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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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A one-mile hike will bring you to this area of pools and waterfalls.

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Don't visit during cold season

Kind of goes without saying that if you visit these pools during the late fall or winter there won't be much to see. The hike is still fun and worth doing but the emerald pools... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Miami, Florida

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Nice hike that leads from the scenic drive to hidden trails within mountains and green trees. Hike is uphill but easy. Listen to waterfalls. Leading up to a pool of clear water and waterfall.

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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hike to the lower falls is a pretty simple and beautiful hike. You can easily go to the middle falls from there. Starts to get a little steeper and little narrower. Once there you can up to the upper falls. It gets much steeper and much narrower, but the views are breath taking.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Kind of goes without saying that if you visit these pools during the late fall or winter there won't be much to see. The hike is still fun and worth doing but the emerald pools don't look like much when all the water is frozen.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did this hike on a Sunday in early November. It wasn't overly-crowded. There were people on the trail, but it wasn't jam packed. We did this trail in the afternoon and thank goodness we layered our clothes. The weather went from 30s in the morning to probably 60s in the afternoon and it was warm starting out. We did... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very pretty hike. The lower pool is fairly easily accessible-we did get rained on by the water from a falls above us :) The rocks were red and stunning. the canyon was carved out like the insides of a tube-being from DC, I see this as nature's subway! Imagine that The Zion Lodge stop on the shuttle... More 

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Salt Lake City, UT
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The three emerald pools are the best hikes for a family, even with little kids. The lower pool is the most visited one with accessible hike. But, rather than the pool, the dripping water from the overhang of the rocks is a sight to behold. The dripping water, and a small water fall over the rocks collects into the lower... More 

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Ridgecrest, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emerald Pools was our first Zion hike. My parents turned around at the first pool, while my husband and I continued to the third. The hike to the first pool is a good one for people not wanting a strenuous hike. The trail was well maintained, though after the first pool, the it gets steeper and rockier. The pools are... More 

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Apollo Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trail has several stops along the way, so if you can't make it all the way to the end, there are 4 stops along the way with views that will make your heart stop. My husband and I loved this trail the most. I will be honest when we got almost to the end, I thought we were going... More 

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New Haven, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited right after a light dusting of snow so there was plenty of water flowing. The lower falls is beautiful and a pretty easy walk. I would highly recommend at least checking this one out. If your up to going further, the hiking gets a little tougher. The middle falls isn't all that spectacular but if you can get... More 

Thank Traci H
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice hike because you can decide how far you want to go and how many pools you see. There's 3 pools. Don't be disappointed because they are not very big. The third pool is the biggest. We hiked and connected to the Kayenta trail instead of going up and back. This trail is busy. If you want solitude this trail... More 

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