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A one-mile hike will bring you to this area of pools and waterfalls.
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“lower pool” (194 reviews)
“middle pool” (89 reviews)
“easy hike” (110 reviews)
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Zion National Park, UT
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We did emerald upper lower and circled up to grotto bridge ..took shuttle back to lodge..about an hour..flat and easy.. 2 Miles ? Total..we went at twilight so the views of river beautiful and the light though canyon just peaceful and grand..water sprinkles you at...More

Thank drmader
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Nice hike, easy grade, lots of amazing views. The lower and middle pools are the best, the upper pool is a bit underwhelming. Hiking under the waterfall at the amphitheater was the best part.

Thank Kent K
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This hike is one of the easier ones in the park. There is an earth cache geocache at the lower pool for those who are geocachers. Lots of children and even saw one double stroller

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail was marked as easy but it nearly worked us over - yes we are old and out of shape. There was quite a bit of elevation change so we only did the Lower Emerald Pool. The trail was in good shape - just...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Wanting to beat the crowds, we headed out at about 8 AM on a morning in early February. We had a lovely, serene hike and only passed one lone hiker. Our time at the upper pool so early was beautiful. We hiked down the Kayenta...More

Thank catt711
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are different levels of pools, if you have the time, hike up to the highest point! It's a beautiful view and well worth the hike. It only takes a few hours roundtrip, that includes breaking here and there to take in your surroundings. I...More

Thank Tara T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pools were quite beautiful, but not at their best. The lack of rain and snow has greatly affected the flow and pooling. Still it was worth the time. I did not make it to the upper pool but hear from a fellow hiker it...More

Thank CATTSAR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been sick the previous day we ditched our plans to take to the Observation Point trail and instead took things in small steps ending up in combining several of the shorter trails. Also we found that presumably due to it being early January and...More

Thank Henry T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have visited the Emerald Pools in September, so there wasn't really mich water in them. Therefore we didn't really see any waterfalls. The hike itself was very easy and short. Maybe everything looks better in spring.

Thank MalgoLi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We opted for the shorter hike to Lower Emerald Pools, one January morning. The hike was fairly easy until we got to the rock overhang above the pools. At that point, the small waterfall, landed on the paved trail and plants below creating an icy...More

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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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