Emerald Pools Trail

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Emerald Pools Trail is a 2.1 mile heavily trafficked loop 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
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
436 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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!

hiking
1 day ago

This trail can get hot and crowded - go early! The pools are very pretty - the upper was our favorite!

hiking
2 days ago

hiking
2 days ago

Nice trail for families. We went when it was 105 degrees and the waterfalls and shade felt great along the hike. We enjoyed the views, although some people in our group felt that the trail was too artificial (paved along everywhere)

hiking
3 days ago

Nice, easy hike. Very busy, but crowds can be avoided during the week. Most people won't adventure to the top so it gets less busy as you hike further.

hiking
6 days ago

A nice easy hike from the Lodge. Go early to avoid the crowds. The upper pool is the prettiest and worth the extra hike.

hiking
6 days ago

Fun simple hike

10 days ago

a nice little starter trail to get you used to the canyon

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10 days ago

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11 days ago

11 days ago

Very touristy, mostly pavement, emerald pool was a mud pond, but falling water from top was refreshing, wasn't interested in continuing to middle or top

12 days ago

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14 days ago

14 days ago

Goes through lower, middle and upper emerald pools which are all quite different from each other and each unique in its own way. A nice shorter hike suitable for all levels.

hiking
14 days ago

Underwhelming. If you have small children they will be amused however you cannot swim in them like people say. You could at the top but you shouldn't because of a fungus.

14 days ago

15 days ago

Easy and the views are great.

17 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

On the weekends the trail is overly crowded which ruins the experience and the beauty. If you want to enjoy this trail or even the park plan it so that you are not in the middle of the hustle and bustle. The views are breathtaking and worth the time to plan a great trip. To read more about our trip check out my blog https://lovz2hike.com/2017/04/29/emeraldfalls2017/

Happy Hiking :)

hiking
18 days ago