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Address: Zion National Park, UT
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A one-mile hike will bring you to this area of pools and waterfalls.

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Emerald Pools in early December

Amazing hike, quick, easy, great for kids. Beautiful views of the valley, especially at sunset when the opposite cliffs of the valley are lit up. Each pool is different the higher... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Los Angeles, California

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing hike, quick, easy, great for kids. Beautiful views of the valley, especially at sunset when the opposite cliffs of the valley are lit up. Each pool is different the higher you go, and the icy, hanging moss/ grasses are eerily beautiful. The frozen rocks/ white ice spectacular as well. Be careful hiking in winter, parts of the trail ice... More 

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Chino Valley, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a nice short hike with a neat view. Hike to the middle pools was really not worth it. Recommend visiting the Pools in the off-season - even then finding a parking spot was challenging.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

First off - I visited Emerald Pools on a Friday in early November 2016. Going on Friday dramatically cut down on the crowds. I suspect that going on a Saturday would have changed the "peaceful" part of my review title. This trail provides an amazing illustration of the unique geography of Zion, which is a desert environment mixed with a... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

To view the emerald Pools - one will walk from .6 to 1.5 miles. The lower pool would be the .6 The path way is well kept - however; a good part of the path does not have guard rails - not an issue if you pay attention and watch your little ones. While the drop off isn't straight down... More 

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Venlo, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Emerald Pools hike is not strenuous on a hot or even colder wet day but it will take you some time. Do not rush to hike this trail, you might miss to beautiful scenery. No matter what season make sure to always take enough water with you and enjoy.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hike to the Lower Pool is worthwhile but the Middle and Upper Pools aren't worth bothering with. A much better option is to take the Kayenta Trail which links to the Lower Pool and The Grotto shuttle stop.

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Olympia, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a pretty easy hike to the lower pool, not bad to the middle, but a little more challenging to the upper. The pools are small and not very exciting. However, I went just before Sunset and there were some beautiful reflections of the sun shining on the canyon walls across the valley. There are three very small waterfalls... More 

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Valhalla, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The trail to the Emerald Pools starts across from Zion Lodge. The trail to the lower Emerald Pool is paved and fairly easy. The trail to the middle pool is a bit steep and the trail to the Upper Pool is even steeper and not paved.

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Huntington Beach, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

hike to lower and middle Emerald pools - past some wet areas and it was rather neat - pictures can't do it justice and the POOLs left much to desire - could understand that at 1 time - it was emerald - but now -- much smaller and not much emerald color - crowded - with many people on the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is absolutely beautiful...wouldn't recommend strollers though, as there are stairs you can climb to see where the little water fall is coming from. BEAUTIFUL!!!

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