The Grand Circle, Zion

Emerald Pools

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The Emerald Pools trail is a popular hiking trail in the park. It is a moderate hike, suitable for all ages and skill levels. The trail is a 3-mile round trip and features three beautiful pools that are fed by waterfalls. The first pool is just a short walk from the trailhead, and is easily accessible. The second and third pools are a bit more challenging to reach, but are definitely worth the effort.

The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape and rock formations, and is especially beautiful during the spring and fall when the waterfalls are at their fullest. The trail can get crowded during peak season, so it is recommended to arrive early in the morning or later in the afternoon to avoid the crowds.

The Emerald Pools trail is a great option for anyone looking for a beautiful and accessible hike in the park. The trail is well maintained and marked, and offers a variety of scenic viewpoints and photo opportunities.

Swimming is not allowed in the pools, and we encourage you to stay on the designated trails to protect the delicate ecosystem of the area.