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All reviews lower pool middle pool easy hike kayenta trail nice hike zion lodge lower falls emerald pool rock slide moderate hike small waterfall short hike closed due worth the effort shuttle stop mule deer bring water
This was a nice enough trail and easy, though with a climb. The end of the trail is very wet so can be treacherous with bad footwear. However, I did find it was kind of boring in the end, as the waterfalls were barely trickling....More
A great hiking trail. It is relatively flat. It follows a stream. At the end is a waterfall. We were blocked from the upper trail while we were there as a rock has slid and blocks the path to the upper trail at the waterfall...More
Unfortunately, the Trail from the Lodge just goes to the Lower Emerald Pool. There is a rock slide just beyond the Pool that destroyed part of the trail going further.
But, nice hike and great destination anyway. The hike is pleasant with a bit of...More
We weren’t that impressed with this trail. Especially since upper is closed. Great for kids. A lot of incline. But rest a lot if needed and drink water so altitude doesn’t get to you. Mule deer and chipmonks on the trail
when we visited Zion, the path to the upper emerald pools was closed; but they had an out-an-back trail that included lower and middle (the trail has a name, but i think it's new, and i don't find it in any of the guides or...More
Very nice, easy hike to the lower pools, and getting off the road to experience the land a little. People on the trail with canes and navigating it well. Turkeys and deer around for added entertainment. Not the best choice for those who want a...More
Response from travelerscal | Reviewed this property |
No, you don't need a guide for these hikes. (I don't know about The subway). For Narrows you might need some equipment that you can rent near the entrance to the Park. Emerald Pools is an easy hike if you start from the... More
No, you don't need a guide for these hikes. (I don't know about The subway). For Narrows you might need some equipment that you can rent near the entrance to the Park. Emerald Pools is an easy hike if you start from the Lodge and finish in Grotto.
Response from nancym290 | Reviewed this property |
I think it will depend on your ability and determination. I am 61 and have a bad knee but I am in good shape otherwise. I took lots of breaks and my daughter helped me down the steeper parts of the upper pool trail (going... More
I think it will depend on your ability and determination. I am 61 and have a bad knee but I am in good shape otherwise. I took lots of breaks and my daughter helped me down the steeper parts of the upper pool trail (going down is harder on my knee). The lower pool is relatively easy. The upper pool is considered moderate and you will have to climb over rocks. It was doable and well worth it -- the upper pool is breathtaking.
We went from the Lodge to the lower pool then through the middle pool to the upper level. Coming back we went to the right to Kayenta Trail (very easy and view of the valley is unbelievable). We made a mistake and took the first right (marked to the Grotto); that trail was a bit steep. I think if we went lower and took the second right (to Grotto) the trail would have been easier. But ask a ranger at the Visitor's Center; they are very helpful.
This hike was one of our highlight so I would say try it and you could always turn back.