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The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the 12 National Forests in the Intermountain Region as well as one of the urban National Forests in the Forest Service System. It covers an area that includes northern and north-central Utah, and southwestern Wyoming. This area also includes the larges population center within the State of Utah, which is known as the Wasatch Front. The Forest is heavily influenced and impacted from over a million people living in close proximity. The Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest has a net acreage of 2,169,596 acres. It is divided into seven Ranger Districts: Salt Lake, Kamas/Heber, Ogden, Pleasant Grove, Spanish Fork, and Logan in Utah; and Evanston/Mountain View in Wyoming. Scenic beauty on the Forest offers unlimited recreational opportunities throughout the year. Whether you enjoy skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, hiking, mountain biking, camping, picnicking, fishing, boating, swimming, horseback riding, etc., you can find the recreational experience you are seeking. Because of the abundance of recreation opportunities and the large urban population along the Wasatch Front, the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest is one of the most heavily visited in the entire National Forest System.

The hike to the waterfall doesn't have the most beautiful scenery but if you're up for it, you can keep going past the big waterfall and a second little waterfall and it becomes beautiful! we went all the way up the canyon to an open meadow that has a campfire pit. I highly recommend getting to the meadow if you can. Coming down was a little hard on the knees so take it slow if you need to.

Easy hike. Lots of horses on the trail so be aware. :)

hiking
9 hours ago

There is no doubt this is a very heavily trafficked trail. The trail is quite leveled out by all the foot traffic as well as some trail sides. Finding loose stones or gravel is almost impossible on most of this trail due to the heavy foot traffic. That being said, there are times this trail is very quiet. When we went in, we saw only one couple at the falls, then exiting we saw a few people entering, which meant we had the whole trail virtually to ourselves for the hour we were here. While the trail is easy, and they have made it easy to get to the falls, there are places there are wooden boards, bridges and logs that go over the stream. Once you get to what seems like the end of the trail, there will be a rock face to your left, a very smooth tree stump ahead of you, and a place to step down into the creek to the right. Go down into the creek and cross through the water or over the log bridge, and around that rock face you will see the falls. You have to go down into the ravine to see the falls or you could see it from above if you climb/scramble up the rock.

Note on the distance: Alltrails mentions .6 miles, the trailhead says .5. I have tallied .9. Actually it would be closer to .8 (.1 from car parking to trailhead).

Loved this hike... clean trail and worth it to get to the Hot Springs.

Loved this trail! Some of the most beautiful views of the mountains and valley. Started at 8 am, got to the peak about 9:30. Got down in about an hour. Great workout but not as hard as other peaks. Definitely one of my favorite hikes now. Everything was super green & lots of beautiful wildflowers.

hiking
18 hours ago

My dog and I did this on Saturday and it was absolutely beautiful! We walk pretty quickly and completed this in a little under 6 hours. A lot of exposure (I got pretty sun burnt) but also some beautiful wooded sections for the first couple miles and then about a mile from the summit. Wildflowers were incredible this time of year!

hiking
20 hours ago

too many people... but beautiful

Moderate, pretty steep but not too bad. Pretty waterfall at the top

hiking
21 hours ago

Decent hike, great view

hiking
21 hours ago

Incline the whole way...can be tough but the view is worth the cardio

Great trail! Dog friendly. Very steep at the beginning but flattens out once you get about a half of a mile up!

This is a great trail, I was surprised how easy and quick it was to see the waterfall! It’s a pretty waterfall but there is definitely crowding in front of the waterfall but other then that the trail was mostly cleared!

hiking
21 hours ago

Absolutely gorgeous! A little bit of everything that makes me smile. Flowers, water, trees, dramatic rock formations, aspen trees and small meadows.

Last week-end the gravel service roads were closed to cars so we had to park way down from the trailhead and had to walk up the service roads for 50 minutes just to get to the trail. Then we hiked about 45 min to the top to see the lake. There was still snow on the trail in some spots and it was quite muddy, but warm weather when sunny. You had to cross two or three creeks with slippery rocks but often you could find a long way around- just avoid the mud. The lake still had patches of ice and was beautiful. I don’t need to do this trail again for a few years. Took 4 adults 3 1/2 hours

hiking
21 hours ago

I love this trail, it was very fun and adventures throughout. me and my partner made it to the end where there is a very beautiful waterfall at the end much rewarding. my first this year 2018.

This is a gorgeous, well-marked trail great for kids. Thick, healthy flora provides shade most of the way.

scenic driving
22 hours ago

We drove on this scenic byway several times over this weekend. It's nice as it is not heavily traveled, and free to enter from both ends. There are some nice overlooks and many hiking trails. There are several more trails on this drive that aren't listed here in alltrails. There are many places to camp for free as well as a few private campgrounds (pay for camping) along this route.

No reward at the end. Scary disliked strongly the bush. We didn’t like the bush. Hit me up if you actually like hiking in the bush. We want to know why.

If you just want a short trail , not a lot of elevation gain,thats enjoyable and has a beautiful lake as your destination then this is it.
Great to bring visitors that may not be able to hike long distance at high elevations. Perfect to squeeze in if you don't have all day

This is a great hike to do with the family. We went with our two kids (6 and 4) and easily made it to the second lake. The temperature is nice and cool even in the summer. There is a descent amount of shade once you get past the chair lifts (ski resort). Loved it!

first part is intense uphill and you can hear traffic. after about a half mile the sound of water downs out the traffic and it becomes nice. not a whole lot of people, but you are surrounded by trees for the most part so you don't see a whole lot of grand views.

Great little hicking trail. very rocky by my 4 kids made it just fine ages 8, 6, 4 and 2 in a baby backpack.

Beautiful hike! Me and my 11 yo and 8 yo did it with me. The 2nd half is steep but the waterfall is so worth it.

This is an amazing fall hike. Beware of bikers, they will run you over... Personally, I wouldn't rate this trail as moderate because it's not that difficult. It's not a flat walk, but it's also not a hard hike at all.

hiking
1 day ago

This is a great hike if you want a quick escape. However, there are a lot of people, so be prepared for that. I've gone in the early spring before and that was kind of fun... made it a little more exciting with the ice and mud :)

hiking
1 day ago

This was a super fun hike because of the old mine at the end. Before you go, Google the history of the mine, then you will have the back story as you search the tunnels. Bring a flashlight!

We are pretty much beginners, in our 40's, time to start keto and get in shape before my first heart attack... that while thing. If I can do this one anyone can! was a bit of a challenge because it is a nice steady incline until just before the lake. we also saw the frogs, rodents and ducks that are pretty used to humans, and then on the way down we ran into the Moose that others had spotted. There were 2, pretty cool, less than 100 feet from us. So if I did it and did not die, your probably good.

nature trips
1 day ago

Donut Falls is a short hike, great for a quick easy outing. It is very heavily trafficked, mostly by families. Go early if you want to park close to the trail, or you have to park on the main road.
To get to the actual donut fall you have to climb the face of a minor waterfall, and it is in a cave at the top.
Usually this isn't a hard task but as of now it is still runoff season. You can't stand under the falls right now because the water is too fast. It is definitely dangerous now and I would save this hike for later in the summer if you really want to enjoy the cave and the water.

more demanding than expected, well worth it

Beautiful hike, totally worth it. I got 4.5 miles total though on my Apple Watch and on the recording from this app so it’s more than what it says. It’s wasn’t bad at all after you got past the first part. There is dog poop because apparently people can’t pickup after their dogs, but it was still worth it!

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