Lower Emerald Pool Trail

EASY 93 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.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
154 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

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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22 hours ago

Beautiful place in October

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17 days ago

We were in st George and had a free pass to get into the park. it cost $30 to get in and parking is awful, and may cost you an extra $20. We went in late September and waterfalls were all but dried up. had to drag kids up, only to be disappointed by whay we saw. I live in Utah, and I prefer lower calf creek, near Boulder for an amazing waterfall, and Jones Hole nest Vernal for cool red cliffs.

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18 days ago

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21 days ago

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26 days ago

Simple, not so nice in summer time, water level is too low.

1 month ago

Very great views. the best way to hike is to start at the Kayenta trail. it's worth it. best view and it s more into the wild that the paved trail and you have a little bit less of a croud.

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1 month ago

We did the trail over the Labor Day weekend with 9 and 5 year old. They loved it, but if you have a wild child... I would consider harnessing them :)

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Loved the waterfall caused by water seeping from the rocks just before the first pool.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

I wouldn't say this hike is very kid friendly, maybe older kiddos, yes. There are cliffs and with the crowds it made all of us nervous. We only made it to the 2nd pool, kids refused to go all the way up, they were afraid.

2 months ago

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2 months ago

Easy hike for the family but was extremely crowded. We went on a Tuesday morning in July and were planning on going to the upper pools but the kids didn't want to deal with the crowds the rest of the way up.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago