Grapevine Spring, Zion National Park

Hiking Grapevine trail to Grapevine springs in Zion, Utah
Grapevine Springs, Zion is a wall of seeping water coming out of sandstone.
Grapevine Springs is the namesake for the "Grapevine" trail in Zion National Park.  Thinking this must be a big deal because it has it's own trailhead, I wondered why nobody ever writes about it, hikes to it nor are there any pictures of it on record that I can discover via Google Search.

So I went on a hike to discover this spring and assess its' merits and beauties myself.  Hiking upstream from the Grapevine trail, one must keep a lookout for water coming from the left.  Follow this water up a nonexistent trail through and over many branches and you will arrive at a wall.  This is a magic wall with water dripping and ferns clinging.  I can't say it's a big deal but the subtle attraction and the sense of discovery and privacy is rewarding.
Grapevine Springs has lots of water dripping down a green cliff.
Grapevine Spring:  Shot in the Water -- Camera got plenty wet for this photo.
Grapevine Springs, Utah
Closeup of Ferns and dripping water.  This has a pretty steady flow.
Ferns and Flowing water in Utah
At the base of the dripping cliffs
This shot is a set-up shot of how close I had to position my tripod legs and my
own feet to photograph the water streaming down off
the beautiful green ferns.  My camera got plenty wet for several minutes
in the showers!
Gordon's hike rating:
Hike Difficulty:                   ★★★★ Hard:  bushwhacking and no trail to follow
Trail Condition:                   ★ Bad/No Trail
Trail Hazards:                      ★★★ Moderate:  slippery rocks and upstream travel
Trailhead:                             Grapevine, Zion National Park
Time Required:                     4 hours
Distance round trip:              4 miles
Off the Beaten Path:             ★★★★★ Yes
Scenery:                                ★★ Fair, 2 Stars
Photographic Potential:        ★ Poor, 1 Stars