Lower Emerald Pool Trail

EASY 256 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
114 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

partially paved

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

no dogs

Note: Trails in the area may be closed due to storm damage. While Lower Emerald Poolsa re . still open, Upper Emerald Pools are closed until further notice. For more information, please see https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/conditions.htm 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.

hiking
3 hours ago

Only the lower pools were open. A nice hike and decent workout. Very crowded.

hiking
1 day ago

Beautiful weather in Zion this past weekend. Unfortunately a few of the trails were blocked off due to mud slides and construction. That’s the only reason I’m giving this Trail such a low rating. Can’t wait to go back and get to actually see the pools.

hiking
muddy
1 day ago

Beautiful falls and pool! Easy and quick trail- paved, muddy under falls. In and out in 35 minutes and spent several minutes at falls.

hiking
1 day ago

Very cool waterfalls you get to hike behind. Very busy on a sunny afternoon in March

hiking
2 days ago

Upper trail closed but pretty for the lower falls. Water levels in March were enough for a nice waterfall

hiking
2 days ago

Upper trail closed but pretty for the lower falls. Water levels in March were enough for a nice waterfall

hiking
2 days ago

Upper trail closed but pretty for the lower falls. Water levels in March were enough for a nice waterfall

hiking
4 days ago

Nice little paved hike. Very crowded, but it offered a different perspective of Zion.

hiking
6 days ago

Pretty waterfall, but very crowded. Refreshing to walk behind and feel the cool mist from the falls.

hiking
muddy
7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

That was such a fun family friendly hike! Walking under the waterfall was muddy so make sure you wear good shoes. A light jacket is suggested if you go in the morning. But it’s March and about 50s and sunny so perfect weather.

hiking
8 days ago

Great Family hike. Nice and easy walk on the paved trail. Waterfalls were beautiful and the surrounding area is stunning to photograph. We also saw Mule deer off the trail

hiking
11 days ago

Easy hike with pretty good views. Good warmup for the bigger hikes.

hiking
12 days ago

Paved trail to lower emerald pool, uncleared rockslide prevents going to middle or upper pools as of now. A little bit muddy near the falls.

hiking
washed out
16 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

Similar to what Julie said, we were not able to do the entire trail. This was a nice view of three different waterfalls but we definitely want to come back and explore all the emerald pool trails.

hiking
closed
washed out
23 days ago

Could not do entire trail due to a rockslide a couple months earlier. What we could walk was pretty. Would like to revisit when the whole trail is open

26 days ago

Gorgeous in the rare snow. Absolutely gorgeous even with low visibility of the mountains. can't wait to come back tomorrow when the sun is shinning.

hiking
snow
1 month ago

Very easy hike, with a nice waterfall at the end. Stunning with the snow today.

hiking
1 month ago

Not difficult. Family friendly. Can get very crowded.

hiking
muddy
snow
2 months ago

2 months ago

Beautiful views in the snow on 12.30.18

2 months ago

Easy trail and fun for all member of the fam. Old to young we were able to make the lower pool no problem.

3 months ago

We went Dec 12th, there wasn't a lot of people but middle and upper pool is closed. We saw two waterfalls and it was very muddy/slippery at the pools. We also saw deer and turkeys while on our way in! Definitely a great hike.

hiking
3 months ago

This place is beautiful!! A must see.

hiking
3 months ago

Easy paved hike to the lower Emerald Pool. The Trail to the upper pool was closed. I went on a rainy day so there were two waterfalls at the lower pool. It’s pretty, but not quite as memorable as some of the other Zion hikes. Good for a rainy day though as it’s not really a hike for views/vistas.

hiking
3 months ago

Made the best of the Emerald Pool and waterfall since the others were closed. A good walk, on mostly pavement, that almost anyone could do. Beautiful views all around you along the way.

walking
4 months ago

MEH. Uneventful, compared to other water features. Muddy trail and a lot of traffic. The views are all looking UP.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

Nice short hike. Beautiful colors. Would love to see in the spring with more runoff.

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