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Donut Falls Trail

EASY 2208 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
off trail
1 day ago

Did it during fall. The rocks up the the waterfall cave were pretty slick. Good hike for the whole family.

hiking
7 days ago

Well marked, wish we would have parked at the trailhead.

hiking
10 days ago

Fun little hike that isn’t difficult. Not much water in the fall, but the forest surrounding is really cool.

hiking
11 days ago

Easy hike through pretty country but parking is pretty limited at the trailhead.

hiking
13 days ago

The falls at the end of the trail is beautiful, but to see the section where the water flows through the rock into the small cave requires a bit of light bouldering up the lower waterfall. Wear waterproof shoes for even an earlier part of the hike requires walking through the river and at higher water levels than present (first week of September 2019) rocks to cross on would be completely covered. Pretty busy human-traffic, even during the week.

13 days ago

fun hike. easy for toddlers. it gets a little dicey if you climb up the rocks to the cave. but I think there is a trail off to the side that goes up to the donut.

hiking
17 days ago

Great 3.5 mile trail. We parked at the lower lot and walked up. The trail signs were good until the last fork. Wish there was one there. At that point you go left, scramble down some rocks to the river bed and walk in the bed until you see the falls. The trail was in good condition - only wet in a few places.

hiking
17 days ago

It was quite simple and very short but super refreshing. Make sure to bring a sweater. I’m from LA so the altitude was definitely a factor. If you suffer from asthma make sure you also carry your inhaler. If you Uber you will have to walk up the main road a bit to catch a ride back due to reception. I definitely recommend it if you are a beginner like myself :)

hiking
19 days ago

Started at the lower parking lot, should have gone to the upper for the first time with my mini. I'm super proud of him though! We went up 1 mile and came to a beautiful brook and then we got a ride down from some really nice people.

hiking
private property
rocky
scramble
snow
20 days ago

too many humans!!! not worth it

hiking
muddy
rocky
snow
21 days ago

It was a good hike very kid friendly and very muddy as well. Great views and lots of fun.

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
snow
21 days ago

Great trail. Muddy. Little snow. Little chilly. Little. Busy. We were lucky to find a space at the trailhead, most people had to walk from the main canyon road.

hiking
snow
washed out
21 days ago

This trail is very overrated. It is crowded and very busy. We rarely weren’t walking by others or passing people on there way out. We went on a random Sunday afternoon and it was super busy and people were smoking all along the trail. Won’t be doing this hike again.

hiking
22 days ago

At 55 years old, my wife and I love to explore new trails. This trail was perfect for us. Very beautiful, especially the last part.

hiking
25 days ago

On what planet does an easy trail require climbing down huge boulders, crossing a stream in small rocks, and scaling a rocky mountainside with no trail?

hiking
25 days ago

Great hike. You have to get a little dangerous if you want to hike up the rocks to the actual falls. A great hike with great weather. The river was low water so I didn’t have to get wet.

hiking
rocky
26 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Perfect hike for kids! Parking is the only hard part of this hike.

hiking
rocky
28 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

This is the type of “easy” trail that I like. I don’t like the stroll-in-the-park types so this was perfect. Some inclines and changes in terrain. The beginning was paved and somewhat exposed but not too bad. After the restroom area, it’s mostly shaded and much cooler. Very few exposed spots after that. To get up to the top of the falls, there is a little bit of a rock climb that I really enjoyed as a novice. Lots of little kids were out there and able to do it. I saw people in regular shoes and honestly some of them were struggling quite a bit. I was wearing waterproof hiking boots and they were very helpful for climbing slippery rocks and getting across the creek in some areas. You will get wet if you’re going all the way to the top.

hiking
29 days ago

It could be a great hike, but there is just too many people that it isn’t really even worth it.

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