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Emerald Pools

Zion National Park, UT
+1 435-772-3256
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A one-mile hike will bring you to this area of pools and waterfalls.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“lower pool” (203 reviews)
“middle pool” (93 reviews)
“easy hike” (112 reviews)
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Zion National Park, UT
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+1 435-772-3256
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"lower pool"
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"middle pool"
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"easy hike"
in 112 reviews
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"lower trail"
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"emerald pool"
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"moderate hike"
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"small waterfall"
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"short hike"
in 46 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 24 reviews
"shuttle stop"
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"bring water"
in 13 reviews
"virgin river"
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"favorite hike"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It wal lovely, but not a wow. I guess that in winter, while pools are a bit higher. Still it is a great hike for kids, and very balanced in terms of length and beauty along the way.

Thank Eldar R
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went all the way to the Upper Falls! It was a strenuous hike toward the end, but worth it to see all the views of Zion. Doing this and The Narrows was a perfect day for us.

Thank CloCro
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After doing longer trails the day before this short hike to the Upper Pools was refreshing. Great for kids too!

Thank Rob R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Did this hike which was recommended as a less strenuous alternative to some of the others in Zion. It was pleasant, and the lower falls area was very pretty, but after that point it turns steeply upward and the temperature rises quickly, at least in...More

Thank PabloMaxNJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great hike but make sure you're prepared to hike on rock scramble's. There's a fair amount of sand on the rocks, very slippery at times. Be prepared.

Thank Louise N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our group of 5 ranged from 67-78 y/o. We are all in pretty good shape, but would not consider ourselves to be hikers. We are healthy seniors and no one is overweight. From the Visitor's Guide, this looked easy and picturesque. Two from our group...More

Thank HappyTraveler2000_13
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The views from the top were amazing. Beautiful hike, challenging, the only real pool was at the very top. Also on the day we hiked it was extremely crowded which made the hike not as enjoyable. Overall it was a fun hike & worth the...More

Thank KHForever
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is an easy one mile hike beside a beautiful River with great views of the rocks. It is easily accessible from Zion Lodge. There is a neat waterfall at the end of the height. There were lots of people on the hike but it...More

Thank guv11
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are in our 70's and she is afraid of heights. The hike to the lower pools was near our limits of comfort. Really enjoyed it.

Thank rlav48
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This trails leads to three levels of Emerald Pools. My son and I hiked up to the lower pools which took us through a nice shaded and misty path. My husband hiked the upper and mid-trails from the Grotto and met up with us at...More

Thank Deborah B
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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
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rncarol13
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
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