Grotto Falls Trail

EASY 145 reviews

Grotto Falls Trail is a 0.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Santaquin, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
239 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Grotto Falls trail follows a small stream and curves its way through the forest crossing stream on large timbers put in place by the forest service. At the end of the trail you are greeted with a beautiful water fall cascading into a small pool of water, surrounded by steep rock walls.

hiking
1 day ago

3 days ago

Beautiful trail with many side kick trails to the streams. Great places to divert from the main trail. Very short and easy but gorgeous falls with pond below to splash in.

hiking
4 days ago

hiking
5 days ago

This was a short but sweet hike! Too like 15 minutes round trip. The fall are very cool, the trail is easy and beautiful! Lots of bridge crossings on the stream.
Great for little kids.

hiking
7 days ago

hiking
9 days ago

Exactly as promised - little kid friendly. Also dog friendly. Heaven help you if you're there with owners who let their dogs run. You'll get wet and knocked over. Bit crowded, but if you're patient, it thins out. Enjoyable short walk up to a beautiful waterfall.

hiking
14 days ago

18 days ago

An amazing little surprise!

hiking
21 days ago

Short hike with a cool Grotto and waterfall. Easy hike for families with small children. Very pretty

hiking
24 days ago

Short, goes a little uphill. The Grotto was smaller than I expected, but still pretty to see. Expect your feet to get wet at the grotto portion. We went on a Saturday and it was crowded at the end. Recommend going on a weekday. Drive up Payson Canyon was beautiful.

hiking
24 days ago

Great, short hike to a pretty waterfall. Very busy place.

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

Fun and very kid friendly. We went on a Sunday and it was packed. Had to wait for parking. It is a fun little trail with a pretty water fall.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

perfect for all ages! my 3yr old and 60yr old parents. wonderful family activity

1 month ago

Great hike for hikers of all levels. It was pretty busy the Sunday we went... but loved it!!

1 month ago

When the app said this trail is heavily trafficked, they weren't kidding! It was super busy and crowded, but with that being said, it was a great little hike that offered a huge reward for my whole family. The kids loved it and the actual falls atmosphere and scenery was awesome!

hiking
1 month ago

A short, easy hike over a few small hills and creeks. The bridges have been washed out and destroyed by recent heavy rains and runoff, but it's still accessible. Prepare to get your feet wet at the end as you enjoy the cool pool and falls at the grotto. Perfect hike for a hot summer day.

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it! Best hike so far this summer! The hike was easy and great for families. Short and sweet. The water was low that we were able to walk across the river if needed. Beautiful waterfall! Will definitely be doing this again!

1 month ago