Bells Canyon Trail to Lower Falls

HARD 882 reviews

Bells Canyon Trail to Lower Falls is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Sandy, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1505 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

rocky

scramble

no dogs

hiking
20 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
2 days ago

Rated as hard. Definitely hard. But I saw families with little kids going up. Really steep much of the way up. The falls are beautiful.

hiking
6 days ago

Good challenge and nice trail. Watch for rattle snakes. Weekdays are much less crowded. Keep on the trail!

7 days ago

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

hiking
11 days ago

walking
11 days ago

I just moved from California and I know one of the many wonders of Utah is the millions of hikes there are.
That being said, I'm not a hiker but I wanted to explore something new. I hiked the trail by myself and it was fun! It starts off with a couple of stairs that eventually turn into a dirt/wood stair trail and eventually turns into a bit of steep rocky trails but it's not as bad as you think.
I did see a couple of deers, so be careful.
Overall loved it, can't wait to hike it again!

12 days ago

Beautiful hike and a gorgeous view of the valley just past the lower falls! The lower reservoir is a nice place to sit and enjoy small wildlife such as: geese, ducks, fish, butterflies, squirrels, and lizards. Rattlesnake warnings are to be taken seriously.

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Easy trail to the reservoir, after that it picks up a bit. The last stretch is pretty vertical, so get ready for a challenge. Well worth the time and if you're able to, stand at the base of the falls and let the water hit you (from the safety of the rocks of course). If you go to the south of the falls you can climb up and jump the feeder stream to get an awesome view into the valley.

17 days ago

So beautiful! Loved the shade most of the way. Tough ending, but worth it.

17 days ago

hiking
19 days ago

The last .5 of a mile was very steep and rugged but the the end results seeing the falls was so worth it. Beautiful hike.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

21 days ago

beautiful falls, just don't fall in