There are multiple ways to access the pools. Many visitors will begin at the lower pool and continue on to each pool, that is a 2.2 mile round-trip adventure. There are trails that lead directly to each pool, it is up to you which pools you would like to see and how you want to utilize the trail system in place.
Trail Length: 0.6 miles to the lower pool.
Degree of Difficulty: Easy | Wheelchair accessible
Elevation Change: 50 feet
This trail is paved with minimal elevation gain making it a great hike for families with strollers or those in need of a wheelchair. The Lower Emerald Pool is formed from the waterfall of Middle Emerald Pool. The best time to see this pool and when it has the most water is in spring.
Trail Length: 1 mile to the middle pool.
Degree of Difficulty: Easy / Moderate
Elevation Change: 200 feet
The trail to Middle Emerald Pool requires some climbing and has an unpaved edge. The pool is beautiful with trees nearby and offers lovely views of Zion National Park. There are options to go straight to Middle Emerald Pool, or take a trail past Lower and continue on to Middle Emerald Pool.