Donut Falls Trail

EASY 1,042 reviews

Donut Falls Trail is a 1.5 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.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
341 feet
ROUTE TYPE
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.

10 hours ago

It is an extremely crowded trail. A few jackasses even brought their dogs, which is illegal in this canyon. Really easy hike with a beautiful waterfall at the top. Good for kids and elderly people, bad if you don't like heavily trafficked trails.

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23 hours ago

Easy trail, good for kids. Plan on getting your feet wet. Very popular trail, the day we did it there were so many people there.

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2 days ago

3 days ago

Weather is cold , water is cold . Easy hike but climbing the rocks is a challenge

5 days ago

5 days ago

More like "do not falls", amirite?

hiking
5 days ago

Nice hike cool waterfall...crazy busy when went in July but I would do it again.

7 days ago

Enjoyable hike! Not too hard, not to easy!

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8 days ago

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9 days ago

Nice easy trail but it was very crowded.

10 days ago

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11 days ago

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11 days ago

11 days ago

Easy hike, great in fall!

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12 days ago

The lack of signs got me turned around but I eventually found a small parking lot past some private property. It’s shorter than I mentally was prepared for so that was good. You will have to scale the waterfall in order to get to the little cave - just be careful because currently it’s getting iced over. Easy to the base of the falls but after that is some bouldering.

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12 days ago

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14 days ago

Super easy hike. Great to walk and talk with friends. It was extremely crowded. Also, make sure to wear appropriate shoes if wanting to climb up to the waterfall. It's super slippery and rocky.

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14 days ago

This is our homeschool field trip today!!! We used to go to Donut Falls with my parents and grandparents.

15 days ago

16 days ago