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Weeping Rock Trail
Weeping Rock Trail

Weeping Rock Trail

The Weeping Rock Trail is an easy hiking trail that leads to one of the most popular landmarks in Utah’s Zion National Park, the Weeping Rock. This bowl-shaped boulder features cavity where, over the years, erosion has led to the elimination of the sandstone layer, effectively revealing the impermeable layer.

This erosion forces out the sandstone to the rock’s side, creating the impression of ‘weeping,’ hence its unique name.

Weeping Rock Trail, Hiking Length, Time & Map, Zion National Park Utah

What makes The Weeping Rock unique is its abundance of verdant hanging gardens and a stream that flows nearby. This scenic rock is a popular family-friendly destination, in part because it features a platform viewing area from where you can enjoy the magnificent views in the National Park.

The Weeping Rock Trail is a short and easy ten minute-walk from its trailhead, with the trail beginning at the seventh stop on the Zion Canyon Shuttle route from where visitors walk across to the parking area. From this parking area, the trail leads to a small bridge before turning left and leading up to the viewing platform.

The hikers’ bridge not only leads to the viewing platform, but it also makes it easy to access the Weeping Rock stream, which is a favorite place to cool off – particularly during the summer months. The trail is paved, making it easy for a stroller, but may not be suitable for wheelchairs as there are several steep sections along the trail.

The platform is built beneath the rock’s cavity, and most visitors love to sit and marvel at the water trickling from above. This spot also provides beautiful views of the Great White Throne for those who want to look beyond the dripping water and into the park’s vastness.

While no dogs are allowed on this trail, it is a family-friendly option, and it is not unusual to hear kids squealing in excitement on the way to the viewing platform. The trail is open all year long, but tends to get overcrowded during summer, so visiting during spring or fall may be a better option for visitors looking for some solitude.

Other trails near Weeping Rock Trail include the Hidden Canyon, Cable Mountain, and Observation Point trails.

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What is the Weeping Rock Trail address?
Zion National Park
Zion Canyon Scenic Dr, Hurricane, UT

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What are the Weeping Rock Trail opening hours?
It's advised to hike during daylight hours only

Zion Canyon Visitor Center
Open daily, except Dec. 25th
Summer hours: 8am - 8pm
Fall hours: 8am - 6pm
Winter and Spring hours: 8am - 5pm

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What are the Weeping Rock Trail entry prices?
Weekly Passes
Private Vehicle: $35
Motorcycle: $30
Non-Vehicle Per Person: $20

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