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Donut Falls Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Mounthaven, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

Length3.1 miElevation gain521 ftRoute typeOut & back
Kid friendlyHikingCaveForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeNo dogs
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Know Before You Go. This trail accesses or travels through potential avalanche terrain. For more information and to read the daily avalanche forecast please visit: https://utahavalanchecenter.org

Wasatch-Cache National Forest (801) 466-6411 Tu-Sa 10:30a-7:00p MT

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!

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Stephanie M
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Amazing! So so beautiful! Def take spikes if you wanna scale around the waterfall. Would seriously do again!

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Mario Martinez
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Awesome all times of the year. Easy hike with lots of beauty. I would recommend having crampons if you want to climb the falls during the winter, very icy. If you don't climb the falls you will still have to climb down a little 8 foot area to get to the falls, also slippery. You don't need any gear for that, but be careful. Highly recommend. Bonus: Moose Spotting

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Sarah Page
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So beautiful in the snow!

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Amanda Jane
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Natalie Bottema
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Gorgeous day, crisp air. Light snow but not too icy.

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Jonathan Benson
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Katarzyna Elliott-Maksymowicz
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beautiful easy walk, complete winter wonderland! no need for snowshoes but spikes helped a lot

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Kara Nicol
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Trent Carlisle
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The trail has seen a lot of traffic so what snow is there has been packed down. Snow shoes are not needed but microspikes are recommended. The snow layer is quite thin and is only about 6 inches. Of trail the snow has melted and refrozen so it is very crusty and will support a moderate amount of weight before breaking through. The falls have a little snow but are somewhat icy. The ice conditions at the falls is fluctuating from day-to-day, however. This is where you really should have some traction device to avoid slipping.

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Michaela Woodward
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Great hike for an active rest day. There were a lot of people at the entrance but very family friendly. You have to climb up to see the falls but it was definitely worth it.

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Christopher Swanson
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Jared Springer
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The gate was closed so we started at the road. Temps were warm so the trail was slushy. Used boots and Microspikes. The snow wasn't too deep yet.

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Wenhui Xiao
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HikingIcySnow

With the snow, it’s very easy to get lost. Wish there were more clear trail markers and specific directions because there are 2 ways to get to the trail, the one that’s not on the wide is very easy to get lost unless you’re a local. The falls was hard to see because of the snow and dangerous to try to get closer.

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Mari D
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This was my first trail and I'll never forget. Beautiful Waterfall. Must see. Found this video really helpful https://youtu.be/bB-Dt3q4KEs

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Gary Kamens
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Amazing hike through the snow and woods not to be missed

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Katy Holloway
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Hard to find trailhead from lot but still great in the rain

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Senya Ann Waas
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This is not an easy trail as All Trails says if you want to get to the falls - it is a steep scramble up a waterfall with wet rocks that takes a bit of climbing skill to complete. However, if you make it up there, its beautiful! Lovely reward at the end of the hike with a cool cave to climb in and see the falls. Saw a moose too!

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Mario L.
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Be forewarned: the trail leading to the falls is flat and if you stop your hike about 20 yards before the falls than yes it is an "easy" trail. HOWEVER, seeing the falls up close requires moderate to hard climbing of boulders which are doable if you are young and in decent shape -- but very difficult to the elders and kids. This is a popular trail so parking can be tricky. Arrive before 10AM or after 3PM to guarantee a spot . Also just a note that dogs are not allowed

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Zara Amoros
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AMAAAAZING!!!!!

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Paulina Gudgell
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Awesome! Grotto is the best!

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Serenity Mosher
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Very beautiful and easy to hike the water was a bit frozen but looked amazing

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Kathie Forney
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Starts on a paved road then turns off to a dirt and gravel trail. Could have been better marked. Pretty forest views. Gets precarious at the end climbing over steep boulders to get to waterfall.

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Yazmin Hansen
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Michael fambrough
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