Scout Falls Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alpine, UT that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from May until October.
Beautiful trail. So glad I read the reviews before or I wouldn't have known where the trailhead was. Just stick to the Timp trail and pass the ranger box. The trail was easy for my little ones but the difficulty came in the last bit to actually see the falls but they bravely climbed the rocks and got their view of the waterfall.
This hike is easy and it is not 9.5 miles as it's stated in the decription, it's about 4 miles roundtrip. The falls are very small but beautiful. There are no signs that states where the trail begins but it is the same trail that takes you to Emerald Lake and Mount Timpanogos Summit. The views are very nice and the hike is friendly enough for kids.
I liked this hike - beautiful views, tree coverage and well maintained. The trail is not marked - so reading the reviews was very helpful. Right before the falls was a series of steep loose rocks which were a bit unsafe.
This hike is GORGEOUS! My husband and I took our daughter (8) and it was the perfect length for her. It was also easy. Make sure to read through all reviews before heading out; there is some great advice that saved us time and difficulty! My main suggestion is to head to the RIGHT when the trail forks. It will take you right up to the falls, no scrambling required! The leaves are beginning to change, so get up there soon!
Love this hike !!! Nice shade, pretty easy, lots of fun creeks to go through, and a nice beautiful waterfall at the top!
Easy but beautiful hike. Fun to do with the kids.
Great, short hike. As other reviews have said- this is not 9 miles. It's about 4 miles to get to the falls and back. The falls are small but the surrounds are very pretty all the way up.
It was a great easy trail for kids. Just don't miss the left turn to the falls, the sign that we had remembered from previous years wasn't there anymore.
Loved this hike! Took 11 kids ranging from 6mo-16 years and it was a blast. The scenery was incredible the falls were worth it. We did have some trouble getting the littlest ones up that last climb to the falls but had many helping hands from the older kids and we made it work. Can't wait to do this one in the fall!
This hike was great! Took a bit longer with 3 littles, but the waterfall was pretty and there are lots of wildflowers most of the way. Make sure to not cross the tree (toward the top) and to just turn right when you get to the fork, the path is much easier that way :)
small trail but beautiful!
I absolutely loved this beautiful trail - gorgeous scenery and vegetation, including about a dozen varieties of wildflowers. We hiked in the evening at the end of June and the trail was almost entirely in the shade and the temperature was perfect. The views are amazing throughout. We loved that the switchback part of the trail crossed over several little waterfalls and creeks. The falls themselves were lovely, but the hike to get there was my favorite part.
Loved the hike! My 4 year old had no problem with it.
This was a great hike. Starts at the Guard shack on the right from the trail head. 1.4 miles in, 1.4 miles out. Gorgeous views. Great for kids (mine is 8 yrs. and he loved it) Gradual climb, and fun to run back down! There is some sunny and some shady areas of the trail, so even midday hiking was nice. Towards the top there are some lovely little falls to cool you off along the trail, then a steeper rock scrambled the last 50 yards leads to 2 larger falls.
An awesome family hike (we have kids ages 1-8) about 4 miles long. Really easy until the very end where you have to climb some really steep areas to get to the actual falls. Lots of wildflowers and butterflies. Our kids all want to go again soon. Take the sunscreen- there are some places on the trail where you don't get shade for quite a while, but lots of it is shaded.