Have hiked up to Angel's Landing every few years for the last couple of decades. It is a breathtakingly beautiful route. But the crowds are really getting to be too much on the upper section. It need not be dangerous,yet there are a lot of people up there with no idea of the respect needed for the exposure. In such close quarters, you can easily be impacted by someone else's carelessness. Young kids also really should not be taken up there, but some parents do so.
Just me and 500 of my closest friends
Obviously not something for people with aversion to heights but not very difficult and totally worth it!
Wow this was a fantastic hike. I would not recommend it to those with vertigo, fear of heights, children under 12, or those with terrible manners. I was really appalled with a few people who didn't seem to care about the safety of others as they pushed their way back down.
From the Grotto up to summit, 49 minutes running.
Hiked with the A.C.E. conservation group after the day's work.
There was a fatal fall from from the top just 2 days before we got to Zion. There were still a lot of people up there (plenty with a bottle of soda and no clue what they were doing) and the final section with the chains was super sketchy! I was just happy to be alive after that...
Many years ago with the family. The exposure really gets to some people.
Difficult to look down at the canyon floor initially, but surprisingly much easier on the way back. Great hike for a first visit to ZNP!
We zipped down from Idaho and did this to stretch our legs after a long drive- always fun with great views
Everybody knows how amazing the views are but they still take your breath away. Perfect mix of challenge, exposure, and views. LOVED this hike.
If I were a parent with children under 12, I'd be nervous to take them on this.
Walter's Wiggles icy but passable
Is there anyone who doesn't do this hike? Trip Report
We saw a tarantula and everyone and their dog was filming it...me and a buddy ran down the trail after the chains in about 15 minutes. We are felt good about ourselves. And then my buddy jumped in the stream. It was super cold...
such a great place so glad it's so close
My third trip (others in 1997 and 1999) up onto Angel's Landing via the main trail, wasn't as busy as I thought it would be for a holiday. My wife was quite courageous: heights are not her friend and she completed the trip without incident.
Flew up the trail in 1h 20mins and back down at the bottom 20 mins later. I had a lot of fun jogging/sliding my way past people terrified of the exsposure.
First hike with my new wife in December 1997 - loved it, love her!
Zion is always beautiful, any trail. This is a good hike to help those with a fear of heights get over it!
And I will return