To access the trail, park at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center to ride the shuttle and get off at Weeping Rock, the 7th shuttle stop. To add to your hike, the Weeping Rock shuttle stop is also the starting point for Observation Point, Hidden Canyon, the East Rim Trail to Cable Mountain, Deertrap Mountain, and the East Entrance Trailhead.
The shortest trail in the park, Weeping Rock is also a well-known landmark – the Weeping Rock Alcove where the water drips out of the rock, making the rock look like it’s weeping. The water comes from above in Echo Canyon where water stays between the two rock strata, the kayenta and Navajo sandstone, keeping the ground from absorbing it and forcing it out the side of the rock. The weeping walls form a lovely hanging garden and a little stream below. With its short distance, pretty scenery, and cooler temperatures, it’s a popular like hike and you’ll typically see a lot of people on the trail. While it’s an easy trial, it is also fairly steep and slippery in places and might not be entirely suitable for strollers or wheelchairs.