Upper Bell's Canyon Trail

HARD 93 reviews
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Upper Bell's Canyon Trail is a 6.2 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sandy, Utah that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
6.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2480 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

hiking

nature trips

snowshoeing

walking

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

Once past the second falls, the trail follows a series of carins set by the Wasatch Mountain Club in conjunction with the Forest Service. This mapped route is a close estimate of that route. It is not recommended for novice hikers. At the Upper Reservoir one can continue to other high points in the Wasatch back country that will require mountaineering and or good navigation skills.

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4 days ago

Challenging, but worth the stretch to the upper waterfall!

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13 days ago

hard hiking Love it! the view is beautiful

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1 month ago

This hike is fantastic. Many people are turned away from Bells Canyon because the lower reservoir is extremely crowded, but once you hike above the lower falls, you probably wont encounter another soul. Study your maps carefully, because it is easy to miss the upper reservoir. We ended up hiking around it on accident, and could only see it from a distance. There are beautiful places to camp all around.

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1 month ago

Challenging but beautiful. The lake is a nice reward for the first climb.

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1 month ago

hiked up to the upper falls yesterday. Still a lot of water coming down from the mountain over both falls. Not too many people beyond the first falls cutoff. There is a nice water flow over slick rock just beyond the upper falls on the trail. Pictures uploaded.

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1 month ago

I've done it several times, love it, tree cover makes the hike

1 month ago

Amazing hike that takes you up into some splendid high mountain terrain. Once I got to the rock hopping part I lost the cairns but found it doesn't really matter. The lovely Lone Peak granite is of such great quality and very amenable to alternate routes and exploration. Several times I thought I was about to be cliffed out, only to look over the edge and see convenient, easily climbed ledges.

From the trailhead to the upper reservoir and back I logged 10.1 miles, 4660 ft elevation gain.