Lower Bells Canyon Reservoir Loop

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Lone Peak Wilderness

Lower Bells Canyon Reservoir Loop is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Sandy, Utah that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

Distance: 1.3 miles Elevation Gain: 456 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

lake

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

rocky

no dogs

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rocky
21 hours ago

SO. BUSY. I expecting it to be busy this weekend, so I went late in the day, but wow. Very narrow trail up which does not allow any way to social distance from those going in the opposite direction as you. Do not recommend right now. However, it was so beautiful and the views around the lake were breathtaking. Because I went later, I was able to find a mostly quiet spot by the lake to relax at though, which was really nice. Lastly, because it was so busy, there was a lot of litter, especially on the shores of the lake.

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bugs
flooded
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over grown
1 day ago

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private property
rocky
3 days ago

3 days ago

Busy, but beautiful.

hiking
8 days ago

Kid’s friendly.

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muddy
10 days ago

muddy east of the reservoir north of the waterfall. when you first reach the reservoir, take the trail leading south to avoid about a 1/3 mile stretch of mud over 2 feet deep. my shoes got sucked down in the mud and I struggled to pull them out. luckily, the mud ended after walking in my socks another 50 ft. a small trickle stream was much appreciated to wash my shoes, socks and feet. for me, i love when a simple stroll in the mountains can turn into a surreal adventure! hopefully the mud will dry up soon. I see it's a perfect spot to chill in a hammock for the day.

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14 days ago

It was a good trail. It was a little busy but still doable.

21 days ago

Easy hike to the reservoir; didn't go all the way to the waterfall today. A few reminders about trail etiquette: no dogs should be on this trail (saw two today) and please don't blast your music for all hikers to hear

Hiking up is steep, but it’s a short hike and goes quickly. Very pretty once you get to the reservoir and waterfall. Not very many people up their today, it was a great day to go.

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24 days ago

This sucker is steep. So be prepared for a thigh burner. The waterfall is absolutely beautiful though.

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30 days ago

Moderately easy trail, most anyone can go on it!! Great view minus the reservoir being low, but great time and would do again!! If anybody by chance has found glasses there please let me know because I accidentally left mine there

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30 days ago

Great trail accessible in spring, unlike many up the canyons where there’s still snow.

Great to take kids to! The lake however is dry, but still fun!

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muddy
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

Good hike. Beginning is rough because it’s all steps. Reservoir is dry right now so it’s really low. But still a good hike for the family.

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muddy
rocky
1 month ago

easy hike with the kids around the lake

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1 month ago

Awesome trail! Wasn’t very difficult but still got my heart pumping. It’s kind of steep but since it’s not super long it is totally manageable. Totally would recommend! It’s perfect if you’re wanting something short with a gorgeous view.

This was really pretty. I loved it. Great hike

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2 months ago

Trail is clear and well maintained. Great hike for a a quick outing that all levels can do. Is heavily trafficked and the reservoir is low right now.

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rocky
2 months ago

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2 months ago

It snowed the whole time, but there is quite a bit of coverage; and micro spikes are definitely needed! It was beautiful out!

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3 months ago

Fun little hike. Gets pretty steep after crossing the stream. Done this hike more times than I can count, but still manage to find enjoyment in it. If you are inclined bring a fishing pole and try your luck. Just remember artificial lures only

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snow
4 months ago

Loved this hike! Lost one of my yak trak shoe spikes on the way down T_T hoping someone finds it!

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