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A one-mile hike will bring you to this area of pools and waterfalls.
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“lower pool” (193 reviews)
“middle pool” (89 reviews)
“easy hike” (107 reviews)
Zion National Park, UT

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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is not where you want to go for solitude. I've been here a couple of times and it is always jammed up with people. Because of the ease of access, all kind of people come here. For a nature lover it is somewhat frustrating....More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Its one walk or hike that does not merit that name. OMG its not worth going only to see a small ordinary body of water. The hike is not so hard but still not worth the effort.

Thank gorichville
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not much water in early November but a fun hike with terrific views all along the way. The higher you go, the better it gets.

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Emerald Pools is an easy enough hike, if you have not time to do or see them you are not missing much

Thank jolenecorning
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recommend this trail. It is beautiful, well paved and not too strenous. Instead of returning the same way, you can branch of on Kayenta Trail at the lower pool and return via the Grotto Trail or the shuttle. The ground on the Kayenta trail...More

Thank Arn E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First off, the Lower Emerald Trail from the Lodge was closed, so we had to hike down from the Grotto to see it. We got to the Middle Pool first, which is not on the map. Not much to it. Off we go to the...More

Thank OtPot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Access to 3 pools- lower, middle and upper. While my boyfriend and I were there the access to the middle pool was closed. The upper pool was my favorite- fun hike with pretty views.

Thank azpiccone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a convenient and very interesting hike with our daughter. Spotting a chipmunk and a big horn sheep on the way adds up the charm of being close to the nature. We traveled through 25 mi long road of "The Zion – Mount Carmel Highway"...More

Thank Rakhi B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this hike over UEA weekend so the park was really full. Even though there were tons of people in Zion it didn't feel overly crowded or annoying. This hike is great for kids and teenagers to come along with the whole family. Beautiful...More

Thank draxler35
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hiked to the lower Emerald Pools. Nice hike. Water was fairly low. Saw some deer along the way. Pleasant outing.

Thank kathyc20152015
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Malinda H
8 May 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
29 May 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