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Emerald Pools

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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“lower pool” (177 reviews)
“middle pool” (84 reviews)
“easy hike” (97 reviews)
Zion National Park, UT

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Reviewed yesterday

Be sure to go to the upper pool which is the most beautiful. The trail is well maintained but many sections have rocky footing. Good hiking shoes and a walking stick are recommended.

Thank cvillediner
Reviewed 2 days ago

I would say this is the most fun trail. It is shaded most of the way. Even on a hot day, this one is worth the hike. Go at least to the lower falls. This is perfect for all ages. I was surprised to see...More

Thank Tripsy72
Reviewed 5 days ago

Easy to hike to the lower and middle pools. Getting to the upper pools is not only a little steeper, the trail is rather sandy. Pools are pretty and weren't particularly busy when we went there early evening.

Thank chitownsam
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did hike with family...I would call it moderate if you are not used to hiking. Lower and Middle pools were very easy. Upper pool had very less water. Carry lot of water and no restrooms.

Thank Kitu N
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a nice, pretty hike. We did the lower and middle pools. It was a pretty easy hike but I think I would have rather picked observation point hike instead.

Thank brittaru
Reviewed 1 week ago

As a guy who likes the harder or more out of the way trails, this one isn't in my sweet spot. On the other hand, for families with small kids or older folks, it might be the cat's meow. Regardless, it will be busy. You...More

1  Thank bigtwoheartedriver
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an easy hike off shuttle stop five. The pools are falls and pools are small in the summer, but still pretty. It's a good starter hike or an easy one to do if you want to still be out but you're tired from...More

Thank travlnfl
Reviewed 1 week ago

Hiked this in the morning of 108 degree day. On the way up to the upper pool, we were completely exposed to the sun, which made it a hot time, especially since most of that part of the hike is steps. But, once up and...More

1  Thank dme3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emerald Pools is rather easily accessed when you take the Lower Emerald Pool Trail. It is a pleasant hike with some nice but not spectacular views (compared to Walter's Wiggles) There is still elevation gain, and the trail may be crowded and jammed at the...More

1  Thank UnoDos03
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An up hill trail with beautiful views of the Virgin River.Very few waterfalls the day I was there but a lovely area with hanging plants along the wall . The descending trail to Zion lodge gave gorgeous views of the surrounding mountains.

Thank Peg S
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Malinda H
May 8, 2017|
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Response from travelerscal | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need a guide for these hikes. (I don't know about The subway). For Narrows you might need some equipment that you can rent near the entrance to the Park. Emerald Pools is an easy hike if you start from the... More
May 29, 2016|
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Response from nancym290 | Reviewed this property |
I think it will depend on your ability and determination. I am 61 and have a bad knee but I am in good shape otherwise. I took lots of breaks and my daughter helped me down the steeper parts of the upper pool trail (going... More