We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
3-Day National Parks Camping Tour: Zion, Bryce Canyon, Monument Valley and...
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
A one-mile hike will bring you to this area of pools and waterfalls.
  • Excellent40%
  • Very good35%
  • Average20%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lower pool” (189 reviews)
“middle pool” (87 reviews)
“easy hike” (105 reviews)
Zion National Park, UT

Similar Things to Do in Zion National Park

Write a Review
Reviews (1,288)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 1,089 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lower pools are easily accessible while the uppers require some moderate hiking/climbing over rocks, stairs, sand, etc. The payoff at the top are some stunning views and sheer cliff walls. This was the longest one we went on at Zion and it was well...More

Thank 5Psi
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Lower Pool is an easy hike, not much elevation, about 1.2 miles round trip and give you a lovely view of the canyon and a small stream of water coming down (Oct. dry season). The pool was fairly small and shallow and not brilliant...More

Thank chivestravels
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hike starts across from the Zion Lodge. After crossing a small bridge, the path winds gently upwards to the first pool, the Lower Pool. This trail is very easy and can be accomplished by most. It's 1.2 miles round trip. At the pool there...More

Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Zion Sept 28 to Oct 1, While I am sure that this area is amazing in the spring when there is water, or during the monsoon season in August, the upper pools had barely any water in the pools when we were...More

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got off the bus, crossed the street, got on the nice paved asphalt trail that went over the bridge and kept going for what seemed like a 1/2 mile or more, then we saw the pool and a little water fall coming over the...More

Thank Robert S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While this is booked as one of the easier hikes, and it is compared to Angels Landing (but anything is!), it's still strenuous if you visit all 3 pools - especially in the heat of the day. Go early and walk slowly. Bring water! Hiking...More

Thank Mary Kay T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you only have one day to spend at the Park, take this hike. It will take you to a secret desert watering hole and have you walking under a waterfall.

Thank Ninno7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We took the path from the lodge to the lower pools. The waterfall wasn't flowing very much, so it was more of a sprinkle... But that allowed us to walk under it to the other side without getting very wet. We then hiked up to...More

Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a beautiful walk along a well maintained path. There is a bit of a climb, but it's not daunting. We only went to the lower pool as the climb to the middle and top pools was too steep for us.

Thank Laura L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Short hike that’s not too strenuous with a lovely waterfall. Lots of photo opportunities and well worth your time. It’s just perfect.

1  Thank Scruffygirl2013
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Zion Lodge Dining Room
747 reviews
6.74 km away
Red Rock Grill
533 reviews
.85 km away
Castle Dome Cafe
53 reviews
5.54 km away
Cafe Soleil
1,660 reviews
7.08 km away
Nearby Attractions
Jacob's Ranch
106 reviews
7.39 km away
Angel's Landing
2,325 reviews
1.91 km away
Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
2,165 reviews
2.67 km away
Zion's Main Canyon
1,279 reviews
2.81 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Malinda H
8 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
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