Lower Pine Creek Waterfall Trail

MODERATE 12 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.

0.7 miles
62 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers


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 months ago

beautiful! so worth the hike.

2 months ago

Best thing ever on a 105 degree day!

3 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.

3 months ago

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

4 months ago

4 months ago

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.

5 months ago

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

9 months ago

Dogs are not allowed.

11 months ago