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

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Good, but not a highlight

I read in other forums that this was a highlight of the park. Not sure I'd agree, but it was worth the hike. We arrived in late April after the Spring Break rush. The waterfall... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
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Muncie, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I have been to Zion dozens of times and I have not gotten sick of this hike to Emerald Pools, or the Riverside Walk at the Temple of Sinawava. If I miss these trails when visiting Zion, I am not fully fulfilled! ;) When you first do this hike, you will probably be disappointed at the size of the "pools,"... More 

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Reston, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Be sure to hike to all 3 Emerald Pools, especially the Upper Pool. The first part of the trail is paved we felt like we were kind of cheating & couldn't really count it as a hike. But the trail turned back to dirt & got steeper. Each of the pools has their own beauty. This is a great hike... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

You can start the trail at the lodge and finish at the next shuttle stop or vice versa. The hike is about 30 mins with no strenuous climb.At the top are two shallow pools with a small waterfall.A good sight but not as spectacular as I expected.

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Muncie, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

I read in other forums that this was a highlight of the park. Not sure I'd agree, but it was worth the hike. We arrived in late April after the Spring Break rush. The waterfall was dry and the pools were small, perhaps after a hard rain the sights are more spectacular. The upper pool does take a little bit... More 

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Kaysville, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Not particularly amazing to be honest but an ok hike if you have 30 minutes. The pools are dried up but the hike and scenery are worth it anyways. Easy for kids. Probably worth doing once.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

The pools were not emerald and the waterfall was not very spectacular. The weeping wall was more spectacular and there were more beautifully colored pools in the river. This was the one hike for us that was not worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

You can do a walk to the first pool, the second one and then the top one so can do what works for your group. The top pool is worth the walk and much better than the lower ones. There is a bit of an ascent but not too much and good trails/steps. Recommended.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

If you have climbed Angel's Landing before, this one won't impress you. Nevertheless It can be a nice easy hike with small children. I have expected more water in the pools as this was Spring.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

Nice walk to see pools of water. Narrow paths at times. Not a light walk. Path were maintained and clean.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

It was a very easy hike from the bus stop. We are experiencing a drought, so not much water in the pool unfortunately. The water from upper pool only have a thin stream of water, there weren't much a fall. The trail is still beautiful, I feel it is still worth to visit.

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