The trail begins at the fifth stop of the Zion National Park Lodge shuttle service and leads along a beautiful nature trail to the Lower Emerald Pool. The pool itself is not very impressive but the road leading there exposed some of the most incredible views. Cross a bridge over a flowing river, walk along red canyon walls, enjoy a panoramic view of one of the most impressive canyons in the park and pass an idyllic waterfall. This is a great hiking route for those who want to enjoy a special view within a relatively short walk.
As this is a one-way trail, the walking time is only estimated from the starting point to the Emerald Pool.
* The route is not asphalted but is generally suitable for walking with buggies.
* It is advisable to start in the early morning/late afternoon to avoid crowded paths.
Rest stopsZion Lodge
Red Rock Grill
* Do not walk in extreme weather conditions.
* In winter, make sure the road is free from snow and ice.
* If you travel with children, be careful at the waterfall section. The path is wet and can be slippery.
Tips and hintsFor a good overview and an ideal orientation on-site, we recommend downloading the Outdootactive app before leaving. The app allows you to view your position to help you stay on track.
ParkingFrom spring to fall, you should park your car in the parking lot at the entrance of the National Park (where the main visitor center is located) and continue from there with the park's (free) shuttle.
Book recommendations for this region:
Equipmenthiking daypack (approx. 20 liters) with rain cover, comfortable and sturdy footwear, adequate and durable outdoor clothing in multiple layers, telescope sticks if necessary, sun and rain protection, snacks and drinking water, first aid kit, penknife, mobile phone, headlight if necessary, maps
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