Emerald Pools Trail

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Emerald Pools Trail is a 2.3 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 best used from April until December.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
833 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

A paved trail to Lower Emerald Pool and from there a sandy and rocky trail to the Upper Emerald Pool at the base of a cliff. Trail starts from Zion Lodge, crosses bridge and paved trail leads to the Lower Emerald Pool and waterfalls - there are multiple pools here. From there a sandy and rocky trail climbs to the Upper Emerald Pool at the base of a cliff. Interesting statistic - more people have been killed on this trail than any other trail in the park - even Angel's Landing, so be careful!

4 hours ago

Very crowded.

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14 hours ago

I've done this trail twice, once in May of 2013 and again in December of 2015. This trail has it all: waterfalls, overhanging cliffs, stream crossings, lush vegetation, rock-scrambling, and sandy tree-lined paths. In winter, the slick rocks will by icy so trust your shoes and balance. You're bound to find some deer as well as some canyon tree frogs at the upper pool. The upper pool is a great place to relax and eat a lunch. This is an excellent trail that will satisfy everyone!

15 hours ago

Very beautiful. I hiked only to the lower pool, but still
enjoyed myself and even saw a tarantula on the way!

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I thought it was a good hike and some good scenery.

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15 days ago

Pretty hike; very crowded. Be sure to bring lots of water and wear good shoes. Parts of the path are muddy and slippery

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