Many Pools Trail

MODERATE 30 reviews
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Many Pools Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
544 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

A nice moderate unmaintained trail on the East side of Zion. Many Pools offers the beginner hiker (and family) a glimpse into how wind and water create slot canyons. Sometimes this hike is referred to as "Root Canal" because of the shape on a topographical map. If you continue up the Many Pools Canyon you will (after much bushwacking) connect with the Deertrap Mountain Trail. Be warned that this portion of the trail is considered strenuous and not for beginners or families.

13 minutes ago

We hiked a third of the trail only since there was a big herd of bighorn sheep on the way. We had lunch observing them and then turned away. It's their habitat.

The pools were almost dry but there were tracks to look at. The scenery was still fantastic!

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15 days ago

Great fun and exploring feeling. Easily would have gotten 5 stars if the poos were full of water and the channel flowing

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26 days ago

Saw some mountain sheep which was exciting. Nice there was not a lot of people

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2 months ago

This was by far the best trail and views we saw in ZNP. we were out for about 3 hours and saw more wild life than people. This trail is a must.

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6 months ago

Of the hikes that I've taken in eastern Zion this is the only one where I've run into people. This may be because I generally try to go during the week when there's a little fewer people, but it appears to be a popular trail. I counted 109 major pools along the trail (although I may have missed some small ones) and the view at the end is exceptional looking toward Deertrap Mountain Trail (and south, for that matter)! Definitely worth the climb. There are no difficult technical sections to this trail (although a couple sections would be in the class 3 range).

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6 months ago

Very cool off the beaten path trail. We went in the evening and didn't see another person. I imagine this trail would be really cool after a recent run off when polls are full and some of the stream is flowing. The start of the trail can be tricky to find. Park your car and head east. If creek is dry head up the creek bed through the tunnel under the highway. Otherwise you can cross the highway and rejoin the creek bed from there.

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6 months ago

Beautiful and interesting.