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A one-mile hike will bring you to this area of pools and waterfalls.
Zion National Park, UT
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Walk this easy trail near the Emeral,Pools. You can see wildlife and plants like the prickly peat cactus. We saw mule deer eating along the river in the trees. Nature at its best, not to forget the fab rock formations all around .

Thank MaryAnne O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately when we visited in early October the mid and upper pools were closed so we could only do the lower pool. It is a nice little stroll on a paved path to the lower pool but it isn’t super impressive. It’s definitely pretty but...More

Thank Amyation
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hike, but is quite crowded, and is currently closed a third of the way up to the end of the hike due to massive rock slides.

Thank Gafilpoo
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did this hike to the lower falls. Other trails were closed due to rock falls. It was a little difficult for me because I have RA. There were rocks to sit on so that helped. I saw lots of people with walking sticks and...More

Thank Lynnette27
Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked to Lower Emerald Pool in early October expecting to find a beautiful emerald pool, but it was more of a brown-ish pool with some water falling off the rocks. Not much of a waterfall. We couldn't go any further because of rockslides from...More

1  Thank isayjocelyn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When we visited only the lower pool was accessible. It had just rained so there was a nice waterfall. Very disappointed we couldn’t go further. Expect a huge crowd on this trail.

Thank Cindy M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only the Lower Emerald Pool can be reached at this time due to a landslide in July. It’s a short hike at 1.2 miles round trip from the lodge (shuttle stop #5). Relatively easy. Saw all ages, shapes, and sizes on this hike. You can...More

Thank joemontana16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked to the Emerald Pools today and it was worth the hike. The views were amazing on the trails, we enjoyed every step. It wasn’t a bad hike my 3 year old grandson loved the hike as well. I recommend taking the hike if...More

1  Thank James G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hike is moderate with some areas with a moderate elevation climb. A few areas with narrow space from the steep slope area. Take it slow, not accessible for wheelchairs. The dirt path is narrow in some places but not a strenuous hike. At the...More

2  Thank lovetotravel92630
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had heard wonderful things about the emerald pools trail. The trail to the lower pool was fun with wildlife and lots of shade. The pool itself was a little less beautiful than pictured. The light water falls off the red rocks behind the pool...More

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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