Lower Pine Creek Waterfall Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, UT that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
This fun hike takes you to a beautiful pond and 15-foot waterfall on Pine Creek. Boulder-hopping or wading is required. The trail is not maintained or listed on any park maps, but it is easy to find and follow. The trailhead for Lower Pine Creek is the first (bottom) switchback. Pine Creek flows year-round and comes from a spring near the base of the Great Arch. Seasonal runoff can increase the flow dramatically. You'll have to cross Pine Creek a couple of times. Most people will be able to jump from rock to rock and keep their feet dry. Keep an eye out for tadpoles and other critters in the stream. Right before the large waterfall are a couple of ponds that are big enough to swim in. Lower Pine Creek Falls is about 15 feet tall. The pond at the base of the falls is knee to waist deep.