Emerald Pools Trail

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Emerald Pools Trail is a 2.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Zion Lodge, 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!

11 hours ago

So so so crowded. Did it as an add on after angels landing and still totally not worth the time. Pools are puddles.

Only redeeming quality was the hike from the grotto stop to the middle pool is low traffic and shaded and beautiful. The crowds came from the lower pool and the path from the middle to upper pool was one way only. Lots of jams.

12 hours ago

Beautiful walk, very much recommended.

2 days ago

Easy peasey. A lot of tourists. Oh wait I’m a tourist. A lot of families. Nice add on hike after Hidden Canyon or Observation Point. It’s pretty neat especially if you have kids.

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Beautiful place

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7 days ago

Great hike - the trail to the upper pool is a little difficult if unable to climb on rocks but the end result is very pretty

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