Zion Weeping Rock Trail
Overview: A short, paved trail to one of the most famous landmarks in Zion National Park.
Distance: 0.4 mile (0.6 km) round-trip
Hiking time: About 0.5 hour
Best season: April–October
Hazards: Some steep spots with minor drop-offs
Topo maps: USGS Temple of Sinawava; Trails Illustrated Zion National Park
Finding the trailhead: The trail begins at the Weeping Rock trailhead at mile 4.4 on Zion Canyon Road, reached via the Zion Canyon shuttle bus.
Shuttle Stop: Weeping Rock
Trailhead GPS: 37.270861, -112.938361
This popular, paved trail is a must-do for all visitors to Zion National Park. After hiking up past wildflowers and lush vegetation, you come to the Weeping Wall, where groundwater that has seeped 2,000 feet through the Navajo sandstone from Echo Canyon emerges to create a dripping wall that represents one of Zion’s most famous landmarks. The “weeping” water in the alcove has formed picturesque hanging gardens and a small stream. Although this trail is paved, it is not considered wheelchair-accessible due to some steep sections.
Hike information adapted from Best Easy Day Hikes Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks (FalconGuides), which includes mile-by-mile hike descriptions and maps.