Trail Run Project Logo

Lower Emerald Pools Trail

 3.9 (31)
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

0.8 Miles 1.3 Kilometers


99%

Runnable

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

Conditions


Unknown

Getting forecast...

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

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.

Contacts

You & This Trail


Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Your Check-Ins

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  3.9 from 31 votes

#2

in Zion Canyon

#170

Overall
  3.9 from 31 votes
5 Star
29%
4 Star
35%
3 Star
29%
2 Star
6%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#2

in Zion Canyon

#20

in Utah

#170

Overall
10 Views Last Month
387 Since Feb 4, 2015
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate

45%
38%
17%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running