Big Springs Hollow Trail

EASY 147 reviews

Big Springs Hollow Trail is a 4.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,128 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

cross country skiing

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

hiking
1 day ago

This time of year it’s perfect up there. This is just one of many local trails that’s great for an hour or two on a fall afternoon. The streams wind all over the valley and cross cut each other so every now and then you’ll cross over another little bridge. Also there’s dozens of places to hang a hammock or camp for the night, not sure if that’s permitted here though. I’ll update.

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful!

hiking
28 days ago

Beautiful, lots of river crossings and gradual incline!

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike. Had a great time. Pretty easy to hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Great family hike, even when it is hot.

many butterflies and photogenic areas.

grove like places along the trail to sit or even camp.

blatant sign before the hike starting no open fires allowed in the areas.

the springs have been capped for some time, but the caps make good tables.

other trails accessible from here.

2 months ago

Hike this often with my 3 year old — It’s our favorite! Nice for a leisure hike with our dogs and plenty of places of hang a hammock and relax in nature.

hiking
2 months ago

Spring looks like it's been capped and goes through a pipe. During higher runoff water could come out an overflow pipe. Good trail

hiking
3 months ago

I went on a Wednesday afternoon & was clearing cobwebs! Lots of butterflies & it runs right along the stream. I did encounter a few deer flys further along the trail.

3 months ago

Beautiful, slightly busy. packed out a few bits of trash.

3 months ago

So pretty, and hundreds of butterflies! The springs is dried up, but it was still a very fun place.

3 months ago

Beautiful trail! Unfortunately...no springs. Provo City capped off the springs. Still beautiful, green, lovely nature to enjoy!

hiking
3 months ago

It's a beautiful time of year to hike this trail. The landscape is vibrantly green. Butterflies are out and about. Flowers are starting to bloom. A drawback: the springs are no longer flowing as they've been capped off. But, there are still a few small creeks running throughout the hike.

hiking
4 months ago

It was a great time. My kids and I enjoyed it!

mountain biking
4 months ago

Cool scenery, plenty of area to bike and not interfere with hikers. Awesome area.

hiking
4 months ago

Great Hike, Saw some Turkeys up at the spring.

5 months ago

Definitely recommend early in the morning because it gets hot and there’s not a ton of shade but it’s a beautiful easy hike

hiking
5 months ago

The trail isn't marked very well so we ended up going a mile or two more up the mountain, but even in July and August, it's gorgeous up there. We went on a morning just after it had rained and the whole mountain felt like the Columbia river gorge in Oregon. Everything was so green and humid and cool. It's our favorite "get us out of the house" trail. The last time we went was in August last summer. We have moved to SLC since and still plan to head down whenever we get a chance.

Watch out for mountain bikers for the first half hour to hour and then you shouldn't see many more.

7 months ago

The butterflies in the summer are unbelievable. My daughters like us to take a picnic and rest by the beautiful little stream. One of my favorite family-friendly hikes!

8 months ago

This is a pretty hike any time of year. Right now it's quite snowy/icy use some spikes

10 months ago

Not difficult at all, gorgeous in the fall!

hiking
11 months ago

Super pretty right now with autumn colors!

hiking
Tuesday, August 29, 2017

This trail appears to be only marked at trail head which is at the END of the park road. Large parking lot. Trail is loose gravel and was very dusty the day we were on it. It is about 70% sun and mountain meadows but enough shade to cool you down. Trail was not marked beyond entrance but pretty obvious where the main trail is but there are many offshoot narrow footpaths going left and right. It is an slow uphill hike and after 45 minutes we turned around. Trail follows a beautiful stream uphill. I can see a maintenance road you could take back to the parking lot. No cell service (Verizon anyway so could not use app)

We did see a large gaggle of wild turkeys but other than sound of stream it's quiet. This was a Monday afternoon and only saw one runner & 2 campers the whole 1.5 hours we where there.

hiking
Monday, August 14, 2017

Beautiful and easy hike! Definitely recommend for anyone!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Really enjoyed this trail. We didn't go all the way up cause we started too late and it was getting dark, but it was easy for my kids, pretty aspen trees, wild flowers, a creek, and even wild raspberries that we ate. I will definitely go back to go all the way to the end of the trail.

Sunday, July 30, 2017

We kept going up and up! It was a beautiful hike

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Loved it. Both beautiful and peaceful. Not too many people. Lots of tree cover, lots of water for when you get over heated. I almost jumped in a few times

hiking
Sunday, July 02, 2017

Easy hike 2 miles up the trail from the parking lot to where the springs are capped. :( Water levels not as strong as other areas within the Wasatch but still flowing. Flowers probably past their peak but a fair amount still present. LOTS of meadows around with some great views. And butterflies galore.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Very easy hike. My kids loved all the water along the trail and the butterflies.

hiking
Saturday, June 24, 2017

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