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Emerald Pools

Zion National Park, UT
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Zion National Park, UT

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed this one taking the Kayentah trail down and connecting with middle emerald pool. The kayentah trail is a beautiful morning sun trail that although rated moderate is actually quite easy. It connects with the middle emerald pool. We did hike up to...More

Thank Sandytapani
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the trail to the lower pool. All along the way there were stunning views. We saw some interesting wildlife including two very noisy male turkeys in full display.

Thank Mary Lu A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The sheer number of people on this trail really brings down the quality of this hike. It's a pretty walk, with a lower, middle and upper pool. We visited in spring, so there were a couple of small waterfalls that were nice to look at...More

Thank FriuliFan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recommend start hiking from the Zion Lodge to the low, middle (make sure you don't miss it, you should walk 10 steps past the turn to an upper pool !) and an upper pool. Then return via the Grotto. Better views, easier and more...More

Thank travelerscal
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Still see a good bit of the river and surrounding canyon. Fairly easy walk - took us an hour, so it is good if coming into the park mid-day or early evening. Saw waterfalls and beautiful flowers/plants. Great for kids.

Thank penngirl66
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed this after Angels Landing. It was much less aggressive and there are cool views (obviously) along the way

Thank 312MightyOne
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked this area on a Sunday afternoon and it was like being at the local shopping mall. It was very crowded, dodging people and running children and strollers. Not a walk in the park. It is a fairly easy trail, but is uphill from...More

1  Thank Mindy G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't think much of the actual pools, but the views and the waterfalls were cool! This is a super easy hike for anyone with a little energy. The rocks under the waterfall were a little slippery, but go slow and it's fine. We went...More

Thank Deanna9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We started out at Zion lodge - 9 of us altogether (kids from 9 months, 3, 5, 12 and 15) - walked up to the lower pools where there's a little waterfall. Ascended to the middle pools where there's a nice view and you guess...More

Thank Justin A
Reviewed 4 weeks 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...More

Thank TracyT838
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Malinda H
Do I have to have a guid to take these hikes in Zion park? Such as The Narrows, The subway, the Emerald pools
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
Hi, I'm planning a return trip here at the end of summer. 5 yrs ago I did the Narrows and it was fantastic, but tiring then. I'm 60 now and my hips are riddled with arthritis, never know if I'll have a good day or a bad one. However I'm determined to hike, albeit slowly, in Zion again. Want to see the emerald pools, so, any suggestions on the best route? I do best on level surfaces, but will happily do inclines or steps as long as I can go slow, stop from time to time. I'm determined and will be bringing along hiking poles. Thanks!
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
Cate Y
Hi, We are planning to visit Zion during Thanksgiving, is weather ok to take young kids (1.5 - 7 year-old) hiking that time? Thank you.
30 April 2016|
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