Lower Pine Creek Waterfall Trail

MODERATE 29 reviews
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Lower Pine Creek Waterfall Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Springdale, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
55 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

washed out

no dogs

This fun hike takes you to a beautiful pond and 15-foot waterfall on Pine Creek. Boulder-hopping or wading is required. The trail is not maintained or listed on any park maps, but it is easy to find and follow. The trailhead for Lower Pine Creek is the first (bottom) switchback. Pine Creek flows year-round and comes from a spring near the base of the Great Arch. Seasonal runoff can increase the flow dramatically. You'll have to cross Pine Creek a couple of times. Most people will be able to jump from rock to rock and keep their feet dry. Keep an eye out for tadpoles and other critters in the stream. Right before the large waterfall are a couple of ponds that are big enough to swim in. Lower Pine Creek Falls is about 15 feet tall. The pond at the base of the falls is knee to waist deep.

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2 days ago

Great short hike to a beautiful waterfall. one area on the trail is pretty hard to get past. have to wade in the water to the others bank and climb up to a shelf that is about 15 feet above the creek. you will most likely have the place to yourself after this point. the trail is easy after that. Had the place to our selves for three hours.

19 days ago

Short hike, not very many people. It's actually a double waterfall, the top one pours in what looked like a little pool area where some high school/college age kids were hanging out/swimming. There's also a beautiful pond and many places to swim if you wanted to!

19 days ago

Nice alternative to the busier trails at Zion. Pretty quiet, although some college-aged kids were lounging out there for the day. Little bit tricky to figure out best way to get to falls, but worth it when you do.

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1 month ago

On the shorter side of a hike but I love walking creek-side trails. Gorgeous views of towering formations surrounding you. Mostly you and mother nature; didn't see anyone until we came back by the bridge.

3 months ago

We loved it except at one point it seemed that we could not go any farther. We thought we somehow missed the trail and went back. Then when there seemed to be no other trail, we decided to try again. We followed the river pretty much the whole way and near the end there is a spot where the walls are around 6 feet high and the water is beautiful but up to 4 feet deep, and it seems you can’t get through without swimming. After about 30 minutes of searching, my son found that on the left hand side you can climb up the wall and walk on the side to continue forward to the waterfall. It was beautiful, but definitely a difficult trail for little kids, as there is a lot of scrambling over boulders. My 7 year old needed quite a bit of help and was dismayed when she fell in the water several times.
Other people who we talked to afterwords found a trail that led to the top of the waterfall. I would guess that would be easier because you are not climbing over so many boulders. The view from the bottom was great though!

3 months ago

Fun hike! Not a park maintained trail but TH is marked. No people! Quiet except for running stream.

hiking
5 months ago

Trail is pretty easy to navigate and doable in Tevas.

hiking
11 months ago

beautiful! so worth the hike.

hiking
11 months ago

Best thing ever on a 105 degree day!

hiking
11 months ago

Nice find on a hot 108 degree day at a locals suggestion. Easiest route includes a brief swim through a cool mountain pool.

hiking
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Didn't see a waterfall during hot summer, must have taken a wrong turn? But a face to face with male deer made up for it

hiking
Monday, May 08, 2017

Nice walk. Didn't make it to the final destination (the large fall) because I wasn't prepared to walk thru some water today. I think I missed the correct way to get up to the large rocks at the first pool area to enable me to continue on to the falls. Oh well, enjoyed the majority of the trail anyway.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

short easy stroll from the trail head! it's still beautiful nonetheless! a few boulders to scramble at the end but nothing crazy! Walked this trail at 6pm and had the trail and the fall all to myself

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Dogs are not allowed.

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