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Good family trail

So beautiful and peaceful! I'm planning to take this little trip again.

Went on a Saturday in August with my family of four, including a four-year-old and seven-year-old. We got there at 6 AM, so we got on the trail before anyone else, but on the way down it was like a conga line going up to the falls. The trail was beautiful and the falls were pretty. We didn’t let the kids do the scramble up to the top off the falls although I did and enjoyed that little challenge at the end of the trail. The rest of the trail was great for both of my kids.

Such a fun hike with little kids. The bridge is awesome.

Great hike to the falls. If you want to go further, it's nice, too. Fairly steep after the falls, but not hard.

Really crowded which makes sense because it's not too strenuous or long so kids can come.

very very muddy right now. We didn't want to slip so we didn't climb down the rock to see the falls. Really pretty hike and worth it for sure.

bring water shoes!

Nice short hike to the falls. Trail is shadded well and not super rocky but it gets over crowded real quick, so go early to avoid the crowd and to have the falls all to your self.

a fun and easy trail

Short and easy hike. The only tough part was climbing the rocks to get a better view of the falls at the top. Saw a moose (!!!!) and tons of chipmunks along the way. I went on a Sunday around 11am and it was pretty crowded, but there were still plenty of parking spots on big cottonwood canyon road. From there I walked the .75ish miles on the paved road (FR019) to the trailhead.

We started our hike at 8:15 this morning and didn't see many people. Tip: you can park at the trailhead though this app directs you to park along the Big Cottonwood Canyon road. If you go early there will be spaces; otherwise walk a mile to the trailhead. Bold ground squirrels were entertaining.

Very nice hike. The views are incredible. And to have the stream right along the trail was awesome! Will definitely do this hike again

hiking
8 days ago

This is such an easy hike. Even though it’s short the payoff is incredible. If you need a short break from...anything...this is an excellent option.

great all around hike not to difficult unless you want to climb up to get a closer look at the falls.

good short hike and very nice falls.

Fun & easy hike. We parked near the main road & had to walk in on the paved road, but it was still fairly easy. You can try driving all the way to the trailhead to see if you can get a parking spot - be careful not to park in a marked spot that says no parking at any time or you’ll be ticketed (even on Sundays)
My two year old hiked all the way in with the exception of a couple rocky spots. Come willing to get a little wet & you’ll have a good time.
We hiked up to the top where you can see the actual “donut fall”. Brings lots of water & maybe even some snacks.

Great trail for kids. The last little way up to the actual falls is a bit of a scramble but a fun challenge for the kids. We even ran into a few moose on the trails.

hiking
11 days ago

I love this hike. Be prepared to wait in certain areas because it’s always busy and with lots of little children. It’s great to see their happy faces but it can be dangerous. Always keep an eye on your children.

Short. Easy with kids. Beautiful.

walking
14 days ago

Super casual walk, no incline. A lot of people around paddle boarding and fishing.

hiking
14 days ago

Thanks our first nature hike in Utah. It was great for the kids. Some river crossings and pretty forest to walk through. The last part after the bridge was a little tough for our 3 year old (some boulders to climb up and down), so we skipped the actual falls and just played in the water by the bridge.

hiking
15 days ago

great trail with kids ages 8,6,2. we saw a moose and 4 deer and a prairie dog that ate out of my daughters hand. your feet get wet at end of trail next time I will bring them water shoes

on Donut Falls Trail

15 days ago

Nice easy hike for the grandchildren (and for me). Recommend avoiding weekend if possible, very crowded and parking was a mess. Otherwise a delightful hike.

Fairly gentle hike with a fantastic reward awaiting at the end. Beautiful small waterfall. Very nice hike. Perfect late day trip.

hiking
16 days ago

Fun easy hike. Get there early for parking and nice weather! 10/10 would go again. Went w/ a 9 year old and he loved it.

Took the family around 1000 on a Saturday morning. Trail was perfect for my kids, ages 7-13. Decent wildlife, with some birds and lizards. Trail would be great for running - we did see ppl doing this and biking. Easy to get to the trailhead, and the kids had fun playing on the little rock wall at the park before and after our hike. The suspension bridge was very cool. We had fun looking at the valley as we hiked, there are a lot of fancy homes just below the trail which were fun to gawk at.

hiking
17 days ago

Great for kids an goes straight up till the waterfalls

Took the kids on this quick hike. The bridge Is super cool! All kids did great from 5 year old to 9 year old.

hiking
18 days ago

We went yesterday morning and got to the trailhead around 8:45am, got great parking, and enjoyed the 65 degree weather. It was gorgeous and the kids all did it easy-peasy! Scrambling up the rocks to the waterfall and stepping into the cave where the water falls through the “donut” hole has to be one of my favorite hiking moments. That’s why we have to do this one at least once a year. As we were hiking down, HOARDS of people were hiking up. Families, school groups, foreigners...everybody’s up for this flavor of donut.

First hike and really enjoyed it! Some inclines and declines! Good for beginners and small children.

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