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Waterfall Canyon Trail is a 2.4 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Ogden, Utah that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 2.4 miles Elevation Gain: 1,105 feet Route Type: Out & Back

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The view of the waterfall and the valley make this steep hike worth it. There are several trails to explore in this area, just about all of them are clearly marked. Please stay on the trail as there is private property in the surrounding area. This trail is surrounded on both sides by private property. Also, do not climb the rocks near the waterfall, several hikers have fallen to their deaths from the dangerous rocks. Note: Some trails are specifically for hikers, while others are for mountain bikers. You may see people on bikes on the hiking trails, and most people don't seem to mind, but be aware on blind corners that there may be mountain bikers present. Trail conditions will change based on weather; look out for snow and ice.

hiking
1 hour ago

Great hike. First part is steep and not a lot of shade but once you get deeper into the trail it was beautiful. Waterfall is worth it. Wear good shoes that can/will get wet.

hiking
1 day ago

My first trail of 2020. I definitely will do it again

hiking
muddy
snow
3 days ago

Great hike!

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
snow
3 days ago

Good trail, not too hard but will get wet.

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

hiking
4 days ago

Pretty crowed on a Friday afternoon- but beautiful falls and a short, moderate hike! :)

hiking
4 days ago

It was a good hike love the waterfall but lots of people bring their dogs and the trail smell like dog shit almost the whole way up

hiking
6 days ago

Great spring hike. Busy on a Saturday, but still worth the hike.

hiking
9 days ago

Super pretty and beautiful right now! So much shrubbery and very green. Also lots of beautiful streams and to top it off a huge beautiful waterfall! Loved it!

hiking
10 days ago

Great hike! 8 year old and 5 year old love it(3rd week hiking in a row). Rocks can get slick when wet so be aware of your footing! 1/4 mile to the gate 3/4 mile to the first bridge, 1.5 miles to black barrel bridge then the water fall is right after it!!

hiking
rocky
11 days ago

Headed up about 6pm. parking was great for a friday. few people. To be expected. Took my 12 and 8yr old's up. The Views were stunning as always. Trail seems improved since I was last there. Water is coming down hard. Great time to go.

13 days ago

Beautiful waterfall it took me about an hour and 15 min to get there. steep most of the way. but a fun hike.

hiking
washed out
16 days ago

Awesome trail!

hiking
17 days ago

Went on 5/8, Friday afternoon. Quite busy with lots of kids and dogs but not as bad as the weekends, I imagine. Super fun short trail. I would rate it as moderate - the uphill is short and somewhat steep but if a severe asthmatic like me can do it, then you can too! Don’t think very young children will have the stamina to make it to the top - but I did see some at the waterfall so it’s possible!

rocky
21 days ago

This is a great, relatively short hike to a fantastic payoff. The waterfall is flowing spectacularly this early in the season. Wear some good shoes that are waterproof, or that you don't mind getting a little wet. The trail is very rocky but doable for most age groups. This hike requires multiple crossings through a very shallow stream bed, which is not hard to cross, but can be very rocky and slick with poor footwear. As others have mentioned, the middle 2/3 of the hike provides some shade. It can be pretty steep (especially if you are choosing this is as your first hike of the season).

hiking
21 days ago

A very trail that well marked. Heavy traffic on weekends. Hikers are courteous and aware of social distancing as much as possible.

hiking
22 days ago

Tons of people on a Saturday. So if you are looking for social distancing, do not choose this hike. Would get 5 stars but too many inconsiderate dog owners don’t pick up the poop.

hiking
muddy
rocky
22 days ago

Great trail! My kids (5&7 y.o.) did it with no problem. A lot of people on the trail. The waterfall is amazing!

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
23 days ago

Awesome hike. First portion is a wide trail. The second half is steep, lots of rocks, parts where water shoes came in handy. I seen people of all ages hiking. Highly recommend.

hiking
rocky
scramble
23 days ago

What an awesome hike. Pretty pack on a Sunday afternoon. It’s rated as strenuous but I saw people of all ages on the trail. However it does have a good incline and a bit of a scramble over loose rocks close the the waterfall. Definitely step cautiously. The hike is amazing thou. With a beautiful view and that waterfall is well worth the hike.

hiking
23 days ago

Kind of crowded tonight. Lots of bugs near bottom. Little wet going up. Beautiful night for this hike b

hiking
rocky
24 days ago

Wonderful trail, moderate to easy but steep for the first .75 miles and then it gets rocky for the rest of the climb. Definitely on the easier side of the “difficult” dating

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