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
662 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!

6 days ago

I went all the way to the upper pool, but don't think it was that great. It might be better if the pool and waterfalls are not dried up.

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11 days ago

Pretty cool but like everything in Zion, it was a little crowded.

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12 days ago

So much fun. The second pool was the best one

16 days ago

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17 days ago

Nice hike with some elevation gain. My first grader did it just fine. Upper pool worth the hike. Beautiful canyon views on the way down.

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20 days ago

Quick hike to do after we came to Zion and set up our tent. The trail is completely paved and easy to follow. Views are good, but the pools looked pretty dried up!

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22 days ago

Busy, but an excellent, short hike. Trail to the lower pools is paved and easy. The trail afterwards, to the upper pool, is a bit more uneven, but excellent anyway!

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28 days ago

This trail was opened for a busy weekend before they start repairs on them. it was busy but beautiful.

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29 days ago

This trail was extremely crowded and it was not rewarding at all. The pools were basically puddles and not really emerald. I hope they are better in raining season. I would not recommend this trail if you have a short time at the park. There are many more beautiful trails.

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