Lower Emerald Pool Trail

EASY 113 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
160 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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1 day ago

Was nice easy walk. Watch out for wildlife, heard a bear right off the trail and saw plenty of deer. Trail is icy in winter

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15 days ago

First hike in Zion, and is a great start to the park. Very easy climb to all 3 pools, and I recommend hiking to each one. While the park says to use the Emerald Pools trail, it is actually much, much, MUCH prettier to hike up the Kayenta trail to the pools and come back down the Emerald Pools trail. The views down-canyon, especially at sunset, from the Kayenta trail are breathtaking and you don't get those on the Emerald Pools trail. This was a nice surprise and I wish Zion told people about this more!

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This trail really didn't do anything for me. There were tons of people and I didn't think the pools were anything to get excited about. Oh well, that's how it goes sometimes.

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Easy out and back paved trail that crosses the Virgin River and ends at a beautiful waterfall set back from the valley.

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Our first hike in Zion. Beautiful walk and temps were perfect first thing in the morning.

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