Davis Creek Trail is a 4.2 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Farmington, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 4.2 km Elevation Gain: 502 m Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Moderate to difficult hike to a gorgeous cascading waterfall. For camping, you take the Pretty Valley Split off where you can hike onward through a loop either going to Hell Hole or Pretty Valley to camp. The split off loop is about 3 miles with another 900 foot elevation gain, taking about 3 hours round the loop.

hiking
1 hour ago

We were there the last day of May 2020. The trail is really hard. The length is only 2,6 miles, but mostly there is very steepy, so you are double tired. Besides there is a lot of bush on the trail, and path is very narrow. You can loss the trail very easily if you don’t know where to go in important points. I recommend you full charge cellphone with map of this trail. Trail isn’t one simple way. If you want to see waterfalls, you have to stray from the main road a little bit every time.

hiking
4 days ago

Had a great early morning hike after some rain. Enjoyable hike with some good steep climbs and soft pineneedle covered trails. Lots of foliage, a pretty waterfall, and a lot of beautiful spring flowers! Praise the Lord!

hiking
7 days ago

Really a great trail if you like a challenge. I personally usually just go to the 2nd waterfall and not quite to the end of the trail. It is very steep but quite beautiful. Just a few pointers. You will keep going up the trail for a while and you will come to a fork with a sign that says Davis trail loop. If you want to do the loop I recommend going up the left and down the right trail. The left trail is shorter but a lot steeper and a little more dangerous. Going down that trail in my opinion is not a wise option especially when it is muddy. Shortly after you go left you will see a small bridge that crosses the river. That is a different trail, the Triumph trail I believe. You just go strait up the side of the hill on your right and stay along this narrow ridge above the river for a while. Then you will cut back into the hill south and get into the trees. Not too far into this you will come to the fork. This is the other loop trail. Go left and it was ant far to hells hole campground from here. To get to the waterfall just keep going about a 10th of a mile and then you will come to a sign that points to the 2nd waterfall. This is very steep but there is usually a rope. As a rock climber I always advise people to never use a rope that isn’t yours for safety but this is just steep. I just use it if I need it but otherwise don’t put your life in its hands. From there just hike back down the other trail which is much easier back to the trail head. I got about 3.2 miles round trip and 1468 feet elevation gain. Great hike and usually not too crowded. Also trailhead is further up the road from the parking lot. There are a few trails here so make sure you get the right one.

10 days ago

Love this hike tho we took the triumph trail on accident that was hard but not too difficult.

hiking
over grown
rocky
scramble
14 days ago

This was so hard! STAY ON THE DAVID CREEK TRAIL! DO NOT FOLLOW SIGNS THAT SAY TRIUMPH... Very steep and beautiful! was hard with our dog cause he would want to go off the edge a lot. most beautiful high up hike I've ever done but definitely the most scariest. saw many snake, deer, squirrels, and beautiful woods! Was a kick in the butt.

hiking
14 days ago

Second time, still great. Harder than I remember.

17 days ago

Awesome hike in the morning. beautiful falls. steep but worth it!

18 days ago

This is another short, rewarding hike, and the 2nd and 3rd waterfalls are flowing beautifully this early in the season. It's worth hiking the short distance past the 2nd waterfall to the 3rd one. About 1/2 the hike has no shade, so now is a great time to do it, because it can be brutal in the Summer. I wouldn't recommend this hike for children under 6, unless you are going to pack them in. It's really steep and slick through the middle section of the hike, and also the descent to both of the upper canyon waterfalls, where they have some ropes tied to the trees for assistance.

hiking
19 days ago

Steeper than expected yet the watersfalls were mostly worth it :)

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful hike to a waterfall and Pretty Valley. Keep an eye out for rattlesnakes!

hiking
scramble
27 days ago

Such a fun trail!! It closely follows the creek up a steep canyon on a pretty rigorous trail but there are many waterfalls and views to keep you climbing! I also recommend detouring to prayer rock for a really nice resting place with a view

hiking
1 month ago

Great views and waterfalls!! A kind person has put up ropes to help you in areas. I would do this as an out and back instead of taking the trail to the right on the way down (or left going up). It’s super steep on the side of a cliff and washed out in a couple of spots. Follow the Davis Creek trailhead to Hell Hole and then go back through Hell Hole on your way down. Killer steep but gorgeous!!

hiking
1 month ago

Very few people out here midweek... Highly rewarding hike! Pretty solid climb to get to the top waterfall. Davis Creek is pumpin’ right now. The portion to ‘hell hole camp’ is interesting... some tough footing and pretty scraped out.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail, definitely difficult, I recommend going left to go up because that’s the difficult route, and then the other path on the way down for an easy cruise down hill.

hiking
1 month ago

First time hiking this trail. Got a good workout. Turned around at the 2nd waterfall. I didn’t do the loop. Just out and back using the Hell Hole Camp side of the trail. Waterfalls are beautiful. Not a busy trail, so that was a plus.

great trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Snow free and really nice up to the 3rd waterfall, snow steps starting at ~6400 ft lead up to the 4th and are pretty grippy without crampons.

hiking
1 month ago

Definitely a good climb. Went south at the first fork and back around to the creek at the top. Descent along the creek. Steep and loose in a number of spots. Good workout.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Love this loop to Prayer Rock. Still a little muddy 4/4/20. Favorite time to go is June.

hiking
1 month ago

One of our favorites!!

walking
muddy
over grown
snow
1 month ago

2 months ago

Beautiful trail, very strenuous in the snow! Almost got lost a couple times but the trail is marked with trail markers, soda can butts, cairns, and ribbons. It was especially magical to enter into the pine forest from the regular foothill brush, with the snow it felt like we were entering Narnia! We took about 3 hours to make it up to the final falls, which have a difficult entry with snow by the way, and about an hour to get down. Has gorgeous views of the canyon and valley and was worth every 5 minute rest my group had to take because of the uphill grind. There are a couple dangerous spots though that are covered with snow, a slick boulder field especially got us falling down. Then the paths to falls 2 and the final falls felt a little sketchy, but the ropes helped us through! Snow was anywhere from 0" to 2' in different parts, most of the way we were sinking in about 5" or 6".

2 months ago

Beautiful views of the city and Farmington! Very steep. Not easy, but fun. I only hiked to the first waterfall cause I had a toddler on my back and I was tired by then! :)

hiking
icy
muddy
snow
2 months ago

I highly recommend this trail to above average to seasoned hikers, it is steep all the way to the third waterfall. This time of year the snow is bad around 1 mile into the trail, I made it past the second waterfall by about half a mile then turned back. Beautiful view of Davis county and the surrounding area.

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