Waterfall Canyon Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Ogden, UT 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great views, some elevation climbs and loose rocks but worth the effort. Weather was great in sept and a good cool breeze while hiking made for refreshing breaks.
Great little hike , pretty easy some scrambling , up and back 1 hour 20 minutes
Definitely worth the climb and great for families. You will have to take some breaks because it has some steep parts. But it's not too long. My favorite time to take this hike is in the spring when the runoff is occurring because the waterfalls are so gorgeous. I've done this one many times and will do it again. It's fun to take your shoes off at the top and play in the water.
Beautiful hike and a great workout.
This trail is well maintained but fairly crowded. It's a short and fun hike that all ages can do if willing to take breaks.
This is a pretty fast hike, not too difficult. Very popular, usually a lot of people on the trail, views at the waterfall are gorgeous.
Fun hike! Kid friendly!
my first waterfall hike, challenging coming from flat land but do able and worth it
This was our first hike upon moving to Utah as transplants from the relatively flat southeast. There are facilities at the trail head, and dog waste bags are also provided (we brought our own, but it's nice to have backup). The hike is a really good leg workout, as the first half up to the waterfall is at a constant incline. It is open at first, but the trail becomes more narrow and difficult to navigate as you head into the woods and up to the waterfall. There are lots of loose rocks and trip hazards along the way, so watch your footing (our 8 yr old dog did really well the whole way up, but older or arthritic dogs/younger children/inexperienced hikers may find it a bit challenging). The clearing at the waterfall is spacious, so it wasn't particularly crowded even though there were about 20 people + dogs there. The way down can be a little steep in places, so keep an eye on little ones and anyone else that may need assistance.
There are a lot of great vantage points along the hike, and although I've read that there are a lot of rattlesnakes along the trail, we didn't encounter any (there were plenty of places amongst the rocks for them to be hiding, so just be cautious). A lot of people don't clean up after their dogs, so be wary of landmines. We didn't see very much litter either, but several places along the hike have been vandalized. Overall, a good and relatively quick workout with gorgeous views!
very easy trail. perfect for whole family, kids and dogs. usually a lot of people on this trail. 1st little part is hot and in the sun, the rest is pretty shaded and follows a stream. nice lunch spot by waterfall at the top. zip line doesnt look worth it but i havent tried it.
easy hiking for the family
Quick and easy trail. Usually alot of people as well as dogs.
I thought it was a nice hike. The waterfall was more of a high up water trickle, but it was still nice, The last part is wooded and nice. The first part is kind of exposed, but for a short hike it's not too big of a deal. It was a little rocky. I don't know that I would drive from West Valley to do it again but I did not feel like it was a waste of time, just not a favorite.
Great hike! A bit challenging in places navigating a series of rocks - but also made it interesting.