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Lost Creek Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 1,053 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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Lost Creek Falls is an out and back trail located in Provo Canyon. The trailhead is just off of Highway 189 and it is a easy-moderate hike to the waterfall. This trail is not very well known as it is overshadowed by Bridal Veil Falls. Avoid in winter and early spring as avalanches are frequent. Some hikers are confused about the location of the actual falls and turn around too soon. When you get to the top of the ATV trail where it crosses the creek and you have to start going up the streambank, look up the canyon. You'll see a small cliff face cutting across the canyon, with a small waterfall on the right side. The main falls is hidden on the left side of this cliff. The falls are actually visible from the Bridal Veil Falls viewpoint parking lot, so you know how far it will be.

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no shade
3 hours ago

Great trail, pretty private, not a lot of other hikers. Lots of sun, but gorgeous.

hiking
19 hours ago

The first mile of this is straight uphill with loose rock and little shade. Once you get through that its pretty fun hiking along the creek and jumping from rock to rock. The waterfall at the end is hype but even cooler is the little water falls over the cliffs to the right of the waterfall. They are like mini showers. I went in the middle of the day and was the only one on the trail the whole time

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rocky
1 day ago

This should be rated hard and not very well marked! Make sure you have your all trails running to find trail and stay on trail. Nice hike though

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over grown
rocky
5 days ago

Harder than expected! But the waterfall is SO beautiful. Didn’t see many people

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no shade
rocky
washed out
5 days ago

So difficult, I had to bail half wya through since it was so steep and my knees were hurting. Beautiful views though.

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rocky
6 days ago

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10 days ago

The waterfall makes the uphill worth it!

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11 days ago

Steep and rocky. Def agree with other reviews. This trail is more on the side of difficult. Ultimately the waterfall was beautiful.

hiking
12 days ago

One of my favorite trails

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no shade
rocky
12 days ago

Pretty steep at the beginning and rocky in the middle, but the view behind you is breathtaking and the waterfall was lovely. My dog loved it too!

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no shade
rocky
14 days ago

This seemed more like a difficult trail. It is practically straight up, no shade, no stopping points, super steep. Not kid friendly, we only made it half way up and stopped by where you could see the brook. It was super hard

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rocky
16 days ago

This seemed more like a difficult trail because of such a steep incline. I wouldn’t recommend for kids because of how steep it is, and because of the very loose rocks throughout the trail. One person in our group also had a dog, and she struggled on this trail. Everything was green, wildflowers were blooming throughout, and the waterfalls and views at the end were beautiful.

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16 days ago

The first part is actually pretty ugly and a fair amount of uphill with traffic noise. Once you get to the creek you lose the traffic noise and it gets really pretty. A bit of scrambling up the creek to the falls. Really beautiful falls in the end make it worth it.

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17 days ago

I would classify this as more of a difficult trail. It is steep with loose rocks that that fall as you climb. We saw a rattlesnake, so keep your eyes peeled. You also have to cross the river a few times stepping across the rocks. The falls are beautiful and so are the views across the canyon at Bridal Veil Falls.

rocky
17 days ago

Great incline workout! Last .7 mile is very rocky and steep up the creek bed. My GPS said 4 miles RT. Would not recommend for kids under 10. Beautiful views.

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off trail
18 days ago

We went late afternoon/early evening and it was lovely! It’s directly up the mountain, so that part was a bit brutal but not impossible, we did it with no breaks. When we got to lost creek we followed it up to the actual falls, and then went beyond that to the spring the water comes from, it was beautiful! There’s an amazing view of bridal veil falls and the opposite mountain! On the way down, I got stung by stinging nettle, but it wasn’t too bad. I’d just say that you should carry a picture of what nettle looks like and avoid it on the trail, because quite a lot of it was growing by the falls. By the end my shoes were soaking wet, but overall it was awesome.

The first part is a steady incline with no switchbacks. Go left when you hit the river.

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19 days ago

great hike. rock and gaining elevation rather quickly. good workout for this 52 year old. slow and steady.

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rocky
23 days ago

Such a beautiful hike! Part of the way is a longer steep trail and the rest hikes along a river. Very pretty views! We did see a rattle snake on the trail so watch where you step. Can be slippery in some places. Overall a really fun hike! We will be back!

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rocky
27 days ago

Beautiful view! Did in the evening so it wasn’t too hot and hiking by the river keeps you cool. There are points where the trail splits and there are no signs so I was thankful we had a map. Nice view from the top!

The trail is mostly sunny so start early in the day. It’s a incline most of the way. It has beautiful views of bridal vail falls from across the way.

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rocky
1 month ago

This is a steep, no shade, few rewards trail for about 60% of it as you hike up an ATV trail. Once you get to the falls it becomes more fun but also more challenging. There isnt a veer off to the right once you get to the water like the map looks like, you instead just head up the bank. One review mentioned that the actual falls are behind a rock cliff at the top and you have to turn the corner behind that to see them and we followed that advice and were not disappointed so dont give up to early!

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rocky
snow
1 month ago

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