Many Pools Trail
|DIFFICULTY||OUR RATING||ELEVATION GAIN||AVG TIME||ROUND TRIP|
|Moderate||200 ft||1 - 2 hrs||1 - 3 miles|
STARTING POINT: Upper East Canyon
along the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway 9. Park 0.9 miles east of the small tunnel.
|ELEVATION GAIN||200 ft|
|AVG TIME||1 - 2 hrs|
|ROUND TRIP||1 - 3 miles|
Very scenic hike that goes up a beautiful red and white slickrock gully. This hike is on the east side of the park. It is a great hike for families because you can make the hike long or short (it’s an out-and-back hike). Lots of pools on the route are full of frogs and tadpoles. Very few people on this hike since it is out of the main Zion Canyon. A good alternative to the Emerald Pools hikes if you’re looking to ditch the masses. Pro tip: some people struggle to find the trailhead for this hike. The parking for the trailhead is on a wide pull-out on the right (as of 2021 there is now a restroom at the parking area). The hike begins to the west (across the road) up a little canyon. Or if you prefer: immediately descend to the east from the parking lot down the dry wash. When you reach the sandy bottom of the wash turn left (west) and go up the canyon — you will cross under the road in a tunnel. Using this method you can’t miss the trailhead.