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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.

Length 2.8 mi Elevation gain 1,053 ft 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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Stephen Given
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The trail leads to the main falls but you can go past that by going to the right up some loose rocks. Then head back towards the falls and hike up further into the canyon.

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Lloyd Wells
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Hannah Ryker
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Kaitlin Grosgebauer
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A pretty challenging uphill with a great payoff at the top. The trail was pretty rocky on the latter half and had some creek crossings which were fun!! Lovely fall colors also :)

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Daniel Iacopucci
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Alexandra Shumway
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HikingMuddyOver grownRockyScramble

Pretty good trail. Quite steep in places and some plants overgrown in the trail. Not too busy even on a Saturday in September. Waterfalls were very cool.

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Abby Hansen
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Great hike to take with your dog! You'll follow a stream bed up the mountain so you don't have to pack any water other than for yourself. We climbed up above where the AllTrails map ended and enjoyed going past the falls, but it required a little scrambling. Not a super long hike, but steep (so you go slower up and down than you might think you will). It's also directly across the canyon from Bridal Veil Falls, and you can see them a lot of the way up.

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Cajin Savage
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Probably should be rated as hard due to the steepness- someone needs to change the description. Once you get up to the stream you can look across to The mountain above bridal veil and the view is to die for! The last 1/3 mile up to the actual falls is kinda rocky but rewarding. I added a picture from the opposite side of the canyon so you can see the trail and how steep it is.

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Jennifer Layton
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Did it Saturday evening and only saw a few other people. Parked at Nunn’s Park and had to use the map/gps since there are no trail markers and there are a few offshoots. The first half or so is pretty meh - decently steep and nothing exciting. Once you reach the stream, is gets really pretty. There are a few spots where the bushes are pretty overgrown over the trail. Beautiful stream, view, and waterfall! Climbed up the waterfall a tiny bit, but like another reviewer said, it gets technical and isn’t super safe alone. Absolutely loved this hike once I got past the dry and ugly parts. Will definitely do again.

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Brandon Hassler
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This trail is a hidden gem. Pretty easy hike with a beautiful payoff at the end, yet not a soul was on the trail. Started hiking this at 7:30am on Saturday expecting a crowded trail and saw nobody. Parked at Nunn's Park and clocked exactly 1.5 miles to the water fall. First part is boring because you hear the road but once you hit the water stream it becomes more secluded and really beautiful. Once you the stream, just follow it (doesn't really matter the side) until you hit the waterfalls. You will know when you hit them, you literally can't go any further without doing some technical climbing. All in all, the ROI on this hike is fantastic. If you are looking for a beautiful hike and just need to get the blood pumping, this is it.

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Nathan Hadfield
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Stunningly beautiful! Can’t believe I’ve lived in Utah County all my life and never heard of this trail before!

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Camila Gonzalez De Paz
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Pretty steep all the way up. Had to stop quite a few times, but pretty!

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Marianne Kingrey
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It was hard to know where the end was

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Lee F
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McKay Mace
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Just a little steep, very very pretty with falls all the way up the last stretch. Weeping rocks and worth it

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joseph destefano
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Jothan Lammi
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Steep and over grown in some parts. Really worth it in the end for the waterfalls.

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Chandler Hancock
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Did this hike last summer. So beautiful!! Barely anyone in the trail when we went. About halfway up you’re hiking along the river and climbing through rocks. It seriously looked like a jungle. Super fun trail and beautiful waterfall.

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Daniel Williams
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Corey Larson
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Dave Hall
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Pretty tough trail. steep almost the whole way. last quarter or so of hike is basically climbing up rocks. pretty creek but tough to get to water fall.

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