Donut Falls Trail

EASY 2272 reviews

Donut Falls Trail is a 3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Park City, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 3.0 miles Elevation Gain: 531 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

snow

no dogs

Please note a portion of the road leading up to the trail may be closed due to snow well into spring/beginning of summer. The road closure has been reported to start approximately 1/2 mile before the trailhead. The trail is open, but please be sure to wear appropriate footwear as the snow melts. There are little to no directions once you are on the trail, it's easy to get lost. Once you reach the trail head, head right towards and past the bathrooms. If you are hiking in the snow, the trail forks after going uphill for a while, STAY LEFT! After a short jaunt later it looks like it forks again, STAY LEFT. You're almost there at this point! You'll go down a small steep hill into the ravine. Stay to the right. The falls are in front of you after a few feet, you just can't see them, they are covered in snow. You have to climb up a super steep hill covered in snow. In the summer time, this hill is the rocky stream leading up to the falls, but in winter, just a snowy climb. The cave entrance is at the top. Slide down into it and enjoy!

hiking
snow
1 day ago

Easy fun snowshoeing hike. Better with spikes or snowshoes

hiking
snow
12 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

The trail is in super good shape from sledders packing it down. Even with the gate closed, adding 0.8 miles to walk from there to the trailhead, round trip was 2.8 miles. The gals are looking beautiful!

hiking
18 days ago

We love this trail and the winter time is awesome.

hiking
22 days ago

Great hike early this morning. We got to the trailhead around 8:30. We didn’t need anything but our spikes which do come in handy, especially if you’re planning on hiking up to the falls. The river is pretty iced over in most places but the falls itself is still running pretty good by the donut. It’s beautiful up there, didn’t see large crowds until we were on our way back around 10:30.

hiking
22 days ago

Quick easy hike on packed snow. Didn’t use snow shoes or spikes, but if you want to go off trail there’s plenty of opportunity to use them. Lots of cars in the parking lot, but most were families using the sledding area at the bottom. Hiking trail was quiet and we only caught up to people near the falls. Didn’t climb the falls but several people were at the top. It looked very slippery going up/down. Absolutely beautiful scenery the whole way and the falls look amazing all frozen.

hiking
snow
22 days ago

Saw a lot of people snowshoeing on the trail, but the trail is packed down and no snowshoes were needed, though the spikes were helpful in a few spots. So pretty in the winter!!

recorded Donut Falls Trail

hiking
snow
23 days ago

hiking
icy
snow
27 days ago

Great snowshoeing hike with the daughter.

27 days ago

went Sunday December 22. It was a perfect day for a winter hike. Lots of people on the trail. Nicely packed down and not too icey. I used spikes for part of the way but probably didn't need them

hiking
1 month ago

Snow covered trail, beautiful chill hike.

hiking
icy
snow
1 month ago

hiking
icy
1 month ago

Very simple hike! Very icy this time of year!

hiking
1 month ago

Friday Nov 29th at 1 pm there was a moose by the upper parking lot bathrooms. Perfectly packed trail. Beautiful as it was lightly snowing.

hiking
2 months ago

Always a great trail, but be careful right now (11/2019) at the walk from the lower parking lot to the trailhead. There’s a bull moose and his family that have been hanging out in the area, and I’ve seen those photography-taking groups of people that always hang out at the basin getting MUCH closer to them than you ought to. They’re playing in the snow and are very active this time of year. Stay safe and be smart

hiking
icy
muddy
2 months ago

Wish we had spikes. Lots of fun. Icy. Used my stick a lot.

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Road is closed to the trailhead. It’s about a 1/2 mile hike in on the road. Snowy muddy icy throughout the trail. Recommend spikes. Very beautiful and the waterfall is still accessible.

hiking
icy
2 months ago

Just beautiful!

hiking
icy
snow
2 months ago

fun hike. pretty waterfall. frozen river still flows under ice, be careful.

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
2 months ago

great trail. not from here and would love to see it in the summer. was snow covered, muddy, mushy, and slick at spots but completely traversable. pretty good incline on a road going up until what is, i guess, the trailhead. i used all trails to make sure i was on the trail as it’s not marked but the snow path will also lead you. i wore lulu running tights, long sleeve clima cool workout shirt, standard fleece columbia jacket, and my waterproofed hiking shoes. did actually get a little sweaty. not many people on trail way out but closer to the parking there was. the mountains and evergreens in the middle of this range are freaking beautiful. do it!!

recorded Donut Falls Trail

hiking
snow
2 months ago

Great views, not much work! The trail is mostly covered in snow and is slick in spots (on 10/25), but it’s very doable. Some of the forks aren’t well marked, but following the app along the way made it very simple. An easy hike that’s still rewarding!

hiking
snow
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful falls. Wish we had known you had to climb down rocks and transverse the creek to get to the bottom of the falls. It wasn't obvious in the directions.

hiking
3 months ago

great trail , a few places the trails were not well marked

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