Donut Falls Trail

EASY 626 reviews

Donut Falls Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Lake City, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

3.7 miles 718 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

walking

cross country skiing

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

The turn off to the Donut Falls Hiking Trail is located approx 9 miles up Big Cottonwood Canyon. Take a right and drive past the Jordan Pines Picnic Area and some private property to the trailhead parking lot. The trail starts to south of the parking lot by the restrooms.

4 minutes ago

love it during winter.

snowshoeing
1 day ago

Perfect winter night hike.

1 day ago

6 days ago

Still really snowy up there! Very slippery!

6 days ago

Me and my 12 year old daughter had fun on this hike yesterday. With the snow it made it the perfect workout- not too easy and not too hard. We hiked to the very top of the falls and used the rope they had there to slide down with our jackets!

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17 days ago

Beautiful snowy morning. Nice view all along

hiking
19 days ago

Great for winter hiking. A bit intense near the top but it's worth it! Overall it's a pretty easy trail with some great views.

20 days ago

We used snowshoes and it was more intense than an "easy" rating!! If there is snow, prepare to walk on a slick trail and a very difficult ascent to the Donut cave!

snowshoeing
21 days ago

hiking
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1 month ago

Great winter hike but in the summer its over crowded with little kids running around screaming everywhere.

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1 month ago

Donut Falls Trail was packed but well worth the crowd! I happened to go up on a Sunday that also happened to be father's day. I was lucky to have found parking. The trail was an easy one shared with a lot of families and you have the option once you reach the falls to stay at its base and enjoy the view or you can climb the rocks all the way up to the donut and even past the ledge where you will find a beautiful stream running over more rock and fallen trees.

snowshoeing
1 month ago

Loved this hike. We used snowshoes, but most hikers were just in boots or had crampons. The falls are awesome in the winter. There is so much snow up there right now...had a great time tromping off in the deep snow.