/Tips

Steps by the hiker's bridge also provide access to the stream below. This is very popular with children.

Special or Recommended Gear

Good walking/hiking shoes
Hiking sticks
Hat and sunblock if you are going in the summer months.

Other

Family Friendly
No dogs allowed
Be prepared to get a little wet as water flows directly out of the mountain face.
Although short, this trail is moderately steep.
Water fill station located at first of trail along with restrooms.
Water fill stations do turn off during winter months (usually during the end of November to February).

Nearby Trails

Hidden Canyon, Observation Point, East Rim Trail, Cable Mountain

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