Upper Bell's Canyon Trail is a 8.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sandy, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.
Once past the second falls, the trail follows a series of carins set by the Wasatch Mountain Club in conjunction with the Forest Service. This mapped route is a close estimate of that route. It is not recommended for novice hikers. At the Upper Reservoir one can continue to other high points in the Wasatch back country that will require mountaineering and or good navigation skills.
What a great hike. Not for the faint of heart. Thank you Maggie Cloud for going with me. Once you get above the lower falls there is some beautiful country to see.
This one is great for someone who wants a good work out... Many rocks and boulders, but the scenery makes up for the technicality. Word of caution, there are many slick spots with the snow, ice and mud.
ouch my poor knees this hike was awesome. it took forever me and a friend went about nine and a half hours until we got back down it's beautiful very fun maybe take some knee wraps.
Give yourself time to do complete trail.Boulder fields are tough,when you lose sight of trail follow cairns.
Beautiful the whole way up, hard hike, but totally worth it!
Steep climb the entire way but worth the climb.
it was a very beautiful hike would do it again in a heartbeat
The hike is very rocky and slow going. It follows the stream/river mostly the entire way so there are many scenic views. Hiking on the granite was awesome. One of the most beautiful hikes. Most people miss the best parts of the hike if they only go to the falls.
Steep but totally worth it.
Great hike with terrific views. Quite strenuous at times. Took 3.5 hours for us to ascend.
Great hike! I will be returning ....
It will be steep and technical! It was still pretty snowy in mid June because the elevation is so high. It's crazy how you can pass so many hundreds on the trail then be the only one all the way at the lake! I planned 3 hours to make the climb then set up camp. It took over four and was dark as I reached the lake. Take a fishing rod with spinners (light colored jake's).
awesome trail tough but rewarding when you reach the upper reservoir u will be impressed
it is amazing
This is a great hike and it hard. the views are amazing and I love the fact that it is very light traffic after the lower falls and even lighter after the upper falls.
My son and I went to the upper reservoir and it should be noted that after the bouldering area the trails become very scares and there are many trail markers that don't take you to the reservoir.
I am not a highly experienced hiker so I am sure that the hike could be done faster but I would plan on 10 hours up and back (and some pretty sore legs ;) ).