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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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Nice and Lower Emerald hike is easy

We liked it - challenging enough in a few places, but never NOT negotiable. Not much rain so the "emerald pool" looked kinda algae filled to us. Worth the walk, though

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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The Colony
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We liked it - challenging enough in a few places, but never NOT negotiable. Not much rain so the "emerald pool" looked kinda algae filled to us. Worth the walk, though

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Some pretty short hikes lead you to three separate pools upper pool being one of the best however you really can't miss any of them it's worth the extra walk

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Waldorf, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fairly rough hike to all 3 pools because the upper part has a lot of rocks and the trail is very uneven. The pools are beautiful . The lower part gets most of the visitors as it is paved, but again the trail was too crowded. I think the park should assign times to start the hike... More 

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Woodstock, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hike gives you multiple options. The hike to the lower pool is easy and can be handled by all ages. After that it does get more difficult as it involves some steps and fairly steep terrain. The view from the top pool into the canyon though is worth it.

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Whitewater, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We started this hike at drop off 6 and rook the trail to the upper pond, through middle and then to lower. We than took the trail to the lodge. It was a nice hike, very rocky and not too steep. The hike was about 3.5 miles.

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was an easy trail to do. It allowed people of all capabilities to explore this trail. The trail paths are paved but some areas are not bordered that could be dangerous. The trail does lead up to the emerald Pool waterfalls. Overal a nice comfortable hike.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The hike to the emerald pools are pretty good -- the pools themselves are not that spectacular as one would imagine - never the less a good walk to them

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a bit unlucky because it was raining (all day). In zion we only did this small walk to the waterfall. On 1hour you can go up there and walk back.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We hiked the upper and lower emerald pools and this was a beautiful hike, but I felt like I was on the interstate of hiking trails. We hiked the trail in mid September and it was very, very busy. However, the temperature was very cool at the upper pools and the views are outstanding.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The hike to Emerald Pools starts close to the Zion Lodge. It is a fairly short hike - about 1.2 miles round trip. We saw lots of wildlife on the hike including a mule deer close to the trail. At the end of the trail is the Emerald Pools. A cool water fall drops into the pools that makes for... More 

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