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hiking
8 hours ago

The stream is dry and unremarkable otherwise. My son and I walked right past it, and the trail to that point is mildly beautiful but I wouldn't recommend it for views, maybe just for cardio. We proceeded another brutal 1.5 miles to the saddle of Mt. Olympus and THAT was phenomenal. Many hikers warned of several rattlesnakes on the path, but we didn't encounter any. 3 stars because the stream trail is super mediocre unless you really like those valley views. As far as nature, there isn't much to see here until you make it to the saddle or the summit.

hiking
10 hours ago

Good hike if you dont have time to drive far from town. The beginning is fairly easy and mid way the trail gets very rocky. I'm not sure if there is a real waterfall earlier in the year, but today, its was more of a trickle with a mist. The shade was nice in the July heat though :)

I definitely recommend following peoples advice on previous comments as far as which path to take when a trail forks. I did my best to follow the map that is on the app but once I stop looking at it I did end up having to turn around and get re-oriented onto the path with the app map. Did not see any snakes. Saw lots of lizards, squirrels, and even a hummingbird. Tons of butterflies and flying creatures… Did not get stung by anything but I was moving pretty quickly which I think is key. On the map I did reach a grotto but higher up above the map THE grotto was pinned which I didn’t make it up that far, maybe next time. It is definitely hot so bring lots of water and sunscreen and maybe even a snack. I would not recommend bringing children due to the narrow path on steep hills, the slanted incline is very difficult to keep your traction plus some of the edges are very loose. Water level was pretty low so the water wasn’t pouring very fast or heavy but still beautiful and worth it

hiking
13 hours ago

It was challenging to find the start. You have to cross the road. If you park in the parking lot that the directions take you to you’ll go to the trail head sign and stay left. Next you cross the road. Then stay left for towards the stream. You can stay on either side of the stream to get to the falls but left side would probably make it easier to see that you are indeed headed to the falls. My 3 year old didn’t do well but my 5 year loved it. If I do it again, I’ll wear my 3 year old. The ground was challenging for him to navigate.

Great hike. A little worn and overgrown in spots, but awesome nonetheless. Probably better during the early summer though ;) Would recommend.

This was a great hike! I have done lower falls about 25 times with my kids, but never without them. I finally had a chance without kids to do this. We started on the trailhead around 7:25 ish, and finished at 10pm. It was 1.97 Miles to the waterfall, and ended up being a little less than 4 Miles total. The 3.4 Miles is deceiving, and once you hit 1.7 Miles the rest of the way to the waterfall is difficult and the path isn’t clear. It got dark before we got out of the canyon and n d d the help of a flashlight to see the rocks and path.

If you haven’t done it, do it! The waterfall is stunning and worth it. This hike is equivalent to waterfall canyon trail in my opinion. My kids (4 & 1) did waterfall canyon last year and it took 6 hours, I don’t think I will take them on this hike for another year.

Quick, beautiful trail. You can drive right up to it on the Bonneville Shoreline if you have a higher clearance vehicle. A little overgrown near the top. The Grotto is gorgeous, this should be more popular, but it is a little tough near the top. Directions are key. It’s easy to take the wrong side trail. At the entrance to the creek be sure to take the trail on the north side (marked as steed creek trail) then once you cross the creek on a wooden plank, stay left and the canyon takes you right to the grotto. I’ve done some of the more intense hikes in Utah, but I would still say this is a tougher moderate hike. Not great for the typical kid and you do gain a lot of elevation on unsteady and steep inclines. Quick hike. You’ll love it.

my son took me on this hike. It was a work out for me but I really enjoyed the scenery.

backpacking
3 days ago

Nice falls, was on all fours toward the end.

easy hike and super short with beautiful waterfall...

Beautiful and a simple short hike you can take your kids on...

Hiked this mid July and started around noon. Start of trail you are more exposed. Then shade for majority of trail. With a 1 and 2y/o we took our time due to heat. Scenery beautiful and would have appreciated a few more signs.

Awesome hike, not overgrown and mostly shaded. Will be doing this again

This is a favorite hike for our family. The waterfall is impressive. Try it in the winter if you haven’t! It’s a good workout and a fair climb but my young kids have all been able to do it.

This was such a nice hike on a hot evening. The first half mile or so is on the road in the sun, but then it is shaded and the grotto is nice and cool with the waterfalls. Follow the tips and make sure you go up at the “steed creek trail” sign. I think moderate is a good rating for this hike. I loved it!

Beautiful hike! If you go in the morning you can avoid the afternoon/weekend rush, as well as the heat. The trail has plenty of shade half way up.

Definitely a lot of uphill especially the first 2 miles but overall a good trail run!!

on Hidden Falls Trail

hiking
8 days ago

Short but worth it!

We took the right trail with the stairs and didn’t realize this was NOT the waterfall trail. The waterfall trail is to your left and through some brush. Since we ended up hiking 1.6 miles up the trail, we didn’t have time to actually see the waterfall. I will definitely be back. The trail offered lots of shade, but there were bugs, so bring bug spray!

hiking
10 days ago

We hiked this trail all the way up to the waterfall last Sunday with our two dogs and 4 year old son. The first part with the switchbacks is just sand and not covered at all so our dogs definitely struggled through that on the way up and back. Once you drop into the canyon it is covered for the most part with fairly easy access to the water where our dogs cooled off. There are some areas that made us a little nervous with tow dogs and a child but everyone did great. We clocked it at right around 6 miles up and back, but we also took a wrong turn on the way back down. The waterfall was beautiful and our son had a blast playing in the water at the top. I would definitely say take snacks or a lunch and enjoy the waterfall while you rest. Also take water! We thought we had enough and definitely could have used more. We did encounter areas that had a substantial amount of wasps but walking right through them was no problem and they didn’t bother us. Also saw one rattle snake on the way up but he was off to the side and moving away from us with no issues.

I’ve done this hike several times and love it. Went today and there were quite a bit of wasps throughout the trail. Thought I’d leave a review for people who may have kids that are easily spooked. However, from my experience this is not the norm.

hiking
10 days ago

Great trail but a little too busy for my liking...

nice hike not to long not to short.

First part is straight up a sandy path, which has little cover on a hot sunny day. Once you enter the trees, majority of hike is covered minus a few spots. Fairly difficult second half with rocks and incline, depending on your fitness level. We went late in day and other reviews are accurate, fairly crowded. Top is a nice waterfall with some areas to sit. Also areas throughout trail to sit and rest. Saw quite a few families with young children doing the hike, as well as dogs.

This was a beautiful trail. We had 5 kids ages 5-10 and our dog with us, they all handled it beautifully. Everyone wanted lots of water on the way up. The trail is nicely shaded the majority of the time. Cons: the amount of dog poop on this trail is ridiculous, why the heck can’t people just pick up their dog’s poop?! Pretty soon dogs won’t be allowed in such beautiful places. Not cool.

Very nice hike to a beautiful waterfall but too many people

hiking
13 days ago

This is just a shorter version of the Peak trail. Even though it is shorter you will defiantly get a work out to this point. It only gets stepper at this point.

hiking
14 days ago

Really like this trail. Watch for rattle snakes tho

My husband and I completed this hike on July 1.

This hike was okay. Typical canyon hike- lovely views and mostly shaded. Frustrating that the trail was overgrown in some areas, especially toward the end. We're not even sure we made it to the official end of the trail... we just couldn't go any farther.

Probably would've given it 3 stars, but the stream crossings and clusters of butterflies were redeeming factors.

Great for kids. Anywhere in Utah has great views, so I won’t say it had “decent” views; because that’s just not true. Really mellow incline in elevation. If you continue heading east on the trail, you can extend the hike. Other than that, pretty short and sweet.

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