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Emerald Pools

Zion National Park, UT
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Type: Geologic Formations, Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Owner description: A one-mile hike will bring you to this area of pools and waterfalls.
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Rochester, New York, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Relatively easy hike to the lower pool with some moderate inclines. My camera and I got wet on the path that goes around the pool so beware, there is often water dripping/spraying from the walls. The mid and upper pools have more of a climb. None of them were emerald and were not anything that special but apparently they only... More

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New Haven, Connecticut
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We arrived at Zion in the late afternoon and decided to take short hike, and chose the Emerald Pools trails (lower and upper). It was a nicely paved trail (to the lower pools), there was some areas that climbed a little in elevation. The emerald pools were not spectacular, not emerald (maybe it was the time of day since the... More

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Spanish Fort, Alabama
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Really easy fun hike for ALL ages. Paved side walk at first then the higher u get its sand pathway. Pretty popular since its a short hike. Get some great pictures! Beautiful!

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Lloydminster, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

A very easy, paved walk to a picturesque pool with lovely foliage and a refreshing water feature. The dripping water through greenery creates a cool, humid environment that is very welcome in such an arid climate

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San Francisco, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The hike was very pleasant, however, the pool was really underwhelming. Perhaps due to the lack of rainfall, the water fall had dwindled to a trickle, so there went the pool..

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London
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146 reviews 146 reviews
91 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I walked to all three pools and it was only of medium category as due to the upper pool is quite high up. You can walk under a waterfall at the lower, the middle was a trickle of water when we went so it was more of a walk through than a feature and the upper was a shelter from... More

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europe
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We entered from the Lodge and did all three pools and exited by Kayenta Trail . As it was not crowded (maybe a dozen people at the upper) this was a pleasant picturesque walk. The Kayenta though easier had interesting surprises by way of a snake an antelope and butterflies and good vistas of the canyon. About two hours for... More

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Sept 2014- I don't see what the big deal is. Walk under a waterfall at the lowest pool. The great photo would be the next waterfall at that pool. While walking to the second pool, my husband said he didn't even notice the first (very small) pool. The middle pool was very tiny. The tree next to it made a... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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298 reviews 298 reviews
191 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I did this walk and expected beautiful Emerald Green water however that was not the case. But maybe because there was not much water in the pools, they looked a little dirty. The walk to get there however was most enjoyable

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

We decided to do a relaxing hike in between our high adventure canyoneering day with Zion Adventure Co and our top down overnight hike of the narrows. The Emerald pools looked like a beautiful option. You must take the trolley from the main visitors center just about 3 stops down. I highly recommend going all the way to the top.... More

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