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Beautiful but muddy

Unfortunately we did not get far into the trail before we had to turn back due to very muddy conditions on a treacherous section of the trail. Our visit was in Feb. so obviously... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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LORAIN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we did not get far into the trail before we had to turn back due to very muddy conditions on a treacherous section of the trail. Our visit was in Feb. so obviously the snow melt made for these conditions. The beginning of this trail is gradual rise around the canyon with gorgeous views but the trail is so... More 

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Las Vegas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I have already hiked all the trails listed in Zion. Kayenta Trail is one of the easy ones that gives you a bit of elevation and a nice view of the river below. It's worth it to visit all pool levels.

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Gresham, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015

This trail was the right length for us oldies, with some terrain variety, nice scenery in the virgin river and lower emerald pool, and even a tunnel to walk through.

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1 Thank Oregongrandma34
Middletown, OH
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

This trail, combined with the Emerald Pool trails were the last trails in our 6 day hiking adventure in October. This trail exposes you to majestic rock scenery as well as a river flowing through it.

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1 Thank John S
Buffalo, New York, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

This was the last of the three part hike, after going up to the Emerald Pools. Easy and mostly flat, along the river. I am not sure why they rate it moderate.

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Bristol
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We actually walked this trail in error, however it was the best error of our visit. The climb is quite straight forward and not too much work and the views were stunning. Much more attractive than the attached Lower Emerald Pool trail, so I would recommend taking this one instead!

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Indianapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Trail starts at the grotto trailhead. The hike has a pretty good climb at the start then levels out. Trail offers great views and a moderate workout. Take lots of water and rest occasionally and you'll be fine. Trail links up with the emerald pools trail for a good walk.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

We were beginner hikers when we got to Zion and this was our first trail with the Lower Emerald Pools. The Kayenta trail part of the loop was far more exciting than the pools, and the views from the trail (towards the northern part of the kayenta trail) were great looking down the valley. Definitely recommend.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

We hiked the Lower Emerald Pools Trail and connected the the Kayenta Trail for our hike to The Grotto. Once at that junction point between the two trails, you are essentially at elevation. And the hike on the Kayenta Trail is uneven over rocks and slightly up and down. The trail skirts along the mountainside at a comfortable scenic height... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was our first hike at the park and was perfect. Just the right mix of difficult and easy. Beautiful emerald pools

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