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Lower Emerald Pools Trail

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Length


0.8 Miles 1.3 Kilometers


128' 39 m

Ascent

-4' -1 m

Descent

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

5%

Max Grade (3°)

4,434' 1,352 m

High

4,307' 1,313 m

Low

Shared By Brian Smith

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

Brian Smith

Dogs Unknown

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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Jan 15, 2019
Erin Smerage
Dec 25, 2018
Jorge Quintana
Nov 23, 2018
Lisa White
Sep 26, 2018
Quoc Bui
Sep 26, 2018
Christina Vu
Sep 24, 2018
John Alvares
1.6mi — 0h 42m
Sep 21, 2018
Jess Hz
Aug 27, 2018
Mike Longo

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 31 votes

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in Zion Canyon

#171

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in Zion Canyon

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in Utah

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