Upper Falls

EASY 27 reviews
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Upper Falls is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Provo, Utah that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
521 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

walking

waterfall

rocky

snow

Upper Falls is about a half a mile from the Upper Falls Park in Provo Canyon. The trail head is located just off of the Provo River Trail on the other side of the river from the park. The trail is fairly easy and can be done by most. The trail is primarily used for hiking.

15 minutes ago

14 days ago

Upper falls is closed for construction

hiking
2 months ago

I wouldn't call this hike easy, personally. It's short, but quite steep the whole way to the falls (once you turn off of the walkway). They're pretty enough and it's nice that traffic is low on this trail. In the spring, there tends to be a TON of burrs. We take our dog hiking a lot, but she got easily 10 times the amount of burrs we've ever seen on other trails. It's not like that all of the time, but if you have a dog with a lot of leg or belly fur, just be aware this is a possibility.

6 months ago

Amazing view of the waterfall, but the hike up is a dangerous one. The way up isn't so bad, but coming down is a bit tricky.

8 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

I've gone past the very top of the waterfall before, which these stats don't include. There are a few places past the second waterfall where lengths of rope were left to help you get farther up the trail (this is different from the metal chord mentioned earlier). It's sort of dangerous, but doable. If you have an actual harness, that would eliminate any danger, but I managed without. The view out is mostly the same after the upper waterfall, but I thought it was fun to explore, and the creek that turns into the waterfall is pretty. NOT for kids or pets.

10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

Rocky, dusty trail. A bit sketchy in some places. Someone even set a length of electrical cable as a rope. I'd suggest wearing sturdy shoes with aggressive treads/good traction rather than typical athletic shoes.

Nice view from the base of the lower falls (above the cascade). Lots of people scrambling up rocks along the cascade to the base of the lower falls. At the base of the cascade, right off the paved trail, the water is shallow enough for little kids to play in the water. We will definitely take the kids back with their swim suits and water shoes and probably go early in the morning to avoid the big crowds.

10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Pretty easy quick hike when we found the right trail. Some parts I would definitely watch little ones tho. We got confused in the beginning because it forks off into a rocky path. Yea, don't go that way. Very dangerous. Falls is beautiful

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Great family friendly trail to a beautiful known sight up Provo Canyon. If you go around midday on the weekend, expect a full crowd.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Awesome for kids my 4 kids aging from 14 to 4 loved it!!!!

hiking
Thursday, March 17, 2016

great view of Timp from the waterfall, great hike. i would suggest going later in the season, some were still covered in very slick ice, but still accessible because of some well placed anchors and ropes. easy in the summer, very muddy and steep for the first portion.

walking
Saturday, October 10, 2015

Sunday, September 20, 2015

The gate to the bridge is locked. You can see where preppie have broken in, but it says no trespassing. Sad that we couldn't get on this trail from the park. You can if you follow the Provo River Walkway from Bridal Veil, but that's gonna be a longer hike.