Donut Falls Trail

EASY 777 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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1 day ago

Very beautiful and fun to do with the whole family. The water was freezing but after the hike to the falls, it felt great!

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1 day ago

Crowded and overrated. Plenty of other hikes with waterfalls with less people.

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2 days ago

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2 days ago

Easy hike from the trailhead, but park near the highway for more of a walk. We took a toddler and it was a good activity for him. He loved the water when we got there. There is no way to actually get to the waterfall without walking through some water, at least that I found.

2 days ago

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3 days ago

Fun hike especially if you go above the falls. Lots and lots of people though.

3 days ago

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3 days ago

Lots of people but not a problem. Trail splits off to go above the waterfall, too. Easy and short enough to go back and do both parts of the trail. Lots of water rushing now, so you can't climb close to the falls or under the donut as pictured in several photos people have posted. So don't expect that? Definitely interesting to go to the upper trail and see the "donut" hole that the waterfall goes through since you can't tell from lower part. Upper trail is mostly shaded.

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5 days ago

a blast. definitely go on a weekday, not a weekend

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6 days ago

I love it

Great for kids! You must walk up the river and picnic at the base of the falls. But it's ice cold!!!