- Off the main scenic drive in the Zion Canyon area of Zion National Park
- 2.5 mile loop w/spur
- 2-1/2 hours
- Elevation Change:
- 330 feet
- March to November
DescriptionThe network of trails to lower, middle and upper Emerald Pools are most rewarding. Lower Emerald Pool is surrounded by hanging gardens of fern, moss and monkeyflower and fed by three small waterfalls that run off Middle Emerald Pool 50 feet above.
The trail to Lower Emerald Pool starting from near the lodge is paved and climbs 70 feet. The trail turns to dirt just past the lower pool as it climbs more steeply up to Middle Emerald Pool. The trail gets even more steep as it climbs an additional 220 feet to Upper Emerald Pool, a beautiful small pool with a white sand beach. As the map shows, there are two trailheads.