Hikes in this category, generally speaking, are typically short and on mostly flat terrain. They take anywhere from 20 to 90 minutes to complete and are generally good family-friendly hiking trails in Zion National Park. Popular choices in this category include the 1.5-mile round trip Lower Emerald Pools Trail starting at the Zion Lodge and the half-mile Weeping Rock Trail.
Emerald Pools Trail (Lower): 1.2 to 2.5 miles. A network of trails to the lush and picturesque Lower, Middle, and/or Upper Emerald Pools.
Northgate Peaks Trail: 4.2 miles roundtrip. This family-friendly hike offers expansive views of Zion and makes for an excellent summer route due to its high elevation.
Pa'rus Trail: 3.5 miles. This easy out-and-back is not only one of the park's most pleasant strolls, the paved trail is open to dogs on-leash, cyclists, and is wheelchair accessible.
Riverside Walk/Gateway to The Narrows: 2.2 miles. A short, paved stroll along the Virgin River to the stunning mouth of Zion's iconic slot canyon.
Weeping Rock Trail: 0.4 mile. A popular, paved trail to one of the most famous landmarks in Zion National Park.
Located about an hour from Zion National Park, just north of St. George, the sprawling 60,000-acre Red Cliffs Desert Reserve (which includes the designated Red Cliffs National Conservation Area) contains a one-of-a-kind convergence of multiple different desert ecosystems, jaw-dropping scenery and protected species seldom seen elsewhere.