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Emerald Pools

Zion National Park, UT
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“lower pool” (168 reviews)
“middle pool” (77 reviews)
“easy hike” (96 reviews)
Zion National Park, UT

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I did this hike while pregnant with a friend, then came back the next day to show my husband the lower pool. There is very little elevation gain to the lower pool, which was what I wanted. I walked to the middle pool, but it...More

Thank Elise W
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Emerald Pool trails took us to all three pools. The lower pool was relatively easy to get to, the middle pool was a little more strenuous, and we found we were getting tired as we neared the upper pool. The trails were quite busy...More

Thank BigAlks
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a nice hike but the water was like a swamp. I would say do it as the exercise is worth the effort.

Thank jpb56
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was super-hot the day we took this hike (May 2017). I was happy that I brought a lot of water. It was also very crowded. It's a nice hike but I wouldn't call it easy, at least not if the temperature is high. I...More

1  Thank Cindy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a fun, if somewhat crowded, hike. We went mid-day, when the crowds were likely at their largest. Pretty scenery, definitely worth the effort!

Thank damons2013
Reviewed 1 week ago

While this is a very popular hike I highly recommend it. Make sure to go all the way to the upper pools and take a nice break in this beautiful place.

Thank TerryofMB
Reviewed 1 week ago

You can take this hike from the gift shop area. It is an easy hike and walking under the small water fall from the pools is worth the hike.

Thank harv2u
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I did all three emerald pools (lower, middle, and upper), and thought the lower pool was the most enjoyable. The trail gets increasingly rocky as you go from the lower to middle to upper pool, and we did not enjoy the upper...More

Thank Dhahran1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ignore the Spring edition of the park newspaper which says that the walk is closed - it isn't. They've repaired the path after a recent rock fall. The cooling sprays of water at lower pools is lovely but make sure you continue the 10 minutes...More

Thank Stuart F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

might be better going after a few days of rain or snow. didn't look anything like the pictures we saw before the climb. the climb was better than the pools. The 'waterfalls' were nice and you walked under the slow falling water.

1  Thank adp-retired
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Malinda H
Do I have to have a guid to take these hikes in Zion park? Such as The Narrows, The subway, the Emerald pools
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
Hi, I'm planning a return trip here at the end of summer. 5 yrs ago I did the Narrows and it was fantastic, but tiring then. I'm 60 now and my hips are riddled with arthritis, never know if I'll have a good day or a bad one. However I'm determined to hike, albeit slowly, in Zion again. Want to see the emerald pools, so, any suggestions on the best route? I do best on level surfaces, but will happily do inclines or steps as long as I can go slow, stop from time to time. I'm determined and will be bringing along hiking poles. Thanks!
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
Cate Y
Hi, We are planning to visit Zion during Thanksgiving, is weather ok to take young kids (1.5 - 7 year-old) hiking that time? Thank you.
29 April 2016|
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