Horsetail Falls Trail

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Horsetail Falls Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Alpine, 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1788 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Starting in the cove of Alpine city just above the rodeo grounds this wide horse trail winds it's way through dry creek canyon along a river up to impressive waterfalls.

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2 days ago

It was a good hike! Very rocky though so it is a good idea to have good hiking shoes that have ankle support. This was my first time hiking to the falls and there weren't clear directions on how to get to the falls. We went up past the fork in the road (stayed on the left) and ran into a group of BYU researchers who showed us a trail to get to the upper side of the falls. Apparently there is also a rope tied to a tree in your left, about 35 miles after the fork in the road, that also takes you there.

When in doubt in this hike, keep going left when the trail splits.

Look through photos to see what the fork in he road and the sign look like. This is the fork in the road that will lead you to the falls. Go LEFT. There should be a trail about 35 yards past the sign. Look for a rope tied to a tree on your left hand side. Or, keep walking forward and you will come to a giant slanting bolder on your left with a narrow trail behind it. Follow this trail to also get to the falls. There is a pile of stacked rocks to mark the trail by the giant rock. The sign says, "Deer Creek - Dry Creek TR NO. 043"

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4 days ago

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5 days ago

took my boy scout troop (12&13 yr olds) here. this was my backup plan of the high Uintahs didn't work out, and I'm glad I had a backup plan. great quick local overnighter for scouts. hiked to the clearing about 1.25 miles up. solid little incline for the boys. was a dead horse halfway up the trail, marked with a red hankerchief. smelled it for days! ugh. lots of fun tho, the clearing was perfect place to set up camp. very popular this time of year, several sets of night hikers came through, with their headlamps dancing like fireflies in the south side of the clearing. great fun hike. people please pick up your dog poop bags tho! half dozen or so near the trailhead, how annoying is that!

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7 days ago

Steep but rewarding. Don't miss the turn off to the bottom of the falls at the cairn (go left at trail sign and the cairn is on your left almost immediately. Steep drop off with helpful rope.)

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12 days ago

Beautiful views with fun waterfall.

beautiful!!

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Beautiful covered trail along the way

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