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dog friendly

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kid friendly

horseback riding

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snowshoeing

no dogs

camping

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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.

My favorite trail to run on the Wasatch front- never steep, great views alternating with shade!

Good family trail

Just a quick walk but a beautiful little spot.

Beautiful hike. Hardly saw anyone else on trail. A bit confusing when you get closer to the waterfall but we were able to find a nice shady spot near the water.

Beautiful wild flowers, though here are definitely less as this point in the season. The lake is fun too. If the ski lift is running, you can take it down the mountain for free! Busy hike

Beautiful hike. The waterfall is worth the effort. There is overflow parking just past the trailhead, heading into little cottonwood. Can get really busy on saturdays and holidays.

hiking
1 day ago

This is a ball buster or a hike but beautiful and a fantastic workout.

This is an awesome trail up Big Cottonwood Canyon! Multiple waterfalls, great scenery! Lake Blanche was completely packed, this trailhead had maybe 5 cars parked there. The waterfalls along this trail were great, many smaller cascades compared to the more monolithic, traditional waterfalls. The trail has water running down it in places, but nothing impassable.

Also, the mine is the source of some of the water (initially we thought one of the ruins above the tailings pile was the mine, turns out the mine entrance is screened by some trees). Just follow the water from the tailings pile to get to the mine entrance.

walking
1 day ago

Great little spot! Shady and near a stream.

July 2018 - The trail is in two parts, there is the paved trail along the bottom caynon next to Provo River. Well maintained as part of the Provo river trail, many parking lots, and food trucks. The trail to go up the to the mid-point of the falls is pretty skech in places. Very narrow in many parts, and loose shale rock everywhere. There are a few places where the the trail has clearly been wiped out by rock slides and is a little puckering for the less then fleet of footed. There is also another option to get to the mid-point, climb the falls themselves, lots of loose shale rock, water, and steep.

hiking
1 day ago

that was amazing,but it's just uphill

Great hike. Many trails, easy to get off on a different path

trail running
1 day ago

Started at the 22nd street Trailhead and went up through Taylor’s Canyon to Malan’s Basin Trail. You’ll get a good workout as the trail is uphill most of the way. It gets steeper as you near the top. Spectacular view of the Ogden Valley from Malan’s Peak but don’t stop there. Continue on to Malan’s Basin for some very interesting discoveries.

Great trail for all ages

off road driving
1 day ago

Amazing drive.. very rocky but a stock SUV can make it. Air down your tires.. Lots of OHV traffic. The views can’t be beat.

Awesome hike with low traffic even late morning on a Sunday. The trail markings are awful though! You take Timanookee trail for about a mile and a half, cross a stream, and take a left at the fork right after. Shortly after that you will start climbing rocks that get steeper towards the top and then you are there! I took a 4.5 and 6 year old with me and I don’t think I’d do that again with those rocks. The falls are very small right now. Overall nice, pretty hike!

A very good trail for almost every skill level. It gets a little steep for the last 1/2 mile. The entire trail is very well maintained.

hiking
1 day ago

Hiked this in August with a healing ankle sprain. Fairly easy with beautiful views. Highly recommended.

this is definitely not 10.3 miles I think it's closer to 7.5. At the top of Clayton is a stretch of about 100 m of Boulders that you have to climb through it is not a path. Might be hard for dogs

hiking
1 day ago

This trail is really pretty; the first 1/2 mile is hot, but once you hit the shade, it is rather pleasant. The hike along the creek is cool with plenty of opportunities to cool off if you choose. The final 1/2 mile to the waterfall is a little steep, but it is completely worth it in the end. The trail is heavily trafficked, so if you are looking for seclusion, this is not the place.

hiking
1 day ago

This hike was all uphill on rocky terrain. I went with my two kids on a Saturday in August. My seven-year-old enjoyed the challenge, but my four year old had a hard time with how steep it was. The views at the top were stunning!!! We decided to come down using the trail going around the side of the mountain that meets up with Blood Lake trail. That was a much easier trail (less slope) and the lake was beautiful, but packed with people and dogs. I would definitely do that loop 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.

First hike for me. Little bit out of shape. Found the initial 0.5 mile moderately difficult and last 0.9 miles really hard. It's full of rocks and little steeper. I had to take breaks to catch the breath and continue in that last stretch. Do yourself a favor wearing good hiking shoes.
The lake/reservoir was dry and the waterfall was not breathtaking. May be August is not the month if you want to see a beautiful waterfall and lake. But the view of the valley from the waterfall was awesome.
Start by 7am to beat the crowd and heat.

Beautiful lake, easy hike for kids. Flat boardwalk. Neat visitors center.

hiking
1 day ago

Decided to do this hike with my two boys (8 and 10) after camping at the Spruces the night before. The boys complained about the incline going up from Brighton, but overall it really wasn't bad and was a great hike that I knew my boys could survive.

This trail was very challenging because of how steep it was. There are lots of rocks and boulders, and you go over a couple of streams, walking on logs. Lots of shade, which was nice. Very good exercise, but I felt that the moderate rating should be more like moderate+, though I saw a lot of children on the trail.

Horses and dogs are allowed on the trail, so there is quite a bit of horse manure and the occasion dog pile you must avoid. We ended up not doing the entire trail, but instead turned off about half way up to go see the falls. That made the difficult hike worth it. Very beautiful and refreshing.

WARNING: When we reached the waterfall, we saw a young man lying at the base of it, badly hurt. He had fallen from the top of the waterfall (about 60+ feet). He had to be life-flighted out. I tried to get where he was, to help the others who were helping him, as I am trained in first aid/cpr, but the rocks were very, very slippery, even when dry. Please be careful if you venture to the actual falls.

All in all, a nice hike, especially if you want a good work out. The round trip from the falls is about 2.5-3 hours.

Very nice trail with shade most of the time.

Love the hike. Fantastic view and kid friendly.

Easy hike, but great to get out door's.

super easy trail, great for older folks and little toddler legs

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