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“Emerald Pool was Nice, but not Amazing”
Review of Emerald Pools

Emerald Pools
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Owner description: A one-mile hike will bring you to this area of pools and waterfalls.
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The Emerald Pool hike is kind of the go-to hike for young families. It's very easy for all ages. The hike is nice, but doesn't feel that special until the end. We only made it to the lower pool because we were in a little bit of a time crunch. The lower pool itself isn't that beautiful, but I do like the way the trail kind of winds around it. The night we were there, there were many frogs croaking back and forth. We didn't hear any until the end of the hike, but when we got to the pool, it was a beautiful symphony of croaks. It's also kind of nice because there's kind of a misty waterfall pouring down over part of the trail. If you don't want to get wet, it's easy to avoid. However, if you want light droplets, there right there for you. I would definitely do this hike again, it's pretty and accessible.

Thank Ryan R
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Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

We hiked all three pools. I would recommend hiking all the way to the upper pool. We saw two guys rock climbing on one of the ledges. We saw several mule deer and a rattle snake on the hike.

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Reviewed 13 June 2014

The trail from the lodge to the first pool is paved. There is good scenery along the way. This part of the hike is easy. The route to the middle and upper pools is steeper and sandy. There are many steps up to the last pool. This part is a moderate hike. I saw many families with young children on this hike. It was very hot in June. Take a lot of water. From the upper pool you can continue on a paved trail along the Virgin River to the Grotto. The shuttle buses stop at the Grotto.

Thank charles6346
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Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

Had gone but I would imagine its a bit of a traffic jam at peak times as often you have to be in single file to pass a point.
The walk was enjoyable and not too challenging but then we had hiked the Observation Trail the day before. We went back via Kayenta trail which was very pheasant looking down on the river and spotting lots of wildlife.
The emerald pools are not that exciting or beautiful but it's a fun hike. They are pools and they are green.

Thank AlitNorthamptonUK
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Reviewed 8 June 2014

You have to consider about 2 hours to see them all at a leisure pace. I did not have time and I walked only to the first one, spectacular to see, though you cannot go in. Somebody said the third one is even better. It is quite a walk, but not steep.

Thank laurapoint
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