The Grand Circle, Zion

The Subway (Bottom Up)

5.0Iconic hikesCanyonsEpic viewsDifficult/AdvancedPermit requiredOut and back

The Left Fork (Subway) trail is challenging but with proper preparation β€” is very rewarding experience. This stunning slot canyon trail is named for the subway-like appearance of the pools and curves that are found along the route.

The Subway provides hikers with the opportunity to explore the depths of a narrow slot canyon, navigate through a series of pools and cascades, and witness the beauty of the natural rock formations that surround them. This trail is particularly known for its stunning waterfalls and the natural swimming pool known as the "subway."

Before embarking on The Subway trail, it is important to be well-prepared. Hikers are required to obtain a permit from the National Park Service before starting the trail. Due to the popularity of the trail, permits can be difficult to obtain, and it is recommended to apply several months in advance.

Hikers should be prepared for wet and slippery conditions, as the trail involves walking through water, and rocks can be slippery. Sturdy neoprene shoes are strongly recommended for navigating this trail. Additionally, hikers should bring plenty of water, food, sunscreen, and a first aid kit.

Overall, The Subway trail is an extraordinary experience that provides a unique opportunity to explore the natural beauty of Zion National Park. With proper preparation, it can be a thrilling and unforgettable adventure.