Lower Emerald Pool Trail

EASY 49 reviews
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Lower Emerald Pool Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

1.3 miles 154 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

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1 month ago

A short, easy, and very popular hike to the first of three beautiful pools. We arrived late in the afternoon at the beginning of our first trip to Zion and managed to squeeze in all three pools just before sunset. This was a nice introduction to the park. And it made for a comfortable hike on what had been a warm day in the canyon. It also helped to thin out the crowds. There was still some water descending from the middle section into the Lower Pool. It was neat passing behind the two waterfalls before beginning to make our way up to the next level.

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2 months ago

good relaxing trail

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2 months ago

Slow easy hike. Loved it for an after lunch adventure.

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3 months ago

Lovely, easy hike on a great trail with unbelievable views every direction. November was the perfect month to be here.

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7 months ago

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.

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7 months ago

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!

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8 months ago

Good and easy but paved...

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8 months ago

Very crowded, but nice paved trail with lots of great views. Beware of slick areas around the falls!