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Upper Falls is a 0.6 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, walking, and nature trips and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 0.6 mi Elevation gain 557 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Walking

Forest

River

Views

Waterfall

Rocky

Snow

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Reviews (142)
Photos (103)
Recordings (110)
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Soccer365 User
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HikingGreat!

Very nice, steep uphill but for not that long so pretty easy, about a 15 minute hike. Pretty waterfall.

stacey arens
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Hiking

Rocky - would be cool I. Spring.

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Andrew Welhouse
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HikingRocky

The trail has multiple ways up, one of which is along the steep, dry rocky creek bed. That creek bed entrance is marked by two concrete structures with graffiti on them at the bottom. The easiest/best way (which we found on the way down) is right by the 13 mile marker on the paved Provo Canyon trail. This hike is mostly shaded and a very pretty waterfall at the top, but you can hear the highway traffic the whole way up, and there were many groups of people sharing the trail. If you’re looking for peace and quiet, look elsewhere.

Lindsey Jones
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Hiking

The trail was steep and rocky but still kid friendly. We forgot hiking shoes and my kids were still able to complete it in flip flops. 15 min to the top!

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Tracee McSweeney
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Hiking

Trail was steep, but isn’t too long so my 5,9, and 13 year old made it up with a few stops. My only complaint is that the “Upper Falls Park” where I parked my car is a day use park, meaning you have to pay. We were parked there for less than an hour and I didn’t see any sign about paying when I pulled in (because of other vehicles blocking the sign). When we returned to our car we had a “ticket” saying we needed to pay. Then I saw the pay station. if I would have known this, I would have parked down the road 1/2 mile at Bridal Veil and walked the paved trail to the trailhead.

Summer Riddle England
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HikingGreat!RockyScramble
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Michael Aguilar
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Hiking

A short, steep climb to a cool falls. Not as good for kids as some would have you believe. It’s a fun thing to see but there isn’t really space for kids to stop and play. I would says ages 5 and over for this one.

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Peter Porter
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Hiking

Pretty steep, but manageable for the 7 year old. Pretty views, and a lot less crowded than the other falls nearby.

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Meagan S.
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HikingRocky

Loved it! There is no sign for the entrance but just follow the directions on the app. It’s a steep hike and very rocky but worth it. The waterfall is beautiful! Took us about 20 minutes to get to the falls.

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Ashley Seager
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HikingRockyScramble

I would rate this one more moderate than easy but still a fun hike. My kids and I had fun exploring around the waterfall at the top!

Serena Posluszny
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HikingRockyScramble

Cute, short hikes to waterfalls with a nice “stroll in the park” feel between them if you take the river walk path. Scrambling up the waterfall directly at Bridal Veil is the best way to get up the waterfall and then you can take the dry side path down which is steep if you don’t take the switchbacks.

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Eden Loveridge
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Hiking

It was steep but short! There is no marker for the trail, so be sure to follow the map on all trails to be able to find the hike! It was shady, pretty, quiet, and very peaceful! Very enjoyable!!

Becca Speroni
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Hiking

Follow the pink flags in the trees for the easier route, but still pretty rocky. Gorgeous and easy hike, worth the view!

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Sarah Christensen
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Hiking

Really steep. Worth it once! Very short

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Meghan Lucas
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HikingRockyScramble

I’d honestly rate this more moderate than easy due to the incline and scramble at the end, but still a short and fun hike. Once at the falls, there’s a trail to the left that leads you up and around to an additional waterfall that flows to make upper falls. Path is narrow, but easy to navigate. It was a fun side adventure from the overcrowding at Bridal Veil.

Nathan Browne
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HikingRocky
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Mike Vermillion
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HikingRocky
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Matthew Adamson
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Hiking

Fun, short hike. Uphill almost the entire way. The waterfall goes underground immediately after it hits the ground.

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Ethan Gallentine
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HikingRocky

A great family-friendly trail. Loads of shade. The kids all made it up but the 2 year-old couldn’t make it down and had to be carried. It was steep and then very rocky on the upper half. But the waterfall was spectacular and made the effort all worth it.

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Lotomata Uale
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Hiking

Nice trail. Super inclined but my little ones didn’t mind. Such a nice view on the top. Worth the little extra work. Took my 4 kiddos and they all loved it. Ages 2 (I carried in a hiking backpack) 4, 7 and 10.

Zach Bird
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Hiking

Really fun trail. Didn’t realize it was a paved path for most of the way, but to the left of the falls you can take quite a few trails that take you higher. Very rewarding.

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Stephen Given
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Hiking

Definitely go on a weekday to avoid the crowds. The falls are beautiful. Several of the large boulders are covered in graffiti. Still, the trail is clean.

Leif Arrhenius
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Hiking

Made it up with 6 kids ages 1-13...it's a short hike, but steep and rocky in places. Not bad at all. Would def. recommend.

Cindy Nguyen
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HikingRocky

Steep and rocky but worth the beautiful water fall! Not kid friendly in my opinion

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Michael Jenkins
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Hiking

Steeper than expected and trail is not marked as nice as I was hoping. Kids had a lot of fun and made it to top.

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