Shady Pools. This is a quick little stroll along lower Pine Creek's riparian corridor to a charming small waterfall and a couple of shallow pools. A fun, mellow, and enchanting hike for the whole family. The hike is on a flat social trail most of the way, then involves a little boulder hopping and possibly wading to get to the waterfall itself. The pool is not deep enough to swim in, though deeper pools can be found further up-canyon for inspired and able scramblers. Please take care to check the depth of any pool you decide to jump into, as the bottoms can be rocky and irregular.
This trail is a great example of the off-trail, unadvertised opportunities Zion offers, often just off the main road. This particular area has gained popularity in the past few years because of its easy access and the pleasant, shady swimming holes. Please minimize your impact by sticking to existing paths and packing out any litter you have or find.
Spring - Look for beautiful spring flowers along creek beds.
Summer - Zion can be hot, and this is a popular swimming hole.
Fall - Great fall photography along the creek beds.
Winter - Possible snowpack and ice. Use caution and check current conditions at the Zion Wilderness Desk.
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