Lower Pine Creek Waterfall Trail

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Zion National Park

Lower Pine Creek Waterfall Trail is a 0.7 mile heavily 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, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 55 feet Route Type: Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

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.

hiking
bugs
off trail
over grown
rocky
3 days ago

Well, I attempted to record my hike but I couldn’t see the map well on record. There isn’t a particular made trail for this (at least not one that I found) and we climbed some rocks and a tree branch to get to the final destination. It was worth it!!

hiking
14 days ago

Great trail. Not as kid friendly as we were anticipating. Beautiful area though.

Got almost all the way there. Involves technical bouldering to get to the falls.

19 days ago

Beautiful little hike in. Bring your trunks. Watch for slippery patches.

hiking
scramble
2 months ago

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
2 months ago

Not the easiest trail to go on if it has been raining. If it rained prior to hiking, there will be a lot of rock-hopping across the creek and climbing to get to the waterfall. Was very fun but would have been easier if it had not rained the night before going.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice little waterfall

hiking
3 months ago

Fun hike, with just enough scrambling to make it interesting. Waterfall is beautiful.

hiking
icy
muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
4 months ago

hiking
scramble
4 months ago

If you want the best view of the waterfall, you’re going to have to wade in or scramble up to the left around the river.

hiking
scramble
5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful short hike. The water is running nicely. The falls are spectacular. Beautiful views and scenery. The first 2/3 is trail and the you need to do some rock hopping and scampering.

The last few hundred feet to the falls were a little tricky and required a little scrambling on the rocks. I chose the left side of the river to get to the base of the falls. There is much less water in the river this time of year but the falls are still beautiful.

hiking
over grown
scramble
6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Fun short hike. There were some technical parts to scramble over as the canyon narrows and you cross the stream several times.

Fun waterfall, a little bit of scrambling. Probably better when the water is warmer but we made it all the way out without getting wet.

hiking
7 months ago

Not marked very hard to get around rock.

hiking
scramble
7 months ago

Great short scramble. Nice waterfall.

hiking
7 months ago

great little unknown trail with some mild climbing to get to the waterfall. but nothing extremely difficult or dangerous. we hiked this our last morning before leaving after multiple difficult treks on previous days. definitely worth it. short and sweet!

hiking
8 months ago

Short trail. Includes rock climbing on the trail. trail not marked.

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