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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.
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  • 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 2 days ago via mobile

This trail is relatively easy but with a few steep rough areas. The pools aren’t really emerald but were sludgy green puddles when we visited in April. The main impression was of massive overcrowding with hundreds of people trying to squeeze by each other on...More

Thank Bubbs1965
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walk to the pools commences as an amble to the first pool. From here it starts to lift with sand covered uneven rocky steps that soon become small boulders and entails a bit of scrambling. The upper pool is surrounded by a sandy beach...More

Thank sydneywanda
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pools were beautiful. The first one is a short not so steep hike. Waterfalls come off the cliffs above to fill the pool. Water is frequently on the trail, so watch your footing. The second and third pools were an additional mile up the...More

Thank mtnwinegirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an easy walk that takes you to the lower, middle and upper Emerald Pools. Unfortunately, this short walk was a bit disappointing. The highlights were watching frogs in one of the pools having sex, seeing the reflections of the colourful surrounding rocks and...More

1  Thank Jim R
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I read that perhaps the upper pools would be tough with younger kids but our 6, 9, and 11 year olds loved the hike and the upper pools.

Thank FamilyGoldberg
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The walk was nice and had some good views but the pool itself was a let down. Also, the trail is not appropriate for small children as there are some severe drop offs.

Thank Kelly B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got there pretty early in the morning because it was our first destination in Zion that day. It was a nice hike and a beautiful trail, but it was already crowded...that's the way it seems to be in Zion...gorgeous but crowded.

Thank John S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very differing levels, widths, and heights to climb to reach the end of upper Emerald Pools. crowded at mid day. Pretty views, great waterfalls, and lovely vegetation.

Thank computerpals
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Emerald Pools trail was nice and easy to complete. Anyone can do this walk, as it is paved most of the way. All of Zion is beautiful, but I felt that this hike was a little disappointing as compared to others. The waterfall was...More

1  Thank jstock2431
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did all 3 pools and there's a little bit of climbing over rocks to get to the 3rd pool, but it's so rewarding to get to the top, and the views are great. We did this hike with a 4 and 6 year old,...More

1  Thank roserose1
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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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