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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” (109 reviews)
Zion National Park, UT

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was a nice hike to start the day and get the blood flowing. It was about a 2 mile hike with nice places to stop and take photos and the 3 different pools/waterfalls. If doing this hike you must go all the way because...More

Thank chris1689
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you could make this you are able to start trying to do For me the best: "Angels Landing" .... the 3 different levels are beautiful

Thank Daniela B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a pleasant, easy trail that anyone can do. While the 'pools' are nothing special, the geology and the vegetation in the area is more than enough reason to take this hike.

Thank MTRose
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Okay hike. Low water. Not a must do hike by any means. If u do it the upper pool is the most impressive.

Thank brandasa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

took the hike to all 3 pools in July, it got super hot by the time we reached the top. trail was not that crowded but the upper pool was. Nice hike, listen to the advice and take plenty of water and sunscreen!

Thank kansaskayaker
Reviewed 14 December 2017

You can take either lower or upper pool trail. Either or and you'll see lovely views of the Pools. Despite having low water, it was still lovely.

2  Thank Nas S
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Beautiful hike. Not to difficult but a little steep at times. May be difficult with children. Definitely worth doing!

Thank bnice2dogs
Reviewed 7 December 2017

I have read tons of reviews on Zion and Bryce canyon and "crowded" seems to be the theme. Thankfully for me we were here in early December so there really wasn't a "crowd" problem. Yes we did encounter other hikers, but only a handful. The...More

Thank Dan m
Reviewed 4 December 2017

Emerald Pools was a nice easy hike, though its very crowded. One of the most popular hike in the park for sure. The trail starts across from Zion Lodge, crossing the Virgin River on a footbridge and then going right to follow a paved path...More

Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed 2 December 2017

We did this hike on Thanksgiving day. It was supposed to be an easy/moderate hike after doing The Narrows, and some of us doing Observation Point. The lower pool was easy, but going to the middle and upper pool required some high stepping (and I...More

1  Thank AustinRindy
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Malinda H
9 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
30 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