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Grove Creek Spring Indian Springs Trail is a 6.3 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Pleasant Grove, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 6.3 mi Elevation gain 2,657 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Camping

Hiking

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Wild flowers

Bugs

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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).

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Reviews (414)
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Recordings (370)
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Tsukie Chacon
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BackpackingGreat!

Beautiful!

Connor Nielson
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HikingGreat!

DON'T FOLLOW THE TRAIL!! I've done this hike before but I stayed on the trail and it was just dessert and really boring. The second time I did this hike I followed the river. It was so gorgeous with all the different waterfalls. You don't know what you are missing if you just follow the dry trail. I'd suggest following the trail after going through the river all the way to the bridge. Plus the river for some reason doesn't create mossy rocks so it isn't a slippery!

Ashley J
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Hiking

I love this trail! If you go early and beat the heat it is perfect. We started at 7 am and hiked the entire way to the springs in the shade. It is a little narrow with a huge drop off for a lot of the way. I wouldn’t bring my younger kid, but I did bring my 10 year old and she was fine. It is steep but such pretty views and the spring at the end was a nice lunch spot.

Mack Wing
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HikingNo shadeOver grown

Love hiking along the cliff, the falls were pretty, and so was the forest part! Very overgrown after the falls, also got very hot by 10 am. Not too many people. I would rather do a sunset hike because the sunrise was in our face for a lot if it.

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Savannah Jensen
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No shadeRocky

This trail was meh. The spring is pretty and you have a nice view of the valley, but there are plenty of other hikes that have the same view, but with much prettier scenery along the way. The first 2 plus miles is on a dry cliff side with little vegetation and a lot of shale rock. I hiked this at dawn, so the sun wasn't an issue. Once you pass the springs, the scenery changes in to more of the mountain forest with a lot of vegetation and flowers, but again, there is no real destination or anything to set this hike apart from others close by it. not really one I'd do again, unless using it to connect to other trails.

Kathleen R.
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Hiking

The trail has a nice consistent grade up to the top not too bad. First 3/4 doesn’t have a lot of shade. Once you cross the river there are plenty of trees. Beautiful views down the canyon out to the city and up to the top of Timp. Had to drink from spring as I ran out of water in the heat of the summer.

Chris J
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HikingRocky

Moderate incline with some steeper sections at the beginning and after passing the bridge up to the spring. Much of the trail is exposed so start early. We continued about a mile beyond the spring on the Chris Flat Trail (151) to a large meadow with views of Timp, the valley and Big Baldy.

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Taylor Berrett
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Hiking

Beautiful hike. Saw a moose! At the meadow about 4-5 miles up. Around 6:30-7:00am.

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Taylor Berrett
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Hiking

Solid, close-by trailhead if you’re in the area. Lots of variety, and a mile up you hit a long stretch that winds up along a rocky cliff side. Exciting and has beautiful views, without being dangerous. Water accessible at various points all the way up, and ends at a cool spring and meadow. The AllTrails map has you go a bit up past the spring, but you don’t need to—nothing extra to see but a service road if you want to explore further around there.

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Laurel Meiners
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HikingRocky

We only went up partway to see the look out but it was beautiful!

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Kaitlyn Conley
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If you like hiking for the sites throughout the hike this is a good hike, but if you like hiking for a end view or a good climax this hike is not a good option. The hike up to the bridge is pretty cool, but there’s absolutely no shade. After the bridge you go into more forest-y mountains and it’s nice, but the end (from the camp ground up) is super unsatisfying and there’s a lot of snakes and a TON of caterpillars so you have to really watch your step. It’s not too hard of a hike though, but a good work out.

Brendon Karsies
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Hiking

Amazing trail! Takes you through waterfalls, to rocky canyon sides, to forestry to meadows. Not overly busy on a perfect weathered Saturday, but more people started around 8:30-9. I'd say do 6:30-7:30am is the best time.

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Maria Figueroa
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Hiking

Challenging but beautiful!

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Jaren Tucker
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Hiking

I had the best time on this trail. Not too steep just a gradual climb the majority of the time. Beautiful streams and waterfalls.

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Zach Bird
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Hiking

Amazing trail. Almost all uphill on the way there. There’s a lot of talk about a fork at the end. The first sign you see notes the spring, then 30 meters after that there will be a fork. It’s very clearly a fork, not trodden down grass. The right at the fork takes you to an amazing view; for completionism’s sake I also went left. Left has nothing at the end of it or through it really, you’ll know you hit the end once you reach a tire trail. Good luck all!

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Craig Reeves
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Hiking

This was a great trail. The first section is pretty open and not much to look at, but making it to the spring is super satisfying. Definitely follow the directions in the other reviews to the big meadows. Also makes a great loop with Battle Creek

Brendon Boren
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Camping

Dope trail! I had no idea this trail existed! Why wife and I wanted to do a day backpacking hike, and that’s when I heard about this trail. As most say, it’s definitely 7 miles to the spring and back. We drank the spring water with no filter, and we never got sick so that’s cool! It’s super fresh water. Anyways, we set up camp right next to the spring so we’d have some water. But that isn’t the big meadow. There is a huge meadow if you continue the trail. Probably 35 yards from the Springs sign up the trail, you’ll come to a fork. Take the right fork. That will take you going south up the mountain, and takes you to the huge meadow. You can almost see all of Utah lake up there, and you can see all of the peaks of Timpanogos. Super beautiful. On that note, the meadows and the whole area were so green and beautiful this time of year (late spring). I got some amazing drone shots. Won’t be able to upload those, but I’ll post some pics from my phone. I loved camping overnight. Super fun, had some good reading and chilling time up in beautiful nature. Even had some dear next to the tent at 2 in the morning eating and drinking from the spring. Good for hiking and camping.

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Eileen AV
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Hiking

We started hiking this trail 3 weeks ago but had to turn around due to thunder and a darkening sky. We returned yesterday and hiked to the second meadow ( take a right at the fork a little ways past the spring). Beautiful views, waterfalls, streams,wildflowers all along the way. This is my new favorite trail. I loved how the terrain changes after passing the bench above the falls.

Chad Heath
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Sol McCracken
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Hiking

Bob K, I know that to be Sol’s spur and that will get you to Bob-A-Lou bluff, like you said amazing views!!!!!

Shelley Cucinotta
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Hiking

Beautiful trail. Challenging and fun!

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Claire ..
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Hiking

Absolutely incredible trail. Make sure you go about 1/4 mile past Indian Spring and see the 2nd meadow. It's even more vast and beautiful than the first. It is definitely 7 miles and not 6.3. Worth every step. Plan enough time to sit down and soak in the meadow views before heading back down.

Matt Kaelberer
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Hiking

Awesome- Definitely worth it to make a right up at the top after the Springs and go see the huge meadow at the base of Timp.

Mr Movie
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Hiking

I'll be one of the beautifulest trail I've ever hiked make sure to go on the trail don't try to do anything stupid like I did.

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Aaron Maravilla
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HikingRocky

It was a solid ‘medium’ going up most of the entire way. The trail crosses over several terranes with breathtaking views of the mountains and the city. My group hiked up to the Indian Campground. Beautiful area. We’re planning to grab the packs and do an overnight.

McKay Hatch
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Hiking

Great trail, lots of great views. It’s almost like two different kinds of terrain once you get up to the meadow area. But there’s a little bit of everything, waterfalls, wild flowers, trees, a creek. It’s a great trail, just get ready because it’s a workout.

Bob K.
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Hiking

We didn't stick to just the Grove Creek Indian Springs trail described in AllTrails. We hiked up past the spring, and took a right as if we were headed towards the Battle Creek Canyon. There's a huge, high meadow about 1/4 or 1/2 mile from the spring, that sits right between Grove Creek Canyon and Battle Creek Canyon, which we have dubbed "Maria's meadow". If there's an actual name for that meadow, someone can let me know. Towards the south end of the meadow, there's a "T" intersection in the trail, with a spur that goes south. We took that spur (which looked like seldom traveled) for about a mile, crossing paths with a 5-foot bull (?) snake, and came to a cliff. The views from the cliff were amazing. We could see most of the trail we had hiked from parking area almost up to the bridge at the stream. The weather was perfect, the scenery was fantastic, and there was no snow and very little wet ground. We covered a little over 9 miles total, including that spur. I would highly recommend this hike. Does anyone know if that spur has a name?

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