East Rim Trail
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Distance: 10 miles (one-way)
Trail type: One-way (shuttle required)
Elevation Change: 2,148 feet
Duration: 6 hours
Difficulty rating: Strenuous
Offering views of some of Zion’s most recognizable landmarks, from Checkerboard Mesa at its beginning to the Great White Throne and Angels Landing at its end, the East Rim Trail leads hikers through some of Zion’s most spectacular backcountry. The hike begins just west of the east entrance station and ends at the Weeping Rock Trailhead, so it is best to leave a car at the trailhead then come back and get it after the hike. Hikers can also make the hike an overnight backpacking trip. One of the highlights of the trail early on is Jolly Gulch, where hikers in the spring might catch a view of a spectacular waterfall.
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