Weeping Rock - Hike near Springdale, Utah
Zion National Park, Springdale, UT 84767, USA,Springdale,Utah
37.270849064447575, -112.93850630521774
6.6 miles NE of Springdale, Utah
Address: Zion National Park, Springdale, UT 84767, USA
GPS: 37°16'15.1"N 112°56'18.6"W
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State: Utah

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Expect to get wet on this short hike! Weeping Rock gets its name from the continuous "weeping" of water that seeps through sandstone and drips from the cliffs above. Seasonal flowers brighten the hanging gardens and you'll find views of the Great White Throne and Angels Landing.

The trail is a short but steep walk with a few minor drop-offs. Best experienced while hiking at a leisurely pace, it is too steep in places for wheelchair access.

Weeping Rock Trail climbs through forest to a natural alcove eroded into the cliffside. Here perpetual springs nurture lush vegetation. This is a relatively accessible example of a "hanging garden".

Experience Zion's refreshing springs up close. The Navajo Sandstone cliffs hide pure water. The water travels slowly through the porous rock layer until it reaches the bottom and hits the less-permeable Kayenta layer. Like reaching a geologic stop sign, the water is forced out of the cliff face as as natural spring. Where water seeps out, you will find surprising hanging gardens in the desert. Look for maidenhair ferns and flowers in the spring.

Difficulty: Easy
Roundtrip: 0.5 hours; 0.4 miles
Elevation Change: 98 feet

34.4K Written by elico3000

Be courteous, informed, and prepared. Read trailhead guidelines, stay on the trail, and don’t feed the wildlife.

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  1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
  2. Travel & camp on durable surfaces
  3. Dispose of waste properly
  4. Leave what you find
  5. Minimize campfire impacts
  6. Respect wildlife
  7. Be considerate of other visitors

Directions

From Springdale, Utah

  1. Head east on UT-9 E toward Manzanita Dr (2.6 mi)
  2. Turn left onto Floor of the Valley Rd/Zion Canyon Scenic Dr (4.5 mi)
  3. Turn right (233 ft)
  4. Slight right (52 ft)
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The easiest way to get here is to park near the main gate and take the shuttle.

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elico3000

5/5/17 3:31 pm 9/30/16
This was a great quick hike for my pregnant wife. It allows you to see some of the types of things you might have to hike a lot further for on another trail. It was definitely but hey, it's Zion.
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