Grove Creek Spring Indian Springs Trail

MODERATE 77 reviews

Grove Creek Spring Indian Springs Trail is a 5.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Pleasant Grove, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2634 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

The trail up grove creek canyon has lots of switchbacks, minor river crossings, great views, and a nice spring at the end of the hike. This trail sits under MT. Timpanogos and has a great view of Utah valley. It is fairly steep in several places but level enough that it is enjoyable while still being a challenge. There are beautiful waterfalls to look at most of the way and is a beautiful hike overall. Hike to the springs is about 3 miles. Once you get above the falls this trail becomes more of a bushwhack. This part of the hike should only be attempted by experienced hikers equipped with a map (recommend downloading the TOPO and satellite layers in addition to the AllTrails layer).

hiking
3 days ago

Though I like to think Im an advanced hiker, Im kinda out of shape, so this hike was a little rough for me. There are some long stretches of the trail that have no shade, and the loose scree can be a little challenging. That being said, its a great hike and well worth it. My hubby ( whos in way better shape) loved it, and our two dogs also had a lot of fun.
Another note, use the map or keep a picture of it in your head, we got a little lost when we went the wrong way at one of the forks. The main one I think is the triangular fork in the rocky clearing, make sure to stay to the right.

hiking
16 days ago

The beginning had a nice view but wasn’t my favorite. Once we got to the waterfalls the trail got very beautiful and fun to hike. I would definitely recommend to a friend

hiking
3 months ago

This is one of my favorite local trails. I really enjoy the mix of rocky exposures, wooded areas, and open meadows along the way.

5 months ago

I tried going December 16, I was not able to finish the trail as there was an unpassible part where small logs ran across a river, they had snow on them so I could not cross. I I would recommend this trail because Ivan tell it would be a great trail in the summer, just not the winter.

5 months ago

moderate trail. out and back to Indian campground. beautiful foliage for late fall. mice water features. trail was clear.

hiking
6 months ago

Hiked this trail yesterday—11-7-17. The trail was still dry and free of mud and snow. Just went to the falls/Springs. Spectacular views, but the narrow rocky trail on the side of the mountain was unnerving. I was wishing for a trail in the bottom of the canyon to see some of the falls up close and personal. Would not take children or dogs on this trail as one false step would be tragic. The climb was not difficult. We have such amazing beauty in our backyards!

7 months ago

Breath taking views and fairly rugged terrain right in our back yard.

8 months ago

trail kinda disappeared. ok hike. short maybe 3 mile round trip. you get a good view of pleasant grove but that about it

8 months ago

Amazing waterfalls! Good place to take our dog and kid to camp for a night.

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Nice scenic hike with a nice variety of features, ending at the spring. Start early and bring plenty of water if going in Summer.

hiking
11 months ago

Really cool hike. Lives the rocks exposure in the first 1/3. Will definitely be back. Mets up with connector trails once you hit the meadows.

backpacking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Awesome hike. I went right when you get to the sign and if you go there about 200 yards and turn right again you will see a teepee made by some previous hikers. I had an awesome experience and would love to do it again this summer when I get out of school

Saturday, May 20, 2017

The first part is rocky with not much to see until you get to the falls. Push yourself and get to the campground. It's worth it.

hiking
Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Relatively low traffic. Be advised the upper 0.75 mi or so above the falls does not have solid trails marked in the alltrails layer. Some of the tracks are bushwhacking along the creeks - scrutinize them before committing to one. DL the topo and or satellite layers for back-up.

hiking
Monday, May 08, 2017

Sunday, May 07, 2017

I only experienced this on the way down as part of the Battle Creek/Grove Creek loop. Really rocky towards the bottom. Once you get to the waterfall and go into the trees it is beautiful! I went early May so the campground wasn't just stunningly beautiful. Understandable considering we're barely, barely coming out of winter. The spring is nice.

hiking
Thursday, April 20, 2017

This is probably my new favorite hike. It is fairly steep in several places but level enough that it was enjoyable while still being a challenge. There are beautiful waterfalls to look at most of the way and is a beautiful hike overall. We hiked to the springs which is about 3 miles and decided to go back down instead of doing the loop because there was a lot of snow past the springs. I highly recommend it!

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

hiking
Thursday, February 09, 2017

We hiked all the way to the falls where there is a bench and a bridge then turned back. Noticed you could go further but we weren't sure where that led. AMAZING HIKE! Has spectacular overlooks and beautiful scenery. Probably one of my favorites by far!

hiking
Friday, July 01, 2016

There's so many different trails you can take on this hike! I love it!

backpacking
Monday, May 23, 2016

I hadn't been backpacking in about 15 years. This was a great trail to get back into it. My brother and I went up and started or hike around 4pm. We took our time and it took us about 2.5hrs to get to the falls (I'm a big guy who is out of shape, carrying a pack... I took plenty of breaks). The views are absolutely gorgeous, especially the trip back down. We had a perfect day for the hike. There are several spots that would be slick and dangerous in rain or wet ground. I would not recommend for "inexperienced children" due to slick rock as and narrow trail close to steep edges. We went about another mile beyond the falls, found a nice place to set up camp. During the day (May 11) we got burnt, at night it got quite cold, but there was no frost on the ground. Overall - amazing trip that has reignited my passion for camping.

hiking
Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Not a bad hike. It's a good trail for some running or hiking before work in the morning, but I wouldn't go out of my way to hike it. There are some interesting stretches of trail that are rather exposed, and the waterfall at the top is nice. It is very exposed to the sun with very little shade for the first two miles, so go early in the morning or wear protection.

hiking
Sunday, May 15, 2016

A decent hike! I agree with the "moderate" rating. There isn't much shade so go early to avoid the heat. There are a few forks near the beginning so just be mindful of following makings. Make sure on your way up to stop a few times to check out the view of the valley! There is a bench near the big waterfall, then a little ways further there's a bridge over the river. After that, you can hike up a ways through a meadow to the campground. Beyond this, you can go further to a higher viewpoint but I think just at the campground is as nice if you don't want to go as far.
It wasn't my very favorite hike, so not one I would repeat anytime soon, but it was enjoyable!
It took us 3.5 hours to go from the trailhead to the campground and back.

hiking
Sunday, April 10, 2016

Easy to follow trail. Long dug-way high up on the north side until you cross the creek at the bottom of a nice casdade

Monday, November 23, 2015

I only made it a bit past the bridge because of the snow, but it is a definite repeater!

Saturday, November 07, 2015

Steep. Great workout. Do this hike in the morning as the trail is exposed to the sun most of the day.

Friday, October 09, 2015

This was an amazing hike. The changing colors makes it even better. This is a steep climb most of the way, and leans more to moderate because of it, but the views are worth it.

camping
Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Great hike over all. Rather steep all the way up. Even steeper coming down the other side. If you are camping, I recommend making it a two nighter. Stay at the spring the 1st night then continue up the trail until it meets a dirt road. The road goes for about a mile before turning back into a trail. follow the road downhill south past a very large meadow and follow the signs to Battle Creek. When you see the creek through the trees on the left there is a nice camping spot right there. It's about two more miles down to Battle Creek Falls. The trail down Battle Creek will be easier to find in the Fall after the seasons foot traffic.

hiking
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Overall, I enjoyed this hike. The trail is very well kept, absent a few areas where the grade is the steepest and it is washed out a bit. The grade on the accent is relatively consistent, and moderate, with very few strenuous areas, and absolutely nothing technical. Great hike to bring along the dog, unless they don't follow voice command well, as there are areas through the canyon that are, well, cliffs. A gentleman I ran into on my climb said his dog "fell off" the cliff last time they were out, and he isn't taking it anymore. I did this trail in March, and there was no snow until you reached the alpine level, where in many places it was marshy and there were occasional patches of thick snow. No need to take tons of water on this hike, as there can be plenty of places to fill up along the way. Be mindful in the canyon during the summer, as it's relatively exposed the entire way, and will be very hot.

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