Donut Falls Trail

EASY 1,050 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.

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hiking
1 day ago

This was a lovely, easy trail. When my husband and I went yesterday, the road to the parking lot was closed. We parked at the parking lot right off the main road and walked up to the trailhead and kept going. It's a nice hike to add onto another hike (like we did earlier in the morning) or even for a short by-itself hike. We finished it right before the snow hit so it wasn't as slippery. Be mighty careful, though, hiking down or up the actual waterfall itself. While we didn't do either, we watched people slip coming down. I would caution against doing so, without the proper trail shoe that has some grip. Also, be hesitant with your kids. Unfortunately, right when we arrived at the falls, we saw a family hiking down the actual falls and the daughter fell off a rock and hurt herself. Be careful!

hiking
1 day ago

Super slick and icy during this time of year. I fell like 4 times and was not wearing the proper shoes. Bring a hiking pole! Super pretty though!

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5 days 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.

hiking
6 days 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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7 days ago

8 days ago

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

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10 days ago

More like "do not falls", amirite?

hiking
10 days ago

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

12 days ago

Enjoyable hike! Not too hard, not to easy!

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13 days ago

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14 days ago

Nice easy trail but it was very crowded.

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