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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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Description: A one-mile hike will bring you to this area of pools and waterfalls.
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A short and easy hike with some good views. In the summer the waterfalls nearly run dry and the pools are not always emerald, worthwhile though!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Clayton, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This is one of the most popular hiking destinations in Zion and consists of three pools. The lower pool is a short hike of just over a half mile. The middle pool is another half mile with some elevation gain, and the upper pool is about a mile-and-a-half from the trailhead. The trail becomes more rocky and, in some places,... More 

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California, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

It took some serious hiking to get to the Emerald Pools, but it was well worth the effort! They are lovely to behold, the hike there and back is fabulous, and you are in Zion National Park -- enough said!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I had no idea what Zion park was before arriving. I'm from Michigan so we don't climb things. This provided us with superb outdoor exercise. We climbed up and down and sideways and it was the most fun we've had as a family. The pools providing a lovely break and background. This is kid friendly - our boys ages 8... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A short and easy hike with some good views. In the summer the waterfalls nearly run dry and the pools are not always emerald, worthwhile though!

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Wyoming
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It's a nice short hike to the lower Emerald Pools. When we were there there wasn't much of water falls at the pools. The park suggest coming in the spring during the snow melt for better viewing of the waterfalls.

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Waterloo, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I hiked the Emerald Pools Trail in the morning, and the hikes were relatively easy. However, the pools were not all that interesting. I saw some water dripping, but not like a major waterfall. Additionally, the pools were not really emerald or much to look at. All in all, there are a lot of awesome things to do in Zion,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice easy hike up to the lower and upper pools. Not much water running now but still a nice hike and great views.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We did the hike to lower, middle and upper emerald pools with our 8 and 10 year olds. The 2 lower pools were fairly small, but the upper was beautiful and truly an emerald color. We had packed lunches and ate in the upper pool area, where there are lots of rocks to climb. The pools had plenty of tadpoles,... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We went to the lower and upper emerald pools. The lower pools were quite busy, and the upper pools were quite impressive. We saw some people repelling down at the upper pools, which was pretty neat to watch. We did a loop with the pools to the grotto, which was a good hike. This was a good hike, with nice... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Emerald Pools is a great family hike because you have many options while going up. You can just go to the lower pools which is only about a half mile, the Middle pools which is about six tenths of a mile more, or the upper pools which is about another four tenths of a mile. All three pools are very... More 

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