DISTANCE
4.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,778 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

cross country skiing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

trail running

forest

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

snow

historic site

no dogs

hiking
1 day ago

This is an awesome trail up Big Cottonwood Canyon! Multiple waterfalls, great scenery! Lake Blanche was completely packed, this trailhead had maybe 5 cars parked there. The waterfalls along this trail were great, many smaller cascades compared to the more monolithic, traditional waterfalls. The trail has water running down it in places, but nothing impassable.

Also, the Wasatch Mine, which is further south along the main trail, is the source of some of the water (initially we thought one of the ruins above the tailings pile was the mine, turns out the mine entrance is screened by some trees). Just follow the water from the tailings pile to get to the mine entrance.