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Address: Zion National Park, UT

A one-mile hike will bring you to this area of pools and waterfalls.

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Great Way to see park

The shuttle is a great way to see the park. They run every 15 minutes. There are 9 stops that you can get on & off. Get to the park early to avoid long lines & hike while it's... read more

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Wendell, North Carolina
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this trail because it was rated as being easy. My dad uses a cane and it was not an easy hike. There are a lot of inclines on the way. When we got to the lower water fall there was hardly any water coming over. It was pretty, but not amazing. Easier going back, since we were going... More 

Thank TracyT838
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139 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We just hiked to the lower pool with the plan of continuing on the Kayenta trail. The trail to the lower pool was pretty easy, lots of families with young children. It was cool and refreshing when we got there since it was a little warm out. But the pools were really nothing to see. Instead of continuing to the... More 

Thank travelingfamily4Ma
Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I reviewed this hike once before for the lower and middle pools. This time we made it to the upper pool. The upper pool was definitely my favorite of the 3, with a very impressive hollowed out portion of the cliff face and an awesome dripping waterfall coming down from above. The majesty of the view/location is somewhat disturbed by... More 

Thank Luke R
Columbus, Ohio
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50 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

not even close to as good as angels landing and observation point - the pools themselves are not too impressive. however, it is a nice leisurely stroll and more family friendly than those other hikes. The lower pool trail is currently closed, so we took the Kayenta trail to the upper pools trail. worth doing but not at the expense... More 

Thank Constantine K
Allendale, New Jersey
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279 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked to lower emerald pool our first evening in the park. The trail is paved and easy. Because it's across from the lodge, everyone takes this trail. It was difficult to enjoy nature with hordes of rowdy obnoxious toutists.

Thank Theresa C
Blue Ridge, Georgia
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are not avid hikers so we decided to walk from the Grotto on the Kayenta Trail to the lower Emerald Pool. The hike is just at 1 mile but the scenery that way was just breathtaking. You hike up along the ridge for a good bit before you travel into the pool. We then discovered that we could carry... More 

1 Thank shawnlisa
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The shuttle is a great way to see the park. They run every 15 minutes. There are 9 stops that you can get on & off. Get to the park early to avoid long lines & hike while it's cooler.

1 Thank idahospud66
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lower Emerald Pool trail was closed off due to rock slides, but the Middle and Upper Pool Trails were open. The trail is steep and mostly single lanes each way. There were many children and surprisingly a lot of families with babies on the trail. It is moderately difficult. The trail is rocky in places and you need to... More 

1 Thank yoko h
Middleton, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are two trails to the lower (easy = .6 miles) and upper (moderate 1.4 miles) pools. The lower trail was closed in spring of 2017 due to a recent rock slide. The reviews carping about crowds and heavy traffic are legit. The falls are OK, but nothing terribly special compared to more spectacular ones found in other parks. There... More 

Thank Michael D
Dallas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice easy amateur hike with views but . . . This trail is super crowded with people who have no hiking experience and know nothing about trail etiquette. It is wilderness Walmart, full of kids and bargain hunters - desirers of great views without putting in the miles. If you are an experienced hiker and you are trying to decide... More 

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