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A one-mile hike will bring you to this area of pools and waterfalls.
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“lower pool” (193 reviews)
“easy hike” (107 reviews)
“kayenta trail” (74 reviews)
Zion National Park, UT

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

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

Thank bnice2dogs
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

As someone with a fear of heights I picked this trail thinking it would not expose me to too many views over cliff areas of have narrow walkways. I must admit the hike up made me slightly nervous but nothing I couldn’t manage and the...More

Thank nagal1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time in Zion national park and our first hike. The emerald pool hike was easy with paved trail till you reach the lower pools.then you have an option of continuing the hike to get to higher emerald pool for some better views.

Thank Aleksandr K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not where you want to go for solitude. I've been here a couple of times and it is always jammed up with people. Because of the ease of access, all kind of people come here. For a nature lover it is somewhat frustrating....More

Thank Alex C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Its one walk or hike that does not merit that name. OMG its not worth going only to see a small ordinary body of water. The hike is not so hard but still not worth the effort.

Thank gorichville
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much water in early November but a fun hike with terrific views all along the way. The higher you go, the better it gets.

Thank Lori M
Reviewed 7 November 2017

The Emerald Pools is an easy enough hike, if you have not time to do or see them you are not missing much

Thank jolenecorning
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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