Upper Calf Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 13 reviews
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Upper Calf Creek Falls Trail is a 1.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Boulder, UT that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

1.8 miles 658 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

walking

river

waterfall

wild flowers

A short, steep, slickrock trail to a beautiful waterfall This is a short hike over slickrock with cairns to show the way. Farther along the trail shows better when the rock gives way to soil. The views right from the trail register are stunning and varied with much variety of geological formations and rocks. The falls are cool with a sort of oasis appeal along the creek. Be sure to take a little water because the rocks and the climb will bring a little thirst. There are no fees for this hike.

2 months ago

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4 months ago

I hiked this over the weekend for the first time and loved it. We were the only ones on the trail and were met by a few people once we arrived at the falls. The water was pretty cold but it was perfect with the 100 degree weather we were facing. Getting there was easy, basically all downhill on smooth rocks with few sandy/rocky areas. If you are hiking this in the summer, remember that going back up is entirely uphill with some very steep sections. In the 100 degree weather, the hike back was less than enjoyable. Make sure to bring plenty of water - you'll need it!

hiking
5 months ago

Hiked this in August for a short afternoon hike. Still a wildflower or two. Had the trail all to myself. Not really any good spots to sit near the waterfall, but very pretty and refreshing.

6 months ago

Fun quick hike. The falls are nice and the pool very inviting.

6 months ago

My kids (teenagers) loved this hike. We went in the spring and it was perfect, summer would be hot though. It's down a lot of slickrock and little shade, but so beautiful. We loved the pools and waterfalls, so peaceful.

8 months ago

Hot summers but the water is always refreshing

8 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Beautiful waterfall and refreshing plunge in the pool at the bottom. Good hike.

1 year ago

Beautiful trail! All downhill to the falls and uphill on the way back. It was easier than I thought it would be.

hiking
1 year ago

Did this hike during an early summer evening and it was spectacular! My favorite parts of the hike -
beautiful, short, awesome swimming hole above falls, no crowds.

hiking
2 years ago

A nice hike and happy to check off my list. Not as scenic as lower calf Creek Falls.

hiking
3 years ago

Great hike. Take lots of water and your swimming suit!

hiking
4 years ago

I have a feeling some of the other reviewers are thinking of the lower falls. The upper falls aren't as spectacular as the lower falls, but I think the hike to the upper falls is better, and it's not nearly as crowded. It's a steep hike that descends into the canyon. You have to hike up to get back to the trailhead.