Lower Emerald Pool Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, UT that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Easy trail in Zion National Park. Minor drop-offs. Paved trail leads to the Lower Emerald Pool and waterfalls. Connects to the Middle Emerald Pools Trail.
Easy hike to dripping water forming small pools. Walked along the creek. Wear water shoes if you have them. There were tadpoles in the middle pool. Saw collared lizards and ducks. I have to say though if I were coming back to Zion, I would NOT come in July! Way too hot and crowded. We did this particular hike at 8:00 pm which helped with heat and crowds. Also saw the sunset.
Great family friendly trail. I was skeptical about it being paved (not being challenging or interesting enough). But we took our 4 year old twins and saw two deer, had amazing views of the waterfall... From a distance and up close. And we took the Grotto Trail down. Another great hike!
Good and easy but paved...
Very crowded, but nice paved trail with lots of great views. Beware of slick areas around the falls!
Good trail! Great views.
Awesome hike but I definitely recommend going up to the 3rd pool to make the trip really worthwhile!
Great trail, but if you're going to take this hike pair it with the longer trail and see all the pools up the mountain.
It's more of a baby stroller hike, and it was super crowded because of this reason. But still nice view.
Easy trail that Adults and children can enjoy
Easy with rewarding spots for great pics
This trail was honestly disappointing. The pools were basically algae infested ponds, but the massive cliff faces made up for the disappointing aquatics. This trail was overly crowded, especially at the ponds. This trail should be lower on your list when in the park.
This was a nice easy walk/hike. it has many shaded spots. we did this trail in the afternoon as a stroll after doing angels landing all morning then lunch. It was along the river bed with a picturesque bridge for photos. It was high traffic during our september visit. The falls were pretty much a drip so no water fall to speak of and the emerald pools were more like watering holes. regardless nice stroll. :) the red and orange rocks are beautiful throughout Zion. would return in spring with roaring waterfall would not do again in september.
Spent a couple of hours on the emerald pools trails and just enjoyed being with nature and my family. Easy hike and easy to get to.
Went on this hike with my wife and kids (11, 8, 6). It is paved for a good portion of the way to the lower pool. Really great view of a minor waterfall which the trail passes behind. The trail gets harder and steeper to the middle and upper pools but it is well worth it.