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Easy trail, somewhat protected with a gentle ascent, barely noticeable once you are on the trail. Only tricky part is getting down to the creek just before you get to the falls. Rocks are a little slick and you just need to be careful. Crossing the creek is easiest if you just get your shoes a bit wet. Gala are gorgeous and be really careful if you decide to head up to the falls.

Loved this trail. Unfortunately it burned in sept of 2018. who knows when someone will go and replace all the wood bridges. Even if they did it will be a very sad sight for a while.

hiking
1 day ago

Drove up squaw peak road and started from there which cut out a good chunk of the hike. Ended up being only about 2 miles each way for us, but a brutal two miles. Not the prettiest but definitely worth it!

A very difficult hike, but so rewarding!

We loved the hike and the tour! We took our 3 year old and 1 year old and they loved it.

amazing hike. it was 17 miles though... def not 13.9. beautiful, great weather, great trail. loved it!

Hiked this on Sept 7th. Camped at Emerald Lake. Left trailhead at 4 pm. Reached lake by 7. Lots of vertical gain. A few streams near the start give you an opportunity to fill up on water. Highly recommend. From there, the next source is Emerald Lake. Was merely a pond on the 7th; it will dry up. Very few people this late in the day; beautiful. Camped. Next day - traversed to the saddle. Left pack at saddle. Took me two hours to summit from Emerald Lake. Gorgeous views of the Salt Lake Valley and the Wasatch Wilderness. Well worth the mental and physical challenge of the steep vertical, and relentless switchbacks.

Important to realize Emerald Lake is not a part of this trail. Must go well out of the way for water, and as I said, would be surprised if the lake makes it much longer. Bring more water than you need.

Favorite hike! I’ve done it 7 times and it’s a new experience every time.

great trail beautiful scenery got some really steep hills though.

Left at 3am from Timpanooki parking and made the summit at 8:30am. The sun came up right at the meadows at 7am. The wind at the Sandle wasn’t too bad with the sun up. Great and difficult hike.

One of my favorite hikes the way up is amazing and the caves are even cooler!

very fun the donut was a hike to get to though.

So hard but the views were worth it!

Hiking on a weekday when it’s less busy? Want to shave 1.6 miles off the stated 3.0 mileage? Save yourself the aggravation and drive the 0.8 miles down the road to the ACTUAL trailhead. I really wish people used these reviews to provide useful information as was intended for this forum. The app incorrectly states that the trailhead is off the side of the highway but if you drive down the paved road for 0.8 miles you will see the actual trailhead. I was really irritated to add mileage walking down a private road which doubled the actual mileage of the hike — especially on a Monday when it wasn’t busy and there were spots at the trailhead. The trailhead isnt large so I imagine on weekends it would fill up quickly. I’d say maybe 20 cars can fit, maybe less. Wish I knew this before hand. Also once you make it to the waterfall if you want to see the actual donut hole that people photograph you have to hike up the waterfall over slick rocks. While this did not pose a problem for me, a lot of the reviews claim the elderly can do this hike and I’d like to clarify that it is true to a point given the climb up the waterfall itself. If you’re reading this please pass it forward and write useful information on these reviews so it helps everyone seeking information. Should be common sense. Don’t be a sheeple.

Beautiful hike. Not much water this time of year. Want to do this in the spring.

From Missouri reviewer: this trail was very easy. There’s a bit of an incline at the beginning but otherwise it was a great trail for all ages. The waterfall was beautiful but very rocky so be careful! We climbed up and over the waterfall to have lunch and it was lovely. Highly recommend for a quick hike for people not from Utah, and who aren’t use to the altitude but still wanna get outside.
Views: 5 stars
Trail difficulty: easy
Access to trailhead: easy drive up road.

hiking
8 days ago

always love hiking this trail. sometimes you'll see animals sometimes not. but a great trail none the less.

hiking
8 days ago

Very nice trail. Hiked it yesterday morning. Saw a mule deer and young moose. To see the donut part of the falls you need to scale to the top of the falls.

We went up last Saturday. We hiked the first hour or two with headlamps because we started in the dark. Plenty of parking when we got there and a steady climb with breathtaking views all the way up. Managed to find some mountain goats. The only two complaints I have are the amount of people and that you have to hike just short of a mile across a boulder field-it hurts your feet! Will be trying the Timpanogee trail next time.

hiking
10 days ago

Moderate hike, nice trails that are marked. Trail head was behind the bathroom building, we walked back from the falls on the dirt road next to the stream that connects back to the main road out. Waterfall is not running very fast but was still worth seeing. Able to get across the stream on rocks so didn’t get shoes wet, if water was higher you would want water shoes. Don’t forget a jacket if you go in the morning it can be 30 degrees colder in the mountains.

nature trips
10 days ago

Great hike! Easy enough for the young and old. The trail is well worn and plenty wide. Very high foot traffic so you won't get lost. The waterfall is fantastic. One of my favorites to visit.

I enjoyed the hike I noticed there is a point in which the trail breaks into two parts. One that goes to the stream that leads to the fall. And, was wondering if anyone knew where the other trail leads too

Fun trail with a great end to it.

Not for the feint of heart once you pass the meadow. The trail hugs the side of the mountain pretty closely in a few places, and there are some scree piles you cross. Once you reach the saddle, the rest of the trail to the top of Timp requires some basic scrambling, and you need hands and feet in a number of places. it's quite steep.

This hike is beautiful, rewarding, and challenging all at the same time. the view from the saddle is beautiful, but the view from Timp is awesome. There is very little water along the trail, and very little shade the last half of the trail up. Bring sunscreen and water (I brought a full gallon).

We also saw some pika, two female moose, and got some great selfies with a mountain goat.

please pick up your trash, too!!

Best Utah county trail. A must.

on Donut Falls Trail

hiking
12 days ago

Classic. Haven’t been here in years. The water seemed pretty low this go around, but the waterfall is still beautiful.

Climb over the waterfall, and up the steep rock for a nice view of the canyon.

Beautiful views all the way to the top! Definitely worth an early start. Not too difficult, just long, as others mentioned.

Such a pretty hike. Quick and easy for an after work activity.

walking
14 days ago

Very peaceful hike. late afternoon was a good time for less people and more shade.

Good, simple hike. I followed the All Trails map and did the first turn off to go see Bridal Veils fall (be carefull, steep and loose rock) which was awesome to see. Then the pup and I got back on the trail towards Upper falls. The trail is all cement until you reach the trail head for both waterfalls. The Upper Falls trailhead will have a cement structure with graffiti on it, like other pictures have shown. The trail alone was nice. Slightly steep (by no means bad at all) and some loose rock, but worth the short hike straight up to the falls. Made for a great and simple morning hike. Like in my other reviews for other hikes, I got there early t avoid people (I was there around 7:45am or so) and by the time I got back to my truck the lot was packed and people everywhere.

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