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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” (199 reviews)
“middle pool” (91 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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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We hiked all the way up to upper pools. The lower pools was gorgeous. We hiked to middle pools and there was not much there. Upper pools is a bit of a hike but is worth it. Beautiful, shady area after you get to the...More

Thank Tammie M
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I would call this a moderate hike, even though the elevation change wasn’t huge. It’s quick and beautiful, so the upper and lower. It is NOT paved and requires some agility. No drop offs or anything scary for ppl afraid of heights. Saw kids and...More

Thank Crowlberg
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Definately recommend hiking Zion National Park in May, so beautiful and clean, well kept. Weather was perfect.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

It rained the day before I hiked to Emerald Pools, so there was water in the waterfall and the pools were beautiful! I did the Lower Emerald Pool and Middle Emerald Pool. They are usually crowded because it is not a difficult, long hike. But...More

Thank spidersuz
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was the first hike of my visit and it was so nice. The first waterfalls you get to are so refreshing to see. The emerald pools are all quite small but the views are great. Lower pool is an easy paved hike, a bit...More

Thank Newtraveler83
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an excellent trail that is not too difficult. It has waterfalls, a lot of ups and downs on the trails, pools and a lot of desert plants along the way. Do this early in the morning to avoid the deluge of people that...More

Thank SlowPoke59
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Reviewed 6 days ago

It is easy to get to the first pool at Emerald Pools. It gets tougher as you move up to pool #2 and #3. The real problem is going after lunch when hundreds of people are making the trek from the Zion lodge. Go as...More

Thank KenFromIllinois
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the middle of a canyon, these pools along with big vertical rock formation require about an hour or so of hiking, mostly up, but not overly steep. Good thing is for the most part, hiking is done in the shade of a rock....More

Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was the first hike my friends and I did at Zion. There are supposed to be 3 pools, but the second is pretty not existent. My favorite was the 3rd. A little more challenging to get to, but worth it if you're going to...More

Thank Sarah24237
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hike all the way to the third and final pool for a great rewarding hike. The second pool does not do it justice! A bit more time for maximum reward!

Thank meghan b
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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
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rncarol13
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
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