The North Fork of the Virgin River (aka "The Zion Narrows") is probably one of the most legendary canyons to hike in all of Zion National Park. The Zion Narrows is the section of the Virgin River just upstream from the Temple of Sinawava (the end of the road up the main canyon). Here, the majestic walls of the main canyon close in to form a tall and narrow canyon with beautiful dark corners and the Virgin River flowing around you.
The trail is virtually in the river. Hiking is not easy due to the icy water and loose rocks. We hiked slowly as far as the place called Wall Street. Shoes that cover your toes and clothes you can get wet are a must. I also recommend hiking poles to help with balance. I was very careful hiking with my camera, one slip into the water and it would be the end of my photography.
You have presented this classic hike effectively with the tiny hikers dwarfed by just a part of the canyon wall. Even though this area is wide, it's easy to see the difficulty of escape. All the time I was in Labyrinth Canyon on 10/31 I kept thinking of that group of 7 hikers lost in the Virgin River flash flood in 2015. Regards, Pat
in addition to being an impressive documentary of the place, it shows very well the circumstances while walking in the river. It looks very slippery and it is obvious why hiking poles are recommended. A good addition to the theme.