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greenBlue Lower Emerald Pools Trail

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer point to point
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 128' 39 m
Descent: -4' -1 m
High: 4,434' 1,352 m
Low: 4,307' 1,313 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

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Trail shared by Brian Smith

An easy, well-maintained paved path leading to some of Zion's most cherished sights.

Brian Smith

Features Birding · Cave · Fall Colors · Lake · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Perfect for a quick out-and-back outing with the entire family. The more intrepid of the bunch can head up Upper Emerald Pools Trail, if they want.

Description

From Zion Lodge, cross the footbridge that leads over the Virgin River. On the western bank, you'll intersect the Lower Emerald Pools Trail. Turn right and follow it to the north for a quarter-mile above the river. The trail then turns westward into Heaps Canyon and parallels a stream to the first of the Emerald Pools.

Enjoy the beauty of the cascade, which flows at varying rates depending on season and precipitation, and then continue on the trail to the middle pool. The middle pool is located on the cliff above the lower pool and feeds the falls.

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Oct 18, 2019
Sana M
Jun 24, 2019
Eric S.
Jun 17, 2019
Dayna Turner
Jun 13, 2019
Pete Hanlon
Jun 8, 2019
Jeff Hutchison
Jun 8, 2019
Lana Z
Jun 7, 2019
Trpy Erdman
Due to rock slide middle and upper pools were not open.
Jun 3, 2019
Christina Slaughter

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 41 votes

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in Zion Canyon

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  3.9 from 41 votes
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in Zion Canyon

#8

in Utah

#78

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