Bells Canyon Trail to Lower Falls is a 4.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Sandy, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and snowshoeing and is best used from June until October.

Length4.6 miElevation gain1,453 ftRoute typeOut & back
HikingSnowshoeingrunningForestLakeViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeRockyScrambleNo dogs
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Know Before You Go. This trail accesses or travels through potential avalanche terrain. For more information and to read the daily avalanche forecast please visit: https://utahavalanchecenter.org Because this trail lies within a protected watershed, dogs and swimming are not permitted in the area.

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camden daniels
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Good

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Brian Marquette
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HikingIcy

Icy as ....

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Steve Johnson
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Nice hike. Spikes highly recommended. Overall, the waterfall did not liik as good frozen as other nearby falls.

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Jackie Langenecker
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Very icy! Last push to falls best with micro spikes

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Richard Michaelson
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Britani Liska
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HikingIcyMuddyRockySnow

Trail was packed down and a mix of snow, dirt, slush, mud, and ice. I saw far too many people on their butts with some gnarly falls cuz they were just doing it in regular running shoes. Wear spikes and save yourself the trouble!! I forgot to grab my poles but they definitely would’ve been helpful. Waterfall is completely frozen over and was beautiful to see to compare to its usual summer/fall beauty. Worth the icy climb!

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Garret Hendrickson
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RunningIcyRockySnow

I jogged to the lower falls and about 1 mile beyond in the morning. The trail to the falls was intermittent snow, ice, & dirt. I didn't need spikes or poles going up, though it wouldn't hurt. I did put spikes on for the way down. Its a pretty steep climb right before the falls. Above the falls, it was all trail snowpack. I wore cleated trail shoes. I originally parked at the southern lot (not in the canyon) and someone had broken into a car by breaking the window. I arrived at about 6:30a - so be careful!

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Jeremy Peterson
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Hard packed snow or icy on upper portion of trail. Spikes and poles came in handy.

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Sierra Johnson
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Would Snow covers 90% of the trail, ice the other 5%. I went in just hiking boots and my butt met the ground a few times on the way down, would recommend microspikes. Was well worth it to see the frozen waterfall though!

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Brian Cain
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95% of the trail is ice and snow. Spikes HIGHLY recommended, especially since the steep part is at the end.

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Aubrie Hewitt
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Didn’t have time to make it all the way to the falls. Definitely recommend some spikes or chains. Beautiful!

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Megan Taylor
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Elyse Niederee
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This is a beautiful hike. Snowy and slippery, I was in just snow boots but my mom had spikes and she faired a lot better. Definitely slow and steady on the way down. More importantly than spikes please at least bring a mask with you when you hike. The trail is so narrow and it’s impossibly to socially distance when you’re passing. Please be respectful and cover your mouth and nose when passing people on the trail.

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Melanee Dahl
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Fun hike. Icy in many places. Take your spikes. The waterfall is just a solid wall of ice already.

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Steven Baker
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Isaiah Peters
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Nathan Tyler
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Trail is good. It gets a little slippery higher up on the rocks, but pretty good the test of the way.

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Carrie Ulrich
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Trail is mostly packed snow. I love my spikes. The last half mile is still a beast, though.

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