Waterfall Canyon Trail

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Waterfall Canyon Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ogden, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

2.5 miles 1197 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

200 ft. Waterfall, Great Scenery, Ogden Valley Overlook This is a great hike for people of all ages. There are a few places where there are loose rocks, but most people in fair physical condition should be able to navigate this trail. The view of the waterfall and the valley makes it well worth it. There are several trails to explore in this area, just about all of them are clearly marked. Note: some trails are specifically for hikers, others are for mountain bikers. You may see people on bikes on the hiking trails, and most people don't seem to mind, but be aware on blind corners that there may be mountain bikers present.

5 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

Took my family on our first hike of the year. There is still some snow on the trail past the bridge but we had a great time.

13 days ago

20 days ago

it was a fun hike! We went when it was about 45° and it was a little icy at times. But nothing too bad! It is Letty hard in the snow without snowshoes, but manageable. The frozen waterfall is worth it 100%!!!!
One thing I will warn about is, please don't go too close to the waterfall, or let your pups too close. We saw some pretty large pieces fall off on 2/4/17. So just be safe, and enjoy the sight! :)

hiking
21 days ago

This short popular hike in Weber County is a great one to do in the winter and summer, it's like two completely different hikes. I had the hike pegged at about 3.2 miles round trip and 950 ft elevation gain. It took us about 2 hrs 20 minutes with the descent taking about half as long as the ascent. The trail is extremely busy in the summer and is still fairly busy for a winter hike but manageable. We went on a warm day and the snow was very slushy and as a result I would say that wet feet are better than heavy boots for this hike. The waterfall is incredible and towers high overhead and at the time we were there was dropping chunks of ice as it was overly warm for the season. All in all great hike for the family and be extra nice to this trail as it is on private land. Don't want to lose access.

hiking
23 days ago

1 month ago

Really well marked. Started from the park entrance. Didn't need to use our snowshoes but it was a little icy. Gradual elevation gain. The frozen waterfall is well worth the hike!

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1 month ago

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2 months ago

Waterfall frozen over on Dec 11. Spectacular.

2 months ago

really well marked out and it's fairly easy and short except for the steepness. also it was slippery with ice on it but easy to drive up to and it had a great ending!

hiking
3 months ago

It was awesome!!!!!!

3 months ago

3 months ago

This is a great moderate hike with a little bit of everything. Plenty of rest along the hike with a couple steeper areas.

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3 months ago

4 months ago

We did a long version of this hike, heading down Gibbs loop and up and then up the waterfall trail and back down the shorter way. It was a fun day, challenging while carrying our kids on our backs! The waterfall was mostly dried up but still pretty and the views were great, especially with the fall colors!

hiking
4 months ago

This was my first hike since roaming the woods as a child in Mississippi. Waterfall was a great hike and good workout. Great scenery and relaxing sounds of water running down a stream near the trail and then the waterfall as you get closer. Great views of Ogden, Utah below as well.

hiking
4 months ago

Tried to hike it just to be turned away at a fence.
I used to love this hike. Sad it is now private property and if you don't have ID on you, you get turned away.

4 months ago

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4 months ago

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4 months ago

Haven't hiked it in about 7 years after hiking it all the time back then. Such a fun hike and amazing view. Moderate hike and steep at top to see the amazing view of Ogden.