Upper Emerald Pool

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The Upper Emerald Pool trail, situated near Zion Lodge, offers a picturesque hike featuring diverse terrains and a charming stream cascading down from the cliffs, creating alluring pools. Despite the abundant water, the path can become slippery, necessitating caution, although guard rails offer some safety measures. The highlight is the legendary Upper Emerald Pool, accessed via a rugged and steep trail between the middle pools, rewarding hikers with breathtaking views. Swimming isn't permitted in the Emerald Pools, but the Virgin River offers an alternative. The return journey is straightforward, either looping back to the lodge or retracing the initial path. Despite potential crowds during summer, the family-friendly trail offers a leisurely two-hour adventure, with a reminder to stay wary of cliff edges.

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