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Weeping Rock Zion
Experiencing 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 geological stop sign, the water is forced out of the cliff face as a natural spring. Where water seeps out, you will find surprising hanging gardens in the desert. Look for maidenhair ferns and flowers in the spring.
Weeping Rock Zion Trail Info
Because Weeping Rock is a family-friendly hike, it happens to be one of the more popular attractions at Zion National Park.
- Trail Type: Out and Back
- Distance: 0.4 miles round trip
- Difficulty: Easy
- Elevation Gain: 98′
- Wheelchair Accessible: The trail is supposedly too narrow for wheelchairs, the trail is steep, and there are stairs on the trail.
- Dogs Allowed: Not on this trail (Click here to read more about dogs at Zion National Park)
- Permit Needed: No
Weeping Rock Zion Location
The short hike to the top of the Weeping Rock trail is a short stroll up a paved trail. From the Weeping Rock Trailhead, walk up the parking lot then cross the hiker’s bridge, then turn left to hike up the paved trail to the viewing area.
- Shuttle stop #7, Weeping Rock
- Trailhead coordinates: 37.271047, -112.937425
Between May and October, access to Upper Zion Canyon is restricted to shuttle traffic only. From the Zion National Park Visitor Center, ride the shuttle for approximately twenty-five minutes and get off at the Weeping Rock shuttle stop.
If visiting Weeping Rock during the winter when the shuttle is not running, you will be able to find Weeping Rock by using the following directions:
- From the Springdale & Zion Canyon Visitor Center, continue 1.4 miles on SR-9 to the south entrance of Zion National Park.
- Once inside the park, continue another 1.5-miles to the Zion Canyon Scenic Route (Sign on the right side: Zion Lodge, Scenic Drive) turn left.
- From there, travel another 4.6-miles up the Scenic Drive until you get to the Weeping Rock shuttle stop on your right-hand sign.
Weeping Rock Zion Trail Amenities
- Vault toilets at the trailhead
- Limited parking at the trailhead
- Paved trail
Trails Near Weeping Rock Zion
The Weeping Rock Trailhead is also the starting point for the following hikes:
- Cable Mountain
- Deertrap Mountain
- East Entrance Trailhead
- East Rim Trail
- Echo Canyon
- Hidden Canyon
- Observation Point
Weeping Rock Zion Photos
A small creek made from the run off the water from the Weeping Rock.
Part of the trail at Weeping Rock at Zion. The hike up is mostly “paved” with bumps and cracks along the way.
Weeping Rock Zion
I am an outdoor enthusiast who would rather be on a backcountry backpacking trip than a stroll on the beach (although I do love the beach!).
Living in Las Vegas has afforded me the opportunity to easily explore the Southwest region of the United States.
A nature lover, I am often found at the end of the pack taking photos and videos of the wildlife found on the trails. Colorful flowers, desert animals, and unusual geological rock formations are often the majority of my photos.